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Is yahoo answers are beneficial to increase the traffic or ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wordpress123, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. wordpress123

    wordpress123 Newbie

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    Hello everyone
    This is my first thread in BHW.Hope I will get my answer.I want to know that is yahoo answers are beneficial to increase the traffic or ranking of the website?

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  2. GuitarMan

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    In my experience, Yahoo Answers is beneficial for both. You just have to know how to use it properly.

    The White Hat Method

    Set up your account. Find questions related to your niche and answer them. Make sure that if you leave a link it's on topic otherwise it will be flagged as spam. Also make sure that you don't leave a link in every answer, otherwise your account will get deleted. Do a search for questions, answer them as best as you can in the hope that you'll be selected for the best answer.

    Do an advanced search for questions in your niche that are still open and have 0 answers, then sort by oldest first. You're quite likely to be the only answer and therefore get chosen as the best answer. This won't, however, bring much traffic. The more active you are, the more traffic you'll get.

    Black Hat Method

    Like above, except, get loads of proxies, set up loads of accounts. Ask questions and answer them with another account that you have. Then go back and choose your answer as the best answer. To automate the process, take a look at Answer Assault.

    If you use answer assault, spin a load of questions and answers, put your proxies in, let it take care of the rest. You can get a lot of traffic from this method.

    This is just a simple outline of the blackhat method, for more information there is an answer assault thread somewhere on BHW.
     
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  3. auwal

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    Yes, Yahoo Answer can be traffic source for your website. I regularly did some answer in Yahoo Answer with my links and it is always working for me. It is one kind of backlinking in my opinion.

    Good Luck
     
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  4. wordpress123

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    Thanks a lot for your feedback.
     
  5. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes yahoo answers is great for some niches

    Remember you need a level 2 account for clickable links

    Be a useful member and your answers will stick
     
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    Nice Method... :) gonna try this shit.. does links from yahoo answer carry any value??
     
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    Yes, Yahoo Answers Is Good For Both (Traffic And Rank).
     
  8. Jakerxxx

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    Provides "ok" Traffic.

    In my experience, Yahoo answers provides an "ok" source of traffic. Nothing to write home about. Pretty self explanatory, but obviously you would want to be voted best answer, so future searchers see your response (People rarely look beyond best answer.) That should give you the motivation to write quality responses, so you're not wasting your time. That's really where you're going to benefit. When people search questions...WHICH THEY DO A LOT....the top Google results are usually always YahooAnswers. If you're voted best answer for a majority of the related questions, that's going to provide traffic.

    As far as
    ranking, I don't think it does much, if anything. At least in my experience. They are no-follow links, which are useful because it shows link diversity. But don't expect to get 1st page Google with YahooAnswer backlinks.
     
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  9. ezines

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    Based on personal experience, not much about ranking, but very good for traffic on certain niches. If you want long-term traffic in YA, take Guitaman's advice. And if you can, stick to one topic and be at your best at that topic. Soon, you'll be promoted to "Top Contributor" even if you are just at Level 3.

    The trick is to establish trust and reputation, if you want long-term.

    Tips:

    • Answer the best you can.
    • Add only links to your website if it's related and helpful.
    • Add link sources from authority sites. You can also mix with your links as long as they are related, closely related.
    • Personalize your answer if applicable. If that person asking is real, you'll get a response or even an email asking you to add more info to your question, and you'll likely be chosen as "Best Answer By Asker".
    • A bit of blackhat... monitor every question you've answered. Most of these questions do not get the "Best Answer" and become "Undecided...". You are allowed to choose your own answer as "Choose Best Answer". Click on it, but don't do this on every question.
    • Set your preferences, and make your activity private (this is just my preference as I don't want people to check every answer I did.)
    • You don't have to answer every question. If you find questions related to your niche that have answers already, simply rate the best answer you think. Don't worry about not putting your links, there are loads of questions waiting for your answer.
     
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    If i'm not mistaken I think yahoo answers are nofollow.. But yes I've received traffic right after I posted my link there and not much after that
     
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    yahoo answers is only good for clickthrough traffic, not for google page rank
     
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    yes it definitely is. a lot of people ask questions and you can sneak in your link there
     
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    I think Yahoo Answers is a good stomping ground to get your first conversions with CPA.

    As others have said, yahoo answers adds to diversity for google juice and will provide some pretty targeted traffic to offers/other incentives.
     
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    Yahoo answer links are n0f0ll0w, so you can forget any SEO value except balancing your d0f0ll0w-nof0ll0 ratio.

    In terms of traffic yes, it can bring traffic. but in my experience (ecomm) this traffic doesn't convert well at all (can't say for other monetisation methods)
     
  15. Raven13

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    You need to get your account Level two before having your links clickable. But sure thing it's good for links diversity and for driving some targetted trafic but not too much
     
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    We can use Yahoo answering as a off page seo technique for generating the back links. yahoo answering also helps to get the traffic on our website.
     
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    yahoo answers is great for traffic source
     
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    I wanted to know as well.
     
  19. BadyBoySEO

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    Depends if you believe that no-follow links carry any weight, which they don't. As a traffic source yahoo answers is pretty poor in my opinion, I get a lot more traffic from guest posts on websites than I do from Yahoo answers.
     
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    NoFo**** links pass domian authority and help your link diversity.

    Anyone who doesn't realize that this helps your ranking is an idiot.
     
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