Indexing a site with the Yandex.Metrica tag

The Yandex robot learns about the site's pages from different sources. One of them is the Yandex.Metrica tracking tag. You can tell Yandex to crawl pages that have the tag.

To speed up the crawl, you need to:

  1. Link the Yandex.Metrica tag to the site verified in Yandex.Webmaster. You can do this in Yandex.Webmaster or Yandex.Metrica.
  2. Turn on the Crawl allowed option in Yandex.Webmaster.

Once the robot crawls the site pages, they can take part in the search results.

Note. This option is used for pages that are allowed for indexing in the robots.txt file and in the robots meta tag or the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header.

To give the robot a better idea of the pages, use the Sitemap file.

Linking a tag to the site

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.

Follow the steps below to send a request to Yandex.Metrica and confirm in Yandex.Webmaster.

Step 1. Add the site to Yandex.Webmaster

Add the site with the Yandex.Metrica tag to Yandex.Webmaster and confirm site management rights. If the site has a subdomain, you can confirm your rights using a simplified method.

Step 2. In Yandex.Metrica, send a request to link the site

  1. Go to the Settings page (the Tag tab).
  2. Click Link to Yandex.Webmaster. A request will be sent for each site URL specified on the Tag tab, including the primary address and subdomains, mirrors and additional addresses, if there are any.
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).

Step 3. Confirm your request in Yandex.Webmaster

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:

  1. Go to Settings → Link to Yandex.Metrica.
  2. 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 Settings → Link to Yandex.Metrica.
Status Description Note
“Waiting for 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 Settings → Link to Yandex.Metrica page.
Check for possible reasons and request confirmation again.