Jul 09 2001: The search engine Google is enjoying spectacular growth in Russia, according to SpyLOG, SpyLOG: Google hugely popular in Russia
Jul 09 2001: The search engine Google is enjoying spectacular growth in Russia, according to SpyLOG, a Russian Internet statistics company.
The three leading local search engines, Yandex.ru, Rambler.ru, and Aport.ru, had cornered almost the entire Russian-speaking market between them, but Google’s share of the market has tripled since September and continues to grow.
It is already more popular than Aport.ru, and if traffic through google.yahoo.com in Russia is added in, Google is now the second-most popular search engine in Russia.
SpyLOG attributes Google’s success in Russia to the fact that Google allows users to search using the Cyrillic alphabet.