Team and Technology
Mojeek was created to provide a globally competitive and genuine alternative search engine based in the UK, and from the outset one that didn't track its users nor simply retrieve its results from another engine (i.e. to provide real alternative results).
Mojeek's technology has been developed entirely from scratch by Marc Smith, mostly using the C programming language, and uses no pre-existing search or web crawler technology. All technology and IP is fully owned by Mojeek Limited.
In 2015, Mojeek's index surpassed the billion pages, the only search engine in the UK to accomplish this and one of just a handful worldwide to maintain an index of this size (English language). Although, passing this milestone is only the first step and Mojeek is continuing to increase its index size and improve relevancy.
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- 2004: Mojeek launched on 2 donated servers, on broadband, from Marc's bedroom!
- 2005: One of the first search engines to provide custom search: Have it your way with the Mojeek search engine
- 2006: First search engine to allow theme'ing of custom search: Mojeek adds customization to personal search
- 2009: Accepted first investment from a private investor (£50,000).
- 2011: Mojeek mentioned in a parliamentary debate: Hansard Debate on UK Search Engines
- 2011: After a complete rewrite (I know, I know), moved new servers into a datacentre for the first time!
- 2011: New index starts being crawled and built from scratch.
- 2012: New Mojeek launched: UK Company Launches Brand New Search Engine
- 2013: Received first major investment from group of private investors (£250,000).
- 2014: Set new personal record of adding over 5 million new pages to our search index in a single day.
- 2015: Mojeek's founder appears on BBC World's Global show and Radio 5 Live.
- 2015: First and only search engine in UK and one of just a handful worldwide to search over a billion pages!