Yandex’s launch of Yandex.Maps in July of 2010 following its acquisition of GIS Technologies is now to be fully exploited through the addition of Geo-targeted ads which will appear in the maps, in Yandex’s business directory and more significantly within … Read More
Yandex has just released its financial figures for 2010 and the number one Russian search engine managed to achieve a whopping 43% growth in revenue taking them to $410 million — 88% of this increased revenue related to pure search … Read More
Leading Russian search engine Yandex, has introduced a new method of predicting user intent in order to improve the quality of its results and thereby improve relevancy. The Yandex team advise that the system, known as “Spectrum” is based on … Read More
The European Interactive Advertising Association has published the EIAA European Media Landscape Report Summary December 2010 Key FIndings of the report: Key findings 521m 16+ year old people in the 15 European countries sampled According to EIAA’s latest Mediascope Europe study 76% (396m) of all 16+ year old people across 15 European markets surveyed use different media simultaneously with almost a third (30%) using the internet whilst they watch TV A third (33%) of Europeans cannot live without the internet, equal to the percentage of Europeans who claim they cannot live without TV 54% (279m) of Europeans use the internet in a typical week spending 12.1 hours online 16‐24 year olds use the internet more frequently than they watch TV – 79% of this younger demographic use the internet between 5 and 7 days each week while 76% watch TV as regularly More than 8 in 10 (83%) online Europeans use a broadband connection and over half (52%) of these broadband users are wireless The most popular web activities amongst all European internet users include; email (76%), communicating via social networking sites (45%) instant messaging (40%) watching film, TV or video clips (32%) contributing to ratings and reviews (27%) … Read More
China’s leading search engine Baidu will be joining Russian market leader Yandex and Middle Eastern search engine Ayna at the International Search Summit London on 28th October. Senior Product Manager for Baidu, Min Cui, will be speaking on the Chinese … Read More
For any organisation targeting a Russian audience, knowing and understanding Yandex is key to success in the country. The homegrown search engine is the clear market leader in Russia, and is showing little sign of relinquishing any of this share … Read More
Russian market-leading search engine Yandex, has opened up access to a Latin-alphabet index it has been compiling for the last two years with most content in the English language. A statement from Yandex explained that the principle objective is to … Read More
SEOTOASTER is an open source free Search Engine Friendly Content Management System (CMS), featuring automated 301 redirection creation, automated optimized on-site linking, available in several languages.
So all the metrics about secured pages are pretty much useless in this market. 33% of russians are weekly users about 19 million users – big growth potential There are mainly DSL connections Younger people (12-17) are most active with a peak in Moscow – typical of Russia, Moscow is like a separate country.
…Petersburg, other russian 30% other countries 12% Average price for click: high tech $ 0,31 Consulting $ 0,62 Tourism $ 0,34 B2B $ 0,66 (gowing down along with finance, and education) Yandex offers an English interface but not the best it could be presenting russian where English is not available Yandex offers premium and guaranteed positions – the most intensive way of promoting your site on Yandex search – then there is rotation.
A fascinating acquisition has taken place in Russia where Google, which has not traditionally performed well in the Russian search engine market, has paid one of its competitors $50 million for their share of the Begun contextual advertising system. The … Read More
Both WebProNews and Bloomburg are reporting on the comments made by Vladimir Dolgov, Head of Google Russia, that online ad sales will jump fivefold in Russia to reach $1 billion in 2010. In 2010, Google believes its operations in Russia … Read More
Techcrunch reports of Ex-Yahoo SVP and General Manager of Search Vish Makhijani becoming Yandex CEO have been denied by the company in a press release today. Vish Makhijani has indeed joined Yandex but in the position of President and CEO … Read More
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev joined calls for the country to be assigned an Internet domain name in the Cyrillic script, reports the Moscow Times on Wednesday as part of a Kremlin drive to promote Russian as a global language. He … Read More
Aegis Group plc has bought AdWatch in Russia to make the UK media buyer’s digital marketing unit Isobar the country’s number one in online media. Moscow headquartered AdWatch, founded in 2000, has gross assets of €9.5m and works for clients … Read More
The Moscow Times reports that Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia, plans to raise $1.5b to $2b in a New York IPO this fall. Their source has said that these expectations are based on a preliminary valuation of Yandex … Read More