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To pass moderation, your ad should be formatted correctly:

Heading and text

The ad text should accurately specify the object (product or service) of the advertisement.

Comparative or superlative forms of words can be used in your ad text only if your website contains an independent expert conclusion on the advantages of your product or service over other products or services. If no such conclusions are available, do not use words in superlative form.

If you advertise a news resource, please use a phrase in the ad's text indicating that the link leads to an information site. For this purpose, use phrases with such words as “see more” and “details at”. If an ad text contains information about a news article published on the advertiser's site, then the ad should lead to the webpage where said article is published.

The following is not allowed in headers and texts:

  • use of slang, crude, or colloquial expressions
  • false information (knowingly misleading promises and statements)
  • calls to aggression, inciting acts of cruelty or violence
  • repetition of the same words or phrases
  • contact information (for example, phone numbers, email addresses)
  • words or phrases in foreign languages (except for brands and trademarks)
  • prices in foreign currencies
  • distressing words or phrases (for example, “terrorist attack”, “murder”, “death”, “peril”)

Make sure the following are not present in ad texts:

  • typos, grammar, and spelling mistakes
  • words written with spaces between each l e t t e r
  • words written in ALL CAPS (with the exception of abbreviations like DIY)

Website and links

Please make sure that the redirect page that your ad refers to meets Yandex's requirements:

  • is relevant to the ad text
  • is accessible and properly displays in all web browsers
  • does not include malicious content, links to phishing websites that steal personal data, or redirects to third party websites
  • does not contain pop-ups or pop-unders (except contact forms for online consultations, etc.)
  • the ad block does not cover more than half of the first screen
  • information about discounts, products, or services mentioned in the ad is clearly visible on the redirect page
  • if the ad link leads to website in a language other than the language of the ad, you must provide information about this in the ad's text.

If you use sitelinks please check whether they meet the following requirements:

  • The domain of a sitelink must match the domain of the main link from an ad. Links to different social network pages that advertise the given item is the only exception to this rule.
  • If there are several sitelinks in the ad, they must refer to different parts of the website. If the website contains only one page, the sitelinks must refer to different parts of this page.
  • Sitelinks do not duplicate the main ad link.
  • Texts and sitelink descriptions:
    • do not contain typos, grammar errors, and the words are not capitalized nor contain spaces between letters
    • are relevant to the contents of the redirect page
    • are not duplicated
    • do not contain contact information

vCard

The ad's vCard should contain a contact phone number. Make sure the phone number is valid. Moderators will call during the organization's office hours.

You can add the following details: the contact person's name and detailed information about a product or service. The text in the vCard must meet the same requirements as the ad text.

In case of online sales (if you have no retail points of sale), specify the organization's name, its OGRN (main state registration number for legal entities), or OGRNIP (main state registration number for individual entrepreneurs).

Images

Make sure that the image:

  • is high-quality and sharp

  • matches the heading, ad text, and content of the page the ad redirects to

Logos, watermarks, and text on the image must not take up more than 20% of the entire image. The exception is cases when they are found on the product's packaging, in screenshots of an application, or in the images used for image ads.

Furthermore, image text must meet the same requirements as ad text.

Interface elements must lead to the site or launch the application. This may be a button with text like “More”, “Order”, or “Purchase”. Do not add interface elements that can mislead the user or do not do what they are supposed to, such as buttons that play videos or close windows.

Images must not contain the following:

  • products or logos of your competitors (for example, to compare the quality of products)

  • goods and services, the advertising of which is forbidden or restricted according to the laws of the Russian Federation (weapons, alcohol, narcotic and psychotropic substances, tobacco products, smoking accessories, gambling, etc.)

  • contact information

  • design elements of Yandex webpages

  • empty areas, or a single color area making up more than 20% of the whole image

It is allowed to use the image of a product that is similar in appearance to a weapon if you can deduce without ambiguity that the advertised product is not a weapon.

Images for advertising funeral services are not accepted.

Note. 

Images are shown in the ad networks (YAN and ad exchanges).

Image ads

Image ads look like images; clicking on them send you to the advertiser's site. These images may contain text and moving elements. Image ads should meet all the requirements listed above that apply to the advertiser'stext and website.

Requirements for pictures in image ads differ from those for other types of pictures. Notably, you can use your logo and contact information.

Image ads should have frames and an opaque background. The color of the frame surrounding the image should not match the background color. Ad text should be located on the image itself, contrast in color and be easily readable.

Example

You cannot use rapid animations, flickering graphic elements, or a flashing background when using GIFs for your image ad. The time it takes to switch between frames of animation should be sufficient to read all of the text shown on that frame.

All information required by legislation and Yandex's ad serving rules must be present in the image ad, including age restrictions and warnings.

Callouts

Callout text must meet the same requirements as the ad text.

Display link

Make sure that the text of the display link:

  • is relevant to the ad text

  • does not contain transliterated words,

  • does not contain symbols other than “-”, “”, “/”, “%”, “#”,

  • meets the same requirements as for the ad text.

Icons for mobile apps

The app icon in the Ads for Mobile Apps ad must not contain images and text referring to goods and services the advertising of which is forbidden or restricted according to the laws of the Russian Federation (weapons, alcohol, narcotic and psychotropic substances, tobacco products, smoking accessories, gambling, etc.).

Keywords

Keywords must be directly related to the ad content.

Avoid loose keywords that do not accurately describe your product or service, e.g.: buy, apartment, discount. Replace them with phrases that specify your offer: buy children's chair at a discount, buy apartment in the center of Moscow and so on.

Products and services that include adult content can be advertised only for exact target queries from users who have indicated that they want to view such ads. For example, when advertising erotic lingerie, the use of more general keywords, such as underwear, is not allowed.

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