The Yandex search engine is officially present in Indonesia, providing an alternative to Google, Bing, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. Photo: ist
JAKARTA – Yandex, a search engine from Russia has entered Indonesia. What are the advantages compared to Google, Opera, or Bing?
Yandex is a search engine from Russia which is very popular, including in Indonesia. Recently news broke that Yandex has entered Indonesia. Based on the official statement sent by Yandex to SINDONews, Thursday (30/11), Yandex has apparently been registered as an Electronic System Operator (ESO) or Electronic System Operator in Indonesia.
This certainty is certainly good news because users no longer need to worry about getting around the blocking that often occurs every time they access Yandex Search.
For Yandex itself, being registered as an ESO is actually a significant step for them to develop in Indonesia. This was agreed by Alexander Propovskiy, VP Strategy at Yandex Search.
“With this achievement, we are starting a journey to become more involved with Indonesia. “Our mission goes beyond business expansion–it includes creating meaningful partnerships, improving everyday digital experiences, and facilitating the evolution of technology according to local norms and needs,” said Alexander Popovskiy.
ESO registration in Indonesia automatically makes Yandex, especially Yandex Search, need to align with digital regulations in Indonesia.
They were also asked to continue making updates to search algorithms, eradicate unauthorized third-party applications, and plan the launch of initiatives in the field of education.
Not only that, in the official statement Yandex was also asked to carry out various initiatives to contribute to the growth of the local digital community and help IT professionals.
“One of the latest initiatives is the invitation given to Indonesian IT specialists to participate in the Yandex Cup international programming competition,” wrote Yandex’s official statement.
Then what about hot content that can always be accessed using Yandex? Of course, this will be closed for users in Indonesia because it violates applicable regulations.
Moreover, Yandex Search in Indonesia is also equipped with a family mode feature. This feature is Yandex’s attempt to increase security when searching.