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Yandex Launching “Interactive Snippets” & SERPs Redesign

Yandex’s new “Interactive Snippets” and Search engine results page (SERPs) redesign announced at Moscow conference.

Google, Yandex Now Support New “x-default hreflang” Annotation

Google, Yandex introduces new rel-alternate-hreflang annotation to help specify multinational and multilingual websites. Google adds nonprofits information to Knowledge Graph. Matt Cutts, don’t buy spammy domain.

Yandex Adds Twitter’s Firehose to Search Results; Unveils Social Networking Search

Yandex Gains access to Twitter FirehoseYandex Gains access to Twitter FirehoseYandex, the Russian Google search engine rival signed a agreement with Twitter to include weets in Yandex’s Blog Search results. With, this partnership, the microblogging service will license the full feed of all public tweets – a ‘firehose’ of data – to Yandex’s search engine.

“Tweets of over two million users …

Yandex Adds Real-time Facial Recognition to Yandex.Fotki Photo Hosting Service

Yandex Adds face recognitionYandex Adds face recognitionYandex, Russian search engine added “facial recognition” technology to its Yandex.Fotki photo hosting service, and will let users tag other people in photos.

Yandex.Fotki is a free photo hosting service with unlimited storage space for users.

Once a person on Yandex.Fotki is tagged a few times, the Yandex system …

Yandex Default Search Engine on WP in Russia

Yandex : LogoYandex : LogoYandex, the Russian search engine and advertising giant, has become the default search engine on Windows Phone-based handsets in Russia. Teaming up with, Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Microsoft, the Russian search giant will provide its search services on the latest Windows Phone smartphone models on the country’s mobile market.

Announcing, the …

Yandex Russian Search Engine Rolls Out ‘Infinite Scrolling’

Yandex, Russian search engine starting Monday, September 5, unveiled a new 10 blue links experience for its users with a new “infinite scroll” feature that allows Yandex users to simply add 10 more results to the page they are currently viewing.

In the update, at the bottom of each …

Yandex.Webmaster Launches In English – Yandex Webmaster Tools

Yandex, Russian search engine has launched an English-language version of “Yandex.Webmaster,” a suite of webmaster tools that provides you with information about the indexing of your websites.

Webmaster lets you inform Yandex of new and deleted webpages, customize the indexing of your site and improve the ranking and appearance of your website in …

Rambler and Yandex Sign Ad Network Deal

Yandex, the Russian search gaint has partnered with the search site known as Rambler to ensure the continued market-share leadership in the country.

The deal, in some ways, looks similar to Microsoft’s partnership with Yahoo: Yandex is running Rambler’s search and ad element in much the same way as Bing is running Yahoo’s. …

Yandex Search Suggestions Are Now Location Based in Russia

While Yandex previously offered some locally relevant search suggestions, now all of Yandex’s search suggestions are based on a user’s location. The search suggestions appear in the same bar but are broken out by city.

The example below searches Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Perm:

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The purpose is …

Yandex Geo-targeted Ads in Yandex Maps Launched, Now Open for Local Businesses – Acquried Loginza

Yandex, Russian search engine has introduced “geo-targeted ads” to its business directory. Now, Yandex will highlight the location of local and small businesses in Yandex’s map and search results, based users’ searching.

Here’s what the new geo-targeted ads will look like. There’re two search boxes –the left box is the “what” and the …

Google Jeopardy Search Engine Champion

What’s the most obvious way to try doing Jeopardy? What about just using a plain old search engine? And just feeding Jeopardy clues into it, and seeing what documents get matched. After taking a random sampling of 200,000 “Jeopardy” clues, Stephen Wolfram fed it as input (without quotes) to a search engine, he counted:

Yandex Russian Search Engine Report 43 Percent Revenue Growth, Reaching 12.5 Billion Rubles

Russian search engine Yandex reported that “their year-over-year (YoY) revenue increased by 43%, reaching 12.5 billion rubles ($410 million). Contextual advertising was Yandex’s top source of revenue last year, accounting for 88% of its profits. Revenue from contextual ads grew 45% YoY and the number of advertisers increased by more than 40%, totaling more than …