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What is the best way to drive traffic to your site using Yahoo Answers? I've already started answering questions and am trying to slowly build my way up to level 2. I'm doing this because I read you can get long term, steady hits to your site if you answer a question well.

Is the best strategy to quickly create a page on your site that answers the question and then reference it in the response? Or do you get the hits from people going to your profile and seeing your URL?

(I find it hard to believe it's the latter as I don't even see where that shows up.)

Also, I'd love to hear comments on if this is worth the effort or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Why9999
    Okay,

    I just found an article that said you should not post a link to your site more than about 1 out of every 5-7 posts that you do. If anyone else has any insights, I'd appreciate it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Williams
      Hi,

      You can create two accounts, ask a very well keyword optimized question by using account #1, then answer the question by using the second account, and choose it as best answer about 4 hours later (make sure the question asked and answered are from different IP addresses).

      Get a few links to your question, and you should be getting some good Google traffic for quite some time

      Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author Why9999
        Originally Posted by Alex Williams View Post

        Hi,

        You can create two accounts, ask a very well keyword optimized question by using account #1, then answer the question by using the second account, and choose it as best answer about 4 hours later (make sure the question asked and answered are from different IP addresses).

        Get a few links to your question, and you should be getting some good Google traffic for quite some time

        Good luck!
        Wow! Tricky...
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        • Profile picture of the author petelta
          Originally Posted by Why9999 View Post

          Wow! Tricky...
          Tricky usually means not too ethical
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          • Profile picture of the author Why9999
            Originally Posted by petelta View Post

            Tricky usually means not too ethical
            Yeah and, even ignoring the ethics part, they could probably test for ip and machine/os parameters as well. I don't know whether they'd go to that trouble or not, but from what I've read you don't have to go to the dark side in this business...
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  • Profile picture of the author rickybuitrago
    The best strategy is no answer the question in the space provided by YA, then link to a blog you created for that niche (just create a blogger blog with ezine articles in it but remember to give credit to the authour!!!!), and link in each blog post to the offer.

    So say you are promoting a weight loss product. Create a weigh loss blog, and start posting in your blog just by copy pasting ezine articles into it (again, giving credit to the authours), and then at the end of each blog post, link to the offer using a call to action line. Then, go to YA and answer questions and link to you blog "for more info" or "as the source", and there you go, you will get steady traffic to your blog, and to the offer and YA traffic does convert to sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author rickybuitrago
    Forgot to say something important: NEVER link directly to the offer and VERY IMPORTANT: The reason you should create different blog posts is that YA checks is a certain link has been posted too many times, so only link a few times to each blog post!
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    I post 20 answers a day and leave 3 links...1 of those links is not my material. So far it's been working great...it has exponential effect after a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Answer Yahoo a pretty good way to get ban. I implore you read the rules and regulations very well.

    Then try to answer about 15 questions daily for a month and use your keywords within your answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author urban renewal
    I just started using YA to make a few quick bucks while my "for real" websites gain some traction. I'm having a little bit of success using redirects to affiliate sales pages. I don't do the "semi-black hat" trick creating multiple accounts and answering your own questions from different IP's.

    Basically, you just need to give the best answer to the question and put your URL in the resource box. This is easy if you know the niche well. Try to make your answers personal if you can and take the time to make an avatar for yourself so you don't look like a spammer.
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  • Profile picture of the author nick1123
    I gave up trying to answer questions on Yahoo because it gave me very little traffic.

    Instead why not build a blog and answer peoples questions there? One of the most popular blog posts of on my blog is one where I invite people to ask me a question. I have even gone so far as to bribe them with a free gift when they ask a question.

    This has worked very well for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
      You must be expert in some filed. Post answers in that field only.

      Put your experience in your yahoo answers profile.

      Post long answers for more traffic.

      Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Why9999
      Okay, you got me curious with that one: what you mean by "most popular"? You mean you get a lot of comments and questions or do you mean a lot traffic or what?

      Thx for the idea...
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      • Profile picture of the author alexei_aus
        i wonder how much Yahoo Answers have changed since people started using them for driving traffic?
        they still appear for some long tail keywords, depending on how you setup your post
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    • Profile picture of the author vivekg
      Originally Posted by nick1123 View Post

      I gave up trying to answer questions on Yahoo because it gave me very little traffic.

      Instead why not build a blog and answer peoples questions there? One of the most popular blog posts of on my blog is one where I invite people to ask me a question. I have even gone so far as to bribe them with a free gift when they ask a question.

      This has worked very well for me.

      I would agree with nick. You might get less traffic from YA, I would too prefer writing a blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terri LC
    I quite like Yahoo Answers. I answer about 4 or 5 questions a day in the weight loss field and then post links to various articles on my site. I did a google alert for main keywords and YA always comes up, sometimes with my site and my answer.

    My answers are thorough, and I avg 1/2 for Best Answer always. A little addicting.

    But, no I don't create a page, I have enough content on the site to link to various pages on the site.

    I like your suggestion NICK1123! Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Terri
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  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    i answer question related to my site and it gives good result to my site..and just to share, yedda like YA is good site too..
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  • Profile picture of the author futurestrategy
    Stick posting in your niche. Posting questioning, answering with different ids are helpful. Good to have multiple links in your questions. And if your answer is chosen best, that give it more boost.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukinari84
      Originally Posted by petelta View Post

      Tricky usually means not too ethical
      I don't think there's anything unethical about it. Just ask a question that a lot of people in your targeted niche have, and then give them a solid answer which is basically a teaser to get them to go to your landing page.

      Originally Posted by Why9999 View Post

      Yeah and, even ignoring the ethics part, they could probably test for ip and machine/os parameters as well. I don't know whether they'd go to that trouble or not, but from what I've read you don't have to go to the dark side in this business...
      That's what proxies and multiple accounts are for.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi guys

    i personally get hits by giving my advice in the answer and then pointing them at a domain in the resource box underneath.

    Ive also had a lot of best answers and had them ranked on Google in keywords that i have been targeting so it really is great for your traffic building.

    Kind regards


    sam
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