# METHOD: 20,000 hits/mo with Yahoo Answers!

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Hey Warriors!

Heres a quick method Ive used with one of my websites to get 20,000 hits in a month from Yahoo Answers. KEEP IN MIND I was totally slacking on this method so you can actually get a lot more hits than that.

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3) Search up questions using one of your keywords

5) Follow steps 3 & 4 as many times Yahoo allows you (Between 20-40 times) a day for ATLEAST 3 days a week

*IMPORTANT* DONT TRY AND SPAM BECAUSE YOU WILL BE BANNED! ANSWER QUESTIONS THOROUGHLY NO HALF ASSING!
• That's incredible that you get that much traffic, any idea how old the people are? I always thought most were 13 or 14 years old.
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr That's incredible that you get that much traffic, any idea how old the people are? I always thought most were 13 or 14 years old.
I know a lot of kids ask questions on weight loss but Yahoo answer questions rank in Google and get traffic from people who are searching for answers..

So there's a potential to get traffic later from grownup :-)
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• it didn't seem like the website was a clickable link though?
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• how many answers do you have to do before they are clickable links in that section?
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr how many answers do you have to do before they are clickable links in that section?
Well when you start a new account you automatically get 100 points. You must have 250 points to get to level 2.

Lets do some math...

250 - 100 = 150/2 = 75 Answers
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• If I do 75 answers do all 75 that I put the link in then complete turn into links by the 76th one and on?

after 75 answers about how many hits per day if I just left it at 75 answers?
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr If I do 75 answers do all 75 that I put the link in then complete turn into links by the 76th one and on? after 75 answers about how many hits per day if I just left it at 75 answers?
Im not sure because I follow through the entire process...
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr it didn't seem like the website was a clickable link though?
I dont understand your question but if you're referring to the link in the source section then Im not totally clear on that. I dont expect it to do anything for SEO but if you post a good enough answer people will copy the link and check out the site.
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr it didn't seem like the website was a clickable link though?
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• How much time each day do you spend to leave 20-40 really good answers? How much money do you make from the 20k hits/month?
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•  Originally Posted by Ken Strong How much time each day do you spend to leave 20-40 really good answers? How much money do you make from the 20k hits/month?
I spend around 45 minutes to and hour leaving answers. A lot of questions are extremely easy to answer an Im also a pretty fast typer so its not an issue. Because its Targeted Im getting around 1,500 to 2,000 sales a mouth.
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset I spend around 45 minutes to and hour leaving answers. A lot of questions are extremely easy to answer an Im also a pretty fast typer so its not an issue. Because its Targeted Im getting around 1,500 to 2,000 sales a mouth.
Keep in mind yahoo answers isnt my only traffic source..
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• Yeah the ban part is what I don't like but squidoo does that too and I am doing something on there again. I should go try this i've never done it because it seemed a little black hattish but you are not the first person to SAY this works I've not seen a lot of proof tho over the years.

 Originally Posted by mrswagset I spend around 45 minutes to and hour leaving answers. A lot of questions are extremely easy to answer an Im also a pretty fast typer so its not an issue. Because its Targeted Im getting around 1,500 to 2,000 sales a mouth.
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•  Originally Posted by Claire Koch Yeah the ban part is what I don't like but squidoo does that too and I am doing something on there again. I should go try this i've never done it because it seemed a little black hattish but you are not the first person to SAY this works I've not seen a lot of proof tho over the years.
One moment while I post a quick proof shot..it will be from a facebook fan page i was promoting (Dont really want to connect my money site with WF for paranoid reasons lol)
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•  Originally Posted by Claire Koch Yeah the ban part is what I don't like but squidoo does that too and I am doing something on there again. I should go try this i've never done it because it seemed a little black hattish but you are not the first person to SAY this works I've not seen a lot of proof tho over the years.
Heres some proof of my results from half assing this method

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• Very nice, thanks for the tip and that looks great. Let me keep at it for a few days and see how it goes and see if I see referring traffic come in.
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr Very nice, thanks for the tip and that looks great. Let me keep at it for a few days and see how it goes and see if I see referring traffic come in.
No problem! Im here if you have any questions..
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 Originally Posted by mrswagset I spend around 45 minutes to and hour leaving answers. A lot of questions are extremely easy to answer an Im also a pretty fast typer so its not an issue. Because its Targeted Im getting around 1,500 to 2,000 sales a mouth.
I call bullshit on both your original post and this one I quoted. You DO NOT get 20,000 clicks from answering questions on Yahoo, NOR do you get 1500+ sales a month from this method. Cut the crap before you get banned.
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•  Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman I call bullshit on both your original post and this one I quoted. You DO NOT get 20,000 clicks from answering questions on Yahoo, NOR do you get 1500+ sales a month from this method. Cut the crap before you get banned.
I apologize for you over looking the post I made saying that "YA isnt my only traffic source"....I also apologize that you didnt see the picture I post of my stats on one of my fan pages from one month of yahoo answers but I guess Ill post it again

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Now let me warn you to watch yourself before YOU get banned
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 Originally Posted by mrswagset I apologize for you over looking the post I made saying that "YA isnt my only traffic source" Now let me warn you to watch yourself before YOU get banned
Thanks, but I'm not going to get banned. Back to the subject at hand, where and when is this screenshot from? Because it sure isn't from this year! It would have to be at least a year old, never mind the fact that it has been altered.
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•  Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman Thanks, but I'm not going to get banned. Back to the subject at hand, where and when is this screenshot from? Because it sure isn't from this year! It would have to be at least a year old, never mind the fact that it has been altered.
Lol it amazes me that people feel that I would go out my way to go through alterations and answering everyones question just to lie about something Im not gonna benefit from...Im sharing a traffic source that has gotten me PLENTY of traffic...there are many other people in this very thread who have backed me on this yet you feel the need to jump on me lol I guess next your gonna want me to give you my username and password so you can see the stats yourself lol cool bro
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Actually, there was a senior member that disagreed with you too. Furthermore, there were two or three noobs on the thread that tried doing the same thing and it didn't work for them. Also, you keep begging the question and deflecting criticism.
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•  Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman Actually, there was a senior member that disagreed with you too. Furthermore, there were two or three noobs on the thread that tried doing the same thing and it didn't work for them. Also, you keep begging the question and deflecting criticism.
I dont see how you can criticize what works but its fine...Ill post an example of a question I answered once Im done with these emails
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•  Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman Actually, there was a senior member that disagreed with you too. Furthermore, there were two or three noobs on the thread that tried doing the same thing and it didn't work for them. Also, you keep begging the question and deflecting criticism.
Oh wow a senior member doesn't agree!!! That's such a big deal! Man, how long people have been on a forum doesn't mean shit, I've tried this method and while it hasn't got me 20,000 hits a month or 1500 sales it does work and I have seen decent results from it. It is an old method that has been tested and proven by many people over time. Who pissed in your cereal this morning?
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•  Originally Posted by KabirC Oh wow a senior member doesn't agree!!! That's such a big deal! Man, how long people have been on a forum doesn't mean shit, I've tried this method and while it hasn't got me 20,000 hits a month or 1500 sales it does work and I have seen decent results from it. It is an old method that has been tested and proven by many people over time. Who pissed in your cereal this morning?
THANK YOU! :p
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 Originally Posted by mrswagset Heres an example of an answer I answered the other day for one of my sites (Really hate to expose one of my sites but here you go) Answer 2 My boyfriend doesn't spend time with me? - Yahoo! Answers
This is an example? Seriously? This is garbage and wouldn't get a fool to copy and paste the link. You're a joke.

 Originally Posted by KabirC I've tried this method and while it hasn't got me 20,000 hits a month or 1500 sales it does work and I have seen decent results from it. It is an old method that has been tested and proven by many people over time. Who pissed in your cereal this morning?
This is an outdated method, genius. You even admit that it doesn't work as well at the OP claims it does. This stuff is a waste of time. FAIL
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•  Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman This is an example? Seriously? This is garbage and wouldn't get a fool to copy and paste the link. You're a joke. This is an outdated method, genius. You even admit that it doesn't work as well at the OP claims it does. This stuff is a waste of time. FAIL
Obviously youre a very difficult man to please Im going to stop responding to you..Later bro

P.S. Heres a treat for you Answers.yahoo.com Traffic and Demographic Statistics by Quantcast
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•  Originally Posted by TheRealDudeman This is an example? Seriously? This is garbage and wouldn't get a fool to copy and paste the link. You're a joke. This is an outdated method, genius. You even admit that it doesn't work as well at the OP claims it does. This stuff is a waste of time. FAIL
Some horrible logic, we are arguing if this works or not. It WORKS and gets sales, you are the one who has failed. Also, I don't have time to answer 100 questions or whatever it was a day, he put effort into it and the results were there.
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• It's a pretty well known method, nonetheless, it's a good one.

Although, if you want to put your website in the source, your website must NOT look spammy/unprofessional, otherwise no matter how professional your answer is, people flag you.

Also, you must be Level 2 to be able to post clickable links.
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• Do you answer questions related to your niche? Otherwise it's random traffic... I suppose random traffic is better than no traffic as that would increase your chances infinitely, but it sounds like a shot in the dark.
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•  Originally Posted by Doppelbock Do you answer questions related to your niche? Otherwise it's random traffic... I suppose random traffic is better than no traffic as that would increase your chances infinitely, but it sounds like a shot in the dark.
Ofcourse...I suggest searching keyword related questions. Trust me theres plenty out there because Ive done answers on certain facebook apps and have gotten the same results.
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• I did a search for real estate and found a question from 4 years ago that I couldnt answer. also I just answered about 8 maybe 10 questions and I was at 251 points, its possibly I answered a few a couple of years ago, either way I hope the links work now that would be great.

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it's clickable yeah!
way easier than I thought to get to the 250
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• I haven't built links on yahoo answers in a year but I still get a few clicks every day from them. I guess I should go back to doing it regularly.
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•  Originally Posted by Deacon Blues I haven't built links on yahoo answers in a year but I still get a few clicks every day from them. I guess I should go back to doing it regularly.
Definitely! This will give you a nice size income boost if used correctly.
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• 20 questions per day, 3 times per week
how long did it take you to get up to the 20,000 hits per month

months?
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr 20 questions per day, 3 times per week how long did it take you to get up to the 20,000 hits per month months?
This is gonna sound too good to be true but one month and 10 days
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Pretty solid method. I have some old Yahoo Answers where I make a few sales here and there.But they've gotten a lot stricter. Just a few days ago I hired someone on fiverr to post answers relative to my niche. Do you use one level 2 account or multiple accounts. And when you leave your link in the source box, do you use url shorteners or do you buy cheap domain names?
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•  Originally Posted by Saintsfan40 Pretty solid method. I have some old Yahoo Answers where I make a few sales here and there.But they've gotten a lot stricter. Just a few days ago I hired someone on fiverr to post answers relative to my niche. Do you use one level 2 account or multiple accounts. And when you leave your link in the source box, do you use url shorteners or do you buy cheap domain names?
I only use one level 2 account...I just post until I cant anymore....I buy domains...shorteners get taken down FAST!!
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset I only use one level 2 account...I just post until I cant anymore....I buy domains...shorteners get taken down FAST!!

Makes perfect sense! That's why most of mine were deleted. Thanks for the helpful tips.
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•  Originally Posted by Saintsfan40 Makes perfect sense! That's why most of mine were deleted. Thanks for the helpful tips.
Anytime (Thanks 4 The Thanks)
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• I can see how that woiuld be true because thats whats going on on craiglist too. I once bought a report about craigslist that went obsolete almost the hour after I bought it trying to tell me that I could try A NEW SHORTNER they didn't know about. LOL LOL LOL

I never asked for a refund altho I should have.

 Originally Posted by mrswagset I only use one level 2 account...I just post until I cant anymore....I buy domains...shorteners get taken down FAST!!
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• Yahoo answers is abused a lot and traffic does not convert well anymore.
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•  Originally Posted by surferman Yahoo answers is abused a lot and traffic does not convert well anymore.
I sort of agree with you...YA has been abused a lot throughout the years but due to Yahoos stricter rules its not as abused as it was. Im sure the traffic could convert a lot better compared to regular targeted traffic but it has the normal untargeted traffic conversions (1%-2%)
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• How long until the traffic comes in? I did about 25 questions I would guess with my website in probably 24 of them. Been about 45 minutes, I know I shouldn't expect too much from that, just curious after maybe 2-3 days of 50-75 questions your thoughts
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•  Originally Posted by ronorr How long until the traffic comes in? I did about 25 questions I would guess with my website in probably 24 of them. Been about 45 minutes, I know I shouldn't expect too much from that, just curious after maybe 2-3 days of 50-75 questions your thoughts
Its a constant process...just continue to do it for a week and watch the results
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• thats interesting even your landing page. I think its easier then working on keywords and keyword content for traffic. Answer a few targeted questions get traffic. Its still risky but worth taking the risk. You flew under the radar *-) Tricky. Thanks for posting that its very helpful.
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•  Originally Posted by Claire Koch thats interesting even your landing page. I think its easier then working on keywords and keyword content for traffic. Answer a few targeted questions get traffic. Its still risky but worth taking the risk. You flew under the radar *-) Tricky. Thanks for posting that its very helpful.
Anytime Claire
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• I think it's not sort of spam or risky method. I'm on Yahoo for years, but I've never consider getting traffic from there. Yet, I only went in and see if some categories questions that I might be helpful. Therefore, I only answer with my real knowledge and experience that I could, so the answer is more precise, clear, and useful to the questioners; they rate it. Just only 50-60 answers but for years because I rarely use this, I could see some traffics roll into my random sites.

To wrap up, don't try to spam it in order to gain traffic but with a good knowledgable answers, it'll lead you many treasure traffics that you won't believe.
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•  Originally Posted by run I think it's not sort of spam or risky method. I'm on Yahoo for years, but I've never consider getting traffic from there. Yet, I only went in and see if some categories questions that I might be helpful. Therefore, I only answer with my real knowledge and experience that I could, so the answer is more precise, clear, and useful to the questioners; they rate it. Just only 50-60 answers but for years because I rarely use this, I could see some traffics roll into my random sites. To wrap up, don't try to spam it in order to gain traffic but with a good knowledgable answers, it'll lead you many treasure traffics that you won't believe.
THIS GUY GETS IT!
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• yeah he basically reiterated what you told us to do. I can always stand to hear things twice. What I appreciated about this is so many people talk about this method but you really helped people to use it.

 Originally Posted by mrswagset THIS GUY GETS IT!
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•  Originally Posted by Claire Koch yeah he basically reiterated what you told us to do. I can always stand to hear things twice. What I appreciated about this is so many people talk about this method but you really helped people to use it.
LOL I wasn't gonna be the one to say it lol I felt as if they could've atleast gave a "Thanks"
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• Yahoo is not abused LOL it's all over Google haha
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•  Originally Posted by club20coaching Yahoo is not abused LOL it's all over Google haha
We were referring to the amount of spammers on YA...
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Heres a quick method Ive used with one of my websites to get 20,000 hits in a month from Yahoo Answers.
 Originally Posted by mrswagset Because its Targeted Im getting around 1,500 to 2,000 sales a mouth.
So you're getting just under 1 sale for every 10 clicks?

Seems highly improbable unless you have an unbelievable funnel going on. And did you mean "unique hits" or just hits?

I got that you've said that it isn't your only traffic source, but you've made it sound like the majority of your traffic is from YA.

You can't be sending them to a squeeze page, because at that ratio you couldn't afford to lose anybody at all, but assuming you are, you must have a sales page / auto-responder that converts at 30-40%.

Do you have any sales stats to back this up? If what you're saying is true then you're sitting on one of the best converting funnels on the planet, and that's what this thread should be about!
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•  Originally Posted by johndetlefs So you're getting just under 1 sale for every 10 clicks? Seems highly improbable unless you have an unbelievable funnel going on. You can't be sending them to a squeeze page, because at that ratio you couldn't afford to lose anybody at all, but assuming you are, you must have a sales page that converts at 30-40%. Do you have any stats to back this up? If what you're saying is true then you're sitting on one of the best converting funnels on the planet.
I did mention in a post below that, that Yahoo Answers isnt my only method of getting traffic...nobody should put their eggs in one basket
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•  Originally Posted by johndetlefs So you're getting just under 1 sale for every 10 clicks? Seems highly improbable unless you have an unbelievable funnel going on. And did you mean "unique hits" or just hits? I got that you've said that it isn't your only traffic source, but you've made it sound like the majority of your traffic is from YA. You can't be sending them to a squeeze page, because at that ratio you couldn't afford to lose anybody at all, but assuming you are, you must have a sales page / auto-responder that converts at 30-40%. Do you have any sales stats to back this up? If what you're saying is true then you're sitting on one of the best converting funnels on the planet, and that's what this thread should be about!
I get 20,000 hits from YA alone...so you really wouldnt be able to measure my conversions unless I told you my monthly stats
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this technique is so old.
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•  Originally Posted by MrSure this technique is so old.
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•  Originally Posted by MrSure this technique is so old.
So is SEO, list building, forum marketing, and so on and so on ... doesn't mean it still doesn't work.

Now me being in the MMO niche I would last there all of ten minutes but for some niches it should really pop. It is all about the demographics of the target.
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•  Originally Posted by Troy_Phillips So is SEO, list building, forum marketing, and so on and so on ... doesn't mean it still doesn't work. Now me being in the MMO niche I would last there all of ten minutes but for some niches it should really pop. It is all about the demographics of the target.
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• You got me while I was editing my post.

So what % of your sales come from YA?

Not attacking by the way, just amazed at the sorts of conversions that you're talking about from what is generally considered to be a pretty crappy traffic source!
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•  Originally Posted by johndetlefs You got me while I was editing my post. So what % of your sales come from YA? Not attacking by the way, just amazed at the sorts of conversions that you're talking about from what is generally considered to be a pretty crappy traffic source!
Lol its fine bro...Im not exactly sure how many sales I get from YA
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• Yahoo Answers is the cesspool of humanity. The quality of that traffic is abysmal.
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•  Originally Posted by wesd22 Yahoo Answers is the cesspool of humanity. The quality of that traffic is abysmal.
I need a dictionary lol
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• You are really funny. Its a bunch of people asking questions about life how to you equate that to this comment? Lol
 Originally Posted by wesd22 Yahoo Answers is the cesspool of humanity. The quality of that traffic is abysmal.
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•  Originally Posted by Claire Koch You are really funny. Its a bunch of people asking questions about life how to you equate that to this comment? Lol
Claire you are just awesome beyond words lol
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• I posted some last night and will let you guys know... I'm watching my analytics
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•  Originally Posted by club20coaching I posted some last night and will let you guys know... I'm watching my analytics
Thanks for being willing to give it a shot
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• Can't this be done with google answers also? Only you don't need to have a special email address.
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•  Originally Posted by Beverley Boorer Can't this be done with google answers also? Only you don't need to have a special email address.
I didnt even know there was a Google Answers! Wow sounds like Ill have to test it out
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset I didnt even know there was a Google Answers! Wow sounds like Ill have to test it out

 We're sorry, but Google Answers has been retired, and is no longer accepting new questions. Search or browse the existing Google Answers index by using the search box above or the category links below.
Guess they didn't like where it was headed
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• thanks for the great share, maybe it's old but I'm sure it works as long as you provide useful and helpful answers, gonna give it a decent try asap, cheers!
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• It is interesting to see everyone's replies to this "strategy". I think its brilliant, because as with most things that work well it is not over complicated.

All you need to do is invest the time... If anything, I have found over the past few years that putting in the time on a regular basis yields positive results.

Going for an automated tool that can do it for you or something like that will more often than not be a waste of time, waste of money and a risk for your online business.

Put in the time = Get the \$'s
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•  Originally Posted by sirkusleeu It is interesting to see everyone's replies to this "strategy". I think its brilliant, because as with most things that work well it is not over complicated. All you need to do is invest the time... If anything, I have found over the past few years that putting in the time on a regular basis yields positive results. Going for an automated tool that can do it for you or something like that will more often than not be a waste of time, waste of money and a risk for your online business. Put in the time = Get the \$'s
Yea I tried it (Yahoo Answers Assault) and lost about 10 accounts in under a month! Somethings have to be done the LEGIT way!
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• Eh, I've tried this. I left very thoughtful and valuable answers with my link in the resource box.

Some idiot reported all of them and got me suspended. Their TOS states that you can't use YA for self promotion (apparently even if you're contributing and putting in your site as a resource). This was within one day.

How long have you had results with YA?
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•  Originally Posted by seriousjake Eh, I've tried this. I left very thoughtful and valuable answers with my link in the resource box. Some idiot reported all of them and got me suspended. Their TOS states that you can't use YA for self promotion (apparently even if you're contributing and putting in your site as a resource). This was within one day. How long have you had results with YA?
Since December of 2011. There was a period where I just didn't used YA for a period of time (June-July) I tried a BLACKHAT method with YA and totally bombed! I also noticed that promoting money products almost always get taken down!
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Since December of 2011. There was a period where I just didn't used YA for a period of time (June-July) I tried a BLACKHAT method with YA and totally bombed! I also noticed that promoting money products almost always get taken down!
I didn't try any blackhat methods. I was literally just being helpful and adding a link to my squeeze page in the source box. It was in the fitness niche so I was posting around with what I know. Several of my answers even got chosen as best answer. I never promoted anything either.

I made a thread about it and learned that it happens to a lot of other people as well. I did get some responses on how to deal with it but they made the process so complicated that it didn't look like a worthwhile investment of my time seeing that at least in this niche, the user base is almost entirely dominated by confused 12-14 year olds with no money to spend.

I guess you're lucky you're having such success with this simple blueprint because it hasn't worked for myself and others I've spoken to. Unless you're following this process only within a specific niche where it isn't an issue or around some other guidelines you've learned that is.
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•  Originally Posted by seriousjake I didn't try any blackhat methods. I was literally just being helpful and adding a link to my squeeze page in the source box. It was in the fitness niche so I was posting around with what I know. Several of my answers even got chosen as best answer. I never promoted anything either. I made a thread about it and learned that it happens to a lot of other people as well. I did get some responses on how to deal with it but they made the process so complicated that it didn't look like a worthwhile investment of my time seeing that at least in this niche, the user base is almost entirely dominated by confused 12-14 year olds with no money to spend. I guess you're lucky you're having such success with this simple blueprint because it hasn't worked for myself and others I've spoken to. Unless you're following this process only within a specific niche where it isn't an issue or around some other guidelines you've learned that is.
I seriously hate to point out my niches but since the niche is so big anyway Ill expose lol...Im using Realtionships & love related questions, automobile related questions, depression related questions, andconsumer electronic related niches......I seriously suspect that making money and weight loss niches have been the most abused niches so it probably will be extremely difficult to promote on...BUT once you find the correct formula you will have an EXTREME advantage
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• Thanks mrswagset I have not tried this before but have a couple friends that have done it with success.
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•  Originally Posted by shanestrong05 Thanks mrswagset I have not tried this before but have a couple friends that have done it with success.
Anytime Bro!
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• Yeah, that is the same as with forum posting. I said in another thread that you must know what you are talking about to really deliver a great value to the audicence you are writing for. Sometimes we think that it is better to do things quickly but if we do not provide value, others will catch it up and we will get hurt in the long run if not quicker.
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•  Originally Posted by napoleonfirst Yeah, that is the same as with forum posting. I said in another thread that you must know what you are talking about to really deliver a great value to the audicence you are writing for. Sometimes we think that it is better to do things quickly but if we do not provide value, others will catch it up and we will get hurt in the long run if not quicker.
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• Yeah, that is the same as with forum posting. I said in another thread that you must know what you are talking about to really deliver a great value to the audicence you are writing for. Sometimes we think that it is better to do things quickly but if we do not provide value, others will catch it up and we will get hurt in the long run if not quicker.
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• This method is generating double traffic from both Google and Yahoo Answers itself. Traffic which comes from Google is through keyword optimization.
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•  Originally Posted by himanuzo This method is generating double traffic from both Google and Yahoo Answers itself. Traffic which comes from Google is through keyword optimization.
Awesome!
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• i am on first page of yahoo and bing for some of my keywords. These keywords has more than 1000 exact match searches/mo on Google. (just US searches)

But i get no more than 10 clicks a day from yahoo and bing together.

how can you get that traffic from yahoo answers?

Seems like yahoo answers is more popular than yahoo search
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• One question...the site that you link is squeeze/sales page or a website with lots of content?
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•  Originally Posted by ecstacy31 One question...the site that you link is squeeze/sales page or a website with lots of content?
Its a website with content that leads to a sales page....Thats a very good question BTW
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•  Originally Posted by fatih bulut i am on first page of yahoo and bing for some of my keywords. These keywords has more than 1000 exact match searches/mo on Google. (just US searches) But i get no more than 10 clicks a day from yahoo and bing together. how can you get that traffic from yahoo answers? Seems like yahoo answers is more popular than yahoo search
I believe one would be because yahoo answers is more of a community and they tend to show up in Google which is the biggest search engine of them all
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• Can this work with just one authority site? Like answering questions and linking to different articles on just one site? Wont I get banned because YA will see that Im just linking to one website?
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•  Originally Posted by Adam Curry Can this work with just one authority site? Like answering questions and linking to different articles on just one site? Wont I get banned because YA will see that Im just linking to one website?
Not if youre answering questions in the correct niche
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Not if youre answering questions in the correct niche
Doesn't matter what niche you're in. Its under YA's TOS that self promotion is prohibited. If they see all your answers are just linking to ONE website that will set off red flags and get you banned. I was just wondering if you also link to other websites every now and then to make your account look less spammy?
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•  Originally Posted by Adam Curry Doesn't matter what niche you're in. Its under YA's TOS that self promotion is prohibited. If they see all your answers are just linking to ONE website that will set off red flags and get you banned. I was just wondering if you also link to other websites every now and then to make your account look less spammy?
Maybe your site looks spammy...you have to remember Yahoo doesnt want you to make money so if you lead them to sales pitch then theres gonna be a problem
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Maybe your site looks spammy...you have to remember Yahoo doesnt want you to make money so if you lead them to sales pitch then theres gonna be a problem
Nope my website isn't spammy. I told you its an authority site thats helpful. The rules are you can't link to your website period.
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•  Originally Posted by Adam Curry Nope my website isn't spammy. I told you its an authority site thats helpful. The rules are you can't link to your website period.
Oh ok what niche are you in? Because I know "make money" and "Weight loss" niches dont get any room..
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Oh ok what niche are you in? Because I know "make money" and "Weight loss" niches dont get any room..
My site is on natural home remedies. Not sure where you got the idea that I was banned - I wasn't. Just cautious about getting flagged for posting too many answers linking to my one site only.

The relationship repair niche is pretty big in itself. I would say its up there with weight loss and MMO
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•  Originally Posted by Adam Curry My site is on natural home remedies. Not sure where you got the idea that I was banned - I wasn't. Just cautious about getting flagged for posting too many answers linking to my one site only. The relationship repair niche is pretty big in itself. I would say its up there with weight loss and MMO
Im sorry I wasn't trying to be disrespectful or anything...If you post good valuable answers then I believe you will be fine
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• Hi, Do you have your own products or can we use clickbank, If we can use clickbank how would you go about it on yahoo answer?

Thank you
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• I posted about 25 answers yesterday and I got over 250 points and more and got actual links to my domain in the post. I just checked my email and this morning it looks like everyone of them got removed. These were real answers with 4-5 sentences, where most people have 1 setence. It looks like about every one got removed with real heart felt helpful answers instead of the good luck like most people type.

bottom line is it could have been just 1 or 2 competitors deleting them for all I know.

If it happened on 1 or 2 no big deal but it seemed to happen on almost every one.

just feedback for everyone.
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• It is a good method and as long as you post actually which is a very good answer then why not? If some one stay on topic and do not go off topic this is actually a very good place to get your traffic.
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•  Originally Posted by Chris Kent I call bull on this. 20,000 uniques a month after 1.5 months of work on Yahoo Answers. Don't believe it. If the niche was narrow enough to avoid the flaggers, you wouldn't be able to get anywhere near those levels of traffic.
Im sorry you made that call but thats actual stats....May sound unbelievable but it actually happened....All I can say is try it for yourself
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• I actually tried this today. Answered 15 questions very thoroughly, had several 'best answers' and got two emails about people reporting me.. All I said in the sources were:

Motivation.
Finance.

Was that too much? do you do any cloaking with tinyurl or bitly?
Should I only put websites? or is youtube stuff acceptable? :-)

-Josh
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•  Originally Posted by joshcoffy I actually tried this today. Answered 15 questions very thoroughly, had several 'best answers' and got two emails about people reporting me.. All I said in the sources were: Motivation. Business. Finance. DerekandJoshTalk - YouTube Was that too much? do you do any cloaking with tinyurl or bitly? Should I only put websites? or is youtube stuff acceptable? :-) -Josh
I havent tried Youtube links so I really couldnt tell you....But I am total sure short urls wont work
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•  Originally Posted by eternalwarrior Would you mind sharing some of your Yahoo answer post?
I will once Im done checking my other account
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• All I have on my site is pure content i.e. articles, videos etc. I dont even monetise my site yet except a little optin box in the sidebar to get people to subscribe
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• mrswagset, can I see your website?

How much does your product sell for?
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• Use Google Analytics to monitor your traffic.... If you don't know whats working or what worked you can't improve
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1. Purchase a short TLD (I purchased plus22.com as an example)

If you have dual monitors open your link shortener on one screen and Yahoo Answers on another.

Search questions in your area of expertise and begin answering with legitimate answers. Some people on this forum have a ton of posts which goes without saying they could generate a ton of traffic by diverting some of their posting energy to Yahoo Answers.
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Link shorteners will get taken down...Trust me I know lol
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Link shorteners will get taken down...Trust me I know lol
Not if it's your own private one on a domain you control which I explained in my previous post.
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•  Originally Posted by Mike Hill Not if it's your own private one on a domain you control which I explained in my previous post.
Idk bro but you can give it a shot
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•  Originally Posted by mrswagset Idk bro but you can give it a shot
Congrats on your success, man. Keep it up.

Question, though: Shouldn't your resource link be clickable by now? To my understanding, it becomes clickable once you reach level 2. Considering the amount of time you've spent there, you should be at that level by now. Unless i'm totally mistaken about the clickable part..

Thanks!
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•  Originally Posted by Diablo2 Congrats on your success, man. Keep it up. Question, though: Shouldn't your resource link be clickable by now? To my understanding, it becomes clickable once you reach level 2. Considering the amount of time you've spent there, you should be at that level by now. Unless i'm totally mistaken about the clickable part.. Please advice. Thanks!
I dont do the same campaign on each account (personal preference)...This account is not new but new to yahoo answers...
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• Just out of curiosity, what other traffic sources do you use to help you reach over 1500 sales per month?
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•  Originally Posted by Adam Curry Just out of curiosity, what other traffic sources do you use to help you reach over 1500 sales per month?
Well Ill throw you a few.....Squidoo articles help a great deal...I have about 50 of those (Not something I would put all of my faith into...play it safe), over 100 youtube videos (all unique),and forum posting do a lot for hits as well
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• Heres an example of an answer I answered the other day for one of my sites (Really hate to expose one of my sites but here you go) Answer 2
My boyfriend doesn't spend time with me? - Yahoo! Answers
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• Just saw your yahoo answer and wonder if you bought the domain and redirect to the sales page of the product.

Wow! Does that work. How come your link is not clickable or did you purposely made it not clickable.

Thank you.
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•  Originally Posted by jeffreys Just saw your yahoo answer and wonder if you bought the domain and redirect to the sales page of the product. Wow! Does that work. How come your link is not clickable or did you purposely made it not clickable. One more question. Did you ever receive any report of abuse before for this answer or other answers of your other sites? Thank you.
When they report you for abuse it is automatically taken down....Sometimes Murphy comes to visit me and one of my answers get removed but its no biggie...Yes I bought the domain and cloaked the affiliates link with stealth (SCORE!) Im not really sure why its not clickable but on this particular account I may not have answered enough on it
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• Yeah this works... I answered two or three questions two years ago and I'm still getting around \$20 a month from clickbank. Not much I know, but it could be scaled up.
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•  Originally Posted by kevinenrique Yeah this works... I answered two or three questions two years ago and I'm still getting around \$20 a month from clickbank. Not much I know, but it could be scaled up.
Good work bro!
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• Well I could understand why yahoo would block someone that all of a sudden starts posting 10-20 answers in an hour all with the same link.

I imagine some common sense would be required at the start. Such as not posting any link sometimes and other times posting links to websites that are not your own.

One you gain a large reputation then posting links here and there shouldn't really be a problem.

Just guessing of course but if they have a problem with self-advertising then it makes sense to take an extra 15 minutes to post answers that would never be seen as spam.
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• u can Google Analytics to monitor your traffic.... If u don't know whats working or what worked you can't improve
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•  Originally Posted by srodoks u can Google Analytics to monitor your traffic.... If u don't know whats working or what worked you can't improve
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