OK, Who's been spamming Yahoo Answers?

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  1. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I notice that I can't submit any answers on Y!A today containing links to Hubs.   Whereas I'm having no trouble submitting answers containing links to my websites. 

    That suggests people have been submitting too many Hub links with their answers again, and Yahoo is blocking them.

    Please, please, please, if you're going to promote your Hubs on sites like this, remember that it's against the TOS to promote anything on Y!A.  In practice, you can get away with including links but they must be relevant to the answer and you mustn't post too many links in one session.

    That's especially true for HubPages because you don't know how many other Hubbers are posting too - and we're all part of the same domain, so several Hubbers posting a few links each, soon mounts up.

  2. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Are you serious, Marisa? I never do more than 1 or 2 hub links per month, and that's ONLY if they are totally, totally relevant and not the ONLY part of the answer that I give. And I (grudgingly) answer at least 5 or 6 non-linked answers for every one that I link. That's worked for me for a long, long, long time.

    Sheesh.... Moving on....

    Do you think it's a temp or permanent block?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm hoping it's only temporary.  It has happened once or twice before. 

      And yes, Taniel, I did try putting it in the source box.

  3. profile image0
    TanielHoustonposted 8 years ago

    did you try to put it in the source box and not within your answer maybe that'll work. Although I don't spam and I don't even use Yahoo answers as much as I used to.

  4. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Ouch, I don't often promote with YA, but it could be bad for those who use it regularly.

    It wouldn't be the first time a website is banned from a website due to overpromotion.

  5. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I've been using them for a few weeks now. But most links I use go to my own websites, not hubpages. Plus I only put one link in every dozen or so answers I do.

    So I've only got maybe 4 hub links in Y!. Been getting picked as the best answer a lot too, feels nice. smile

  6. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I dont think ive ever posted there....

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's no follow.  However, if you can get "best answer", your answer will show up in search results so I do get real people visiting from it.

      1. lrohner profile image79
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        For those who haven't been on Yahoo Answers, it's not that difficult to get "Best Answer"! For something like 10 minutes a month, I usually manage to get a couple of good backlinks. Or did.... sad

  7. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Cannot be me, I've not been there. wink lol

    1. kmackey32 profile image67
      kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think your fibbin... It was you.. Admit it... lol

  8. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I just checked and my hub links are all working on the answers I used them. Are you saying you just can't post new ones to hubs?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I'm just talking about posting new ones.

  9. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Not me (or, in correct grammar, "not I").  I've done about four links on there in something like two years.

  10. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I keep thinking "It wasnt me" LMFAO

  11. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    I've never post to YA!  Hope it clears up soon for you.  Now people will learn not to do such things.  Thanks smile


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