NEW: UPDATES WITH COMMUNITY ANALYSIS AT BOTTOM OF POST!
As some of you may be aware, Yandex were allegedly the victims of a source code leak (or perhaps were hacked).
Within the source code, there’s an entire list of ranking factors they use, the weighting, descriptions, internal wiki links etc.
There are over 1900 individual ranking factors listed, starting at “PageRank” and going down into all sorts of detail that may surprise many…
You can download the ENTIRE repository by clicking the link above or here.
I’ll be analyzing and playing about with them over the weekend and will follow up with some additional commentary next week, but thought this would be valuable to the community, and wanted to cross post it here before/if they manage to remove it from existing sources… Have fun and enjoy the reading! 😀
FOR NOW: if you find anything noteworthy or interesting in the rules they use, please leave a comment below and lets get some conversation going!
UPDATES FROM THE COMMUNITY:
FIRST: read the Mike King superthread for the best detailed analysis so far: https://twitter.com/iPullRank/status/1619067271577538575
- Full list translated into English: Courtesy of Cyrus Shepard at Zyppy SEO
- A word of WARNING about how to think of this data from Darth_NA on twitter
- Interesting Q&A between Ian and Ryan on how Yandex may be ascertaining some analytics:
- A GREAT analysis of many of the ranking factors by Alex Buraks: