Yandex Internet Search Share Rises in Russia, Google’s Falls

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Yandex NV’s share of Russia’s Internet searches gained in the week to Sept. 30 and Group Ltd.’s share increased, while Google Inc.’s portion fell, according to

The share for Yandex, the owner of Russia’s most-used search engine, rose to 60.8 percent, from 60.4 percent in the previous week, Liveinternet, an Internet service provider and researcher, said on its website today. Yandex’s search share averaged 60.5 percent over the past four weeks, according to

Russian searches using Google, the world’s largest Web-search provider, fell to 26.4 percent in the week to Sept. 30 from 26.9 percent, for a four-week average of 26.7 percent, the data show.

The portion of Group Ltd., the largest Russian-language Internet company, increased to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in the previous week. The four-week average was also 8.2 percent, the data showed.

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