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Benefit of Yahoo Answers in Seo?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rankage, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. rankage

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    Are yahoo answers good for seo? How to use this for website rankings?

    Any other places like yahoo answers for seo?

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  2. mickyfu

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    Not sure about the benefit concerning SEO, but they are good for traffic and they are easy to rank. They can be very profitable if you use them right, but just like YouTube they are full of tits in competition who report every answer you give. Some answers will stick, but a lot get removed. Yahoo answers works best on niches with less competition. Say if you go for new weight loss products, it is easy to rank with Yahoo Answers before all the comp starts to come in.
     
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  3. kasher9

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    Its good for brand recognition and lead generation but in terms of linkjuice you need a minimum of a level 2 I believe to post a link first of all, second of all its a nofollow and third of all I believe you cant use a keyword anchor. Correct me if im wrong there btw anyone. But you have to know what strategy to implement if you are planning to use it for lead generation or brand recognition, you cant just spam your link. Hope that helps.
     
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  4. mingu

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    In most cases Yahoo is not providing SEO asistance provided by links.. but yahoo says yes for SEO.
     
  5. Techxan

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    Yahoo answers will sometimes forget to no follow a link. So once in a while,you luck out.

    Even still, NF links do pass authority, because you are being cited by a page with more authority than you have. These associations are beginning to matter more and more in SEO.

    Even the pages you like to are affecting your SEO today.

    Forget the follow attribute and concentrate on good links. Never pass up a good link.

    In Yahoo answers, I can always put a raw URL in my resource box.

    I just write "do a little SEO myself-URL" or something.

    That is a good link from a high authority domain that also drives traffic and creates brand awareness.

    And people freak out because it is no fol**??
     
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  6. WebMeUp

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    Links from Yahoo! Answers can definitely be useful in many ways. They can drive more traffic to your website and even add up to its only authority.

    But when posting on this site, make sure that you do it the right way. Provide only thoughtful and thorough answers, don't spam. Otherwise, you are running a risk of getting blocked.

    Also, note that links coming from Yahoo! answers don't have much SEO value. However, in some instances, great answer to popular questions are grabbed and published in separate website. And in case if those include links to your site, you will gain some backlink authority from the links provided within your Yahoo! Answers.
     
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  7. SEO Land

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    Yahoo Question/Answers are good to get quality traffic to the targeted website.
     
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    Yahoo is great for traffic and good SEO point too it dosn't get that great when a competitor starts back on you and gets your answers trashed. Keep it on point and don't always direct back to your own site. You can use keywords quite easy but go easy. wiki answer i use to use and ask.com plus blogs that are relevant and asking questions and linkedin has became quite usefull.
     
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    Yahoo answer is a no follow link and not even on the path of SEO at all.

    If you even include your link in your contributions you stand a good chance of getting banned sooner than later.

    Good SEO cost money.........
     
  10. MadStacks

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    Not sure about SEO but Yahoo! Answers works good for conversions if you target questions that follow your niche.