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Introduction To Yandex Image Search

Yandex has a unique approach to image search on their search engine. Rather than simply listing images they find on the internet, they link these together in groups. As you see here with the image of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (view search) To the right of the image Yandex lists all the page locations where […]

AOL Valued at Less Than $5.66 Billion on Stake Sale

July 27 (Bloomberg) — AOL, the Internet unit being spun off from Time Warner Inc., may be worth less than $5.66 billion, based on the price Google Inc. received for its 5 percent stake in the company. Time Warner, based in New York, said in a regulatory filing today it repurchased the stake on July […]

Yahoo company presented a new portal

Yahoo company presented a new portal officially. There are some changes in the block of private information on the personal page of user. The option My Favorites was added as a separate column where user can add more than 60 web-applications. After adding selected applications to the list (including social networks, Facebook) content on the […]

FEATURE: Matt Cutts on Nofollow and the Siloing Solution

At Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced in Seattle last month, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s anti-spam team, said that nofollow-based “PageRank sculpting” was less effective than in the past. SEOs were left wondering how the change would affect their optimization efforts. As a panelist during the second day of the search engine marketing conference, […]

Firefox Browser Makes Yandex Default Russian Search

This week Mozilla produced a new version of Firefox browser – version 3.5 – and made Yandex the default search for Russian Internet users. For several months the Mozilla company has been collecting opinions and learning the behavior of Russian Internet users. This research showed them that a lot of users would like to see […]

Counter The Crisis With Reward Programs

John Rose, CEO of Rose Creative Strategies, writes for the Moscow Times on the subject of using reward schemes to encourage sales during these dark economic times. Interestingly he suggests cross-overs from traditional marketing into the internet, as “penetration is now sufficient in Russia to allow companies to launch national loyalty promotions inexpensively by fulfilling […]

Bringing Sexy Back With Miss Atom 2009

Never one to shy away from accusations of sexism, the classic “beauty contest” is a reliable technique in the Russian marketer’s toolkit. Even search giants such as have jumped on the idea with their Miss competitions. In an effort to bring some sexy back to Russian nuclear power, the industry launched a competition […]

Russia Wins First Non-Latin Domain Extension .RF

After several months of speculation, ICANN have awarded Russia the first non-latin domain extension; .РФ (.RF). This will be available from next July according to Kommersant, the Russian newspaper The .РФ zone domains are expected to cover roughly 20 percent of current .RU, forecasted Dmitry Ufaev, the managing partner at RBC Hosting Center. Some 1.75 […]

Yandex Labs Opens Shop in Silicon Valley

As announced earlier this year, Yandex has finally opened their new offices in Silicon Valley, called Yandex Labs. Vish Makhijani, who previously held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo Search, has joined Yandex in the position of President and CEO of their new US technology and business development facility. “We […]

Yandex Start To Index Non-Russian Internet

Yandex has announced that they will now be indexing documents in languages other than Russian. Previously they had kept non-Russian content out of their index, but now accept that their user base want to search for International or non-Russian sites. They often do this via Yandex’s main rival in Russia, Google. As a stop-gap measure […]