Create ads

Step 1. Go to the campaign creation page and make settings

Click Add → Campaign. Choose Expert mode and select your ad goal: Conversions, sales, and traffic.

Enter the campaign name. Select placements for your ads.

Select an ad strategy.

Set the campaign start and end dates. If you want to serve ads at a specific time, configure time targeting.

Some of the information will be filled in automatically. Check it and change it as necessary. More about main ad campaign parameters.

Step 2. Create an ad group and set up the targeting criteria
Note. Targeting criteria are configured for an entire ad group (for all the ads in the group).

Choose the display region for your ads.

When serving ads on networks, the system automatically selects ads that have keywords which match the subject matter of the site or the interests of a user. If you have a Yandex Metrica tag or a Yandex Audience segment, you can add a retargeting list.

Step 3. Select an ad type

On the ad creation page, select the type: Image.

Step 4. Add a creative

Upload ad creative from your computer or the internet, or create it using Ad builder.

An adaptive creative automatically adapts to the ad block so you can serve your ad on the maximum number of sites. In the Ad Builder, you can automatically generate a creative based on your site content or build it from a template, adjusting the design parameters as needed.

More information about Ad Builder.

After saving an ad, you can only replace the creative for that ad with other components of the same size. An adaptive creative can only be replaced with another adaptive creative. You cannot change the source for the ad creative. For example, an ad creative from Ad Builder can only be replaced with other Ad Builder creatives.

Step 5. Enter your contact information

In the Link in ad field, enter the site page URL that your ad will lead to.

As an advertising data operator, Yandex assigns each creative a unique identifier referred to as "token" when creating campaigns. It then uses this token to aggregate all your placement data and transmit it to the Unified Internet Advertising Registry (ERIR). Learn more about ad labeling.

Try it out

Ad moderation and launching a campaign

After you create your ad, it will be reviewed to make sure it meets all requirements. Click Send to moderation and confirm that you accept Yandex's terms for publishing your ad. Moderators usually review an ad within a few hours. On weekends and holidays, moderation may take longer than on weekdays.

Your moderation results will be emailed to the address you provided when you created the ad campaign.

Your ads will begin displaying as soon as Yandex receives your payment.

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.