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[2013] Benefit of Yahoo Answers in Seo?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by eric_wahlberg, Jul 25, 2013.

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    What are the benefits of Yahoo Answers in terms of Seo?

    How does it help in website promotion?
    SEMrush
    Please guide.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Jul 25, 2013 IP
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  2. iamalive

    iamalive Well-Known Member

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    Yahoo answers help in optimizing our website by giving a link in the answer or source. When you start Yahoo Answer you have level 1 and 100 points. The points increases with the answers given by you. The asker rate your answer and if he find your answer as the best then he vote your answer and declare it as the best answer. After achieving some best answers your account entered into level 2 and now you can add the URL of your website. The person reading the answer will click the link and it will lead to your website. This is, how yahoo answer helpful for capturing traffic.
     
    iamalive, Jul 25, 2013 IP
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    danasurvey Well-Known Member

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    I'd say there are very little to no benefits of Yahoo Answers in terms of SEO, since the Yahoo Answers TOS forbids promotion of any kind.
     
    danasurvey, Jul 25, 2013 IP
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    So does Google see these links your leaving in answers to peoples questions as good related links.
    It's almost like blog commenting.
     
    sarah12, Jul 25, 2013 IP
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    danasurvey Well-Known Member

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    Blog commenting can be a good way to get some backlinks. You just need to keep them relevant. :)
     
    danasurvey, Jul 28, 2013 IP
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    woits Greenhorn

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    i think yahoo answers can help a little bit but not too much
     
    woits, Jul 30, 2013 IP
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    danasurvey Well-Known Member

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    I still disagree. I don't think violating a site's TOS helps with SEO and Yahoo Answers is very clear that advertising/promoting is not allowed.
     
    danasurvey, Aug 1, 2013 IP
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    johnsonlogic Greenhorn

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    Yahoo Answer is much traffic driven platform, so it's most important to attract traffic. More benefits are:
    -Live backlink unlike directories or bookmarks.
    -If your answer w'd be chosen best your link will displayed on top position in that thread.
    -Since many search engines have specific bots to crawl new or updated threads for this type of discussion platform, so your link also be crawled with this updated info.
     
    johnsonlogic, Aug 12, 2013 IP
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    nadalbg Well-Known Member

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    it is good for traffic, but the links are no follow so you will not get SEO benefits.
     
    nadalbg, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    khemraj Well-Known Member

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    Who says, yahoo answers help in SEO. Not they don't help.

    Yahoo! answers just help you to build some reputation among the masses by showcasing your expertise by answering question and ultimately help you get more business. But directly it doesn't help anyway.

    Cheers!
     
    khemraj, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    BRITTANEY86 Banned

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    Yahoo answers has less impact when it comes to SEO since they don't entertain link promotion.
    I would instead recommend forums and blog commenting.
    Good luck!
     
    BRITTANEY86, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    melprise Active Member

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    Yahoo Answers is great precisely because it can provide a strong source of targeted traffic that is not based on SEO. Depending on the niche and other tactics, many receive as much, or more traffic to their sites from YA than from search engine traffic. 3 out of 4 people get to a site via a search engine search, but the fourth person gets there from a direct link, by first going to a heavily trafficked site and then following a link, no Google involved. This can be very important if a given site is penalized by Google, or an update suddenly changes a site's standing from page 1 to page 100.
     
    melprise, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    Yahoo answers backlinks are 'nofollow' but you can get direct traffic.
    There are two key points to get success in yahoo answers. They are
    1. Don't spam.
    2. Be an active member
    Search yahoo answers with your top keywords and answer the questions. You will get tons of traffic by this activity. The information provided in yahoo answers get indexed by yahoo for a long period. This will surely help increase visitors to your site. Investing time in this activity is worth.
     
    Alice Smith, Aug 17, 2013 IP
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    you are wrong. You can bypass the tos, by carefully slipping a helpful link in the resources tab. It will help seo and IM too..
     
    mrgoe, Aug 27, 2013 IP
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    Hi, Yahoo answer can be good for both - targeted traffic to website and SEO value. Although the backlinks from yahoo answer comes with Nofollow attribute, still it helps to diversify your website backlink profile. And that's why Yahoo answer should be an integral part of your SEO activity.
    Also Yahoo! Answers and other similar websites are actually a greatly underused way to get inbound links to your website. By using them regularly in a fair and effective way, you can create a very useful and relevant community around yourself, over a period of time. Hope this will help you. Thanks, Have a nice day ! :)
     
    Lasse Nielsen, Aug 27, 2013 IP
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    Sheraz Khan Baloch Active Member

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    Yahoo answers only help you promoting your website while you are active member and not be spammy. Meanwhile also write the correct information about you in the profile and dont let your profile empty.
     
    Sheraz Khan Baloch, Aug 27, 2013 IP
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    I don't think bypassing the TOS of any site is helpful in a long term SEO plan.
     
    danasurvey, Aug 28, 2013 IP
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    this would depend on if the link ever gets removed or not.
     
    uleesgold, Sep 17, 2013 IP
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    Yahoo answers is a great way to get targeted traffic to your site/sites. You just have to be careful and post helpful answers to the questions and not just drop links as just dropping links will get your question reported and could get your account banned.
     
    karen9999, Sep 20, 2013 IP
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    yahoo answers help you to build traffic. at first when you are in level 1 you can answer the questions but can't add your website URL .but gradually when you approach in level 2 you can link your website URL in the source box. and thus when the reader read your answer he/she will visit your website through the URL given in the source box. then your website will get publicity. in a word it will help you to make money through your blogs.
     
    sadiaarifinomita, Sep 21, 2013 IP
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