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Yahoo answers traffic?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Alex Brooks, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    I've seen loads of questions about buying products, "what tv should i buy for $200?" etc. Has anyone tired marketing your products on yahoo! answers? ie replying to the question like "Hmm, I've had this TV before, it's just under $200, it works great, heres more info. ***********/whatever"

    Just had this idea, wanted to know if it's got good results or not?
     
  2. saram1805

    saram1805 Newbie

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    Advertising directly on yahoo answers is ineffective, although you should sneak your link into relevent questions as a source. It might get some clickthroughs (especially if you provide a good answer and are chosen as the best...or you answer your own questions and choose yourself) but the real benefit is, you may have noticed Yahoo answers typically on page 1 of Google, and having your site referenced on such an authoritive location will boost your SE rankings significantly.
     
  3. Alex Brooks

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    It's a shame Yahoo! Answers is nofollow, or I would have a load of backlinks from using it to gain traffic to my whitehat blog, but thanks for your input :) I might try it out sometime. :)
     
  4. saram1805

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    Hm, someone recommended linking on Yahoo answers and I didn't even check whether or not it was nofollow, although I confirmed just now that it is :( I guess it's not THAT effective then, although it still has potential for targeted traffic, establishing credibility and non-google SEO.
     
  5. Alex Brooks

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    It's good for back links and boosts your ranking in Yahoo as far as I know, but it is targetted traffic and if you spend the time in writing up the reply, I'm sure you can get a high-ish conversion rate.
     
  6. blackhataffiliate

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    Answers is not as effective as it once was. Used to be able to make a killing, but now they are quick to ban accounts and most networks/merchants do not want the traffic.
     
  7. wowhaxor

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    You're approaching it wrong. Answers isnt good for making sales there, its good because a question ranks high in google for the title. Make a question with one account such as 'how to cure my acne fast' and answer with another account, then choose that as best answer. Without any backlinks that question and answer hits the top of google for that long tail and gets you sales.
     
  8. blackhataffiliate

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    The problem is that when you add links as a part of the answer, your account gets banned and the answer you gave is deleted. At least that is what happens to me when I try adding links to an answer. Please let me know if there is a way to add a link w/o getting your answer deleted, because that site can be a gold mine.
     
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    ive only found y! answers useful for autoblogging back when i gave that a try.
     
  10. ankur420420

    ankur420420 Elite Member

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    hi

    I suppose yahoo answers is not a effective startegy for online selling and it is only useful for ranking for some specific things such as questions

    But then too there's no harm in trying

    maybe you can get some success!!:):)

    good luck with this

    thanks,
    ankur