The Macedonian Tendency: Najdi - Macedonian Search Engine

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Najdi - Macedonian Search Engine

I have added a link to the Najdi - the Macedonian Search Engine. It has indexed more pages than Google. It has managed to find "The Macedonian Tendency" ... a feat that Google has yet to duplicate. Below is an old interview with its creator in a very interesting Macedonian magazine called Metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis > News > Interview with Petar Kajevski, Creator of Macedonian Search Engine Najdi!:

08.November, 2004,

Recently, Metamorphosis has published the news about new Macedonian search engine Najdi!. These days we talked to the man responsible for this project, Petar Kajevski, who currently lives and works in London.

This is his statement regarding Najdi!

“Until few months there was a great gap between substantial amount of content in Macedonian and opportunity for finding it. There has not been a suitable Macedonian search engine, and regular search engines like Google performed and are still performing very shallow indexing of Macedonian web sites. As additional problem, very few web sites provide internal search, so one can access the content of the web site only via navigation.
The gap results in users inability to locate relevant content regarding their queries, although such content exists in digital inscription. This goes vice-versa, too. The organizations providing the content have problems with the distribution of the content to the readers.

That was the reason for launching Najdi! I believe that everybody who needs information from Macedonian web sites and everybody who publishes information on those web sites have benefit from Najdi! Users have greater amount of pages at their disposal compared to the current search engines. Just to illustrate, Najdi! is currently indexing over 387.000 pages in Macedonian and over 40.000 pages in English. The number is constantly increasing."

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