Advertising rules and requirements

All ads in Yandex Direct are moderated to ensure their compliance with advertising material requirements. Please read the rules below before placing your ads.

Goods and services the advertising of which is forbidden or restricted

Yandex does not accept advertisements for certain products and services, and also applies additional rules to certain subjects. This is due to legal restrictions and Yandex advertising policy. Please make sure that your products/services do not fall into any of the prohibited categories and find out which documents you need to pass moderation.

Requirements for websites and ads

To make sure you create your ads correctly, familiarize yourself with the rules concerning texts and keywords, as well as the requirements for images, landing pages, and other ad elements.

Notices and age restrictions in ads
Find out what kinds of ads are accompanied by notices and age limits.
Requirements for using the smart banner ad format

Yandex does not place smart banner ads for certain products and services, and applies additional rules for ads that use this format.

Requirements for display banners on a new Yandex Browser tab

Yandex doesn't allow placement of ads for certain goods and services in the display banner format on a new Yandex Browser tab. It also has additional rules for this placement format.

Advertising materials such as text, keywords, and links usually pass moderation within a few hours. The more ads a campaign contains, the longer it usually takes to moderate.

You'll receive the moderation results by email, and you can also check the status of your ad campaign in the interface.

If the advertiser's actions put Yandex, users, or partners at risk, the advertiser's account in Yandex Direct may be blocked. Learn more about blocking reasons.

Have questions?

Attention. Our customer service department can only help you with the campaigns created under the same username you use to contact us. You can see your current login in the upper-right corner of the screen. Our team can access your data only when processing your request.

You can contact us from 10:00 to 19:00 (UTC+3) by phone:

Moscow: +7 495 780-65-20

Toll-free within Russia: 8 800 234-24-80, ext. 9


To access campaigns, a customer service specialist will need your PIN.