Separate code snippet file


The code snippet placed in a file on your server may become outdated when the code is updated on the Yandex.Metrica side. This is why we recommend using the standard approach for installing the code snippet on a site.

To connect the Yandex.Metrica code snippet to a site in a separate file:

  1. Add this line to the HTML code on all of the site's pages:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/metrika.js"></script>
  2. In order for the tag to collect data on users who have JavaScript disabled, add the content of the noscript element to the HTML code of the site's pages:

    <noscript><div><img src="" style="position:absolute; left:-9999px;" alt="" /></div></noscript> 
  3. In the Yandex.Metrica interface, add a tag.
  4. Go to the Tag section and copy the content of the script element.

  5. Add this snippet to the metrika.js file.

    Example of file contents
        m[i].l=1*new Date();k=e.createElement(t),a=e.getElementsByTagName(t)
        (window, document, "script", "", "ym")
        ym(XXXXXX, "init", {

    Where XXXXXX is the Yandex.Metrica tag ID.

In this case, the code snippet on the site isn't checked. On the page with the list of tags, the tag has the status: “not installed on homepage, but data is being received”.

If you were unable to independently check the tag, follow the recommendations below.

This might happen for the following reasons:

  • The tag is installed incorrectly. For example, the CMS modified the code snippet. Reinstall the tag or contact the support service for your CMS.
  • Broken scripts are preventing the Yandex.Metrica tag from working on the site. You can check this in the browser console.

This means that information is being transmitted to Yandex.Metrica. However, the data might not be shown in reports for any of the following reasons:

  • Data is sent to a tag with a different number.
  • The Filters tab in the tag settings has overly strict filters defined. Remove unneeded filters.
  • The Filters tab in the tag settings has the Don't count my sessions filter enabled. This means that the tag doesn't register your own sessions. Try accessing the site with your browser in “incognito” mode.