Yandex Russian Search Engine

Yandex, the number one Russian search engine and the largest Internet company in Russia, is preparing for an IPO on NASDAQ.

Yandex’s brief introduction on Wikipedia:

Yandex is a Russian IT company which operates the largest search engine in Russia (with 64% market share, ranked eighth-largest in the world) and develops a number of Internet-based services and products. The home page has been rated as the most popular web site in Russia.

10 Facts about Yandex

  • The site was launched in 1997 and has been the Russian language Yandex search engine’s domain.
  • The first Russian context banner ad was placed on in 2008.
  • Yandex financially breaks even in 2003.
  • Yandex.Direct is the first and largest keyword-based pay-per-click (ppc) search auction system in Russia that allows the placement of text-based advertising with real-time bidding.
  • Yandex’s growth in search market share has been very fast and grew 91% to 1.9 billion searches between 2008 and 2009.
  • Yandex launched music search in 2009.
  • Yandex launched the English language search engine in 2010 to compete for global search traffic against Google, Yahoo and Bing.
  • Yandex has in Ukraine, in Belarus, and in Kazakhstan.
  • Besides Russian language web search, Yandex offers local, national and international news on Yandex.News, comparison shopping resource on Yandex.Market, real time traffic monitoring system on Yandex.Traffic, free photo hosting on Yandex.Fotki, free video hosting on Yandex.Video, blog search engine on Yandex.Blogs, social networking site for professionals on, online payment system on Yandex.Money, spam protection system on Spamooborona, and free Web hosting on Narod.
  • Yandex had 64.6% Russian search market share, Google had 21.8%, had 7.4%, and Rambler had 2.1% in October 2010.

Yandex SEO

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