November 27, 2007

Yandex.Market to Display User Reviews of Online Shops

Internet, November 27, 2007. Yandex announced today that Yandex.Market, the Yandex comparison shopping system, started to display user reviews of participating online shops. Now, the user reviews are available to all visitors of the service.

Before making a purchase, online customers will now be able to read what other users think of a particular shop. This service complements the user quality ratings for online shops featured to the service last fall.

“User reviews are an opportunity to learn from someone else’s experience and to find out beforehand what one can expect from a shop,” says Alexey Avdey, Project Manager at Yandex. “We see user reviews, as well as user quality ratings, as effective instruments in helping online shoppers choose where to make a purchase.”

Each review will be displayed if it matches its category and is free from swearing or abuse. To keep user reviews up to date, Yandex.Market displays reviews for only three months. Once a review is posted, the online shops will be able to publicly reply to a user review using the partner shop interface.

Yandex.Market is an all-purpose online shopping system for those who want to buy a product or a service without wasting time or money. The service helps to find and choose products and compare prices. Every month, almost three million people choose products among three million offers at the Yandex.Market service.

Elena Kolmanovskaya, Chief Editor
Michael Ushakov, Head of Yandex PR
Phone: +7 495 739-70-00
Fax: +7 495 739-70-70

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