Yandex, the Russian search engine giant, announced a new program to search for social networking.
The announcement did not mention specifically Twitter, but Search Engine Land reports that the search engine has made a deal with Twitter to get access to the Twitter Firehose. Little is said about how Yandex has actually used it, but the reporter said Greg Sterling, Yandex “is deciding what to use and how to rank and display content.”
You might think that last year, Google’s deal with Twitter expired for both access to, and the two companies failed to reach an agreement to extend. This leads to loss Realtime Search feature, Google’s less useful for some searches.
Then go for the release of Google ‘Search Plus Your World, “support connections Google+ search results, and souring relations between the two companies further.
Bing has access to Twitter (and Facebook), and some have expressed the intention to actually move the search engines above it all. Yandex could become a more significant global competitor with some additional expansion? Besides Russia, Yandex sites in Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.
From new offerings including beta Yandex roll of a “person finder” for the Russian website. Users can view all of your public profile someone with an account on the site such as VKontakte, Facebook, LiveJournal, and Odnoklassniki (known service in that country).
“It’s much more convenient to see the profile of some of the same people together,” says Product Manager Alexander Chubinskiy Yandex. “This grouping Yandex carefully – only profile that refers to each other can not be grouped. Web users can choose whether they want their profile on other websites to appear in search results separately or as combined. So, if any of your personal profile refers to the other, that icon website where they host both appeared on the thumbnail. Instead, users can delete the cross-reference from their personal pages each profile appears in Yandex search results independently. ‘
Yandex claims about 61% of the Russian search market share and 45 million monthly visitors to the Russian search engines.
The company said it processed more than two million people are looking for every day. About half of them, he said, to find information about celebrities, while the other half were asked about one’s friends, contacts, employees or partners.