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Ideas on how to rank a Yahoo Answer. Yes, the actual answer.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by sypherblade, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. sypherblade

    sypherblade Junior Member

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    Hey all, I've been doing some yahoo answer marketing for a while now with some ok results, but want to step it up a notch. Now I'm wondering if anyone has some secrets on ranking an actual answer higher than some web pages. I know keywords are very important, and YA! already has a ton of authority, but what would be some steps needed to see a jump? Scrapebox blasts? Backlinking? Other yahoo answer linking? Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks all.
     
  2. Patel

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    Based on my experience, Yahoo Answers will rank extremely easy. Web 2.0's and bookmarks should do the trick. I do not recommend blog comments as anything besides tier 2..3..etc

    Edit: Also wanted to add, of course for high competition keywords it will be difficult, just as any website. But the authority will give you a boost nonetheless. High competition or low competition, you should definitely get a boost because of the amount of authority yahoo answers has.
     
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  3. rockong

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    Hey,

    It really depends on your keyword and how competitive it is. If it is low-mid competition, then you'll have absolutely no problems having your answer show up on page 1 or 2 of google.

    However, it is important to do it the correct way. Once you figure out your keyword, ensure you write out your question and question's details coherently WITH your keyword. One keyword per posting.

    Take it one step further and make it a great source of lead generation by answering your own question from a different IP address and YA account.

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. poweronics

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    I think that this is the best way to get it done OP. But for high competition keywords the task would be very difficult indeed.
     
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    Thanks for the backup powers.

    OP, think of it this way. For highly competitive keywords, it's unlikely you'll rank in the first few pages. However, with those keywords, at least you can still appeal to the YA community and prob very little in Google.

    However, choose several keywords that are low-mid competition and when you add all of their estimated monthly traffic together, you'll have more leads than you can handle ;)
     
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    I have a level 3 YA account and for the first time yesterday used it to promote one of my own services. Someone asked where to buy something, I linked them directly to my business where they could buy it. I then found several other open questions essentially asking the same thing. I answered those with something like "I've just answered that question here on Yahoo Answers, here's the post" and linked to the YA question with my link on it but within an hour someone had reported my answer and it was taken down. My answer was well written, not at all spammy, helpful and DID answer the question. Seems difficult to get a link up there without someone reporting it.
     
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    KingMonkey - yeah it's always a risk because YA users are click happy when it comes to reporting "spam"...and it's supposedly because you can get points towards your account from it. I'd suggest using accounts that you're okay with "possibly losing" instead of your Level 3 account. Sometimes even if you're giving valuable information, there's always a-holes who try to ruin it.