I think I may have found a solution to the Yahoo Answers problem.
They may have blocked Hub links in your answer, but they still allow them on your profile.
I noticed someone else referring the questioner to her profile for more information. Sure enough, I can post links in the 'About Me" section.
I couldn't work out how to post nice neat links rather than the whole clumsy URL, but that's better than nothing!
I can see things could get a bit unwieldy if you wanted to post links to a lot of Hubs, but perhaps if you focussed on answering questions about specific topics, you could just post the most relevant ones.
Just an update - I made a new tracker to use on my Yahoo Answers profile. So far, no results. Looks like Yahoo Answers people can't be bothered going and checking on the profile!
However, I have discovered that it's possible to post a link to my blog as part of my signature. No idea whether it will eventually get picked up as spam, but so far no problems and I've answered quite a lot of questions.
I think that if what you're saying actually is useful, it won't be considered spam.
Apae, Yahoo uses bots to detect spam, I can't imagine they're sophisticated enough to work out whether my answer is useful! However, I have noticed that the length of answer makes a difference. I got the old '999' response when I tried to post a short answer with a link in it. So long as I write a couple of paragraphs, it goes through without a whimper. Just a pity it won't accept a HubPages link.
by Bill Manning3 years ago
OK I know a lot about links, but somehow I can't make a damn link to turn into a live hyperlink in Yahoo answers! I've done it both ways; just typing in the plain URL, and also using the full a href= code.None of them...
by PurpleOne6 years ago
Hi, I have been writing here for about a month and am looking for ways to increase traffic. I read somewhere that answering on Yahoo Answers and posting a link to a relevant hub can be a good way to increase traffic....
by Et al...7 years ago
Is it ethically ok to go look for undecided questions in the Yahoo Answers forum that relate to my hubs, then answer the question and give them a link to my hub? Does anyone else do this?
by LarasMama6 years ago
Just wondering if anyone here uses Y!Answers as a traffic source - it's a nofollow link but if you've ever googled a question you'll see there's nearly always a Y~Answer near the top of the first page. Meaning that when...
by Ethan Green4 years ago
I started using yahoo answers a while ago, with the long haul to level 2 so I can post links. What I am now wondering is does anyone have a rough idea of how often, and for how long you can use yahoo answers to promote...
by multimastery5 years ago
Does anyone know if Yahoo Answers is still blocking HubPages links? I heard they were a lil while back, but not sure if that was accurate info.
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