“VKontakte” and “Yandex” entered the top 10 most popular Internet resources of the world




Two Russian site successfully compete with the world’s leading search engines and social networks. “VKontakte” ranked sixth, and Russia’s largest search engine “Yandex” was on the ninth line in the ranking of the most popular Internet resources.


Social network “VKontakte” and the search engine “Yandex” entered the top ten most popular websites in the world, according to research firm SimilarWeb, which analyzes the sites and mobile applications in the world.

Russian social network took the 6th place, while Russia’s largest search engine “Yandex” was the ninth in the ranking. 17th place was taken by another Russian social network – “Classmates”, and 18th – site Mail.ru. In the three world leaders included social network Facebook, Google search and online on YouTube. The top ten also got Yahoo, Live.com, «Wikipedia», Twitter and the Indian version of Google.

SimilarWeb – research company engaged in site analytics and mobile applications worldwide. Evaluation of Web resources occurs through a series of tools: panels installed at the user and fixing traffic, special programs (crawler), direct measurements.

A year ago, “VKontakte” and “Yandex” has also entered the list of the most popular sites on the version SimilarWeb, but only in the United States. In the ranking of the social network took 81 th place ranking, while the search engine – 91 th place.

Earlier this week, the US included “VKontakte” in the “black list”, calling the social network’s largest distributor of pirated music, movies and TV series. “VKontakte”, 100% owned by Mail.ru Group, appears in this ranking since 2012. This service is specifically designed to allow users to upload it in her content, the document says .

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