UK search engine steers clear of the colonies

Seekport is a new Internet search engine optimized for users in the United Kingdom. Through customized ranking algorithms and a British indexing team, it aims to provide high-quality searching with much less spam and far fewer hits from the United States. The company also provides country-specific search indexing for France and Germany, and plans to launch indexes in 2005 for Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.