What about Yahoo Answers?

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Anyone here have any success stories at all from answering questions on Yahoo Answers?

The links that you can put in once you've reach "level 2" are no-follow, but I was just considering this as a possible option for some targeted traffic.

Think this is even worth my time?
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  • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
    I used to make over $100 a month on Yahoo Answers promoting zip and email submits. You can get some traffic from it, and I have even made some affiliate conversions from it. I usually get from 0 - 20 visitors per answer (it all depends on the niche and the question).

    I now use it for research.
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    • Profile picture of the author noki23
      Originally Posted by DeskCoder View Post

      I used to make over $100 a month on Yahoo Answers promoting zip and email submits. You can get some traffic from it, and I have even made some affiliate conversions from it. I usually get from 0 - 20 visitors per answer (it all depends on the niche and the question).

      I now use it for research.
      I agree and have been getting the same avg traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jprovost
    I started with Yahoo Answers a few weeks ago. I am level 2 so just have my links in my profile. I have found that I am getting a lot of traffic from it. Also this traffic stays on my page for a while too. This lets me think they are reading my posts which is what I want. I have set up some saved searches and will try to answer a few questions each day.
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    • Profile picture of the author calculon
      Your success will depend a lot on what niche and demographics you are targeting. The majority of users of Y Answers are teen/tween/twenties age. So, like a previous warrior mentioned, directing users to free CPA offers on your site would probably be worth while, while recommending a physical product or e-book not so much.
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      • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
        Be careful with YAhoo answers, make your answers legitimiate;no spam. People will report you in a heartbeat if your answer seems to or even resembles spam. It is very well moderated. But the traffic you will get from it will def help your conversions as well as your Alexa ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author seotrafficsearch
    Originally Posted by denis57 View Post

    Anyone here have any success stories at all from answering questions on Yahoo Answers?

    The links that you can put in once you've reach "level 2" are no-follow, but I was just considering this as a possible option for some targeted traffic.

    Think this is even worth my time?
    i'd say its the best way to generate some traffic. never mind if the links are no follow, they will still be of some worth (atleast they will help in creating good link mixture along with do follow links, if you have any).
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
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    Yahoo Answers campaigns are bringing me recurring passive income....is has been about 15 months since i started a campaign (20 answers posted) that brings me about 180-200$/month...Every single month...

    Now i got a tool to make this quicker and more effective...But you have to know one thing: Dont spam YA and also Dont be afraid of it
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  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    Yahoo answer is not about nofollow or dofollow. Its a way to get huge traffic. Just you need to answer niche related questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blue445nm
      Originally Posted by adam337 View Post

      Yahoo answer is not about nofollow or dofollow. Its a way to get huge traffic. Just you need to answer niche related questions.
      Just don't go to it for the main source of backlinks :p
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  • Profile picture of the author mcatt
    I do it for my industry,Cleaning services and I answer relevant answers in my category. Not sure about the link but I do get some traffic from it as well as even a call for a job. So I would say it works great. I enjoy helping people with my professional advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author KellyG
    I've been using Y!A pretty steadily for about the past 10 months and it generates both a steady stream of visitors and income for me. As others have said, don't do it for the backlinks, but the traffic you get can be good quality traffic.

    A couple of things I've picked up along the way are that have helped include:

    + After you post an answer, be sure to go back and vote for your answer as the best once it's in voting. Sometimes just that 1 vote is enough to get it chosen (by voters) as the best answer. If the asker doesn't select a best answer, the answer with the most votes automatically "wins" after 4 or 5 days.

    + Voting on other answered questions that aren't resolved yet is a great way to get your point total up, especially in the beginning. You get 1 point for voting on the best answer for a question. I think even at the lower levels, you can get ~100 points a day by going to the "In Voting" section and choosing best answer. It's helps get you to a higher level quicker.

    + Using the advanced search box helps you find open questions with your keywords with fewer answers. Less competition can improve your chances of becoming the best answer.

    I still get visitors regularly from many of the questions that I answered 10 months ago. I think getting voted the best answer helps because it puts you right there under the question.

    Don't let the above steps seem overwhelming either, as it is I probably spend less than an hour a week on Y!A between answering and voting.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    Any traffic is good traffic. Yahoo Answers is worth the effort. I outsource it on fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashAdsLLC
    Yahoo Answers is definitely effective when done properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer82
    I've tried Yahoo Answers campaigns one months ago, though just gain a little traffic, but better than none. The important is it's free, so worth the effort .
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    When done right Yahoo Answers can bring in traffic. Just make sure your answers aren't spammy.
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  • Profile picture of the author bugtrack
    I have observed that when i post with yahoo answer level 3 accounts it gives better result compare to level 2 accounts
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    • Using Yahoo Answers is an excellent way to generate targeted traffic. Make sure you provide quality answers that help users solve their problems. Focus on topics related to your niche and go into details when providing answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author keithotzkie
    Yahoo answers could bring traffic but just dont go spam and answer all questions there with random answers.. Its just way to unethical.. xD
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemegastore
    i know yahoo answer gives us no-follow tag but if you get back-links from authority site than it may be useful for you.If you use it properly than it gives you free relevant traffic...
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenBrayan
    Well, I managed to pull in some leads through Yahoo answers, plus it's a good source to generate enormous amount of traffic. I highly recommend you start working on it for IM purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Williams
    I have found YA to actually harm my SERPS and I posted all relevant and genuine answers
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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    Hello! I personally can tell you that yahoo answers do drive traffic. It just depends on the niche and the kind of question you'll answer. Just get the right ones and you can get traffic. I hope that helped you in a way or so. Best of luck though.
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    • Profile picture of the author VHSEOMike
      Theoretically, it is a good strategy to follow, but your account might be banned anytime, so the bitter truth is that it is very difficult to get a good result from yahoo answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashAdsLLC
    Its not difficult at all to get a good result if you know what you are doing. Those account banned issues have several workarounds.
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    • Profile picture of the author dakar
      Originally Posted by CashAdsLLC View Post

      Its not difficult at all to get a good result if you know what you are doing. Those account banned issues have several workarounds.
      Could you give a sample of the workarounds?
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  • Profile picture of the author uqmoore
    1. Don't use your personal yahoo account and risk getting it banned.

    2. Don't appear too spammy.

    3. Use several accounts to ask, answer, and vote on questions.

    4. Provide relevant answers.

    5. Answer your own questions and vote for your answers. :-)

    6. Consider not posting a link every time you post, OR post to several of your sites, not just one.

    7. You can outsource account creation and posting to your kids. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author rabbi1994
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    Sometime I get good traffic from yahoo answers so from my view it is worth it to answer questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author AbhinayaSree
    I never used Yahoo Answer so far, i heard that it is going to be helpful for getting traffic and backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author majorcheaphazard
    Im getting good traffic from Yahoo Answers, specially from gaming related questions :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author exhibittrader
    Yahoo Answer board such a better information network you find your answer of your questions and it help to get huge traffics and control your Alexa ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    I had a website that was making 200 visitors/day from Yahoo Answers. Yes the links are no-follow but members can click on them and that's all that matters. Yahoo Answers to the IM is not for backlinking but for getting targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bigfoot1
    As long as you create custom answers and are smart with your answers you will get no-follow backlinks and some extra traffic from yahoo Answers.

    People say no-follow backlinks are useless but they prevent an unnatural link profile. Most natural websites will have no-follow links also pointed to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author shellarics
    Yahoo Answers can give traffic but not that huge. I think it is helpful if the keyword you're promoting can be found on the question where it appears on first page during search query on that keyword/topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author rtysernd
    I tried Yahoo Answers several months ago. And I had my links in my profile which bring me lots of links. So I think it is useful, especially the keyword you are promoting can be found in the first page.
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  • Profile picture of the author jewelraz
    I have not started this technology for my own websites yet but I am going forward it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    It still is a good way of getting free traffic, especially as it doesn't take that much time to answer questions. I've seen people add spam to their answers and they get punished. But it's a great way to get traffic as long as you follow Yahoo's TOS
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhwang
    i'm trying now.
    but it just so so...
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  • Profile picture of the author Daones
    Yahoo answers is okay but it all depends on the category your answering in, in my opinion the questions are really low value and bad english as well. It seems like a lot of questions asked dont even belong in the right category.
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  • Profile picture of the author indiainternet2012
    it can generate the more traffic but now a days some peoples are made it adult question & answering site..where you feel very hesitate to read the question very tough to give them answer. traffic from Y answer is generate more bounce rate..
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  • Profile picture of the author Magento developer
    The links in the yahoo answers are nofollow only.
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  • Profile picture of the author tubieso
    You can answer the question in 4 day
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  • Profile picture of the author Dex88
    Depending on the product or website that you are promoting, Yahoo answers can definitely help increase your popularity significantly.

    Just do your best to be selected as the best answer, and never just copy paste your answer from one question to another.
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