Does Yahoo Answers Still Work?

by K Mec
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Is any one earning from yahoo answers?

If yes, what is the best strategy for posting yahoo answers?

Which is the best software for posting answers?
Previously I bought a software for posting the answer to yahoo answer. But It was keep crashing so I returned it. After that I tried it manually posting the answers but at that time it allows to answer few questions at a time.
#answers #works #yahoo
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    • Profile picture of the author K Mec
      1. People are using Yahoo answers to find leads, so you could say that they are indirectly earning from the site.
      -Thanks for answer.
      2. Post good answers and don't spam. It's pretty simple; but it takes work. People don't tend to like that too much.
      - I dont like to spam. Though i was using the software, I was answering them manually. Software was helping me to find all open questions in one place so that reviewing and answering becomes easy. I need not have to open every question and wait to page load and then answer. But it has some technical issue and developer not able to resolve.

      3. Don't waste your time on software, unless you enjoy wasting your time and money.
      - I dont think all softwares are bad. In IM field if you are doing all things manually then probably you die on chair of computer table.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrisisCore08
    I'm getting some traffic from there,what I've learned is try to get posts that are not older then 3 days and less then 10 answers,and it is all upto your answer
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  • Profile picture of the author JackTheFrost
    Yes you can definitely still make money from Yahoo Answers, especially if you can get your answer ranked.

    You will targeted leads for a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by K Mec View Post

    Which is the best software for posting answers?
    None.

    This isn't something you should automate. If you manage to get anything back from it at all (and that's certainly possible), it's in proportion to how much quality and relevance your posts offer.

    More information in this recent thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7156748
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    • Profile picture of the author phil838
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      This isn't something you should automate. If you manage to get anything back from it at all (and that's certainly possible), it's in proportion to how much quality and relevance your posts offer.
      This is so true! You cannot automate Yahoo Answers or it won't work for you. Just go and answer some questions! Don't spam, but give honest, helpful answers using your site as a relevant source.

      I have a level 6 account and answer about 3-5 questions per week linking back to my site, and about 10 questions per week on different topics just so my account isn't spammy. It's worked very well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    It works to get traffic, period!

    You just have to provide value and show your knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Yes, It work very very well for me.

    My approach towards Yahoo Answer

    I answer 4 general questions [brief and easy one] i dont place any link there,
    Then find 5th question related to my niche... provide detailed answer with my site link in source box.. then when the question is open for voting, I vote for my answer as the best one and usually it is chosen is the best one.

    I am on Level 7 in Yahoo Answers;; I use it 3-5 times a week,,, and whenever I use it, more than 10 of my answers are chosen as the best one for that day.

    By the way, I have written a detailed EBook on Yahoo Answer, I will be offering it to warriors for free in WSO section, Please watch WSO section sometime next week for it. I have explained everything in it with the help of screenshots.... the book is how to generate to dating sites traffic from yahoo answers but it can be used for any niche...
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    • Profile picture of the author K Mec
      Originally Posted by datingworld View Post

      Yes, It work very very well for me.

      My approach towards Yahoo Answer

      I answer 4 general questions [brief and easy one] i dont place any link there,
      Then find 5th question related to my niche... provide detailed answer with my site link in source box.. then when the question is open for voting, I vote for my answer as the best one and usually it is chosen is the best one.

      I am on Level 7 in Yahoo Answers;; I use it 3-5 times a week,,, and whenever I use it, more than 10 of my answers are chosen as the best one for that day.

      By the way, I have written a detailed EBook on Yahoo Answer, I will be offering it to warriors for free in WSO section, Please watch WSO section sometime next week for it. I have explained everything in it with the help of screenshots.... the book is how to generate to dating sites traffic from yahoo answers but it can be used for any niche...
      How to reach level 7? Share the link of your ebook.
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      • Profile picture of the author datingworld
        Originally Posted by K Mec View Post

        How to reach level 7? Share the link of your ebook.
        Getting to Level Needs consistency. You have to answer questions regularly.
        I will be posting my Free WSO about Yahoo Answers in WSO section this coming Tuesday, Will post you a link then.
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        • Profile picture of the author K Mec
          Originally Posted by datingworld View Post

          Getting to Level Needs consistency. You have to answer questions regularly.
          I will be posting my Free WSO about Yahoo Answers in WSO section this coming Tuesday, Will post you a link then.
          Waiting for that...
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          • Profile picture of the author techie86
            Hi,

            Yahoo answer is the best way to get relevant traffic. I have got good number of traffic as well as conversion through yahoo answer.




            Thanks,
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        • Profile picture of the author cooler1
          Originally Posted by datingworld View Post

          Getting to Level Needs consistency. You have to answer questions regularly.
          I will be posting my Free WSO about Yahoo Answers in WSO section this coming Tuesday, Will post you a link then.
          Did you release your WSO about YA? I can't see it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    I use Yahoo Answers to research and
    learn more about my niche, and also to get
    idea on articles topics to write on...
    Some are using to get traffic but don't expect
    Hugh result of traffic but at least to some extent...
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  • Profile picture of the author fallenlight
    so how many visitors do you get from yahoo answers per day and how long it takes if you answering every day to get the results appears?
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    • Profile picture of the author WFAlex
      level 7? nice, congrats

      Originally Posted by fallenlight View Post

      so how many visitors do you get from yahoo answers per day and how long it takes if you answering every day to get the results appears?
      Would like to know that as well. In the past I used to cross vote between multiple accounts but they quickly catched on
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      • Profile picture of the author phil838
        Originally Posted by nod View Post

        Would like to know that as well. In the past I used to cross vote between multiple accounts but they quickly catched on
        It's nearly impossible to trick Yahoo Answers like that. Just find legitimate questions you can answer while promoting your offer. Don't do ANYTHING shady.

        You also need to answer questions unrelated to what you're selling. For every question I answer with a link to my site I answer around 3 unrelated questions.

        Answer the questions well and you don't have to worry about votes. I have a 46% "Best Answer" rating without doing any of those tricks. Just provide quality answers and it all falls together.
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        • Profile picture of the author WFAlex
          Originally Posted by phil838 View Post

          It's nearly impossible to trick Yahoo Answers like that. Just find legitimate questions you can answer while promoting your offer. Don't do ANYTHING shady.

          You also need to answer questions unrelated to what you're selling. For every question I answer with a link to my site I answer around 3 unrelated questions.

          Answer the questions well and you don't have to worry about votes. I have a 46% "Best Answer" rating without doing any of those tricks. Just provide quality answers and it all falls together.
          Appreciate the tips, Phil, I consider looking at it again as a way to drive traffic. So when they visit your link, I assume you don't send them straight to a longform salesletter? I doubt YA is going to like that, nor their users. Some rich-content blog with an opt-in form which then sells the $75 product? I hope I'm not grilling you too much on this.
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          • Profile picture of the author phil838
            Originally Posted by nod View Post

            Appreciate the tips, Phil, I consider looking at it again as a way to drive traffic. So when they visit your link, I assume you don't send them straight to a longform salesletter? I doubt YA is going to like that, nor their users. Some rich-content blog with an opt-in form which then sells the $75 product? I hope I'm not grilling you too much on this.
            Right, if you link to a salesletter you'll get thrown out for sure.

            I link to a content-rich page on my site that answers the question they have asked (I researched what people were asking in my niche and then made the pages around those questions). I give an overview of the info in my answer, then put the link to my page as the source where they can read the details.

            The product is mentioned in the content on that page, with a link to the sales page.

            Just keep it low key! You already know the people reading your webpage are looking for the EXACT info you're providing, so you don't have to do any hard selling or gimmicks to keep them on your site. This keeps Yahoo happy so they don't ban you.
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    • Profile picture of the author phil838
      Originally Posted by fallenlight View Post

      so how many visitors do you get from yahoo answers per day and how long it takes if you answering every day to get the results appears?
      Last month I got 990 unique visitors to my site from Yahoo Answers, with 8 of those leads buying my $75 product.

      I spend anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes per day on there answering questions, which isn't bad for $600 in sales!
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      • Profile picture of the author WFAlex
        Phil, that's actually nice. I always thought in order to get top votes on there you'd have to write long-winded posts with at least a good 15 minutes researching the topic. 30 seconds to 10 mins per day for multiple questions? Sounds worth the effort, congrats
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Nguyen
    Yes sir, it still works. Everything works man, who cares what people say. Just do it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Of course it still works.. Why wouldn't it??

    BUT, you can't just post answers with your link - you should also have some "normal answers" as I like to call them.

    Meaning non-promotional answers, that are still helpful to the person asking the question.

    And a lot of people dont realize this, but once a question goes into voting you can go back & vote for your own answer as the best.

    Because THAT is where the major traffic comes from - BEST ANSWERS!!

    Having a ton of answers with your link is NOTHING compared to what you can get from having those links included with best answers.

    Just make sure you aren't over-promoting on there, or they will wipe out your account history and leave you back at Level 1. Trust me.. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brass
    YA is better for leads. The links also create a lot of nice backlinks if you do it right. There are a few services that work well that utilize YA.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daikatana
    I got my first sales thanks to Yahoo Answers. Yes it works if done right.
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    • Profile picture of the author K Mec
      Originally Posted by Daikatana View Post

      I got my first sales thanks to Yahoo Answers. Yes it works if done right.
      Congrats Daikatana, how you have done it...
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    It is definitely work. It generates great amount of traffic and at the end of the day that would give you a sale. But don't even try to copy and paste. If it is found then your ID would be banned. Keep focus on manual posting. I never rely on software.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeoGills
    Makesure to answer it manually!
    buying software is just a waste of time. and i believe that answering manually may increase your I.Q.
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  • Profile picture of the author MA Robinson
    Yahoo Answers still works but you have to answer questions sensibly which you can only do manually. If you want to use automated software, then it is a sure way of wasting your money. A lot of people still rely on Yahoo Answers so it is still a pretty good way of getting quality traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    K Mac, I've been a Help Desk Associate of Content Writing 360° and I've been manning our WF account for a long time now. I've been also using Yahoo!Answers and answering some posts there for my personal business. There's one thing that won't work: using a software to automate posting.

    Using a software to automate posting is like using a quick text template to answer a customer's email. In most cases, that template contains pieces of information that I am not even asking - a canned response.

    To answer your question, Yahoo!Answers posting works for me. I am posting not just for the sake of posting but really to be an authority in my chosen niche. Once you have built your reputation as an authority in one niche, people will believe what you're saying. Take a look at Alexa Smith as an example.
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  • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
    If yes, what is the best strategy for posting yahoo answers?
    The strategy is simple, right category and the best answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author MLMBrander
    Is yahoo answers still good enough to consider in earning money?
    Not quite -for some reason the earning potential of YA has depreciated during the years.
    Is yahoo answers still good enough in attracting leads?
    5 Stars! most of my leads which are coming from YA are both responsive and converting.
    You might want to consider that.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Broody
    Yes, it does

    I am still keep getting traffic from it
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech2rogers1
    Yes effectively yahoo do work for any post you can definitely make money from Yahoo Answers, if you can get your answer ranked in the search.

    You will targeted leads for a long time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lenovo
    Yes it does help, mostly to drive traffic to your website. But it’s more important that you answer is selected by as best answer. It gives more authority to your answers as well as increase chances that users will visit your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnRomanPHP
    I think the best way to earn from it is by helping people in answer basic questions. Also, you can try to give answers to general questions. Nowadays, people are looking for answer in processes, ways, MEANINGS, and abbreviations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    imagine all of us at Yahoo Answer answering question... haha.. joke aside.. It works if you do it correctly.. but remember you need to put in consistence effort

    my 2 cents~
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    We have had good results will yahoo answers in the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author leighs31
    I guess it depends on what niche you are in and what questions you are answering? If it is an answer to a question someone needs a quick solution too then it works fine. If it is general questions like how big is the average foot, it might not get many visitors. Most people are looking for answers because they have no one else to ask at the time. So give them a good solution at the right time and bingo ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author tagalog
    I used Yahoo Answers software and my account was closed. BUT, I am sure it was because I did not use the software correctly.

    I believe my posts were geared too much to selling my product, i.e., "..... I recommend this products because it is the best there is....."

    Anyway, I am going to give it another try as after reading the posts on this forum, I am sure I will get some benefits from Yahoo Answers by posting 3 or 4 posts without links and 1 with my link, but NOT trying a sales pitch.

    BTW, previous to losing my account, I had quite a few Best Answers, but that made no difference.

    Good luck Warriors, you make this forum awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author smallpond
    It can be a great source of traffic but they are beginning to become more resistant to anything that could possibly be construed as marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Komsat
      Originally Posted by smallpond View Post

      It can be a great source of traffic but they are beginning to become more resistant to anything that could possibly be construed as marketing.
      Noobie question here! If you don't mind, could you please elaborate on what exactly you meant by "resistant"
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        Just be careful as if they delete your Yahoo answers account for placing links etc. they may also delete your email account.
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    Can't you put a backlink in as a source though?
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  • Profile picture of the author Theduke2011
    Yes, Yahoo answers still is a viable source for marketing. I used to gain thousands of unique and targeted traffic through it. The trick is to stay on topic when leaving a link. Make sure you are posting answers that are relevant to the question along with a relevant or similar niche link. You will need a level two before considering to leave links. Why? 1. Your link will be clickable, and 2. You won't get flagged as often by other members or yahoo answers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yogini
      I use it maybe twice a week answering around 2 questions with a link and 3 or 4 without a link. I try to be very detailed. When I checked my logs I had 302 clicks from there and around 509 from ezinearticles so these can be very useful sources of target. I send people to a blog and not to a product. Just like on the warriorforum though you don't want to say things such as check below or see source or anything like that. Just answer their question the best that you can.

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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Yeah still working ,and too much reliable ,
    actually it always provide raw information .
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin12
    I recently went back to Yahoo Answers (last week), and was about to reach Level 3 (probably by tomorrow).
    Last night I noticed my points dwindling, and that's when I noticed that someone was reporting almost all my answers within one niche (I am answering in 5 different ones). I probably had about 9 questions reported.
    This morning I wake up, log into YA, and discover that my account has been suspended.
    There truly are some unscrupulous people out there. They realise they have fierce competition, and start trying to remove (their competition). I think I know who it might be too, because they are promoting the same product as I am.
    Now I have to start all over again. I had racked up over 700 points in less than a week.
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      Originally Posted by Kelvin12 View Post

      I recently went back to Yahoo Answers (last week), and was about to reach Level 3 (probably by tomorrow).
      Last night I noticed my points dwindling, and that's when I noticed that someone was reporting almost all my answers within one niche (I am answering in 5 different ones). I probably had about 9 questions reported.
      This morning I wake up, log into YA, and discover that my account has been suspended.
      There truly are some unscrupulous people out there. They realise they have fierce competition, and start trying to remove (their competition). I think I know who it might be too, because they are promoting the same product as I am.
      Now I have to start all over again. I had racked up over 700 points in less than a week.
      The story is very common to me also.
      And even after that I begin from fresh and continue my good work.
      Because I have always got good response from YA and its one of my major IM weapon.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kelvin12
        Now another 7 questions reported in my other YA account. I think I will quit. Some retards keep reporting answers !!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author konakid
    You should be able to get your reported answers repealed if they are truly legitimate. Doesn't always work unfortunately though.

    I've had answers reported that were completely legit and written just to help the person. I think I've had answers reported for linking to fiverr as a recommendation. Sucks sometimes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kelvin12
      I'm not even going to bother. I'm annoyed.
      I have 226 points in another account. By tomorrow I should be on Level 2.
      I just won't answer any questions in that niche.
      I was really hoping to get even $100/week or something.
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