Please follow this guide for the successful link your Yandex account. All steps are necessary for correct works.

1. What should I do from Yandex Advertising Network's side:

1.1 Set up a Yandex Advertising Network account
1.2 Add apps you want to monetize with Yandex
1.3 Create RTB blocks
1.4 Get Yandex OAuth Token for export stats

2. What should I do from Appodeal mediation platform's side:

2.1 Add your Yandex account to Appodeal
2.2 Add Page ID, AppMetrica Application ID, AppMetrica API Key (for SDK) for the application
2.3 Add line items for each RTB block

From Yandex Advertising Network's side

1.1 Set up a Yandex Advertising Network account

a) Create a free Yandex account, using this link.

If you already have Yandex account, skip this step.

b) Complete the partner registration form and click “Send the application”(see example on screenshot below).
 

After submitting form, please wait to complete moderation from Yandex side. It takes about several days. After moderation you can continue linking process. 

1.2 Add apps you want to monetize with Yandex

Now you need to add all apps which you want to monetize with Yandex Advertising Network. For complete this step go to Yandex Advertising Network → Products → Mobile platforms → Add mobile platform.

After click on "Add mobile platform" you'll see this form.

Complete the gaps and confirm this form. 

Important: You need to wait for the completion of moderation to create a mobile platform and RBT blocks

1.3 Create RTB blocks

To create a new RTB block, go to the list of RTB blocks (Products → RTB blocks), and click Add an RTB block.

You will be able to set an ecpm floor, choose an ad size and modify other block settings at any time in the edit menu right after RTB block creation.

Important: If you want to set Yandex Minimum CPM threshold, keep in mind that Yandex uses RUB currency, not USD. 

1.4 Get Yandex OAuth Token for export stats

This token is necessary for importing reports from your Yandex account to appodeal dashboard. This is important for effective mediation. 

How to get Yandex OAuth Token

Go to Yandex.OAuth (https://oauth.yandex.ru) and edit app settings: select the Web services checkbox, click the Set URL for development link. In Callback URL #1 you'll see https://oauth.yandex.ru/verification_code.

Important! When you generate the token, please make sure that you enable access to the following:

After save changes you'll see your ID, Password and Callback URL(see example on screenshot below)


Now you can manually get a token for the user. As a user, you can use the same developer account you have used to register your app and apply for access.

To get a token manually, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Yandex with your username.
  2. Follow link https://oauth.yandex.ru/authorize?response_type=token&client_id=ID (put your app identifier instead of ID).
  3. On the page that opens, click Allow 
  4. Yandex.OAuth redirects you to the page displaying the token. The token is also added to the URL shown in the address bar. 

From Appodeal mediation platform's side

2.1 Add your Yandex account to Appodeal

a) Follow this link: https://www.appodeal.com/apps/linked_networks
b) Go to Yandex → Link your account
с) Add email for yandex account and Yandex OAuth token(you generated this token on step 1.4)
d) Click on "Create" button.

2.2 Add Page ID, AppMetrica Application ID, AppMetrica API Key (for SDK) for the application

You need the following information to link your application to Appodeal:
a) Page ID is a unique code of your app in Yandex Advertising Network. You can find it on a Mobile platforms menu in Yandex Advertising Network's dashboard.

b) AppMetrica Application ID and AppMetrica API Key (for SDK)Go to AppMetrica → Applications tab and choose the app. In Settings, you’ll see Application ID and API Key (for SDK) first in General settings. 

2.3 Add line items for each RTB block

a) Go to Line Items in app's settings. More about DCC you can read here
b) Choose your Yandex account and fill in the appropriate parameters (like in the image below) and press “Add Line Item” button:

с) Type in Line Item label (a name for your RTB block in Appodeal dashboard), Countries, eCPM (manual ad unit's position in the waterfall) or enable automatic mode.

Important: default eCPM on Appodeal side in USD, but Minimum CPM threshold on Yandex Advertising Network's side in RUB. Don't forget to convert RUB to USD for the correct setting of line items.

You can find Block ID in a list of RTB blocks of your mobile platform in Yandex dashboard:

After creating line items, save the changes.

Now you can monetize with Yandex Advertising Network via DCC. 

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