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Questions and Answers

What does Yandex consider an original?

An "original" or original text is one you would like to publish on your website that is made up of 500-32,000 characters and is not available anywhere else online.

Why do I have to inform you when I have original text?

We are constantly indexing new pages and text, but we do our best to show users the originals. If something new and interesting is published on your website, it will probably show up on other websites soon as well. That's why we give you the chance to let us know ahead of time when you want to publish new text on your website.

We try to use the data gathered from you when setting up our algorithms. On the other hand, we don't guarantee that the information you give us will directly affect how our search algorithms work.

How do I let you know that text is original?

Upload full texts using our special form to let Yandex know prior to publishing them. Once you successfully add text, you can publish it on your website confident that Yandex is aware of it.

Can I combine multiple texts?

Our ranking algorithms need texts that take up one page in their entirety. Texts pulled from different pages will not be taken into account.

What do I do if the text has more than 32,000 characters?

In that case just split it into two texts when adding it via the Original Content form.

How many texts can I add for a single website?

You can add no more than 100 texts per website per day.

What if...

Question: Somebody has already published my text? Will Yandex use the information I provide?

Answer: No, it will not.

Question: What happens if I upload a text that is not an original?

Answer: We will disregard your submission.

Can I upload text with HTML markups?

Text must be added as seen by website viewers, without HTML markups.

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