The leading Russian search engine Yandex, which launched a hosted site search for web publishers this week, was the 7th search property worldwide with 1.7 billion searches in June 2009, capturing 1.5 percent of global search share, ahead of MySpace Search (0.9%), Daum.net of South Korea (0.8%) and AOL Search Network (0.6%), according to comScore, reported by Vedomosti. Yandex has upped its global search rank from 9th last year to 7th, by more than doubling a number of searches.
Russia’s largest Internet company Yandex, which reported revenues of more than $300 million and net income of $100 million in 2008, said its portal had 9.3 million daily users and 19.2 million monthly users in June 2009, according to TNS Russia.
The comScore ranking does not include search data from Russia’s leading online portal, Mail.ru, where Yandex powers web search. If this data were included into comScore calculations, Yandex would be ranked ahead of Ask with more than 2 billion searches per month.
According to comScore, Google held 67.9 percent share of global searches in June 2009, ahead of Baidu of China (9.5%), Yahoo! (8.9%), Bing (Microsoft) with 2.9%, Naver of South Korea (2.1%), and Ask (1.6%).