This method is not suitable for indexing:
The Yandex robot learns about the pages on the site from different sources. One of them is the Yandex.Metrica tracking tag. You can tell Yandex to crawl pages that have the tag.
If you want the robot to visit your website as soon as possible, link your Yandex.Metrica tag to the website verified in Yandex.Webmaster and enable the tag crawling option.
Who can request and confirm the linking
|Where the request is sent from ||Who sends the request ||Who confirms the request |
|Yandex.Metrica. || |
A user with tag editing rights or with representative access.
A Yandex.Webmaster user with site management rights.
|Yandex.Webmaster. Learn more about how to send a request in Yandex.Webmaster. || |
A user with site management rights.
A Yandex.Metrica user with tag editing rights or with representative access.
Once the robot crawls the pages on the site, they can appear in search results provided indexing isn't prohibited. To give the robot a better idea of the pages, use the Sitemap file.
- Step 1. Add the site to Yandex.Webmaster
- Step 2. In Yandex.Metrica, send a request to link the site
- Step 3. Confirm your request in Yandex.Webmaster
- Step 4. Enable the tag crawling option for your website in Yandex.Webmaster
After you have sent a request to confirm linking the site, a notification will be sent to the Yandex.Webmaster user at the email address specified in the notification settings (if the user is subscribed to notifications for Yandex.Metrica requests).
Go to the Settings page (the Tag tab).
Click Link to Yandex.Webmaster
next to the site address. If additional addresses are specified in the tag settings:
When the request to link the site has been sent, Webmaster starts searching for matches to the site domain. The protocol and the presence of the www prefix are ignored. If matches are found, confirm the request:
Go to .
Click Confirm next to the appropriate tag ID.
You can track the status of linking the tag to the site:
in Yandex.Metrica, go to Settings and open the Tag tab.
in Yandex.Webmaster, go to .
|Status ||Description ||Note |
|“Awaiting confirmation” ||The request to link the site was sent. Domain verification is in progress. After the domain is found, the request is waiting for confirmation. ||The Yandex.Webmaster user must confirm the request. |
|“Linked” ||The Yandex.Webmaster user confirmed the request to link the site. ||The Yandex robot will begin crawling the site's pages. |
|“Not verified” ||A Yandex.Metrica or Yandex.Webmaster user canceled linking the site. ||You can re-send the request to link the tag to the site. |
|“Confirmation error” ||The tag is not linked to the site. Possible reasons: |
The site has not been added to Yandex.Webmaster.
Site management rights were not confirmed in Yandex.Webmaster.
The tag ID is incorrect in Yandex.Webmaster on the page.
|Check for possible reasons and request confirmation again. |
Go to .
Opposite the Yandex.Metrica tag that you linked to the site, enable crawling.
The robot will be able to crawl pages where a tag is installed. This option will apply to all versions of the site: both HTTP and HTTPS, as well as with or without the www prefix.
During the crawl, the robot searches the site for pages that can participate in the search. In some cases, the crawl might stop so that you can check the pages. The robot may find many pages — Yandex.Webmaster only shows examples. They can help you understand which page groups are allowed to participate in the search and which are not.
You may get a notification that the list is ready for verification, depending on the settings
In Yandex.Webmaster, on the Notifications and Diagnosis pages.
Sent to the email address that you specified in the notification settings.
To check the examples, go to Examples of pages next to the tag that you linked the website to. and click
If you think that in the list:
Analyze the list of pages — they may include, for example:
|Page type ||What to do |
|Activity pages. For example, adding an item to the basket or comparing products. ||Disable indexing of the pages |
|Basket with goods. |
|Personal information. For example, delivery addresses and phone numbers of your customers. ||Restrict access to data with user authorization on the site |
|. For example, a URL with additional parameters (https://example.com/page?id=1). ||Specify the page that is preferred for participating in the search |
Wait for the service to update the list — an email will be sent to the email address you entered in the notification settings.
Check the sample pages again.
Make sure they are ready to display in search results — for example, verify the completeness of the content, and check for the presence and correctness of the element title
and the meta tag Description
In addition, we recommend adding pages that can participate in the search in the Sitemap file so that they are included in the search results more quickly.
You can check which pages appeared in the search results in the Pages on search section.
If this option is disabled, the robot stops receiving information about new site pages from Yandex.Metrica. But it can still index pages by learning about them from other sources. Therefore we recommend blocking indexing of non-public content. You can find out whether unwanted pages are included in the search in the Pages on search section.
Disabling crawling does not remove pages from search results either. See the section How do I exclude pages from the search?.