Yandex Launches English-Language Version Its Webmaster Tools

yandex-logoRussian search engine Yandex has launched an English-language version of Yandex.Webmaster, its suite of webmaster tools. The service can be reached at webmaster.yandex.com.

If you’ve used the Google and/or Bing webmaster portals, Yandex’s will be familiar to you. On sign-up, users have five options to confirm site ownership: HTML file, meta tag, text file, WHOIS or DNS. Once your site is confirmed, Yandex.Webmaster shows a lot of information about how Yandex sees your site — pages that the spider has visited, pages appearing in Yandex search results, links, search queries and others.

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The service also alerts webmasters if malware has been found on the site.

Yandex.Webmaster isn’t quite as full-featured as Google’s webmaster tools, but it’s a good start and a valuable tool for website owners who rely on Yandex as a source of traffic.

(tip: Multilingual Search)

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Yandex

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