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Can I rank a yahoo answer in the SERP's

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ramsweb, May 25, 2010.

  1. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    Hi there guys

    To target additional keywords, I was thinking about using some of my Yahoo answers which have been chosen as best answers. They have the link to my site and show up in places like 400, 150 etc in various search results.

    I get clicks from them (mostly people searching yahoo). I was wondering if it would be worthwhile to aggressively backlink these yahoo questions to make them rank stronger in Google search rankings.

    Has anyone tried this method below. What have been your results? Would you recommend it. Would appreciate any comments on this. - Thanks
     
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    Well, are you getting enough clicks from them to make it worth pushing yahoo up the serp results? Or do you think it might be more worth while to link build for your own website? With Yahoo's built in quality, it may be easier to move them up in rank than it would be to move your own site.

    Just a few thoughts on your question... Seems like an interesting idea...
     
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    I get a decent amount of clicks from them to my site. There is no way I can really rank my sites for the keywords that are in the yahoo answers although it is related. This is just a side campaign to increase my traffic as I am working hard on my main site as well.

    I intend to use a scrapebox blast and maybe a paid xmrumer blast for the yahoo answers as I really don't care if it gets sandboxed or whatever by Google. So, I guess there is no harm in trying as I won't be wasting much time on it.
     
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    I have read that they get reported by competition once they start to show up in the top results and might get taken down. Then you have nothing. That is why I figured I would ask.
     
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    Yes, that is a form of parasite hosting. If you type "buy viagra" in google you see the viagra spammers do this all the time with other websites. Spam your yahoo answers and it will rank fast. Even if one day it gets deleted, you can always make another one and repeat.
     
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    It would be the equivalent of a natural link silo. It certainly wouldn't be a bad idea. Raising the answers in the SERP would also be creating one more avenue for visitors to reach you by finding the yahoo answer in the serp and then clicking from there to your site. It should also have the effect of raising the value of the yahoo answer pages which would increase the value of the backlinks to your site. This should have the effect of raising your own site in the serps as well.

    All in all, as long as you've already done the other backlinking that should be done for a site, doing some additional backlinking to raise your backlinks isn't a bad idea, especially for the right backlinks like ya pages.

    Doing this should go along way toward creating the simulation of the naturally popular site I talk about in the thread: SEO - Understanding the Simulation, which is what google and the other SE are trying to identify. If done properly it should result in overall higher position in the SERP, overall higher visitors, and overall higher PR as well.
     
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