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Yandex
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I noticed on the list of people looking at this forum a name Yandex, which alongside Google seemed to be a search engine.  I looked it up on Google and found https://www.yandex.com/ is indeed a Russian search engine.

To whom do we owe the honour that a Russian search engine finds our little Gilligan's Island worth looking at?

Did it find us independently or is it linked to Google?
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(11-09-2016, 12:52 PM)silverfish Wrote: I noticed on the list of people looking at this forum a name Yandex, which alongside Google seemed to be a search engine.  I looked it up on Google and found https://www.yandex.com/ is indeed a Russian search engine.

To whom do we owe the honour that a Russian search engine finds our little Gilligan's Island worth looking at?

Did it find us independently or is it linked to Google?


dunno,

But I've always noticed that if you take a sentence (or a user name) from this forum and punch it all into Google,
you can see all our posts - and more! (like other places you used the same user name, or where else you post the same info etc)
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Google manages to be the top search engine even in many non-Anglophone countries.  There are a few, however, where another home-grown search engine dominates.  China and Russia are both examples of that, with Baidu and Yandex, respectively.  In China it's not surprising because Google chafed at China's censorship long before they pulled out.  Russia doesn't have any formal censorship system, Google's free to operate as it pleases.  So Yandex's ability to survive and even thrive (according to Wikipedia it's the #4 search engine worldwide!) is kind of surprising.

Of course it wouldn't be #4 if it were limited to Russian, and it does have all those other ancillary services, like photo hosting, email, etc.  https://www.yandex.com/
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