Within less than two years of its launch, Business Turkmenistan website (BUSINESS.COM.TM) becomes top Turkmen website and enters the top 5 list of the websites visited in Turkmenistan, according to the Alexa Traffic Rank indicators as of February 11, 2021. The rank is calculated from a combination of daily visitors and page views on a website over a 3-month period.
Ashgabat-based Business Turkmenistan Information Center started its news operations in June, 2019 in Turkmen, English and Russian languages. The news website rolled out its Turkish version in September, 2020. Its mobile applications are available both on Google Play and App Store.
Monthly visits to the website have currently been growing by more than 30%. The total number of its pageviews has reached 2 million with the vast majority of users in Turkmenistan, followed by Russia, United States and Turkey. The website visits mostly come from direct traffic via smartphones and PCs equally.
Business Turkmenisan connects local and international businesses and consumers to a dynamic network of news, information and ideas by accurately delivering business information, news and insights to audiences in Turkmenistan and around the world. It also provides users with up-to-date quotes of the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan. The online publication regularly publishes vacancies available at companies operating in Turkmenistan and tenders announced by private companies and government agencies in the country.
Local and foreign media, official websites of government entities and international organizations frequently refer to the publications of Business Turkmenistan. The websites of Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and Turkish Trade Ministry consistently cite to the news published by the website. International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce lists Business Turkmenistan website as a news and information source in its Turkmenistan Commercial Guide.
The highly qualified staff members of Business Turkmenistan come with educational and professional backgrounds in journalism, communication, languages, law, business administration, international relations and IT.
Founded by the members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET) as an open joint-stock company, the website funds itself, including via revenue generated from advertisements and promotional articles. The company has been licensed by Türkmenaragatnaşyk (Turkmen Communications) Agency to carry out activities in Turkmenistan in the field of communications, including preparation and publication of news.
Business Turkmenistan has also been awarded an Honorary Diploma of the UIET for familiarizing the local and international community with large-scale projects implemented in Turkmenistan.