Google Boosts Online Search Share in Russia, Liveinternet Says

Google Inc.’s share of Russia’s Internet searches rose in the week to June 3, while the portion of competitor Yandex NV fell, data compiled by Liveinternet.ru showed.

Russian searches for Google, the world’s largest Web-search provider, rose to 26.4 percent from 26.2 percent in the previous week, for a four-week average of 26.4 percent, the highest since at least the four-week period that ended October 30, according to Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher.

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, fell to 60.5 percent from 60.7 percent in the previous week, according to Liveinternet. Yandex’s share averaged 60.5 percent over the past four weeks, the data showed.

The share of Mail.ru Group Ltd., the largest Russian-language Internet company, was unchanged at 8.2 percent. The four-week average dropped to 8.2 percent from 8.3 percent, the lowest since the period through Jan. 22, the data showed.