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 coincidently have hubs about similar topics, and in my answer, I provide the tracking link for the hub.
I have had a good deal of traffic from them, as many people view the answers, ask and answer questions. Plus, sometimes, the questions appear on yahoo searches of similiar topics. I know when researching papers, the questions/answers of the same search, popped up on top before the search results, which means more people will be exposed to them.
I thought I'd share in case anyone else is interested in this.
You do need a yahoo email address; if you already have one then you're set, otherwise you would need to sign up for one.
I do add other information about the question, not just post the link. This helps, as well.
Hey Whitney... if you'd like a bud on Yahoo! Answers, we can vote for each other's answers, etc.
I don't know how you find people there.... but my screen name is "Ask M"
Wonderful ideas ladies. My screen name is zstaciez.
I found that "what is the most difficult language?" comes up on Yahoo Answers a lot, so I did the same as Whitney a few months ago and said "Polish" and gave a reason why, and a link to my hub. It got me a bit of traffic, but also got me some backlinks that way for eventual Google traffic.
I take that last part back. Yahoo Answers links are made "rel=nofollow" automatically, meaning that it won't give you any backlink value for better Google rankings. The only benefit would be direct traffic - not sure how many of those people would click on ads.
I'm so *happy* to hear that Polish is the most difficult language! As, I'm ever so slowly trying to learn it. My husband is Polish and I want our children to be bilingual. Oh, funny! I studied Spanish and German in school, and I ended up married to a Polish guy.
It can be learned...very slowly! Luckily you're married to a Pole so he can help you. Although be warned that Polish people are not used to hearing their language spoken by foreigners, ever, so he will most likely laugh at your accent & grammatical mistakes. Not out of malice - but because they're new! But it is a really interesting and beautiful language.
Powodzenia na uczeniu sie jezyka polskiego!
Stacie and Maddie I jsut added you both. :-)
I will say the only problem with Yahoo Answers that I've had, is one user harassing me. She emailed me saying I'm stupid, and have nothing good or intelligent to say. Then proceeded to say that I'm probably ugly, fat, etc. Then said I was anorexic. All becuase I made a comment towards not doing something that she told someone to do...
Don't spray a leopard geckos cage. You don't spray the cage of other geckos that require higher humidity than leopard geckos, so why would you spray their enclosure? Anyway... She said I was stupid becuase of my 6 years experience. And because I breed reptiles (which I get from top breeders around the US, not petstore reptiles) that, that was why I asked why people breed their dogs... When there's a big difference; as millions of dogs are euthanized yearly becuase they're unwanted. But anyway...
If you know how to report harassment, please let me know. Thanks. :-)
And I got like 20 hits the first day I posted links... Something like that... I hope it's ok that I divulged that info.
I just got a best answer on yahoo! Yea. It's my first.
I get an error whenever I add a link to hubpages on yahoo answers though. It started yesterday. I can post other links, but nothing to hubpages. Anyone else have this problem?
Is THAT what the problem is? It says "Error 999" but the possible reasons it gives don't have anything to do with links... hmmmm...
I tried this after seeing Whitney's tips. It worked for a while and then it didn't. But just now when I tried again it is working again. Best Regards
Hm...I'll have to try again if I find a fitting question to answer.
Whitney05 hanks for the great info. I have been using Yahoo answers more for the link/PR value. I have noticed some traffic not a huge amount but every little bit helps right.
I like the idea of helping each other out so I have added all three of you, WHITNEY05, Maddie Rudd, and Stacie Naczelnik. Here is the url to my yahoo answers page if anyone is willing to do the same.
http://answers.yahoo.com/my/profile;_yl … jIf9VSgjaa
I could not vote for anyones answers becuase I am not level two yet. I only have about 32 more points to go and then I will be able to vote for your answers!
I have had some good success at having my questions rate as the best answer. 7 Best Questions for a 48% rate. Pretty cool. Not sure why but still cool.
WHITNEY05 as for the person pestering you? I would just delete there email or even give it a spam flag and then delete and ignore them. Down at the bottom of the profile page by where you add people as contacts there is a "Block User" button. You might want to try that. It also states in the help of Yahoo ANswers that you can email them if someone is pestering you. You might want to just forward the emails to
Hope that helps.
Not to be a bum, but it's Ruud... for some reason, people shy away from pronouncing (or spelling) my last name correctly... perhaps because it is a homophone for "rude."
Oh well. My last name is soon changing to Luis... at which point I hope there will be less confusion...
I'm not at level two yet either, but I'm getting there.
Maddie...marriage? My maiden name was Faria Johnson (I never used a hyphen because I didn't like it). Nobody could ever pronounce Faria (rhymes with Maria) and always thought Faria way my middle name. I gladly switched names when I got married. Nobody can pronounce Naczelnik, but it definitely is less annoying. And, people like to ask about the origins of the name, so that's a good thing.
Sorry Miss Ruud soon to be Mrs. Luis. I stand corrected and will take note. Congrats by the way!
Going to create any hubpages on weddings? Wedding keywords typically pay pretty well in adsense. Just a fun little fact!
Anyway congrats and I will get the name right from now on!
I just stumbled accross this post. I have been using yahoo answears for a while now and i am at level 3. ( I thought everyone new about it!!
I used to answear questions for fun and be helpfull "boredom really" and i have now started to use it to generate a little traffic to my hubs and blog.
Also this is an excellent tool for everyone here as the amount of topics they cover are huge...
My question is, how long do the answears you ask stay in the system?
PS, i will look out for your names for best answears
Maddie, I have tips on eloping--if the wedding planning gets to be too much!
Maybe I should do an elopement hub.
compu-smart: level 3, good job. I'm getting closer and closer to level 2.
I still can't post any hub links to yahoo answers. How is it for everyone else today?
Argh. I hope they aren't denying all hub links. That would suck.
Okay, I just answered a question and it worked when I added a link. But, I had to "tinyURL" my hubpages link. Maybe they are blocking hubpages?
Mine are being denied too.
Must be a hubpages thing..??
Yeah, I guess they caught on to the tiny trick to because it didn't work the second time.
Odd the timing seems to have coincided with this thread....wonder if someone let them know about it.
I have a friend with Rudy as first name
And friends, I wrote to the yahoo help center and they got back to me saying that it is not because of hubpages links, but due to extreme busy servers and very high activity from the respective ISPs. They say, if the issue persists, contact our respective ISPs and only they can solve this problem and not Yahoo!
Perhaps there is still hope, I guess.
Great picture Maddie. Wish you all the happiness in the world.
Well, I think it is odd that I can submit all other links but hubpages links. This happens from home and work, so I've tried from different computers.
Hmmm. I think perhaps too many people are posting HubPages links and their system might recognize it as spam. Are you on Digg to Stacie? Perhaps it will help if we digg each other's posts?
Yeah but if they told SunSeven it's nothing to do with Hubpages, it's some other error and you'd think they could have sorted it by now.
Thanks every one you've inspired me to get onto yahoo and find this ask thing- I hadnt come across it before - even if it won't work with hubpages its a useful site My handle is lissie there too
Anyone had success with hub links since we last checked in? I haven't tried. I am able to link to my blogs, where I have links to my hubs...but it isn't as handy as a direct link.
Actually has been working fine for me the last 2 days.
I did it twice last night, but got errors at first. I just kept going back to the "modify" page, not modifying anything, then resubmitting. After two or three tries, I stopped getting the error message. Odd.
Sorry I have responded. I emailed yahoo about the 999 error.
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I posted other links with my hubpage link in the link. I haven't had any problems for a while....
My yahoo is wlowell05... anyone else on yahoo answers add me and I'll vote for you answers as I'm level 2 on my way to level 3. :-)
I got the same email.
Well...it happens no matter where I am: work or home, so different connections.
I've scanned for viruses.
Third party...what? No, not me.
I dunno... I haven't had any problems for a week or so now... Hopefully, you get it corrected.
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