Yandex TIC: Trend.az is most quoted news resource in South Caucasus
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 6 / Trend /
Thematic Index of Citing (TIC), developed by a major Russian search engine Yandex.ru, for Trend Agency (www.Trend.az) totalled 3500 units at the beginning of June. This figure is the highest among the news websites in the South Caucasus. TIC determines the credibility of the resource based on qualitative characteristics of links from other sites. Yandex calls this qualitative description of the links a 'weight'.
According to Google Analytics, in January-May 2013, Trend's website was visited by over 2.260 million people. In May, the number exceeded 535,000. In January-May this year, users viewed more than 11.3 million pages of the website. In May, the number exceeded 2.4 million.
Trend Agency is an independent news agency founded in 1995 in Azerbaijan. Trend is known as a source of reliable and timely information on the politics and economy of the countries of the Caspian region, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Trend publishes information products that meet the needs of different audiences. There are daily bulletins of economic and political news, special edition Trend Oil and Gas which covers the oil and gas markets of the Caspian Sea and Central Asia.
Also included are Building & Logistics Monitoring which is a review of the transport and construction sector in the region; Monthly Business Monitoring - review of macroeconomic performance of the economy; Banking Analytics - monthly rankings of Azerbaijani banks and Iran Economy Review a review of the macroeconomic situation in Iran.
Among Trend's subscribers are the largest financial, oil and consulting companies around the world, banks, government agencies, think tanks and the mainstream media.