Yandex’s Search Share Falls in Russia, Google’s Advances

Yandex NV (YNDX)’s share of Russia’s Internet searches declined in the week to July 29, while the percentage for competitor Google Inc. (GOOG) gained and Mail.ru Group Ltd. (MAIL)’s was flat, according to Liveinternet.ru.

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, dropped to 60.4 percent in the week to July 29 from 60.6 percent in the previous week, Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher, said on its website today. Yandex’s share averaged 60.5 percent over the past four weeks and has stayed above 60 percent since the four weeks to April 22, according to Liveinternet.ru.

Russian searches using Google, the world’s largest Web- search provider, rose to 26.8 percent from 26.6 percent, for a four-week average of 26.7 percent, the data show.

The share of Mail.ru Group Ltd., the largest Russian- language Internet company, was unchanged at 8 percent. The four- week average was also at 8 percent, the data showed.

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