By Anh-Minh Do | Tech in Asia – Oct,28,2013
In a recent report from the Voice Of Russia, the Russian-backed Vietnamese search engine CocCoc is apparently getting more than one million searches per day. That’s a significant step over what Victor Lavrenko, CEO at CocCoc, told me in June at the Tech In Asia Meetup. At that time, CocCoc had just about 300,000 monthly users (meaning very few daily searches).
Since then, the company spent heavily on advertisements across Vietnamese content websites for its web browser Corom, which, as some users have noted, sounds suspisciously like “Chrome”. This, no doubt, has contributed to uptake of CocCoc as a search engine. Lavrenko also argued in June that CocCoc does not need to be 100 percent better than Google. Just one percent is enough.
As you can see from this data on Alexa, CocCoc is now ranked as the number six website in the country. Google.com.vn is number two and Google.com is number four.