Yandex Turns 24

Yandex was founded on the 23rd of September, 1997, and today is celebrating it’s 24th birthday.

The concept of Yandex Search was presented at the annual Russian exhibition of IT-industries, SofTool, in Moscow. To demonstrate at this event, Yandex had to index the entire Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. At that time, there were about 5 thousand sites.

Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor is an experienced SEO consultant and has worked with brands and companies on optimizing for Russia (and Yandex) for a number of years. Winner of the inaugural 2018 TechSEO Boost competition, webmaster at and Sloth.Cloud, and founder of