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How to Use Yahoo Answers Without Getting Banned?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by webhead, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. webhead

    webhead Junior Member

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    I have been using Yahoo answers for years to drive traffic.

    Just recently, all of my accounts were banned. Some were level 3 and 4.

    Then I purchased 50 new accounts and used proxies for all of my answers.

    All of these accounts were banned too.

    I also tried using 2 new accounts to post answers with no links at all. Those were banned too.

    What is the trick to staying alive on Y Answers these days?:confused:
     
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  2. lucius

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    Dont post spammy looking copy paste answers. Use different Ips with each account so they dont get connected to each other in yahoos eyes. Also, no mattr how many precautionsn you may take your account at some point is going to be banned because a lot of people are going to be reporting your answer. So to answer your question the best way to stay alive for long is to actually provide helpful answers relevant to the question. If you do that, no one would mind if you left your website link in the resource box.
     
  3. matrik

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    I use my custom program to write questions and auto-reply to them (~100 answers each day). My experience shows that using different ip's does nothing but for slow you down. And if you use public proxies, it might additionally raise suspicion. More important thing is to make the answer not spammy. You can put some part of the question in the answer, so it does not look bad. And do not use the same level >1 users to post same links if possible.
     
  4. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    Well I just do 4-5 answers from each level 2 with links and they all are working great till now!! :)
     
  5. BlackSeng

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    In my opinion, Yahoo Answers DO "blacklist" domain names.

    Try to spam a new link and your answers can actually survive more than a day. But once your answers keep getting flagged and reported, your domain url will get "blacklisted". So whenever you spam just one answer with that blacklisted domain name, your whole account will get banned in no time.

    There are many ways to bypass Yahoo Answers. Just figure them out - be creative~

    BlackSeng,
    More than a year with Yahoo Answers :p
     
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  6. lucius

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    I think I'll have to disagree with you here blackseng. When YA blacklists a domain, further use of it in the answer results in an error 999, not necessarily a ban.
     
  7. BlackSeng

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    No, Lucius. My "blacklist" isn't referring to a ban. What I meant with my term of blacklist is that... Yahoo Answers' moderators will keep an eye on your domain. So if some mofo out there flags your answer, just ONE of your answers, your account will be banned in no time. And it doesn't necessarily give you the error 999.

    In estimation, each IP address can "spam" yahoo answers for about 100 answers till they receive the Error 999; each unique domain for at least 150-200 answers before they receive Error 999.
    Check it out.

    Remember... Error 999 doesn't just mean your IP is banned, it could be your domain being banned temporarily.
    Such bans (IP ban or domain ban) are usually temporarily. Give it a day or so.

    I've already dropped a big hint here... if you can get the answer (no pun intended), you can have fun with Yahoo Answers :)
     
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    You can still get the 999 error even when you don't post any links in your answers..
     
  9. BlackSeng

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    It just means you're posting way too many answers in a day. Like in my previous post - the estimation of 100 answers per day.

    But I don't know... those are just based on my personal experience with Yahoo Answers for more than a year.
    I feel that Yahoo Answers is just like Google...
     
  10. lucius

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    Well yeah, its just that it has happened a lot of times that when I was copy pasting the same reply, at a certain number of answers I would start encountering a 999 error. But when I'd change the domain, the error 999 would go away with no changes made to the IP, answer, account or anything else whatsoever.
    But yeah I do find that the "ban" is lifted after 24 hours.
    Thanks for the heads up, though.
    TO add, if I am not wrong your account usually gets banned when it starts to receive a lot of "reports" from the YA community. I say this because once in a while I would check my email and would see a bunch of "your answer has been reported" emails prior to eventually getting a "your answers account has been suspended" notification.
    Hope it helps :)
     
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  11. BlackSeng

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    Oh yeah... heard of that too.
    I remember reading somewhere that when a community person (any user - level 1 noob or level 10 nerds) flags an answer appropriately... they are given more "flagging power". So in the future, if they see a spam and just flag ONCE... your answer will be flushed down the toilet bowl and your account committing suicide in less than a day.

    Experience that once when I used Yahoo Answer Eye. I started the program... spam the first newest answer... then spam the next and next... less than 5-minutes later... "Your Account Has Been Suspended".
    What I realize was... the section I was spamming contain several disgruntled users with my spam. LoL. So they were continously flagging my answers. So as they flag appropriately, they are given more "flagging power". That's how my account got banned in less than 5-minutes. But well... just find other creative ways to counter them.
     
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  12. jackon

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    i got banned same ,but dont give up ,it is good place to drive traffic
     
  13. webhead

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    Like I said, I even tested with new accounts and NO links....

    Still got insta-ban. Weird. Everyone seems to have a different experience.
     
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    Even if you are suspended your answers will stay , unless you want to increase your level you can spam yahoo answers with your link and make new ones and move on...
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  15. CMS2009

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    dont waste your time with level 3 or 4 accounts, theres absolutely no advantage over level 2 ones,

    Use the higher level accounts solely to make level 2 accounts quicker, and dont bother posting links on good accounts like that

    I do also suspect that the IP used has fuck all bearing on anything, although for the accounts I sell I keep IPs seperate, but I once just ran ccleaner and posted my links on my own questions on another account (with same IP) by accident. Didn't realise till after id voted them all best answer, cracked up when i caught on and expected a ban, but nothing happened?

    I honestly dont think they give a toss unless you are reported by some other to55er
     
  16. fuzon

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    I asked this question within yahoo answers to promote an adult website and gain a backlink check out the question below

    http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090624183614AAAnjVo

    As you can see 7 months later and its still up and driving me traffic from people looking for shirts but instead are met with something much more interesting ;)

    Just put a twist on your question like mine, or ask a question and get a friend to answer
     
  17. portalweb

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    It depends on your age of your Yahoo account.

    I noticed that the well-aged, "power-level" Yahoo account (5+ years) are less likely to be banned than recently-minted Level 2+ Yahoo account.
     
  18. HoNeYBiRD

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    yup, i experienced it as well, the newly created accounts get banned far more faster than the old ones
    there are plenty of url shortening services out there, you can customize your links with many of them, use them, rotate them when you spam your links to your sites
    here's a nifty tool for ya, with this tool you can answer more than one questions at once including the same keywords:
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    http://yahooanswerpost.com/
    and here's a tip from me how to avoid the annoying error 999:
    Select the question, make an answer to that without your link (write anything), hit preview, hit submit, so your answer is on YA, after that you can edit your answer and now you can write your link in it (which gave you error 999 whenever you tried it before), hit submit, surprisingly you don't get any fcukin error 999, your answer successfully submitted with your link in it
     
  19. yragcom1

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    Having dropped about 2000 links into YA!, I can collaborate with everything HoNeYBiRD said. And yes, they DO ban by domains and even ban by IP. I found that out through testing, but those are the worst kinds of bannings after individual user bannings.

    I never used any program, I just used a manual method with a browser. I used the same long form answer a lot on my links, with little variation. I always used the comment section to drop my link, never the link section.

    Is it worth it? Yep. I still get 1500-2000 visitors a month to the site I targeted three years ago, and, according to Yahoo, over 1200 YA links are still there. A pain but totally worth it.
     
  20. bucksgen

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    just make a new ID :D