Context-sensitive help

Add 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 .

The site added to Yandex.Webmaster must return the HTTP 200 OK status.

Verifying your rights

To work with Yandex.Webmaster you need to confirm your rights.

If you added the site with subdomains, use the with one code. Single code verification isn't available if .

General information (Summary)

Brief information about errors, crawling of the site by the robot, pages' status in search statistics, search queries statistics.

My sites

This section shows the sites you to Yandex.Webmaster. A summary of statistics on the site status in the search is available if you for site management.

Site diagnostics

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.

If you fixed an error, the message in Yandex.Webmaster disappears after the robot crawls your site.

You can to receive messages by email.

Crawl statistics

This section allows you to view which . You can identify because the hosting server was unavailable, or due to errors in the content of the pages.

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.

Site structure

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 .

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”.

Important pages

You can track how Yandex indexes the most important site pages and the most popular pages recommended by Yandex.Webmaster.

To be informed about changes by email, .


Sitemap files

Add the file to Yandex.Webmaster to speed up the site indexing.

the new Sitemap file before adding it.

To notify Yandex about changes in the file, click the icon.

Check the Sitemap file before it to Yandex.Webmaster.

Moving a site

You can notify Yandex about changing the site address. The address specified in the field will be the main mirror.

Site region

This section contains information about the region set for the site. Region changes come into force after the search base is checked and updated.

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.

Search queries

This section contains statistics on search queries that are available in the Managing query groups section.

Why statistics in Yandex.Webmaster differs from the data in other Yandex services

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.

Compare your site's search traffic with the sites of the same category. To compare sites, choose your site's group.

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.

SERP links

Robots.txt analysis

Check if the 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.

Server response check

Find out if the site is available for the Yandex robots.

The robots use different . To determine which bot accesses your site, check its user agent in the server logs.

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

When Yandex finds a or on the site, information about it is shown in this section. You can to receive messages by email.

Pages on 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.

Page reindexing

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.

Turbo pages

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 . If you specified information in the data source and in the interface, the data in the source takes priority.

In this section you can manage Turbo pages of your online store. To generate Turbo pages, use a YML file that meets the Yandex.Market requirements. Learn more .


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 . To receive messages by email, don't forget to .

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 .

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.

HTML elements in the text specified incorrectly

Required elements inside the turbo:content element are missing.

Check that the turbo:content element contains all elements needed to generate the Turbo version, and the CDATA tag contains text.

Unable to download 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="".

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 unencoded ones in your RSS feed.

Link in another RSS

The page data is sent in multiple RSS feeds.

In Turbo pages → Sources in Yandex.Webmaster, disable duplicate RSS feeds.

Invalid header

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 heading is required and can't be empty.

Required attribute formaction not specified

The RSS feed uses the button element for which the formaction attribute isn't specified.

Add the required attribute according to the documentation.


Site quality index. Reflects the site's relevance for users.


The URL contains the link to the product page and the offer ID. More info