Yahoo Answers User Generated Links Not Clickable

Feb 8, 2008 • 2:25 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO
 

Yahoo Answers allowed registered users to post links as answers but since yesterday, those links have not been clickable. Webmasters at both DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld have been complaining about the issue since 4am (EST) yesterday. But it appears that this is just a technical bug.

Yahoo! Answers link update from the Yahoo Answers Blog said they "are working to fix the problem and we don’t yet have an estimate on when it will be done. Sorry for the inconvenience - we will keep you posted."

But why the sudden change?

Will Yahoo be slapping on nofollow attributes on those links? I don't believe they have had nofollows before this update (I can be wrong). Anyway, time will tell.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Janusz

02/08/2008 11:12 am

They had no-follow for a very long time. Otherwise people would be spamming it to hell. Maybe they are introducing redirects instead of direct no-follow links? Like myspace did with msplinks.

No Name

07/12/2009 04:49 pm

Yahoo answers are down again. Has anyone got any news ????

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