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Yahoo answer no longer allowing live links

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by it career, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. #1
    Will you stop posting answers in yahoo now?
    SEMrush
     
    it career, Feb 7, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Emie.

    Emie. Banned

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    #2
    No, because you don't have to post live links to get traffic on Yahoo Answers.
     
    Emie., Feb 7, 2008 IP
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  3. it career

    it career Notable Member

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    #3
    Can you please clarify, if you cannot post a live link means yahoo answer will generate ZERO traffic. No one will copy and paste your url from YA.
     
    it career, Feb 7, 2008 IP
  4. vpguy

    vpguy Guest

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    #4
    If someone asks "Where can I go to learn more about xyz?" and someone responds "Go to http://www.xyz-site.com/", of course the person who asked the question will copy and paste the URL into the browser. So will others who are interested in learning about xyz.

    I think it's a good move to weed out the crap and spam, and to provide higher-quality results.
     
    vpguy, Feb 7, 2008 IP
  5. korr

    korr Peon

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    #5
    What? No links? Where can I find details of this update?
     
    korr, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    gerwinjz76 Peon

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    #6
    Probably I would. But is it really true???
     
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  7. korr

    korr Peon

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    Yeah I'm checking it out all the links are deactivated and they're truncated so people can't even copy & paste the old links. Ahh well that was a huge waste of time. At least the links still seem to work on the profile page.
     
    korr, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Considering the truncated links, one would have to assume they would put the links back again. Also, it does seem to be a possible oops on their part. I was on the site about an hour ago and the links were definately live.
     
    Claudek, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    #9
    I dont use yahoo answers anyway, yahoo used nofollow tag, so live links r useless
     
    angilina, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    I think most people were spamming, thats the reason they dont allow
     
    Proximity, Feb 7, 2008 IP
  11. korr

    korr Peon

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    #11
    Hah you were right!

    http://yanswersblog.com/index.php/archives/2008/02/07/yahoo-answers-link-update/

    They are saying its an error, they are aware of it, and they're working to fix it ASAP.
     
    korr, Feb 7, 2008 IP
  12. masoha

    masoha Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Yahoo answers links are a good way to attract highly targeted traffic, it doesn't matter if links have nofollow attribute, they worth every minute spent answering questions.
     
    masoha, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    #13
    ok - so I guess this was a mistake...I use Yahoo answers and I think it's a good tool...
     
    DannyBly, Feb 7, 2008 IP
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    #14
    When did they do this?
     
    NsaneNoob, Feb 7, 2008 IP
  15. korr

    korr Peon

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    Its baaaack. And they seem to have updated their blog with another lame post about evaluating sources. I know search engine types love an "authoritative source" but trying to limit the entire knowledge of the internet to a few domains will never work.
     
    korr, Feb 9, 2008 IP
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    oceanadsense Peon

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    #16
    the links are back. yahoo answers is a great tool for getting backlinks.
     
    oceanadsense, Feb 9, 2008 IP
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    #17
    Ive had previous success with yahoo answers so I suppose thats great.

    And anyway I suppose people who are totally Dependant on one source of income like yahoo answers shouldn't be. its a good lesson for them to learn
     
    kidbossman, Feb 9, 2008 IP
  18. microtekblue

    microtekblue Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Who cares about yahoo answers...

    Its a complete WASTE....

    IF getting 5 visits is ideal for your web business, then you should care about yahoo answers lol.

    OTHERWISE,,,yahoo answers is totally crap....and no one even clicks any outside links anyways.

    STOP WASTING YOUR SEO TIME ON STUPID THINGS LIKE YAHOO ANSWERS!
     
    microtekblue, Feb 9, 2008 IP
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    banker0679 Well-Known Member

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    #19
    it's not SEO tricks...but traffic tricks
     
    banker0679, Feb 9, 2008 IP
  20. microtekblue

    microtekblue Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Traffic tricks??

    Wut is that lol?

    My point is that yahoo answers just sucks!

    It will never give you any good traffic..and its a complete waste of time!
     
    microtekblue, Feb 9, 2008 IP