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Affiliate program

One of the most common ways to make money on the internet is to host another resource's affiliate program on your site. Our algorithms have nothing against this except in cases where a site consists completely (or almost completely) of an affiliate program. These sites contain no unique content or services and thus have no search value. Their search ranking may be lowered to reflect this, or they may be excluded from results entirely.

Yandex found this violation on my site. How can I fix it?

You need to add some content or functionality to your site, and do it in such a way so that users immediately perceive its value. It's important that sites be self-standing projects that are merely enhanced by affiliate programs (rather than the other way around).

After this violation has been rectified, click I've fixed everything in the Violations section in Yandex.Webmaster. Restrictions in response to this kind of violation are usually lifted within a month. The violation notification will disappear when the restrictions are lifted.


The I've fixed everything feature is available once per month for each individual site. Keep this in mind and only click it when you're absolutely sure that you've taken care of all the violations present on your site.

If several people have management rights to your site, a specific person should be delegated to re-send the site for checking at a particular time. None of the admins will be able to use the button again for a month.

I couldn't find anything similar on my site. Should I click the button?

If you are absolutely sure that this violation doesn't concern your site, then we recommend clicking the button.

The violation notification is gone, but my site's pages have not appeared in search yet. What should I do?

If the notification disappears, it means that our algorithms no longer see the violation on your webpages. It might take some time for these changes to show up in search. This usually happens after one or two updates of the search engine database, which takes about two weeks on average.

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