SEO and SEM for Russian search engines to double number of developers for their own search engine, the 3rd largest search engine in Russia after Yandex and, with 7% market share, announced their plans to invest into developing their search technology. The company plans to double the amount of specialists developing their search engine.

In the past search on was powered by Yandex, but replaced by Google’s technology in 2010. At the same time, a part of queries in is processed by their own algorithm. According to CTO Vladimir Gabrielyan, this makes sence: Google’s engine is used for general queries, while can focus on improving, for example, local search.

Currently, the main services for are more social than anything else: messengers, online games, email, social networks. Group, listed on London Stock Exchange, owns portal, instant messenger ICQ and social network The Group also owns parts of companies like vKontakte (39,9%), Zynga (1,4%), Groupon (21,35%), Facebook (2,4%).

Will be interesting to follow this development. While Google and Yandex are fighting for Russian market, does has a chance to increase their share?

Anna Oshkalo

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