FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE OF U.S. MILITARY WEB SITES
CROSSES THE 1 MILLION PAGE MARK

SearchMil.com, covering exclusively U.S. Military web sites, maintains
its lead with the largest index of the .mil domain.

KIRKLAND, Wash. - February 14, 2000 - MaxBot.com today announced that SearchMil.com, its Internet search engine covering U.S. Military web sites, has crossed the 1 million mark in number of unique publicly accessible web pages indexed. SearchMil.com specializes in military targeted searches, combining exhaustive coverage of the .mil domain with powerful search engine technology that ranks results in order of popularity.

"With SearchMil.com, we set out to create the most complete index of the .mil domain," said company CEO Troy Beckstrom. "We believe we've now achieved that by a large margin." A comparison shows that by concentrating on the .mil domain, SearchMil.com has been able to surpass the general-purpose search engines in this area:

Search Engine      .mil Domain Pages Searchable
www.searchmil.com . . . . . . . 1,015,011 pages
www.alltheweb.com . . . . . . . . 658,773 pages
www.northernlight.com . . . . . . 601,963 pages
www.altavista.com . . . . . . . . 566,100 pages

POPULARITY RANKING RETURNS THE BEST PAGES FIRST
Advanced web page ranking technology puts the quality web pages at your fingertips by listing the most popular results first. This is especially important for queries that return thousands of hits, because it keeps the good hits from getting buried. SearchMil.com actually thrives on a large number of hits, because the more hits it finds, the larger selection it has from which to improve the top results. The first page of results is like a customized top ten list.

CACHED COPIES OF EVERY PAGE
SearchMil.com eliminates the frustration of broken links and unavailable web servers by saving a copy of every page it indexes. A cached copy is always available for each page listed in the search results, so even if a web page's server is down, SearchMil.com can display it.

EXCERPTS OF EACH HIT SHOWN IN CONTEXT
The results for each hit include excerpts from the target page showing all the search words in context. This makes it easy to see why each hit matches the query, without having to visit every site.

ABOUT MAXBOT.COM
MaxBot.com is a developer of advanced Internet search engine technology. Founded in 1999 by Troy Beckstrom, the company has focused on improving the searchability of valuable online content. SearchMil.com is one in a series of specialized search engines released by the company, including SearchGov.com and SearchEdu.com. Additional information is available online at http://www.searchmil.com, or by sending email to info@searchmil.com.

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