Language English

Launched 1999
Closed 2013


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Topic Universal


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Used SeEn

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

»The Gasta search network is a blended search engine that will deliver web results, news, videos, and images with one single keyword search, then lets users social bookmark search results in their own library.

It was announced here today that the Belfast-based web 2.0 Search Engine Network Gasta is in talks with several companies for a possible sale or merger. A well established player in European, US, and Asian search, The search engine network currently consists of 450+ Domains, is translated into six languages, offers a contextualized ad system, powerful SEO options, keyword management tools, and full service administration to create, launch, and quickly deploy new search engines in emerging markets and geographical regions as needed.

While Gasta is well-established in the Search Industry, it has chosen to maintain a low profile and provided state of the art services to its visitors and advertisers. Christian Nielsen, owner of, an Internet consulting firm located in the US said he has used Gasta for many years. “Yes, I was submitting client sites to Gasta’s system back as early as 1999 when we started doing SEO and web promotion. They have evolved over the years, and we have keep in contact due to their attitude of service and ethics. Most other firms in the US don’t seem to know about them and that’s been a competitive edge for us.”

Gasta owner Francis Higgins believes that now is a ‘good time’ to transition the search engines network due to the convergence of web 2.0 technologies. Higgins said “We believe that we have created great distribution platform to easily explore and rapidly develop new and emerging regions. We have looked into the possibility of partnering with a mobile carrier to deliver local mobile search in which great opportunities are coming in the future, Gasta works well now on mobiles but we would need the expertise of the big carriers to make an impact and monetize the service.« Source


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Other Sources

Nielsen, Christian (2008): Gasta Europen Search Engine Up For Sale. Online available at Christian Nielsen’s Blog. URL:

Created: 2013-01-15