Recently I've hired a few people to do some posts for me on Yahoo! answers and I was suppose to get a live link aimed at my website either within the post itself or as a "resource" of where the post was learned from.
After about 2 days of the services being active I was getting PMs from the sellers saying that they could not post live links anymore due to Yahoo! answers changing their Terms of Service. When I heard this I decided to start doing some research on how I could still get my links on Yahoo! answers.
Here is what I figured out...
There are a total of 7 levels within yahoo! answers and you obviously start out at level 1. Level 1 accounts are the newbies and level 7 accounts are the elites. It would take an extremely long time to achieve level 7, but that's not my main goal since I can post live links with a level 3 account
The account levels are based on a point system. The more points you have accumulated, the higher the level you can get to, obviously. But how do you get those points?
Below is an image of how you can gain points within Yahoo! answers and increase your profiles level.
As you can see, just joining Yahoo! answers will get you a bonus of 100 points, which is pretty awesome. It seems they want people who are professionals in their field because asking a question will actually take points away from you, which is kind of ridiculous if you ask me. The best way to get points is to get your answers chosen as the "Best Answer" for the question. To do this you have to get in depth with your answer and post a good amount of information.
Now a lot of you are asking "Well, how many points does it take to level up?" and that's a good question!
I was browsing around and doing my research because I wanted to know the answer to that very question. I found out that you need a large amount of points to be a level 7 but that is a long term goal. You start off at level 1 and to get to level 2 you only need 250 points To get to level 3 you need 1,000 which takes a little more time to get. It seems that you really need to grind to gain your levels.
Below is an image of the levels and how many points you need to level up.
With each level up you can see that you'll get more questions, answers, and follows. This allows you to essentially gain more points and level up quicker. But if you look at it, at level 4 you stall out at 160 answers a day which will gain 320 points a day if you do all of them and don't get any of your answer chosen as the "Best Answer".
Lets say you get 10% of your answers chosen as the best answer and you get all 160 answers posted each day. You will get 16 of your answers giving you a bonus of 160 points added to your account with a total of 480 points per day.
Starting off is the slowest progression of your levels, so you need to stick with it. If you were to just grind for 2 months you could get to level 7 within that time. But who has all that time on their hands lol I would shoot for 6 months to be at level 7 just so you don't go stir crazy lmao.