Domestic search engine "Yandex" for many years remains a leader in the search for electronic information. Continuous development, "fouling" with new services, improvement of previous functions confidently make "Yandex" the leader of search engines in the Russian segment of the Internet. For comfortable and correct use of the search engine, you must first configure Yandex for a specific user. In this case, the final search results will most closely match the data that you requested from the search engine.
By typing www.yandex.ru in the address bar, you get to the main page of the search engine. Here are not only the search form itself, but also various information widgets that provide up-to-date news, current weather, exchange rates andmuch more. Not every user needs such an abundance of information: for many it is annoying, and for some, on the contrary, something is missing.
Basic Yandex settings
You can set up informers and widgets by clicking on the "gear" icon in the upper right corner of the main page. In the drop-down menu, you need to select the first item "Configure Yandex". All current widgets will be visually transformed - each will have its own mini-"gear" for finer settings and a "cross" for deletion. You can move blocks, choose a different location on the page and even delete everything.
Settings in "Yandex" allow you to add only those widgets whose information you constantly need. To do this, click on the "Add widget" button in the upper left corner of the screen. For ease of searching, a huge collection of various widgets is sorted into categories. You can also add another widget to the main page of "Yandex" from the corresponding item of the drop-down menu.
In addition, the page design can be changed from the settings menu. To do this, select "Set Theme" from the menu and click "Save". If the theme is boring or you want to return to the usual look of the search engine, then where the Yandex settings are, select the "Reset theme" item.
For the category of users who are indifferent to the beauty in the design and interfere with news and other information, there is"Spartan" version of the search engine at www.ya.ru. For this truncated version, the Yandex settings discussed above are not relevant.
If you set the page with this address as your home page, then every time you start your browser you will see only the search form against the background of a virgin-clean page.
Search for information with Yandex
Yandex settings include the "Change city" menu item, which allows you to specify your location to provide more accurate final search results. In the "Default" option, the Yandex service automatically sets the city or region based on your IP address. If you want to search for information in a certain city, then you just need to enter the name of this city in the appropriate box. Selecting "Don't ask me for my location" will stop the pop-up message asking for your location.
Advanced settings are located in the settings menu item "Other settings". When you select this item, a window will open with numerous additional functions, including Yandex search settings. In them, you can adjust the form in which the final search results will be shown:
- standard or extended view of found documents;
- how many documents to show on the results page;
- in which language to display found documents;
- filtering pages withquestionable content;
- correction or variants of query hints with errors.
To search for information in the Internet segment of another country other than Russia, it is more convenient not to change the Yandex search settings, but to go directly to the domain name of this country. For example, for Belarus it will be www.yandex.by, for Ukraine www.yandex.ua, for Kazakhstan www.yandex.kz.
Mail on "Yandex"
Yandex's second most important Internet service is mail. Correctly setting up mail on Yandex will allow you to use its functions to the fullest. "Yandex. Mail" will automatically delete letters from the "Spam" category or correspondence from the addressee that you previously blacklisted. It will also collect letters from many of your other mailboxes into one located on the Yandex servers.
In your mailbox on "Yandex" in the upper right corner, click on the "gear" icon and select "Settings". In the window that appears, go to the most important section of the mail service - "Security". In it, you can see from which IP addresses your mailbox was visited, change your password, add an additional mailbox and mobile phone number in case of a recovery procedure if your password is lost.
In the "Personal data, signature, portrait" item, the data that the recipient of the letters will see at the end of your letter is indicated: name, phone number, photo. Mode"Rules for processing incoming mail" allows you to create a list of email addresses from which you will not receive letters - the so-called black list. And, vice versa, letters specified in the "white list", accidentally ending up in the "Spam" folder, will subsequently be moved to the "Inbox". You can also create rules by which newly incoming messages will be redirected to the folder you specified.
The "Collect mail from other mailboxes" section allows you to collect your letters from any mail servers. You will only need to enter the full name of the mailbox and the password from it in the appropriate fields.
In the "Folders and tags" section, you can create and delete new folders in which your letters will be organized, define tags for a group of letters.
In the section "Contacts" there is a function of automatic memorization of postal addresses from the correspondence received by you. You can also import existing contacts of your interlocutors or colleagues.
Very relevant service "Deeds" will allow you to write plans directly in your mailbox, and in addition to track them in your smartphone (iOS and Symbian).
By clicking on the "Other settings" option, you can fine-tune your mailbox: set the mode for editing and displaying letters, mail language, time zone and some other parameters.
The "Choice of design" section will allow you to change the theme of your mailbox. By setting up the "Subscriptions" section, you will be able to readRSS news of sites and blogs in the mailbox.
In the section "Email programs" you can specify the parameters of the POP3 and IMAP protocols for working together with mail clients.
"Yandex. Mail" is constantly evolving and improving. Most recently, programmers taught her to identify addresses in letters and show them to the user on Yandex. Maps.
Add-ons "Yandex" for browsers
Currently, all popular browsers can install the add-on "Yandex Elements". In any browser, by visiting the site www.element.yandex.ru, you can install a complex add-on that includes the following widgets:
- "Visual bookmarks", in which the user specifies favorite sites;
- "Weather" showing the forecast for the coming days and current outdoor readings;
- "Traffic jams", showing the congestion of the highway;
- "Mail", informing about new letters;
- "Social networks", informing about new messages;
- "Security" to protect against malicious sites.
Settings for "Yandex" of this add-on, which combines many services, is not required. You can only disable some widgets in your browser settings whose information you do not need.
Having appeared relatively recently, "Yandex. Browser" was initially integrated withthe main services of "Yandex". Made on the basis of Chromium, it combines the best features of the engine of this browser and the main Internet services of the Yandex system. Settings in the Yandex browser are not required. The only exception is entering the name and password of the mailbox.
"Yandex. Direct": setting. Details
This Internet service allows you to monetize the number of visitors to your site by placing contextual advertising and banners.
To use the functions of "Yandex. Direct", you must register and send an application for participation in the unified advertising network "Yandex". After moderating your site and signing the contract, you need to select an advertising product and place a code for visual display of information. Depending on the number of clicks from your site, you will receive income. "Yandex. Direct" setting is that using the statistics and tools of "Yandex", it is required to increase the effectiveness of advertising on the site and adjust the content of advertising banners depending on user visits. And this in turn will increase your income.
The American organization IANA, which is responsible for allocating address spaces on the Internet, has approved the creation of the ".yandex" top-level domain. In 2014, a book called "Yandex. Kniga" was published, authored by Dmitry Sokolov-Mitrich. She talks about the creation of the Yandex project andits development. During the creation of the book, the author talked a lot with all Yandex employees to clarify the facts.