I've been actively using yahoo voices for quite a while now and thought i'd share some things which I learnt over the past months. Writers - There are two types of writers on yahoo voices. The 'wannabe' journalists/content writers/whatever-you-want-to-call-them. These types are the ones who see higher success rate in getting their articles published. They don't write to gain a backlink but to provide information and use their content writing skills as a stepping stone to something else. The second type are webmasters/people like you and me. Yahoo voices has a good authority and I find the backlinks from my articles not just add value to my domain/money site but also it brings me traffic as well (it maybe just 5 or 10 per month, but still that's pretty good). About the editors - They are people like you and me. But they have some authority. First of all the editor who goes through your content is anonymous. Heck you can't even argue with them. If they make a decision its final and binding, so don't waste your time getting worked up. You can contact them via email, but most often I find it faster to make the edits and re-submit instead of trying to argue. Some editors are fine while some are very picky. Ex: They will reject your article simply because you put a fullstop where it shouldn't be. Sometimes you can be lucky to get a decent editor who either overlooks or does the corrections themselves before publishing. But don't bank on luck because this happens very rarely. About the content - If you think you were successful with ezinearticles then forget it. Voices is a completely different ballgame. Forget spun articles, even unique articles that do not convey a meaning/message will be instantly rejected. (In the past, when one of my articles got rejected, I would publish it onto Ezine which would promptly publish that article without any corrections). Pay proper attention to grammar, flow of the article and be precise in what you want to talk about. # of Links - This depends on the editor again. Sometimes I get away with two back links, at times just one. However the important point is that the back link to you point to, should be relevant (it doesn't matter if the page you are pointing back to has affiliate links, as long as it doesn't look spammy and overly promotional). You can only link up to 3 words (so if you are aiming for a longer tail keyword, find an alternative shorter synonym) Author Profile - If your author profile is something vague then its time to spend time to have a good bio that reflects your authority on the subjects you want to write about. Most often articles get rejected because the subject you write about is not justified by your profile bio. If you are into multiple niches, then set up a generic author profile but in the articles use words such as "I believe this is so because when I purchased ABC product, it seemed simple but the instruction manual was very complicated" Getting the best out of YV: Assuming you did your KW research and built up a page around that, then your article should be either an extention of your original copy or should compliment on that subject. This way your backlink is relevant and for those reading your YV article, its easy to click on it and continue on with your original article on your site. So going with the above example, the article on your money site would be a review of the ABC product. Post Penguin, don't focus on the keyword that should be back linked. Rather link to words that are in context and in flow (as long as you use some LSI keywords in your YV article, its fine). When your article is rejected for some reason, address that specific issue only and do not make any unwanted changes. Final note: Most YV editors are patient and your articles can be rejected for reasons for up to 5/6 times (just an estimate). If you do not address the issue, your article would be rejected completely with no second chance. YV articles get indexed so quickly and also start ranking for the keywords if you have drafted your article correctly. You don't need to do any social bookmarking or build links to it. Over time, you will see that the article also starts gaining page rank as well. If you are hiring a writer, tell them upfront that this is for YV and not for your every day SEO boosting article writing. Good luck!