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 PurpleOne7 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 Melanie Shebel10 days ago
There is no "report" button when viewing answers in the Q&A section.There are two patterns of behavior I've run into in the answers section that I feel are highly reportable:1) Spam2) Duplicate contentA...
by Whitney9 years ago
I have a suggestion. Lately, I've been participating in Yahoo Answers. I try to answer any question I have a thought about, especially those that I have experience with. I have answered several questions that...
by LarasMama7 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 multimastery6 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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