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Discussion in 'Link Development' started by andy_089, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. #1
    I responded some questions on their question/answer site with my homepage link included and noted that many of these pages have PR6, so this seems to be an easy way to collect PR6 back-links.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
    andy_089, Jan 13, 2008 IP
  2. met0555

    met0555 Active Member

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    #2
    yes but, they may flag you as a spam
     
    met0555, Jan 13, 2008 IP
  3. Red_Virus

    Red_Virus Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure, But I think that they have a no-follow on all the Out Links ? Please correct me If I am wrong. Yahoo is very strict on Link spam.
     
    Red_Virus, Jan 13, 2008 IP
  4. andy_089

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    Well, all links I've posted in the last six months are there and working and most of them on PR6 yahoo-sites. Also, I only responded to questions that are related to the content of my site, therefor it might not be considered as spam.
     
    andy_089, Jan 13, 2008 IP
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    magda Notable Member

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    #5
    All nofollow.
    You can get traffic, and they are backlinks, and they seem to help in Yahoo search, at least to the extent of getting the linked page crawled and indexed - but no use in terms of pageRank at all.
     
    magda, Jan 13, 2008 IP
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    Laceygirl Banned

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    #6
    nah, I've been heavily using yahoo answers, and the results for the time are worthless.

    You can't go far with yahoo answers.
     
    Laceygirl, Jan 13, 2008 IP
  7. Chios

    Chios Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Links are nofollow attributed so theoretically don't pass PR
    but it might be worth the traffic if you are actually answering
    questions specific to your niche and get traffic to your site
    because of some good answers. These visitors might convert to
    customers one day ...
     
    Chios, Jan 13, 2008 IP
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    cowy Peon

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    #8
    Nofollow in Yahoo answer, just check the page source.. But if you want traffic, that ok if you get the best answers
     
    cowy, Jan 13, 2008 IP
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    #9
    yahoo answer only get increase u r traffic not a back link ......
    make sure don,t d oto much it is spamming ....
     
    deepraj12, Jan 14, 2008 IP
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    yeah but you could send some good answers and the readers could link-bite your site and send you some backlinks! ;)
     
    Ace0, Jan 14, 2008 IP
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    I have been pondering over building links through Yahoo Answers, and would like to thank you all for giving relevant information!!! :)
     
    searoseinfotech, Jan 14, 2008 IP
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    MusicVideoCodesNow Banned

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    #12
    nofollow links still help a little.

    I used to make questions and then awnser my own questions with affiliate links back in the day, it was decent money.

    As for seo, they wont hurt you ;) it all matters on how much time you want to devote to that sorta link building.
     
    MusicVideoCodesNow, Jan 14, 2008 IP
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    abudhar Banned

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    #13
    i heard many abt yahoo answers get traffic etc...dunno if its true
     
    abudhar, Jan 14, 2008 IP
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    I have tried to answer questions. And in order to get my site totally related to a question. I even wrote an article concerning the question in my website. Then I tried to answer the question with the reference to the url of the article written.

    But still, the answers were flagged as spam .....

    So I am just a bit confused what I can do in Yahoo answers!
     
    discuss4u, Jan 14, 2008 IP
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    You should always list more than just your website as a resource to avoid being considered spam.
     
    sport302, Jan 15, 2008 IP
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    bigbluesky2006 Active Member

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    #16
    It depends if you're out to earn PageRank and increase SERPs since they're NOFOLLOW links.

    I've always got good traffic from Yahoo Answers and found that it speeds up the time it takes to get a site listed in Yahoo.

    Just don't depend on the links for anything other than some quick free traffic. And definately don't SPAM!
     
    bigbluesky2006, Jan 15, 2008 IP
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    willyboy104 Active Member

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    I agree they are no follows links however depending on the niche of your website then yahoo answers is a great way of increasing traffic.
    I would say proxy sites benefit heavily on yahoo answers.

    Will.
     
    willyboy104, Jan 15, 2008 IP
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    Yahoo or MSN could possibly count them as backinks, although I'm not sure if and how it will affect rankings, probably not at all.
     
    mrmrdan, Jan 16, 2008 IP