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Nick Wilsdon

Nick Wilsdon works as a Content and Digital Strategy Consultant He manages online campaigns for the UK's leading telecom, finance and FMCG brands.

European Wages for Russians

Rossiskaya Gazete reports that Russia has caught up with Europe for the first time in terms of wage-to-GDP ratio. At the end of 2006, the ratio of the total wages of those employed to national GDP reached an all-time high of 33.3%, up from 23.6% in 2000. According to EuroStat figures, the wage-to-GDP ratio in […]

Google Celebrates Space Day

April 12th is the day Yuri Gagarin made his historic flight in 1961 and Russia won the space race. As you can imagine it’s still a source of some pride for Russians, and it’s quite amazing to me how many remember this holiday. Research by the The Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) found that 73% of […] Video Broadcasting Space Launch will be broadcasting live footage of the upcoming space shuttle launch on their new video service. On 7 April at 21.00 Moscow time a live audience of millions of television viewers and Internet users can watch the launch of the manned spacecraft [Soyuz] from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. “We are happy to give Internet users […]

Russian Online Retail up 42% for 2006

In a new report on online retail, Yandex reports that the sector has shot up 42% last year, outstripping the 25% growth seen in the West. As expected the interest in on-line shopping was significantly higher in Moscow than in the regions: 61% of all Russians who logged onto retailers’ websites last year were from […]

O Begun API, where for art thou? have led the API race in Russia to date, announcing that their API was open for testing in early January 2007. However that seems to be as far as they got – testing. Although features have been added to the test environment, the API is still not available in live mode. That’s left many […]

The Internet & Business Conference 2007

The 2nd Internet and Business Conference will be held on the 18th-20th April 2007. The conference is a unique event to network with the leading companies within Runet, and attend lectures/roundtable discussions on the events shaping the industry. Registration is free of charge but must be made in advance. This can be done from March […]

Russian SU domain is here to stay

The old .su (soviet union) extension looks set to stay according to CNews. Protests by existing .su domain holders, from threats of legal action to calls to boycott ICANN, have persuaded the regulatory body to cancel plans to delete the domain. ICANN made moves last year to delete several domain extensions, listed as ‘being phased […]

Online Gaming in Russia – New Report

To start off our new consultancy reports section we have commissioned a special 7 page report on the current legal situation of online gaming in Russia. This is especially useful information in light of new gaming legislation signed into law at the start of 2007. The author of this report is an expert in the […]

Good luck to everyone in 2007

Well the snow has been missing but we’re very much into 2007 now. We’d like to wish everyone a successful year in their marketing efforts in Runet. PPC spend is doubling year on year over here in Russia and there couldn’t be a more exciting industry to be involved in. This will also be the […]

Russian Search Engine Queries

A lot of our work at e3internet consists of high quality link building for clients. To do this we need to know how to use the Russian search engines to their full potential (Yandex/Rambler and Google). To make things easier for my link building teams here I developed a cheatsheet for all the main link […]