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Suspending Russia and Belarus from Supported Locations, Removing Yandex

March,7 2022 17:32:44


Today, DataForSEO will be removing Russia and Belarus from supported locations across all our APIs in both version 2 and version 3 as well as from our databases.

As the aforementioned countries keep attacking Ukraine and assisting the invaders, we are forced to shut down access to data from related API locations for all our users.

Besides that, Google Ads recently suspended all online advertising in Russia, including ads on search, YouTube, and outside publishing partners. Similarly, Bing also imposed a suspension on ad sales for the aggressor. Accordingly, it is currently impossible to collect data from Google Ads and Bing Ads sources for Russia or any location within it.

When making calls to DataForSEO APIs with locations related to Russia and Belarus, you will receive an error as shown below.

For version 2:

  "error": {
    "code": 404,
    "message": "not found or not enough data: location"

For version 3:

  "status_code": 40501,
  "status_message": "Invalid Field: 'location_name'."

Besides that, we have shut down access to Yandex SERP API, and will not provide any alternative.

Earlier, we’ve also blocked access to our services for people from Russia and Belarus. DataForSEO team hopes you understand and support these recent changes.

Glory to Ukraine!

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