A snippet is a block of information about a webpage that is shown in search results. The snippet includes the title and description of the page, and may also contain additional information about the site.

From snippets, users can get a general idea of the page or the information they need without visiting the site. The snippet may consist of the following elements:

Here is an example of a home page snippet:

Displaying the site title and description in search results

The title and description in the search results are generated based on:
Page content
Additional sources.
  • Yandex.Catalog.
  • Yandex.Market.
  • The text of links to the page that are posted on other sites.
In the search results, the most informative and relevant text is used to describe the page.

How to delete a description from a snippet

Source of information How to remove
Yandex.Catalog Add the robots meta tag with the noyaca directive to the HTML code of the pages.
The text on the page of your site Disable text indexing with the noindex element.
The link on the page of your site Prohibit indexing a link using the rel="nofollow" attribute.

For more information, see Snippet in Yandex.Webmaster Help.