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 one hub?
I've been maybe answering a yahoo question on average once a day for the past fortnight for one hub as an experiment, and so far no problems have arisen, and my views have increased. I do the same for one of my blogs, with no problems there either. But what would happen if I answered 2 a day? 5 a day? What would happen if I did this for a month, 6 months, a year? I nearly always get chosen as the best answer since I put effort into making it a really good answer, so this should not be a factor.
It's just the unknown aspect of whether or not Google's algorithm will ever think it's weird that there are 10, 20, 50 or a 100+ backlinks from yahoo answers to one hub or blog.
Secondly, can anyone recommend any other good answer sites for bringing in new viewers and building backlinks so the above question would not be such a potential issue?
Any thoughts much appreciated!
When I was using it to build traffic (now I do it mostly for fun), I would put links to my own work in fewer than 20% of my answers. So far I'm in good standing.
I don't know of any Q&A sites as large and well-established as Yahoo Answers. They have a high search engine ranking and users who find your answers helpful are likely to spread your links around the internet. That's how many of my webpages have gone viral in a short time. If you don't have a lot of time to devote to backlinking, I would suggest sticking with a few sites that yield the best results rather than trying to spread your links around as many domains as possible. Your mileage may vary.
There are a lot of Q & A sites just use search. There are sites where you can make earnings too
by LarasMama 8 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 people view that page chances are they'll click that link. Good idea or not...
by creativeMind 9 years ago
Hi everyone,What would have been the outcome if yahoo answers was revenue sharing site?
by Bill Manning 5 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 work. Do you have to post enough before they let your links be live or something?
by Writing Guy 6 years ago
Are question and answer sites like Yahoo Answers a good way to promote your website?What tips would you offer for someone trying to do this?
by Et al... 9 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 Whitney 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...
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