November 20, 2012
Moscow, November 20, 2012. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies operating Russia’s most popular search engine and most visited website, has announced an update to its Yandex.Auto service, auto2.yandex.ru. The company’s car classifieds search service, Yandex.Auto, helps users to find a perfect match for their specifications – a minivan with a spacious boot for long haul family travel, or an economy hatchback for navigating through traffic in a city.
“Yandex.Auto is the first destination for someone who has just decided to buy a car. They do not even need to know which car it is that they want; the only thing that they need to know is how they are going to use it. Yandex.Auto helps users select the right car and also shows where to buy it,” says Yuri Vorontsov, head of vertical services at Yandex.
Users of the service have a choice of about 50,000 versions of 3,000 car models – most of the offers currently available on the market. Yandex.Auto features a number of filters to help users refine their search and support their decision by providing detailed information about each model, along with photos and customer reviews.
Currently, the Yandex.Auto service allows searches of almost 1.5 million vehicle ads from over 300 Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Kazakh websites. The information on the service is updated every five minutes. Yandex.Auto averages two million clickthroughs to the partner sites every day.
The new version of Yandex.Auto is currently released as a beta, with the full release pending in 2013.
The old version of Yandex.Auto is still available at auto.yandex.ru.
Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) is one of Europe's largest internet companies providing the world with search and online services one market at a time. Yandex’s mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services. Based on innovative technologies, the company offers the most relevant, locally tailored experience on all digital platforms and devices. Yandex is the leading search service in Russia and also serves Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. More information on Yandex can be found at http://company.yandex.com.