|Yandex is a Russian IT company which operates the largest search engine in Russia (with 64% market share, ranked eighth-largest in the world) and develops a number of Internet-based services and products. The company's mission is to give answers to users' questions (explicit or implicit). |
The Yandex.ru home page has been rated as the most popular web site in Russia. Yandex attracts more than 56 million users from all over the world. The web site is also present in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Turkey. Another company, Yandex Labs, is a wholly owned division of Yandex that is located in San Francisco Bay Area.
According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in the Russian Internet market, based on audience size. Yandex currently has over 64% market share in search and has over 10 billion web pages indexed.
One of Yandex's largest advantages for Russian-language users is recognition of Russian inflection in search queries.