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  1. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 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 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.

    1. stubbs profile image63
      stubbsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If you don't mind me asking, how much traffic on average from yahoo answers?
      (are you allowed to say? :-z)

  2. The Good Cook profile image68
    The Good Cookposted 10 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this excellent tip Whitney.

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image77
    Maddie Ruudposted 10 years ago

    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"

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Wonderful ideas ladies.  My screen name is zstaciez.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have no idea how to find you on Yahoo! Answers directly, so I googled your screen name and "yahoo!" and "answers" and found you.  Lol.  If anyone knows a more efficient way to find each other, please share.

  5. livelonger profile image93
    livelongerposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. livelonger profile image93
      livelongerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  6. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. livelonger profile image93
      livelongerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Isabella Snow profile image86
        Isabella Snowposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        You know you've been living in a Slavic country WAY too long when you can automatically understand other Slavic languages you've never actually learned.

        wink wink

  7. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    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.

  8. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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...

      1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
        Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yup.  Is it working for you today?  I haven't tried yet.

  9. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    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. smile Best Regards

  10. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Hm...I'll have to try again if I find a fitting question to answer.

  11. GreatTattoosNow profile image68
    GreatTattoosNowposted 10 years ago

    Hey All-

    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
    y_answrs_team@yahoo.com

    Hope that helps.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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...

      1. darkside profile image82
        darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I think that having a surname that sounds like Rude would be totally cool!

  12. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Congrats Maddie smile

  13. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Affirmative:

      http://photos-999.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v130/102/23/505470999/n505470999_573649_9084.jpg

  14. GreatTattoosNow profile image68
    GreatTattoosNowposted 10 years ago

    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!

  15. compu-smart profile image61
    compu-smartposted 10 years ago

    Hey,
    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 wink

    1. profile image0
      Lisa Bargerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't use it YA any more but I was one of the originals and as far as I can tell all my questions and answers are still there.

      I'm glad it's working for all of you.  It wasn't worth it to me.

  16. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

  17. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    I still can't post any hub links to yahoo answers.  How is it for everyone else today?

  18. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    I tried just now. Yes, something is wrong. sad

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. Isabella Snow profile image86
        Isabella Snowposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I tried this as well before my last post and that didnt work for me.

        But if it worked for you, I guess that's a good sign.

  19. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    Mine are being denied too.

    Must be a hubpages thing..??

    sad sad

  20. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Yeah, I guess they caught on to the tiny trick to because it didn't work the second time.

  21. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    Odd the timing seems to have coincided with this thread....wonder if someone let them know about it.

  22. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    I have a friend with Rudy as first name smile

    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. smile

    Great picture Maddie. Wish you all the happiness in the world. smile

  23. stubbs profile image63
    stubbsposted 10 years ago

    My dad has a friend called Dick Small







    that was not a joke

  24. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Really!? Whats in a name anyway! smile

  25. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

  26. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Hmmm. I think perhaps too many people are posting HubPages links and their system might recognize it as spam. smile Are you on Digg to Stacie? Perhaps it will help if we digg each other's posts?

  27. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    My digg name is StacieN.

  28. SunSeven profile image56
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Ok. I will find you. I am SunSeven there too.

  29. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    And I still can't.

  30. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    And I STILL cant. Getting annoying now!

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No, I wrote in another post that it stopped working after the first time.  Lame.

  31. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    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.

  32. Lissie profile image79
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    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

  33. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It was working for a while yesterday.  But no longer.

      1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
        Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the info Maddie.

  34. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    Actually has been working fine for me the last 2 days.

  35. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

  36. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Sorry I have responded. I emailed yahoo about the 999 error.

    They replied:

    The error you
    received is typically caused by unusual activity from either your
    computer or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to Yahoo!. While this
    type of problem is usually temporary, if you continue to experience
    this
    error, we recommend that you try the following suggestions:

    1) Contact your ISP and let them know you are experiencing connectivity

    problems with Yahoo!. You may have difficulty accessing Yahoo! if we
    detect unusual network traffic coming from your ISP. Only your ISP will

    be able to address and resolve this abnormal activity.

    2) Check that you are not using any third party software program or
    application to access Yahoo! services. Please keep in mind that these
    types of programs are not supported by Yahoo! and may violate our Terms

    of Service, and therefore may contribute to your receiving this error.

    3) If you have not scanned your computer for spyware and viruses,
    please
    do so now. Some spyware programs and computer viruses will run separate

    programs on your computer for a variety of purposes, sometimes slowing
    your computer down in the process, and even preventing you from
    accessing certain Internet sites such as Yahoo!.

    For detailed information on virus protection, please visit:

       http://security.yahoo.com/malware.html

    For detailed information on spyware, please visit:

       http://security.yahoo.com/spyware.html

    4) You may want to try accessing Yahoo! through a different computer or

    through a different Internet connection.

    We hope this is resolved for you soon so that you may continue to use
    Yahoo!.
    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

    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. :-)

    1. SunSeven profile image56
      SunSevenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thats similar to the reply I got from them too. Now I am having doubts that, is it really worth the effort and time!!?

  37. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    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.

  38. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    I dunno... I haven't had any problems for a week or so now... Hopefully, you get it corrected.

  39. Isabella Snow profile image86
    Isabella Snowposted 10 years ago

    No problems here, either.

 
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