Russia’s Yandex Expands Size of Search Index & Launches New Browser Extension
Re: Size of International Index:
From The Next Web:
Russian search engine company Yandex has significantly boosted its global search index from 4 billion pages indexed to ‘tens of billions’ of pages, according to a spokesperson.
Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh announced the expansion of its search index, which has happened gradually since its launch in May 2010 and not suddenly, during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
The Yandex Elements extension melds seamlessly into the standard navigation panel. Users don’t need to switch between two bars for searching and for navigating the internet, but can simply use a single toolbar for typing a search query or a website address. Yandex Elements also allows users to choose the source for searching – a dictionary for a new word, for instance, or Wikipedia for a famous person.
Yandex is also another source to find and access cached web pages.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.