Traffic From Answer Sites - Are They Worth The Effort?

by Henlus
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Is it worth it to answer tons of questions in answer sites for traffic? Please what's your thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    I paid a poster to do it who did really well thought out and researched answers. they were not garbage, they got tons of #1 picks etc... I got so little traffic that it was pitiful.

    He did 300 answers related to 3 niches 100 answers for each.

    That's just my experience.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Henlus View Post

    Is it worth it to answer tons of questions in answer sites for traffic? Please what's your thought.
    IMO you would be better off answering those questions on your own domain/page, then you have more control over the user experience (no competition once traffic is on your own domain/page).

    Build an FAQ page on your own domain & answer the same/similar niche questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author sanusense
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      IMO you would be better off answering those questions on your own domain/page, then you have more control over the user experience (no competition once traffic is on your own domain/page).
      Build an FAQ page on your own domain & answer the same/similar niche questions.
      You got me an idea, Thanks !!! FAQ pages
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by sanusense View Post

        You got me an idea, Thanks !!! FAQ pages
        Really that's what the Google Hummingbird update was about, question type search queries.
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  • Profile picture of the author janiman
    I created 100 yahoo answer backlinks. The result was very good. You can try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    If you think that your effort is worth it, you could have answered the question at a high pace. It means that you did your best to make him understand the answer that you are posting, which is why he may have picked your answer as the best. Best of all, he will thank you and may recommend this to his friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    You can get targeted traffic from those sites. But if I recall correctly. Yahoo answers and some others are No follow sites which won't help with seo.

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    • Profile picture of the author has
      Hi warriors

      i tried yahoo, i got good traffic from them on some niche
      i didn't tried on other sites, some of my friends they are getting good traffic from many answer related sites

      Regards
      Ha
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Do not waste your time... Those people are NOT going to visit your website for a reason you just post it there... Better work on your SEO from QUALITY sources and try to build traffic from SEARCH ENGINES!
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    • Profile picture of the author Henlus
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      Do not waste your time... Those people are NOT going to visit your website for a reason you just post it there... Better work on your SEO from QUALITY sources and try to build traffic from SEARCH ENGINES!
      Some people might not visit your site truly, but I believe that Answer sites can rank in Google or any other SE. So some SE users can visit your site. I think I'll give it a try and see how it turns out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
    I actually started doing this in bingo because i noticed yahoo answers pages ranking super easily.

    Basically what i did was..

    1) Create yahoo answers account, ask question.
    2) Use second account to answer question.
    3) Use other accounts to favourite.
    4) Spam the **** out of the pages with links to rank.

    Worked like a charm but...

    1) My competition started posting their links on the page (*******s).
    2) The CTR is very low.

    I basically came to the conclusion that you may as well just create content answering questions on your own domain and rank it yourself.

    The same thing goes for things like Youtube videos, but there are more creative ways to monetize Youtube videos well.

    Anyway, hope that helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    traffic from ohters than yahoo answers suck imo. but they are good for links
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    I thought this thread is the same thread I answered a few minutes ago.
    It's relevant to a forum posting thread as well.
    Nevertheless, forum marketing/answer threads works for my non-IM niche sites.
    I guess I'm just fortunate to have found/hired a team who does things extraordinarily. Haha.
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  • Profile picture of the author mehdizenith
    do we need to add our website link while we answer the questions ?
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    • Profile picture of the author seyer
      Originally Posted by mehdizenith View Post

      do we need to add our website link while we answer the questions ?
      yes. you have to work your way to level 2 so your links can become clickable. make your answer look natural and not spammy. this will take some work.

      we must reiterate that y!answers links are nofollow, so just take note of that.

      good luck
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        I suppose it works the same as forum posting, it requires a lot of time and the payoff isn't that great.

        If I had to chose I would either stick to SEO or PPC and in case of my business classified ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Royalking
    Traffic is always good and if they are coming from relevant pages then it would be great for conversion.

    But the problem is the traffic is not very high from these sites. If you don't want to depend entirely on SEO (search engines) for traffic, then it is a great mix to the game..
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  • Profile picture of the author misshang
    Based on my experience, you will get indexed, and will have traffic, but it might not turn into clicks. So if you are trying to get traffic to your site, it's doable. For conversions, you need to learn more on interact with readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author fjouad
    YES OF COURSE !

    I think this type of traffic steel the best type because they are engaged and very targeted traffic and you will have a better conversion rate with this kind of traffic.

    and also is a very fast and easy methode to get massive traffic for the both short and long term strategie !

    All i have to tell you go in and make as much as i you can of answers and weight the massive income !
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Wilson
    Answering questions is good for targeted traffic, especially yahoo answers
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  • Profile picture of the author holder21
    Originally Posted by Henlus View Post

    Is it worth it to answer tons of questions in answer sites for traffic? Please what's your thought.
    Generally links on answer sites tend to get more CTR then other websites as they can be answer to someones question so i believe it's worth but make sure you answer to relevant question this will drive maximum CTR.
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