Does anyone here use Yahoo! Answers to earn their hubs some traffic? I've been a member of Yahoo! answers for almost three years and I know you can only get away with very relavent links but that shouldn't be a proplem.
also I just remembered, your not able to anchor the links as you can only add a url and not any HTML so the link won't give you any search engine boosts.
You can make your URL clickable - you need to be a certain level however.
I'd be wary for two reasons:
1. You can get banned. So only do it sparingly.
2. The total number of HP links posted on the site count towards the spam total. So if lots of people are posting links on yahoo, they can easily have the whole domain banned for a certain length of time.
That said, if you can get best answer for a question, Yahoo answers often rank well in search results when there isn't a lot of competition.
i found hubpages via a YA! link
YA! answers are often scraped - i see my old answers with links reposted almost weekly.
other than the effort of getting up to whatever level required to post links - people who use YA! for traffic rarely care if they are banned, they just register again and restart.
seems like a lot of work to me!
the method is usually ask and answer - one aged account answers, one account asks - they ask whatever question is necessary in order to "answer" with their link.
you can see that happen here in the forums frequently with the late night spammers.
Yeah some people just don't care if their considered spam by recklessly posting anywhere humanly possibile. LOL
Yeah, some people spam everything. I thought about using yahoo answers, but its not as good as it used to be.
The site used to be better, then people start spamming even more lol
Also, the scraping point is a good one because I've noticed this too which means even though you post one link to your hub on Y!A, it can end up on hundreds of other domains as people steal the content. Thanks for pointing that out. :-)
by PurpleOne 8 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. Does this actually work that well? I'd be really interested in hearing people's...
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 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 Whitney 11 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...
by Whitney 10 years ago
Ok, so I haven't gotten that aweful 999 error in MONTHS! and now, it seems there are so many perfect questions to post my links too, and I'm getting the 999 error! Anyone else having this problem? I was getting ok traffic from them, enough for my to be frustrated by this. Plus, like I said, today...
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?
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