- Add a site
- Verifying your rights
- General information (Summary)
- My sites
- Site diagnostics
- Crawl statistics
- Pages in the search (menu section)
- Site structure
- Check URL status
- Important pages
- Sitemap files
- Moving a site
- Site region
- Original content
- URL letter case
- Search queries
- Robots.txt analysis
- Checking the server's response
- Audit pages for mobile compatibility
- Security and violations
- Pages in the search
- Page reindexing
- Turbo pages
- Debugging Turbo pages
- Troubleshooting Turbo content
- Quality indicators
Add a site
When adding a site, specify the URL for accessing it: either with or without the www prefix, and over the HTTP or HTTPS protocol. You can copy the address from the browser.
If the site is a subdomain, add the primary domain and subdomain to the service separately. You can verify your rights to them with the same code.
The site added to Yandex.Webmaster must return the HTTP 200 OK status.
Verifying your rights
General information (Summary)
Brief information about errors, crawling of the site by the robot, pages' status in search statistics, search queries statistics.
If Yandex.Webmaster detects errors on the site, this information is shown in the section. The site is checked every day.
The information about errors doesn't affect site ranking or indexing, but we recommend to fix “Critical” and “Fatal” errors. Learn more
If you fixed an error, the message in Yandex.Webmaster disappears after the robot crawls your site.
You can subscribe to notifications to receive messages by email.
Pages in the search (menu section)
This section shows the site pages included in Yandex search results.
A page may be missing from the search results if it duplicates the content of another page, contains spam or viruses, redirects to another URL, or if there was a downloading error. Learn more
The service shows the site sections containing not less than 10 pages and making up more than 1% of the total number of pages that have been loaded into the search database.
If you delete a custom section from the site structure, the information about it is preserved in the search engine database.
Check URL status
You can check if the robot knows about a site page if you verified your rights to the site .
Enter the full page URL or just the relative path from the site root beginning with “/” in the URL field .
Collection and processing of information usually takes up to 2 minutes. Sometimes it may take several hours. As soon as the system completes the data processing, the report status switches to “Ready”.
Moving a site
This section contains information about the region set for the site. Region changes come into force after the search base is checked and updated.
If you post texts that haven't been published online before, notify Yandex about it. This can be taken into account when showing the site in the search results. Learn more
URL letter case
You can change the letter case of the site name. It does not affect the ranking.
The changes will be checked and will take effect after the search database is updated.
This section contains statistics on search queries that are available in the Managing query groups section. Learn more
The section shows search queries, for which the site is in the first 50 positions of Yandex search results. The indicators are averaged over the past 7 days. Learn moreWhy statistics in Yandex.Webmaster differs from the data in other Yandex services
Yandex can select search queries that match the content of your site to attract additional traffic. You can use the suggested queries for targeting ads. Learn more
Page statistics help you understand how well site pages attract visitors from search results. This information will help you evaluate the effectiveness of page snippets and make them more informative if necessary. Learn more
The chart shows the dynamics of search traffic to your site and to a group of sites with the selected content. The number of clicks on each chart is normalized using the data for the previous month. Learn more
Check if the robots.txt file is formed correctly. The Results of robots.txt analysis section lists the directives for the robot to take into account when indexing the site.
To check if indexing of certain pages is allowed or prohibited, enter the pages in the URL list field.
You can also track changes to robots.txt and download a version of the file.
Checking the server's response
Audit pages for mobile compatibility
Find out if the site is optimized for mobile devices. The service will check necessary parameters and give recommendations about the site page.
Security and violations
Pages in the search
This section shows the site pages included in Yandex search results. A page may be missing from the search results if it duplicates the content of another page, contains spam or viruses, redirects to another URL, or if there was a downloading error.
The section helps to notify Yandex about new and updated pages. Once you send the page addresses you can view their status:
“In queue” — The page is sent to the robot for crawling. The request will be processed within 3 days
“Crawled” — The page was crawled by the robot. The page information will be updated in the search within 2 weeks.
“Error” — The robot couldn't access the page.
In this section, you can manage the Turbo pages on your site. They can be formed in different ways.
In this section, you can add general information about a site that Turbo pages are generated for.
If the data source doesn't contain information about statistics tags or advertising systems, you can add it in this section. If you specified information in the data source and in the interface, the data in the source takes priority.
You can use notifications to monitor the site status in the search results. Use these settings to change how you receive notifications or choose a set of notifications that differs from the general settings. To receive messages by email, don't forget to specify the email address.
You can use notifications to monitor the site status in the search results. These settings apply to all sites you added to Yandex.Webmaster, if their settings aren't changed.
To receive messages by email, don't forget to specify the email address.
Debugging Turbo pages
Debugging helps you quickly check the contents of the data source and fix errors found.
Troubleshooting Turbo content
The text isn't divided into paragraphs
The text content of the page in the turbo:content element isn't divided into paragraphs. It makes the text less readable for users.
Use the p element to divide the page text into paragraphs where appropriate.
The HTML elements in the text are specified incorrectly
Required elements inside the turbo:content element are missing.
Check that in the turbo:content element contains all elements needed to generate the Turbo version, and the CDATA tag contains text.
Failed to download the image
When generating the Turbo version, the robot failed to load the specified image.
Make sure that the image is available and responds with the 200 OK code. Relative links to images must be changed to absolute links, indicating the site address and the protocol. For example, img src="http://example.com/img.jpg".
Encoded characters are found
Encoded characters were found in the [CDATA] tag.
You shouldn't encode the characters inside [CDATA]. Replace the encoded characters with the unencoded ones in your RSS feed.
Link in another RSS
The page data is sent in multiple RSS feeds.
Inin Yandex.Webmaster, disable duplicate RSS feeds.
The h1 element isn't specified or is specified incorrectly.
Make sure that the correct h1 heading is passed in the RSS feed for this page. This header is required and can't be empty.
The required formaction attribute isn't specified.
The RSS feed uses the button element for which the formaction attribute isn't specified.
Add the required attribute according to documentation.