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Melissa McDonald

International Marketing Manager
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About Melissa McDonald

Also blogs for: Russian Search Marketing


Melissa McDonald is the International Marketing Manager at Yandex, the leading Russian search engine, maintaining 60% of the market share. Yandex offers advertisers free English to Russian translation and site optimization. Yandex is based in Moscow but has 22 offices worldwide, including the US Business Development Office in Boston.

Melissa leads content generation for, a news and information site for digital advertising in Russia providing up-to-date market research, RuNet news, and blogs on major online advertising categories.

You will find Melissa speaking about RuNet and Russian SEO and SEM topics at several conferences throughout the US and UK, including SMX, IRCE, and iDate.

Latest Article

New AI Based Yandex Search Algorithm Palekh Search Engine Optimisation
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New AI Based Yandex Search Algorithm Palekh

5th January 2017
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All your questions answered about Yandex's new search algorithm, Palekh. Gain a better understanding of the way AI is shaping...
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