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Yahoo Answers Listing in Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by muchacho, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    I've tried searching Google for the exact phrase that's used on Yahoo Answers, and Google does't seem to show the question page, instead it just shows a cached version of the category which at the time had the question listed.

    My plan is to use one Yahoo Account to ask the question and another account (level 2) to answer, including a hyperlink... and then have it listed in Google (as well as extra traffic directly from people surfing YA)

    Will pinging make any difference and is the above worth doing? - to get some pages listed in Google (as well as blogs/articles) to link to moneysite?
     
  2. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    make sure to incorporate proxies. I tried this before, even using proxies, and still got all my accounts terminated. Even ones that were lvl5+
     
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    I've done this without using proxies. The key is don't abuse and answer/ask other questions so it appears that you are actively participating in all of YA
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  4. muchacho

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    Any thoughts as to why you think this happened? Were the answers you were giving, too general and perhaps looked like spam? Flagged by a competitor?
     
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    So you mean don't use the same 2 accounts basically, as it'll look like the 2 accounts are asking and answering each other questions, purposely?
     
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    @NemoTheOne: I had about 7 different accounts, that answered about 10-15 questions each a day (12-14 of which were other people's), and asked maybe 1 question a day. All of them were terminated. This might not be the case for everyone, obviously, but it's definitely worth mentioning.

    @muchacho: You have to be careful of people reporting you. If they see too many questions/answers linking to the same website, or asking the same kinda questions, then they'll report you.

    Like I said, might not happen to everyone, but it did to me, even when I tried with proxies, so figured it might be worth a mention.
     
  7. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    How about linking to different web 2.0 properties and even different articles/blog pages on those? These web 2.0 then of course link to your moneysite. Or is the safe bet, just to limit your questions and answers, period?

    If you can get a Yahoo Answers page listed on the first page in Google, for a reasonably popular phrase + low competition... one per day, it will accumulate over time.
     
  8. Zakk-

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    I have used your method a few times, the best way I have found was to...

    A. Only ask one question per ip address daily.
    B. Wait a few days before answering the question.
    C. Wait another day or so before marking it the best answer.
    D. Don't bother with proxies, just have friends/family ask the questions or ask them from your 9-5 work.
     
  9. muchacho

    muchacho Supreme Member

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    So basically .. don't be greedy and you should be ok :p

    Am I right in assuming the way to do this is, make sure the question has the long tailed keyword in it?

    What have you all noticed with Yahoo Answers rankings in Google - how much importance does Google give it, and any SEO tips to use in the question and answer, apart from making sure the question has the long tail in it?