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Yandex Adds ‘Images and Videos’ Search To Global Search Engine

Yandex search now retrieves images and videos in addition to text documents in response to search queries. So, typing [Rothko] in the search box on yandex.com returns not only the information about the artist, but also images of his pictures. The new options are available as tabs/links on Yandex.com. (The Russia-only search engine is at Yandex.ru.) Just like text-based search results, multimedia search results on yandex.ru differ from results on yandex.com.

Yandex image search, for example, offers filtering by size and/or color, as shown in this search for “steve jobs.”

Users searching for [macbook pro] on Yandex.Video will see gadget reviews, first and foremost, in Russian, while the same query on yandex.com will retrieve mostly international feedback.

Yandex has long been indexing international websites and showing links to these sites in search results. From May 2010, Yandex users have had an opportunity to limit their searches only to foreign websites. This option is available on yandex.com or on yandex.ru using a filter.


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