Answers For Increased
answers is a good source of targeted free traffic to your website or
blog if used properly
To get the best out of Yahoo answers you need to read their terms of service and stay well within them
Advantages of Yahoo answers include
- Targeted traffic
- Your potential visitor tells you exactly
what they want
- Long term traffic source
what is Yahoo answers?
Yahoo answers is an interactive website by Yahoo where almost all the
content is provided by members of the public.
It is a question and answer site where some mebers of the public ask questions and other members of the general public provide answers to the best of their knowledge.
To ask or answer questions on Yahoo answers, you need to have a Yahoo account
answers allows you to include links in your answers.
is why Yahoo answers is so great for driving targeted traffic to your
site. As long as it is not an affiliate links or a link to an adult site, links are allowed
Obviously Yahoo does not want the whole place overrun with spammers so answer questions with useful and relevant information and only add links to less than 10% of your answers
The links on Yahoo answers are no follow but the amount of traffic that Affiliate Marketing Introduction gets from Yahoo answers is significant
Now some of the questions have high search engine results page
positions for certain keywords. So your answer is not only viewed by
people who use and know Yahoo Answers but, if you are lucky, the
question you answer could be one that has good SERP position
How to use Yahoo
Answers To Increase
1. Yahoo account
You need to get a yahoo account for this. Don't worry it's free. If you
already use Yahoo as your email provider then you already have a yahoo
If not, go to the Yahoo Answers home page at http://answers.yahoo.com/
and sign up for a free account.
2. Browse The Categories
Yahoo answer is organized in categories.
These are listed down the left side of the homepage. Each category has
Go through the categories to see which is most closely related to your
Questions on Yahoo answers are open for answers for only three days .
After this, although you can still view the questions and answers, you
can no longer post your own answers.
Find questions that are still open that you can answer and include a
link to your website in your answer. Obviously you only include the
link in your answers where appropriate ie more info at or for a
complete review go here.
- Do not add links to all of your answers. Your
answers will be flagged and removed if you do this. Links on less than 10% of your answers
- Do not add links inappropriately
- Do not add affiliate links.
- Best thing is to put a post on your blog with detailed information on the question and link from your Yahoo answer to that blog post
- Make sure your answers are directly relevant to
the question being asked.
That's it. Simple, straight forward and effective
A few points to note.
- You get awarded
points for answering
questions. These points determine how many questions you
can answer a day or questions you can ask. As your points accrue, you
go up levels. The higher the level you attain, the more questions you
are allowed to answer a day
not try to spam Yahoo Answers. Make sure your answers are
informative and relevant to the question being asked
the Terms of Service. This is very important,. If you
remain within the TOS of Yahoo, Yahoo answers can be a very good of
sustained long term traffic to your website or blog
With Yahoo Answers
It is only fair that I share with you the down side of the Yahoo
answers service before you invest your time in it
- Best Answer.
In my time using Yahoo answers, I have found that with some questions
the choice for best answer is often bizarre. I have tried to look at
different questions and answers given and honestly for some just cannot
fathom why the answer chosen as best answer was selected. I suppose it
is really about different strokes for different folk. Whether or not
your answer is chosen as best answer, it will still get some attention
so don't despair
- Account suspension.
Yes, there is the risk of your account with Yahoo answers getting
suspended without so much as a by your leave. Someone makes some complaint
about your answer and my suspicion is it often is a marketing
competitor and ... like a wisp of smoke your account is gone. SO just
back up your answers. You can always format them into a blog if your Yahoo answers
account gets deleted