Yandex Add “Games” XML Sitemaps To Robots.txt

Yandex have added new XML sitemap declarations for applications and games to their robots.txt file:


This could be a sign that they are working harder on having their app store indexed, and given the number of moving parts at Yandex around personal finance, entertainment, and FMCG/personal shopping – I wouldn’t be surprised if they made more gains in the personal entertainment sector with video games and applications.

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