Yandex Webmaster Conference Recap (March 2021)

Today, Yandex celebrated their tenth annual Webmaster Conference – which this year was held virtually.

Following the great announcements from YaC 2020, there were some high expectations for the Webmaster Conference.

This year Yandex unveiled new UX testing features in the Vzglyad tools, and introduced new duplicate title and meta description reporting in the Webmaster UI, and confirmed the error reporting would be added to the email notifications.

The final major highlight from the conference came from Mikhail Slivinsky, who revealed new YMYL factors in the Proxima algorithm.


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