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New Zealand company mapping local websites
Posted on 1-Oct-2008 17:43. | Tags Filed under: News.

New Zealand company mapping local websites, a directory of New Zealand websites, and SLI Systems, a Christchurch-founded company that provides international search solutions, have combined technologies to provide unique features for searching and analysing the New Zealand web.

With over 80,000 website listings, says it is on a mission to map the New Zealand web. The site has been building for seven years while steadily growing its directory listings, search features and a dedicated following of users. SLI Systems' learning search technology is enhancing the directory search results to improve quality and relevancy.

Mark Rocket, Internet entrepreneur and Company Director says: "New Zealand's web is an ideal size to have a manageable human-edited and categorised directory that combines the power of targeted search results. is taking a New Zealand-centric approach by combining the classic web directory model with new technology and local knowledge. Most Kiwis don't realise the wealth of quality online content we have here in New Zealand because many local websites remain forever invisible, lost in cyberspace, and as a consequence do not reach the web visitors they were designed for."

In addition to business and shopping sites, the directory includes education, health, government, media, recreation, science and society sites.'s search tool queries 80,000+ directory listings which are supplemented by over 5.5 million indexed New Zealand web pages. Rocket says: "SLI Systems' Learning Search technology is a powerful addition to's search functionality. The more the search tool is used, the smarter it gets."

Shaun Ryan, Chief Executive Office of SLI Systems says: "Partnering with provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our search technologies while enhancing's proposition of being the country's leading searchable directory of local websites."

" provides the means for New Zealand companies to lift their web presence. Adding SLI's search technology will enable users to more quickly access what they are looking for on the site and deliver more relevant results," Dr Ryan said.

New Zealand websites can receive a free category listing with As well as website listings, offers a wide range of content areas such as site profiles, articles, blogs and job listings.

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