Yandex Boosts Online Search Share in Russia, Liveinternet Says

Yandex NV (YNDX)’s share of Russia’s Internet searches rose in the week to June 10, while the portions of competitors Google Inc. (GOOG) and Mail.ru Group Ltd. fell, data compiled by Liveinternet.ru showed.

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, rose to 60.7 percent from 60.5 percent in the previous week, according to Liveinternet. Yandex’s share averaged 60.6 percent over the past four weeks, the highest since the four weeks to Jan. 2, according to Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher.

Russian searches for Google, the world’s largest Web-search provider, fell to 26.2 percent from 26.4 percent in the previous week, for a four-week average of 26.3 percent, the data show.

The share of Mail.ru Group Ltd. (MAIL), the largest Russian- language Internet company, fell to 8.1 percent. The four-week average dropped to 8.1 percent from 8.2 percent, the lowest since the period through Jan. 16, the data showed.

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