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Yahoo Answers = Waste Of Time?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by tuesday10, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. tuesday10

    tuesday10 Regular Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I am having a go at YA traffic but other affiliates keep flagging my answers. It's very frustrating.

    Has anyone here encountered this problem and managed to get around it?

    Cheers,

    T10
     
  2. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    A lot of times it's not other affiliates flagging them, it's higher ranking legit YA users. I've been noticing a lot of them pulling this lately...I think these people are DP mods in disguise lol.

    Anyway, I'd like a solution to this also if anyone has some input.
     
  3. da buck

    da buck Regular Member

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    Make better quality answers that don't reek of spam. There will always be answers that get flagged and accounts that get deleted. Just chalk them up to the cost of business.
     
  4. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    If you're answers have an affiliate direct link, then your post will be deleted about 95% of the time. Using free link cloaking services like Tiny URL doesn't work much better either.
     
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    link to a reloading page use the cpa cloaker wordpress trick
     
  6. nytrolic

    nytrolic Registered Member

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    Send them to your page that you've actually spent more than 10 minutes making, give them a good informative answer. Also, do it from an account that you've actually "aged" a bit, answer 20~ questions properly, withought links first, and carry on answering the odd question here and there withought a link.

    If you look legit you'll get away with it, if you dont look legit, you'll stand out a mile off.
     
  7. Alex Brooks

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    Yahoo! Answers is bound to get harder and harder over time, more and more people are trying to market Yahoo! Answers, so more people are flagging questions/replies and making it harder for everyone else to make some money with Yahoo! Answers. My advice is to create a genuine post, wait a few days, then reply, then wait a few more days, then select your answer as the best.

    The landing page of your traffic is vitial to keeping your answer to stick, if you simply directly link to the page, it'll be removed, if you use something like tinyurl, it'll still be removed, simply create a blogspot / wordpress blog, post around 10 posts on the niche, then post 1 post on the product your trying to promote, with a review and what not, then push to that page (On your blog), which links to the landing page.

    Seems like a lot of work, but if you have 1 blog, you can easily push 100 products on that one blog, so it really isn't a problem, plus your gaining back links to your blog, do a bit of SEO on the blog and you might even be able to get some genectic traffic to your blog and make even more :)
     
  8. muchacho

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    I replied to 5 answers including my Amazon affiliate link, which I don't imagine non affiliate marketers would notice as Amazon links are often very long. I used Tiny and they are still there a week later.

    They only got 10 clicks, but the point is, they are still there. I've got a level 2 YA account.

    I replied to a question looking for some software such as "Where can I buy X?" and replied with "You might want to try Amazon, but check the prices out as that software isn't cheap", and included the link underneath.

    Unless I just got lucky for the 5 replies, or because I replied in a helpful manner?
     
  9. thestrangefruit

    thestrangefruit Regular Member

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    You're just a terrible marketer. The whole point of YA is for the SEO juice it provides. Not to mention, if you look totally unlegit, then you're going to get flagged. Try to take a different approach to it. Answer questions from a variety of subjects and push the product of your choice once or twice. Ratio should be around 1:15.

    I'm making around 200 a day on YA. Good Luck.

    P.S. I don't flag other affiliate marketers.
     
  10. KrisMalena

    KrisMalena Newbie

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    200 a day on YA Wow thats big
     
  11. moonie

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    Wow 200 a day on Yahoo! Answers.

    That is GREAT!
     
  12. thugkilla

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    To be honest, Yahoo Answers is very good long term. Keep answering questions. Yahoo Answers ranks high and if you provide a link to a site with adsense, you can make some sweet money.
     
  13. Wex600

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    I don't think it's a waste of time. They have very good traffic. you can kind of see how they made the site look their focusing on the same traffic such as myspace, facebook etc.(young ad clicking crowd) actually alot of traffic comes from those sites as well.
     
  14. danielgb123

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    I've gotten something like 4000 views in the last six days from Yahoo.

    Haven't made a heck of a lot, around $195.

    So no, it isn't a waste of time.
     
  15. noob411

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    Hmm I have been ok with yahoo answers, but I don't spam every post I finally made it to level 4 so all I can say is don't spam every answer be real find something that matches what you are trying to sell.....
     
  16. Website

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    Ive never bothered with yahoo answers and for this reason
     
  17. turbopugsleylx

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    Unless you have something automated...Yahoo answers is a waste of time...if you do have something automated it could be a decent money maker...
     
  18. Man-Rae

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    How long did it take you to generate those page views? I only used it for link juice myself but i may have to reconsider.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  19. TomasBlackhat

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    I see a lot of large e-penises here.
     
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  20. muchacho

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    That's a stupid thing to say.

    I have traffic that is generated from a post 2 years ago - some of it converts. How the hell can I call that a waste of time?

    Think before you post.