SEO can be a daunting enough task in your home country, using the search engine you know inside and out. Step abroad, however, and you’ll find yourself treading across unfamiliar territory in more ways than one. Just as people across the world have different customs, foods and views, they also approach the internet from a variety of different perspectives. Chief amongst these is their choice of search engine.
Though many countries have their own local options, we’ll be focusing on four of the world’s most popular search engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex. For each, we’ll examine where it’s preferred, what […] Read more
It’s true, people who live in the large cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg prefer to use Facebook rather than the local VKontakte social media platform. This is extremely surprising as Facebook ranks only 4th as the most used social media in Russia. So, who are the people using Facebook in Russia?
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Understanding SEO in Russia means stepping into the minds of 143 million people spread across 17.1 million km2 (6.6 million miles) fully emerged in their culture. Digital marketing in Russia is a world of its own. It is dominated by local players and customer habits unknown to the West. I stayed in the country for a one month summer school. Meanwhile I interviewed digital marketing specialist and locals to create a post on SEO in Russia.
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