Do You Use Yahoo Answers For Traffic?

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I heard that Yahoo answers is a good way to get traffic, how true is that? And won't you get banned if you put links in your answers??
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  • Profile picture of the author SARahman
    That's a great way to get laser targeted traffic. Don't just paste your link in there, give a quality answer in your niche category and put your web link in the reference box

    Tricky, isn't it?
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    • Profile picture of the author marc7
      Originally Posted by SARahman View Post

      That's a great way to get laser targeted traffic. Don't just paste your link in there, give a quality answer in your niche category and put your web link in the reference box

      Tricky, isn't it?
      I can vouch for this. These are great also: Quora, Ask and Answers.com

      Ps.
      Same rules apply. As in NO SPAMMING!

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    • Profile picture of the author writeaway
      Originally Posted by SARahman View Post

      That's a great way to get laser targeted traffic. Don't just paste your link in there, give a quality answer in your niche category and put your web link in the reference box

      Tricky, isn't it?
      The only thing 'tricky' about it, is the amount of time it takes. The ROI has to be there to have a VA (even one working for $100) do Yahoo answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Originally Posted by eeeasyas12345 View Post

    I heard that Yahoo answers is a good way to get traffic, how true is that? And won't you get banned if you put links in your answers??
    Why don't you go try it and report back your findings so we all know?

    Yes you can get some good traffic that way but depends on your niche whether there are related questions or not. YA can rank highly in Google too which means you can get a lot of search engine traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThorBorwick
    Originally Posted by eeeasyas12345 View Post

    I heard that Yahoo answers is a good way to get traffic, how true is that? And won't you get banned if you put links in your answers??
    Yahoo answers is literally crowded with internetmarketers nowadays. You CAN use it but I think using forums is much more profitable.

    I use yahoo answers for one main reason,and that is how to find out what problems do people have in my niche?
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    • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
      Originally Posted by ThorBorwick View Post

      Yahoo answers is literally crowded with internetmarketers nowadays. You CAN use it but I think using forums is much more profitable.

      I use yahoo answers for one main reason,and that is how to find out what problems do people have in my niche?
      Yes I feel like Yahoo answers is very saturated now. a days depending on the niche you choose...
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    I tried before, gave quality answers but got banned (thankfully it was a separate yahoo account)
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  • Profile picture of the author neralu
    Well, It all depends on what you had tried putting.. If the answers that you had put , if it looks like spammy, then definately it will get banned there.
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  • Profile picture of the author RomanZ
    We have gotten traffic from it, but like other say, it is very hard not to get banned or have your answers deleted. Don't use links in your answer, only in the part where they ask how you know (at the bottom of the answer) and try to "downplay" who you are so it doesn't look like yo uare spamming (like don't say "I wrote an article about this, read it here.")
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    Use of yahoo answers to get traffic is a very popular method. If your blog post have got the answer of the question ad your account have got level 2, you can post link to your post with your answer. If you do not spam, you will not get banned.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon19811
      It has worked for me. As long as I gave quality answers, and provided links to quality material it worked well for getting a small amount of traffic. However, the traffic I received from answers did not typically result in a information product sale. I was able to receive some adsense revenue, but that was the extent of my income. In my opinion, people on answers are looking for free information.

      FYI- I have only used it for the health and fitness niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author RKeele
        In my experience it depends on your niche. However be prepared for 50 - 60 % of the time for your answers to be deleted. This is very frustrating. However you will have the option to appeal your answer being deleted. I always do this and 50 % of the time my answers are re-approved and re-posted. You can put a link to your website in the source box only, but it cannot be an affiliate link.

        However I actually prefer Askville. I have never had an answer deleted from there, and I get more traffic from it than I do from Yahoo Answers.

        Hope this helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jakejoh10
    I've used it in the past with decent results. You have to be helpful and put relevant links in the references box or it will be seen as spam.

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  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    Giving a concerned answer in the niche field in
    which you are better helps more people and also
    your resource link your site link will get visitors..
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  • Profile picture of the author mdan287
    YA can bring you a lots of good traffic if you do things perfectly. You have to answer any question with as much as details and informations.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rebeccha Haase
      Originally Posted by mdan287 View Post

      YA can bring you a lots of good traffic if you do things perfectly. You have to answer any question with as much as details and informations.
      If you post a link as a resource of a question, you must make sure that link have got the information relevant to the question. Otherwise it will surely become a spam and your account will be in danger.
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  • Profile picture of the author tahir100
    Lots of internet marketers already using yahoo answers for traffic, but not sure how effective is this, whether the traffic converts or adds to SEO ranking..
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  • Profile picture of the author deebee23
    Originally Posted by eeeasyas12345 View Post

    I heard that Yahoo answers is a good way to get traffic, how true is that? And won't you get banned if you put links in your answers??
    Dude don't do it I tried to answer a persons question yesterday and someone reported me up higher. If it even looks like you are an internet marketer they will flag you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by deebee23 View Post

      If it even looks like you are an internet marketer they will flag you.
      It varies a lot from niche to niche.

      If you're in a competitive niche, your competitors will "flag" your posts and get you into trouble, it's true.

      I've had a very long life there, but posting only when I can really add value, with long posts, and putting a self-serving link in only about 15% of my posts. Others' mileage may vary, but for me it's worked, and worked well. (I do it far less now than I used to a couple of years ago, because it's too time-consuming for me, really).

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post8005031

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7987375
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  • Profile picture of the author FA8891
    With my experience ,Yahoo answer can help to get some traffic but for short time only,simply because if you post the same link many times you get banned by yahoo answer members,they are looking for correct answer and i think it's hard to post correct answers all the time, my advice is stay away from yahoo answers spam posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefanvanray
    Personally I would suggest using forums instead, as Thor said. But if you do try Yahoo answers, be sure to create a separate account and use the reference box for you link. If your squeeze page isn't laser targeted you will get flagged and banned.
    If you have a click bank product or an ebook that you can promote that specifically pertains to the question and the niche, this works way better. This way your link leads to the ebook, which is a legitimate resource, and people can buy your product which makes you money--which is always a win. You also want to make it so when people click on the ebook or click bank offer they are redirected to an OTO/email opt in post order. This way you get short-term income from selling your product, and long-term income from building your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Alexa, have you thought about posting parts of your articles and maybe slightly re-write them as answers to save time? I haven't read their TOS, but I don't think they have anything with already published content.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Of course, Yahoo Answers is a great way to bring traffic to your site. Nobody has mentioned that Fiverr is a great way to get answers on Yahoo. You can usually get one answer from a reputable account for less than a buck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

      Alexa, have you thought about posting parts of your articles and maybe slightly re-write them as answers to save time? I haven't read their TOS, but I don't think they have anything with already published content.
      Yes, I've managed to paste in paragraphs a few times, sometimes changing the word/sentence-order a bit.

      Originally Posted by joaquin112 View Post

      Of course, Yahoo Answers is a great way to bring traffic to your site. Nobody has mentioned that Fiverr is a great way to get answers on Yahoo. You can usually get one answer from a reputable account for less than a buck.
      Not something I'd outsource in a hurry, myself: short, non-value-adding answers all of which contain a link are a pretty sure way to get your account closed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Millerking
    I tried several tool to auto YS, but no luck. Y! sooms to be pretty stick with spam
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    I tried driving traffic from Yahoo Answers but when they noticed my account being too promotional, they banned it. So my advice is, give valuable answers, and do not expose your link at all times.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnorc
      In my experience, the traffic from yahoo answers is also well targeted. And if you have 10 minutes to spend daily, Yahoo answers can be goldmine for targeted traffic to your website. Here are the steps which works for me -

      1. Create 1 yahoo answers account.

      2. Answers questions to reach level 2 (as you need it to insert your URL)

      3. Once you reach level 2, answer 2-3 questions everyday and put your website URL in resource box.

      4. If continue this Yahoo answer campaign for 1 month only, you will have at least 60-80 different questions on Yahoo answers with your website URL. And even if you get 1 visitors from each your answer, you will get around 100 visitors per day! (I have 1 answers which give me 10+ visits per day).

      5. You can always add your own tweaks and tricks.

      6. Repeat the process for your all websites for more success!
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by johnorc View Post


        3. Once you reach level 2, answer 2-3 questions everyday and put your website URL in resource box.
        Make sure you do this sparingly, Like Alexa mentioned in a previous post on this thread, she only inserts a link about 15% of the time. I have answered 5 or 6 questions in a day without ever inserting a link, why?, because I had nothing to link to. And, when I do insert my link, it is not to my home page, it is to a page within my site that is related to the topic being talked about.

        Yahoo Answers is much like the Warrior Forum. You want to become valued participant in the community.

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  • Profile picture of the author TomerN
    I use it for linkbuilding... free PR7 links are nice ))
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by TomerN View Post

      I use it for linkbuilding... free PR7 links are nice ))
      They're ok, but you're not getting those from Yahoo Answers, and neither is anyone else who comments/posts there.

      That's like thinking that you're getting a PR-6 backlink from every article you submit to Ezine Articles just because EZA's own home page happens to be PR-6. I'm afraid that's just not how it works. At all. The page rank that affects the backlink is the page-rank of the page on which the backlink appears, not that of the site's home page.

      Websites don't "have page ranks". Only pages have page ranks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TravisO
    Yes it's a good traffic provider too. And yahoo won't ban accounts who answers the questions with links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Demarco
      Back in 2007 I've generated my first Clickbank sale using Yahoo Answers. The funny thing is that this customer was buying like crazy and every time that I've sent out an offer, he would buy it.

      Eventually I moved away from Yahoo Answers towards paid media, but if you are just getting started, then yes, Yahoo Answers can help you to generate some high quality traffic that will convert.
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  • Profile picture of the author roblawrence
    I think it's a great way to generate traffic and the best part is that's Yahoo Answers is FREE. For someone with a lot of time and no marketing budget, it can be a decent traffic generator. You have to start somewhere when you're starting from nowhere!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenna619
    I have used it in the past and have had some cool results...One day I was able to hit $100 in one day and some days ZERO...It is a really good FREE traffic source in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryuchi
    No I don't. Yahoo answers doesn't really allow self promotion and if they found out that you do, then your account will be banned. Besides spamming will simply get you nowhere so why risk it when there are other methods you can use?
    Better put your time in decent traffic/seo methods instead like article marketing.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
      Originally Posted by ryuchi View Post

      No I don't. Yahoo answers doesn't really allow self promotion and if they found out that you do, then your account will be banned. Besides spamming will simply get you nowhere so why risk it when there are other methods you can use?
      Better put your time in decent traffic/seo methods instead like article marketing.

      Good luck!
      Ryuchi
      It's not spam when you're legitimately providing a helpful, lengthy, rich and personal answer. Especially when the external link points to a genuinely helpful website, whether it belongs to you or someone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author nidjo
    Before answering a question on Yahoo answers and then linking back to your own blog/website you would have to have an article there explaining more about this topic, providing a really good information to the readers.

    That means that:

    1) you either need to find a topic that suits something you already have on your blog

    2) or go and create this article first and then go and answer on Yahoo answers

    For me this is not a reliable way to get traffic, but quality of Yahoo answers traffic if you can get it is really good.

    I'm also not sure how many times you can add the link to the same blog from the same Yahoo account before you get banned.
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