Updated for December 2015. Here are some of the most interesting Yandex statistics I have been able to dig up.
Currently ranked #43 on Alexa’s top global websites list (just behind Apple.com) is an Internet giant most Americans have likely never heard of. Mail.ru is a true digital conglomerate and one of the largest companies in Russia. Not only do they operate Russia’s largest free email service (similar to Gmail), but they also own one of Russia’s largest search engines, old school instant messaging app ICQ, and Russia’s three largest social networks (Odnoklassniki, VK and My World).
So how big is Mail.ru? I sat down recently to pull together a few Mail.ru stats. Pretty impressive considering how focused they are on one country (albeit a very big country).
The “World Map of Social Networks” is a great visual that Italian social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza created a few years ago to show what social network dominates where in the world..
Here are some interesting stats and facts pertaining to Russian social media including Yandex, VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and a few others…
The social media world map was created by Italian social media pro and author Vincenzo Cosenza and shows us that, despite 1 billion users, Facebook still has quite a bit of room to grow in Asia.