Facilitating user behavior simulation

Simulation of user behavior is a way that webmasters promote their sites by trying to influence site ranking in search results. It usually involves special programs or web services that imitate user click-throughs from search engines.

However, this type of fraud sometimes uses normal internet users who are forced to imitate real click-throughs to a site from search results. For example, it may use a special captcha that users have to enter if they have used a specific search query and clicked the link to the site.

These types of page views don't improve the site's quality or value to users, so they are considered search spam. Likewise, sites that facilitate these page views are also considered search spam.

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

You need to completely stop using the techniques described above on your site. Our bots will detect this, and the restrictions on your site ranking will be lifted automatically (you don't need to do anything special).

I removed everything. When will the restrictions be lifted from my site?

Restrictions are usually lifted within a month after the violations have been removed.

You've made a mistake. I don't have anything like that on my site!

Check all the modules on your site that are from third-party services. Pay extra attention to the captcha, if your site uses one. If you have checked everything and you are sure that your site doesn't have this violation, click I've fixed everything in the Yandex.Webmaster interface.


You can click I've fixed everything for the same site again after one month. After this, to avoid misuse of this button, the waiting period will increase and may be up to three months. So we recommend clicking this button only when you are sure that your site doesn't have any more violations.

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.