Yahoo! Answers community for traffic

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  1. RealityBomb profile image75
    RealityBombposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. RealityBomb profile image75
      RealityBombposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. RealityBomb profile image75
          RealityBombposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I know there very strict however thanks for pointing out the second issue, i never thought of that and I guess that is a very real possibility so I wouldn't want to be responsible for harming the HP community.

  2. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. RealityBomb profile image75
      RealityBombposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah some people just don't care if their considered spam by recklessly posting anywhere humanly possibile. LOL

      1. David 470 profile image85
        David 470posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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 hmm

        1. kerryg profile image82
          kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You can report spam on Y!A. I do frequently.

    2. RealityBomb profile image75
      RealityBombposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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. :-)


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