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7th Russian Conference on SEO and Promotion of Sites

On the 11-12th of November 2008 will be the 7th Annual Conference by Ashmanov and Partners; “Search Engine Optimization and promotion of sites on the Internet”. Catchy title eh? Last year 1100 people attended, including representatives from all the search engines in Russia (Yandex, Rambler,, Google). There is also an expo hall, where 26 […]

Yandex Vertical Search for Russian Cars

Yandex has announced a new vertical search engine for car sales in Russian, found at: . They are collecting adverts from all leading Runet car sites and aggregating them within the one search. The information and pictures are updated several times per day and the system can present results closest to the user’s location. […]

Yandex Expands Payment System With Banking Partners

Yandex has announced a partnership with the Russian Development Bank (RBR) to expand their online payment system. Now payments to and from Yandex Money can be made from any of the ATMs belonging to the bank. As usual payments onto the system are free but withdrawals attract a 2% commission. Web Money is still the […]

Yandex Offer Free Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software

Yandex, the leading Russian search engine has signed a deal with Kaspersky Anti-Virus to bundle their software free of charge into their desktop application, Ya Online. Kaspersky has an understandably strong following in Russia, where it was founded in 1997. Although the companies head office is still in Moscow, they have expanded globally with offices […]