• Grannada

    Saw this waaaay back, here:
    This article looks like quite a shamless copy to me. Pretty much summarizes this guy’s blog. Otherwise have a look at this post on regional issues, for example:
    It’s a shame they’re not updating it anymore :(
    Anyone knows the author?

  • Bengt Hansson

    Feels like a total ripoff from http://www.russiansearchtips.com/2010/02/what-to-do-if-your-site-got-assigned-to-a-wrong-region-in-yandex/. Nice that Olga Gabdulkhakova is trying to take cred from someone else work and methods of explaining without even give a link back to the original source. Is plagiarism and spinning of articles all your company do or do you also work with other spam methods like scraping and hacking?

  • Grannada

    Bengt! Glad to see I’m not the only one thinking that – and not the only one who knows the other blog! :D

    Hope Verona (do you happen to know if this is his/ her real name?) goes back to working towards the Russian market or, at least, starts sharing his/ her awesome knowledge and tips again!

  • http://www.link-assistant.com Olga Gabdulkhakova

    Bengt and Grannada, thanks for your comments. Actually there was no intention “to take cred from someone else work”.

    As a native speaker of Russian and an employee of a company that is very much focused on SEO, namely that in the Russian-speaking internet, I wanted to provide valuable info and accompany it by screenshots from Russian-language pages with English comments.

    The blog post you refer to is just a small piece of the research presented in my article. There’s nothing there about the ranking factors, PPC, statistics and the linguistic peculiarities to be concieved. This article was written fully by myself, so please calm down and don’t blame people of plagiarism before you read it carefully ;)

  • http://www.link-assistant.com Olga Gabdulkhakova

    I’ve just received an email from Preston Carey who runs business development for Yandex in the US and western Europe. He has noticed a minor correction – PPC does allow phrase and exact match functionality.

    Guys, please bear this alteration in mind. Thanks, Preston!

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/prestoncarey Preston Carey

    Hi Olga,

    Thanks for the correction on the article. Great article and update on Yandex!

    Thanks again,

  • http://www.adventuresinsearch.com Elisabeth Osmeloski

    Bengt, Grannada – that is an accusation we’d take very seriously around here – and we do often spot check our contributors to ensure that doesn’t happen. however, I will stand by the fact that Olga did her own version of this information, and as she said, her article here has much more to it than that small section.

    That said, I do think that site you’ve pointed out also has valuable information, and we should link to it as a resource. However, it’s in unfortunate that they haven’t posted anything further since May 2010.

  • http://www.russiansearchtips.com Verona

    How cool! So much attention to my old “small piece” of old content :-)

    I have to say I wrote another one on raking factors:http://www.russiansearchtips.com/2009/11/new-search-algorithm-of-yandex-with-over-1000-ranking-factors-snezhinsk/
    And onother one on quotation index: http://www.russiansearchtips.com/2009/06/quotation-index-a-page-rank-of-yandex/

    And you can find more goodies using Site: in Google.

    I really don’t mind guys. I wrote it for fun and for geeks like myself, as long as I had some insights to share, and not for fame. But a link would be appreciated of course :-) I might even start updating it again ;-)

  • http://www.russiansearchtips.com Verona

    And a small correction: Yahdex changes search algorithms quite often and Snezhinks was long time ago. The last time I heard about a new update, it was called Obninsk (September 2010).

    Yandex Webmaster blog is probably a better source that some unknown person’s blog that has not been updated since half a year and has 50 pages overall ^^


  • http://www.russiansearchtips.com Verona

    Hey Elisabeth,

    You mentioned you’d link to my blog, but I still don’t see any references to my original content. I do believe I am entitled to a link from this great piece pf content.