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My Yahoo Answers Keep Dropping from the SERPS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by charlie3, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    So I've been starting this thing where I've been finding low competition keywords, asking questions in Yahoo Answers, then answering the question with my own answer and choosing it as the best, but Google is messing with me!

    Within a few minutes of asking the question, it's usually on page 1 or 2 of the SERPS, but then it slowly moves lower and lower until it disappears out of the top 100. Whatever I do it just seems to disappear! I've answered the question, built backlinks, etc.

    Does anyone have any advice for keeping a Yahoo Answers question ranked well and to rank it even better in the SERPS?

    What type of backlinks would be best?

    The question is totally optimized for the keyword so that isn't a problem. Thanks for your help! :D
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    depends on the kw's

    usually yahoo answers are pages with very less content, and google tends not to rank those high anymore.

    If you are targeting answers to questions like: how to get rid of acne

    then there's no doubt your question or answer will not rank high.

    If you go for a low competitor keyword like " why does my rabbit stinks so bad?"

    then with some small link building your question can rank high
     
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  3. moneyfreedom

    moneyfreedom Regular Member

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    You could do what I do and look at each question - answer as a 100 word article. Make sure that your Q & A is well optimized which means that you have the keyword you're targeting in the title as well as the first sentence, last sentence and sprinkled throughout as well.
     
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  4. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    The answer is over 100 words and well optimized for a low competition keyword so I don't see why it wouldn't rank. And the exact competing pages are less than 50k.

    What would be the best types of links to build to a Yahoo Answers post?
     
  5. Chris Devon

    Chris Devon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I would start with a SB blast :D
    Drop me a PM and I'll send you a few K links
     
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    If I'm building web2.0s to rank them I usually treat them just link my own site. If they have little to no competition I put them into No Hands SEO and dripfeed a few dozen BMRs. If they are more competitive I build higher quality links and hammer them with BMRs. There are a lot of advantages to getting web2.0s to rank besides them ranking easily.
     
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  7. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    By BMR's, do you mean bookmarks? Thanks