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Have you guys get backlinks from yahoo answers? Does this helps in your rankings? Is any of you here used this? I find time doing this stuff.

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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I've answered about 15 questions in the past 6 weeks and used my link. They were all relevant answers, not spam. I've had a yahoo answers account for years. So far, only one backlink has stuck in Yahoo (nothing on Google), so I stopped bothering with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AT-Copy
    YA links are nofollow, so theoretically they have no SERP benefit. In reality that might not be completely true, but I don't think it's worth spending your time trying to get a large number of links from Answers.

    For direct traffic there is potential there though.....
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  • Profile picture of the author marshal france
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    • Profile picture of the author seomagic
      When i post answer using level 3 accounts its getting fast in google search for me than the level 2 accounts
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    yahoo answer never provide you backlink, yahoo answer should be use for traffic generation only
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  • Profile picture of the author Terrybear
    yahoo answer link is nofollow. However, it can still helps to generate good traffic to your site
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  • Profile picture of the author AT-Copy
    Quick note: if you decide to use YA to generate traffic directly it's best to post HQ answers that are actually helpful - people are much more likely to visit your site then.
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  • Profile picture of the author tibipuiu
    YA is great for link building. I don't care if its nofollow, i've had results just by using yahoo answers and saw the serps score for somewhat competitive keywords. There is a link juice and it gets passed. you have to be really helpful with your replies, however. take your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author kashem
    You will get no follow links . So no direct benefit for SEO. But it is very good source to promote your content and reach to those people who are looking for information that you have in your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yimes
    Well I am kinda new to all this but I just checked my Webmaster Tools for one of my sites and I have 4 links to my site from Yahoo Answers. They are all from answers I have posted. If they are no follow how are they showing up as links to my site in Webmaster Tools?

    Am I reading Webmaster Tools incorrectly?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gaskins
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    I had say back links from yahoo have got me traffic but am not sure if it is do follow or something considered by search engines for seo purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author Raul991
      I have been working with Yahoo Answers for quite a long time, but I havent spotted any SEO benefit. I use it to get targeted traffic and YA really delivers it.
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      • Profile picture of the author danilo
        Against every one talking about the "no follow", i belive it helped me.

        My site went from #9 to #4 after i started posting answers in yahoo. The only thing i did besides yahoo backlinking was to add more content to the site.

        BTW, the traffic generated by yahoo to my site is more than what i got from going to #4 position in google...
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  • Profile picture of the author TopHats
    Remember that Yahoo is Google owned, so be careful
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    • Profile picture of the author OAG
      Originally Posted by TopHats View Post

      Remember that Yahoo is Google owned, so be careful
      False. It is not.
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  • Profile picture of the author pilatospoonfork
    I don't see any benefit from Yahoo Answers when it comes to SE rankings. But for traffic, I think it's also a good source.
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    I believe, backlinks from Yahoo! answers are nofollow.

    But, just like any other forum Yahoo! answers gets you traffic if you are participating in a good way. It is more reputed community and thus your valuable comments can get good results for your website.
    It can increase your traffic as well as reputation of your website.

    But do not spam the community.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zaheera
    Yes, Yahoo answers may create a traffic towards your blog but it is too much hard to maintain.

    Post link in yahoo answer, but be cleaver. Post some answers without using any link. Because when you continusly promoting a same link regularly in one day. Your account will be blocked both forever and temporary.

    Regards,
    Zaheera
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