It does, in a way: Botify’s Logs Analyzer now extracts data left in your server logs by Yandex.
Does the name sound familiar? The main Russian search engine made the headlines all around the world last year, when it overtook Microsoft’s Bing as the #4 search engine worldwide – the podium being held by #1 Google (who else), #2 China’s Baidu and #3 Yahoo.
That’s important news because it means that the Botify Logs Analyzer significantly extended its footprint over the worldwide search engine market.
Up until recently, we analyzed Google and Bing only: combined, the two search engines covered roughly between 85% and 99% of the search market both in the Americas and in Southern and Western Europe. For instance:
If we add Russia to the European picture, guess who’s # 2? Yes, it’s Yandex!
In Russia, its home country, Yandex represents more than half of all searches. Here are search engine marketshares for May 2014, according to www.liveinternet.ru:
The Botify Logs Analyzer now processes organic visits from Yandex and crawl from all flavors of Yandex bots, including:
Yandex analysis is an opt-in option
To avoid any unecessary data processing delay, Yandex data extraction is not activated automatically. Let us know if you want us to turn it on for you.
This comes in addition to *search engines the Botify Logs Analyzer processes by default *:
Turn on Baidu and Yahoo for Asia
And if your site targets the Asian market, we can also add:
Which means we’ve got the world covered, with very few exceptions. South Korea for instance, where local search engines Naver and Daum dominate the market – we can add those, too, if you need them.