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Yahoo Error 999?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BlackSeng, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. BlackSeng

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    Hey guys,

    I've been marketing around Yahoo Answers and I realize I would get the "Yahoo Error 999" if I "spam" too much. I did a research about that Yahoo-Error and most resources said it is usually my IP being blacklisted and banned by Yahoo for at least 12-24 hours. As you know, that is really a waste of time and time is money.

    Can anyone help me or teach me to bypass that error? Like is there a good "proxy" surfing browser that I can use to hide my IP?
     
  2. aмillionaírе

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    You need proxies, it's Yahoo's cryptic and unfriendly way of saying "stop fucking our search engine so fast, it's hurting my pussy". The proxy section has some tuts, have you read them?
     
  3. BlackSeng

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    ah, thanks for the reply.

    But do you know of any way to create proxy or have a proxy-browser? I suck at this.
     
  4. aмillionaírе

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    Here? All I can say is harvest some proxies and use it with a search engine scraper that allows the import and usage of proxies, any other way or manually browsing would be handsomely inconvenient. I don't want to expose you to such unfriendly labor. I don't understand why Yahoo is trying to copy Google anyway, they can't even piss straight.
     
  5. yragcom1

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    If you're dropping the same address, you might be able to get past it by not dropping the link in the initial post, and then going back and editing your answer, putting the link back in. If you can post without a link, then they're probably watching your address, and you need to slow it down for a bit.
     
  6. pyronaut

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    Yeah i usually get it from the domain being blocked. Not sure on tinyurl, from memory it may have been blocked. I do remember making a tonne of notlong addresses for my domain to use on there.

    Btw, this only happens if you spam a shit tonne. Take it easy son and you will see more traffic come your way through the questions being ranked in search engines.
     
  7. markp

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    Ive had that happen trying to dump squidoo links on there. Squidoo is blocked on yahoo answers so you get a 999 error, unless you change the link. I found a way round the block on squidoo without altering the link, but about a week later my account got banned .Not sure if it was a competitor or yahoo spotted it.
     
  8. erzulie

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    Hey, I was trying to post without http or www, simply mydomain.com and soon I was always getting "failed due to error 999".

    What I understood that Yahoo became too smart and started to recognize urls without http/www, but with .com, org or any other extention. The solution is either:

    mydomain dot com :) or whatever (although it is not as convenient to users, but still it is quite good to us, marketers :) or ... possibly, to use short urls or any other service.
     
  9. erzulie

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    antonio

    if the product is very popular, no wonder that you might have to answer a lot about it :) It doesn't mean spamming like
    - How can I become less fat?
    - go to "anystupidcanbuyitandbecomeslimfor99.99.com"

    Simply answering questions (oh, sometimes ppl at YA ask to give them a LINK, that's also happens quite often, depending on a keyword).

    I cannot tell that YA doesn't work, as I do have few customers from there. So, it is not completely useless.