Does Yandex Respect The Crawl Delay Directive?

Yes, Yandex does support the crawl-delay directive and its values.

This can be implemented via your Robots.txt file, and can be applied to specific user agents and file paths.

For example:

User-agent: Yandex

Crawl-delay: 6.5

Directs Yandex to crawl, respecting a 6.5-second crawl delay.



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