Gigablast is offering some unique features:
Create your own topic search engine (include up to 200 web-sites), include the code to put a search box on your web-site or blog.
Furl can also act as your own mini-search engine (along with being a social bookmark manager), but it is limited to searching full-text of web-pages not web-sites (which consist of many pages)…this is what makes this Gigablast offering so powerful. This system goes one step further than Google Personalized and gives you the power, letting you customise your own search engine, true personalisation!
What a great application for business, you could include 200 web-sites of your competitors to gather intelligence or web-sites of work related topics to help relieve employees of information overload…if there are fewer sites in the search pot employees won’t spend as much time reading irrelevant hits.
Of course this is good as a first base, if you then can’t find your needed information search the web at large. The same example applies to libraries and schools, a teacher can make a mini-search engine for their class topic, a librarian can make a subject guide search engine…or even many search engines within a subject guide, eg. one for associations, one for journals, one for government information, etc..