Do you want to connect your website to Yandex Webmaster Tools?
Webmaster tools like Google Search Console, Bing, and Yandex help you optimize your site, monitor the traffic, manage robots.txt, check site errors, and more.
In this article, we will share how to add your WordPress site to Yandex Webmaster tools to monitor your search engine traffic.
What Is Yandex?
Yandex is a popular search engine based in Russia that is similar to Google and Bing. You can optimize your site for SEO in Yandex to get more visitors from Russia.
Yandex has a range of tools like a generalized search engine, image search, email, videos, maps, and more. It also has webmaster tools to help you rank your site and monitor traffic stats, search queries, keywords, and more.
How to Add Your WordPress Site in Yandex Webmaster Tools
Before we start, you need to create a Yandex Webmaster tools account to connect your site.
Once you have created your account, you can log in to your WordPress site to configure Yandex Webmaster tools using the All in One SEO plugin. You can learn how to install and configure the plugin in our guide on how to set up All in One SEO for WordPress.
The free version of All in One SEO includes the webmaster tool verification feature. Their pro version comes with more powerful SEO features.
Let’s take a look at how you can add your site in Yandex Webmaster tools and start optimizing it right away. Here are the steps we will cover:
Step 1: Create an Account on Yandex
The first thing you need to do is log in to your Yandex Webmaster tools account. If you don’t have a Yandex account, then you can create one using this link.
After creating the account, you will see the Yandex Webmaster page.
On this page, you need to click on the ‘+’ button in the top bar to add your site to Yandex.
In the site address field, you need to add your website’s full domain name and click on the ‘Add’ button.
Note: If your main domain uses
www in the URL, then you need to add it before the domain (such as
On the next page, you will be asked to verify website ownership by adding meta content to your WordPress site.
Go ahead and copy the content code from this page because you will need it in Step 2.
Step 2: Log In to WordPress Admin Area and Add the Code
Now, you need to log in to your WordPress admin area and add the verification code in the All in One SEO webmaster settings.
Simply head over to All in One SEO » General Settings and click on the ‘Webmaster Tools’ menu item.
Next, select the ‘Yandex Webmaster Tools’ block.
Then, you need to paste the code in the Yandex verification code field and click on the ‘Save Changes’ button.
After adding the code to your WordPress site, you need to go back to the Yandex Webmaster tools page where you copied the code from.
Now, you should click on the ‘Check’ button to verify ownership.
After successful verification, it will show your username that has the right to manage your site in Yandex Webmaster Tools.
You can also delegate the rights to other users by adding their usernames and clicking on the ‘Delegate rights’ button.
Now that your site is verified and added to Yandex Webmaster tools, you can see traffic stats, search errors, search queries, internal and external links, site information, robots.txt analysis, audit pages for mobile, and more in the Yandex dashboard.
You can use the menu on the left side of the screen to find any information that you need.
Yandex Webmaster has options for site optimization that are filtered from troubleshooting to important settings like robots.txt and .htaccess. You can further optimize your robots.txt for SEO separately and regularly perform WordPress maintenance tasks to keep your site up to date.
Expert Guides on Submitting Your Website to Search Engines
Now that you know how to add your site to Yandex Webmaster tools, you may like to see some other articles related to submitting your WordPress website to search engines:
- How to Submit Your Website to Search Engines (Beginner’s Guide)
- How Do I Get My WordPress Site Listed on Google? (Beginner’s Guide)
- How to Submit Your WordPress Site to Google News (Step by Step)
- How to Ask Google to Recrawl URLs of Your WordPress Site
- How to Recover a WordPress Site from a Google Search Penalty
- Why Did My WordPress Site Get De-Indexed From Google?
- How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Search Console
- How to Add Your Website to Bing Webmaster Tools
- What Is an XML Sitemap? How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress
We hope this article helped you learn how to add your WordPress site to Yandex Webmaster tools. You may also want to see our expert picks for the best WordPress SEO plugins and tools and our tips on optimizing your blog posts for SEO to rank your site in search engines.