Does Yahoo Answers really works?

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Dear Warriors,

I have made a step towards using yahoo answers to get traffic to my websites. Sadly, I can't get traffic to my website. I had watched lots of traffic videos and a lot of people says that it really does work.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
#answers #works #yahoo
  • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
    Yes, but depends on a niche. Gotta be very careful too and really give good advice there. Getting banned is easy there tho. Be very helpful and try to be as little promotional as you can with still getting the link in. In some cases you won't get direct link but traffic will come as they will enter the domain directly into browser...
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisWilliams
      AfteraDream

      I know what you mean with not being to promotional. I had one of my account banned only to open up another the same day. I use to put too many links on answers. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
        Originally Posted by ChrisWilliams View Post

        AfteraDream

        I know what you mean with not being to promotional. I had one of my account banned only to open up another the same day. I use to put too many links on answers. Thanks.
        Yeah, I had 3 banned like that. Too many links (not only to my site tho). My mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Tyler
    Yahoo Answers are so 2000. It dosn't really work anymore. While there are great share of people out there who still use Y! Answers, there aren't really much of any activity.

    And correct me if I'm wrong now, but Google is not counting the links in the answers as backlinks anymore.

    Well.. I have one tip i can share with you, which worked back in the days. It's about making two accounts, find a problem in your niche or a question many asks and make a question about it, and post a answer with your link in the sources with your another account. Then when you see other people beginning answer your question, log so back to your first account and rank your answer as the best answer so your answer thus link is placed at the top of all answers. That's was the "hardcore" of traffic generation of Y! Answers back in the days..

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    • Profile picture of the author JennySweets
      Originally Posted by Mike Tyler View Post


      And correct me if I'm wrong now, but Google is not counting the links in the answers as backlinks anymore.


      Mike Tyler.

      YahooAnswers is NoFollow, but if you are targeting the right people / niche it's a traffic tool, very simply.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisWilliams
      Mike Tyler

      I have to say that is clever. You're thinking like a good marketer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
      Originally Posted by Mike Tyler View Post

      Yahoo Answers are so 2000. It dosn't really work anymore. While there are great share of people out there who still use Y! Answers, there aren't really much of any activity.

      And correct me if I'm wrong now, but Google is not counting the links in the answers as backlinks anymore.

      Well.. I have one tip i can share with you, which worked back in the days. It's about making two accounts, find a problem in your niche or a question many asks and make a question about it, and post a answer with your link in the sources with your another account. Then when you see other people beginning answer your question, log so back to your first account and rank your answer as the best answer so your answer thus link is placed at the top of all answers. That's was the "hardcore" of traffic generation of Y! Answers back in the days..

      Mike Tyler.
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      I wonder why?

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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    Haha Mike, brings back memories to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I've scored a few leads from Y! Answers and although it's not much, I think it has potential if properly utlised.

      I've already got plans for it up my sleeve and I hope to put it to work soon. There's people there looking for answers so the bottom line is, there's marketing potential. You just need to go about it the right way.
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      • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
        Originally Posted by webcore View Post

        I've scored a few leads from Y! Answers and although it's not much, I think it has potential if properly utlised.

        I've already got plans for it up my sleeve and I hope to put it to work soon. There's people there looking for answers so the bottom line is, there's marketing potential. You just need to go about it the right way.
        Exactly, it works. There are niches where people are really active...
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        • Profile picture of the author JennySweets
          My first time out I built a great website - unfortunately not in a very commercial niche. BUT, it was a GREAT niche for traffic from yahoo answers apparently, because they day I started answering there my traffic JUMPED. But I was very careful to write out very good answers and come off like the expert I wasn't *chuckle* (this was back in June so, not that long ago.)

          Guess it depends on the niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author ChrisWilliams
        webcore

        May I ask what niche was that?
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  • Profile picture of the author MariluNieto
    This is interesting. I am a newbie and trying to soak up as much 411 from seasoned experts like you guys. Can you enlighten me as to how Yahoo answers works. I am also going to do some google research.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Curtis
    YahooAnswers links are nofollow, yes. But to discount the SEO potential from nofollow links is not quite accurate. Google still counts these links - maybe differently - but you would be surprised.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Yahoo Answers is great place to get traffic but as the guys mentioned, it is too easy to get banned. some areas more sensitive than other to get banned.

    Don't force your website everywhere. It should be as a source. For example a question about quite smoking and you wrote about it in your blog. you can write an answer and the end but your source on the source box and so on
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  • Profile picture of the author mongsky
    i tried it but it seems i'm not getting any
    i must be doing something wrong
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  • Profile picture of the author jahangir87
    I also have few quality traffic from there but as far I think for the long term traffic you need to have a good rank for your targeted keywords.
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