Yandex Enhances Search Results

Feb 29, 2012

Yandex tweaked its search results page in an effort to make it easier for users to find the latest information. For example, when users enter queries about events, Yandex will provide links to the most recent web documents, including links shared on Twitter.

Search queries about the latest news and events are among the most popular on Yandex, comprising 3% to 10% of all searches. Yandex uses a real-time robot called Orange, which has been specifically designed to index frequently updated websites.

With the addition of a new ranking formula, Yandex stacks the most recently published results by relevance; all results can be filtered, too, by when they were published.