Indexing

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Check if the pages are shown in search. To do this, enter the URL of the page you want to check in the Yandex search bar:

Example: url:https://example.com/page/.

This means that the page is already indexed: it was added to the robot's database. If you don't find a page by a specific query or it shows up in a low position, try finding out on your own the reason for the change in the site's ranking.

Or ask a question in the Ranking section.

This means that the site or some of the pages haven't been indexed by the Yandex robot yet. To learn more about how the robot crawls sites, see How does the Yandex search work?.

Refine your question:

As a rule, sites added to Yandex.Webmaster appear in search results within two weeks. If this doesn't happen, check if the site indexing isn't prohibited in the robots.txt file or with meta tags.

The site may also be unavailable due to a server error. You can check the site availability with the Server response check tool.

If the site URL changed, the robot might not have enough time to track it. Check if the mirrors are configured correctly.

Send pages to be visited by the robot using the Reindex pages tool. The pages will appear in the search within two weeks.



Check out recommendations that help you add pages in the search.

For more information about why pages may disappear from search and recommendations on how to fix this, see the Why are pages excluded from the search? section.

If the problem wasn't solved, specify the reason:

Pages with different content can be considered duplicates if they responded to the robot with an error message (for example, in case of a stub page on the site). Check how the pages respond now. If pages return different content, send them for re-indexing — this way they can get back in the search results faster.

To prevent pages from being excluded from the search if the site is temporarily unavailable, configure the 503 HTTP response code.

Excluding pages from the search results is not an error on the part of a site or the indexing robot: it excludes pages that users won't be able to find using search queries. Therefore, their exclusion shouldn't affect the visibility of indexed pages on the site. To learn more, see Low-value or low-demand pages.

Contact support if:

  • Pages were ranked high in the search results before they were excluded.
  • The site's position after the exclusion of pages decreased dramatically.
  • The number of click-throughs from the search engine reduced significantly after the pages were excluded.

To speed up how quickly changes in site pages appear in the search results, see How do I reindex a site?.

See recommendations in the How do I exclude pages from the search? section.

To ask a question, write to technical support of the Yandex.Pictures service.
To ask a question, write to of the service.

For information about the file format and requirements, see Using the Sitemap file.