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Yahoo answers?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nosence, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    I know their links are no follow, but are they still decent for traffic? or can they hurt your rankings
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    I've had good results with them but they are making things harder. They sweep out answers they believe are disingenuous pretty quickly in my experience. The proper use of proxies is important to make it work correctly. Good luck to you...
     
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  3. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    I have only been using it for one site, and I am level 4 and a top contibutor in my section, so I havent had any issues having any of my answers removed, I just dont want it to hurt my rankings if that is possible
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    I don't see how it could hurt your rankings (it certainly hasn't hurt mine in any of the search engines). If you do it right all it will do is fatten your wallet...:D
     
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    M1ndfluX Senior Member

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    Had some decent traffic from it last year. Now i don't outsource posts anymore so i wouldnt know how these days are.
     
  6. killer2021

    killer2021 Regular Member

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    I use it to promote my products. However, I only reply to questions that are directly asking, "what is the best xyz for this or that?"

    so it never looks like spam, it just looks like an average joe suggesting a good product lol. Also It helps to have over 5,000+ points :)

    If you are just randomly spamming on YA, you'll get banned.

    Another tactic I used was to hire people to post fake YA questions, then I respond with my link/product as a the solution. In 6 months the other person selects my response at the best answer. Another good thing about YA is that the questions will rank high in google so you get lots more traffic from there as well. For example lets say you are targetting the keyword, "search engine optimization best book to buy"

    if you take that keyword and create it as your YA question then google will pick that up and probably rank you very high in the google serp, assuming the competition is low. Over time, it really adds up.
     
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