How do I get indexed on Yandex?

To get your website indexed on Yandex, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Yandex Webmaster Account:
    • Go to the Yandex Webmaster page.
    • Sign in with your Yandex account or create a new one if you don’t have one.
  2. Add Your Site:
    • Click on the “Add Site” button.
    • Enter the URL of your website.
    • Click “Add.”
  3. Verify Ownership:
    • Yandex will ask you to verify ownership of your site. There are several methods to do this:
      • HTML File: Upload a Yandex-provided HTML file to the root directory of your website.
      • Meta Tag: Add a Yandex-provided meta tag to the <head> section of your website’s homepage.
      • DNS Record: Add a DNS record to your domain’s DNS settings.
    • Once you’ve done one of these methods, click “Check” in Yandex Webmaster to complete the verification.
  4. Submit Your Sitemap:
    • A sitemap helps Yandex understand the structure of your site and index your pages more efficiently.
    • Create a sitemap if you don’t have one. You can use tools like or plugins if you’re using CMS platforms like WordPress.
    • In Yandex Webmaster, go to the “Indexing” section and select “Sitemap files.”
    • Enter the URL of your sitemap and click “Add.”
  5. Monitor Your Site:
    • Use Yandex Webmaster tools to monitor the indexing status of your site, view crawl errors, and get insights into how your site is performing on Yandex.
    • Regularly check for any issues and fix them promptly to ensure your site is indexed and performing well.
  6. Optimize Your Site for Yandex:
    • Ensure your website follows good SEO practices, such as having unique and high-quality content, proper use of headers, and a clean URL structure.
    • Make sure your site is mobile-friendly, as mobile usability is important for Yandex.
    • Improve site speed and performance.

Following these steps will help get your site indexed on Yandex and ensure it performs well in Yandex search results.

Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor is an experienced SEO consultant and has worked with brands and companies on optimizing for Russia (and Yandex) for a number of years. Winner of the inaugural 2018 TechSEO Boost competition, webmaster at and Sloth.Cloud, and founder of