Yandex has launched a new approach to its search engine results pages. Following experiments which have been carried out during the summer, Yandex now has “Infinite Scrolling” search results pages. The way this works is that there is an additional … Read More
2011 has been a big year for Russian search engine Yandex. In May it launched an IPO which saw it achieve over $1bn in investment and it has seen its share of the 2nd largest search market in Europe grow … Read More
Yandex has translated its Webmaster service into English. The service, originally made for the Russian-speaking website owners, can now be used by anyone who owns a website and speaks English. Yandex Webmaster tools informs website owners about which of their … Read More
Russian search engine Yandex isn’t resting on its laurels following its successful IPO last month but continuing to consolidate its leading position in the Russian market through a collaboration with fellow Russian engine Rambler. From 23rd June, Rambler will be … Read More
While everybody knows about “Russian Google” Yandex, today I want to talk about another big player in Russian online advertisement market – Mail.ru. Mail.Ru Group Limited is one of the biggest Internet company (more than 1800 employees) in the Russian … Read More
RIF+KIB 2011, the biggest Internet event in Russia I just came back from Moscow after spending three days at the RIF+KIB 2011, the biggest Internet conference in Russia. I decided to attend this event to use this opportunity to promote … Read More
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
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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.