This is my personal method for getting backlinks from Yahoo. Before you continue reading, you should know that this method requires that you actually write high quality articles that Yahoo editors believe users will enjoy. If you’re a bit skeptical, then you should also know that you get paid for the articles as well.
The Yahoo! Contributor Network
The Yahoo! Contributor Network is free to join, and anyone can do it. However, it does require good writing skills. You must have full knowledge of the English language. If you want to sign up, just head to this page.
When you have signed up, you will be able to write and publish articles on Yahoo. However, your articles will first be reviewed by a team of editors. These editors will decide if your article is worthy of being displayed on Google – This is in response to Google’s Panda Update. Don’t be worried though! It’s not very difficult to have articles accepted, and you are not required to write about any specific subject.
What to Write About
Write about anything that is related to your site’s niche. For example, if I wanted to build up backlinks to my YWB article about making money with SEOClerks, I would publish an article on Yahoo about freelancing and online careers. This makes it extremely easy to get backlinks on Yahoo because you can write about what you personally love, enjoy and know about. There’s no requirement to write about the subjects that they recommend.
Inserting the Backlinks
When inserting your links (to your site), it is important that you understand SEO, Google (and other search engines) and how to get a user to click on a link. For example, something like this is not advised:
While traveling in the Amazon, I was faced with many hardships. At one point I even had to build my own fantastic river kayak and paddles.
As you can see, it simply looks very spammy! (Note: Red text would be a link) Not only do I not recommend this, doing something like the example above is a quick way to get penalized by the major search engines. Furthermore, Yahoo will probably look down upon this type of backlink and decline your article submission.
I recommend inserting your backlinks like this:
Overall, improving your site’s SEO is very important to expanding your audience. If you are still confused, even after reading this tutorial, then you may want to read this tutorial, “How to Improve Your Site’s SEO in 3 Simple Steps“.
Sure, this method may not get you ranking on Google for “SEO”, but it will increase the value of your site, be approved by Yahoo, and stay unpenalized by the search engines.
Feel free to write as many articles as you want on Yahoo, but I suggest only adding one link back to your own website in each article. Personally, I usually put a couple links to other relevant pages, and one link to my own. This makes it appear even more natural than the second example above, and it increases the chances that readers will consider clicking my link.
If you have your link as the last link provided (in the article), and two Google Page One standard links before it, then readers that have clicked the previous links will be much more inclined to click your link (the last one). This is because you are building up a reputation that your links are worth clicking, even if the last link (yours) is not of the same quality as the links before it.
Make sure you give out free links to your friends as well! I do this all the time, and it is simply good karma. If you’d like to help me out, you can feel free to link to any of my articles on YWB, or any of my articles listed on this page here.
Good luck! Oh, and if you’d like me to write your articles (to be displayed on Yahoo) for you, just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for pricing options.