Affiliate program

One of the most common types of earnings on the internet is to place on your site a partner program of another resource. If the site contains only partner content, the Yandex algorithms treat this site as not having unique content or providing a separate service, and, hence, not representing any search value. Therefore, the site may be downgraded in the search results or excluded from the search altogether.

Yandex detected that I have this violation. How do I fix it?

You need to add some content or functionality to the site. Moreover, its value should be obvious to site users. It's important that your site is an independent project and the partner program only complements it, and not vice versa.

After that, you can use the I fixed it button on the Security and violations page in Yandex.Webmaster. The restrictions are usually lifted within a month after you clear the violation. If the restrictions are lifted, the violation mark will disappear.


You can click the I fixed it button again for the same site after a month. Further, this period is increased up to three months to avoid the button misuse. Therefore, we recommend using the button only when you are sure that there are no more violations on the site.

If multiple users have website management rights in Yandex.Webmaster, agree on who will send the website for re-checking and when. After clicking the button, none of the users will be able to click it again within a month.

I found nothing of the kind on my site, do I need to click the button?

If you are completely sure that there is no such violation on your site, we recommend that you use the button.

The violation mark disappeared, but my site pages are still not in the search. What should I do?

If the mark disappears, it means that our algorithms no longer find violations on the site's pages. In some cases, it may take some time for these changes to appear in the search. This usually happens after one or two search database updates, which takes about two weeks on average.