Want a free backlink from Answers.com?
1. Find a term that your website ranks top 10 in Google. The term could be competitive or non competitive, it doesn’t matter.
2. Point a link or several links to http://www.answers.com/keyword-term, http://www.answers.com/keyword+term, http://www.answers.com/topic/keyword-term, or http://www.answers.com/topic/keyword+term to get them indexed. Doesn’t matter where the links are coming from, the point is to get the Answers.com page indexed.
3. Free back link.
4. Remove the links to http://www.answers.com/keyword-term or http://www.answers.com/keyword+term if you worry about reciprocal links etc.
What’s happening here?
Basically whenever Answers.com cannot find a match to a query, it displays the top 10 Google results with a bunch of sponsored links. Just like a scraper site. The top 10 results are displayed with clean html links.
One thing – since Answers.com works like a scraper site, you’ll notice some pages will end up in the supplemental index. Obvious search terms that have been scraped elsewhere will just end up in the supplemental index. Some of these Answers.com pages have some decent PR. For example this one is showing a PR 4.
Even more examples:
Google Search to find examples
All Answers.com pages that return Google results have a title like this:
Keyword Term: Web Search Results from Answers.com
So searching for “web search results from Answers.com” on the site:Answers.com will give you all the pages with Google results.
This may be considered spam/blackhat etc.