How to use Yahoo Answers to get free web traffic

February 18th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »


Okay in this post I’m going to dive right in a show you how to use Yahoo Answers to drive free targeted traffic to your website.

If its not obvious why you should be using Yahoo Answers, here are few reasons.

1) Yahoo Answers provides free traffic

2) The traffic it provides is targeted to your market

3) Yahoo Answers rank high in google and other search engines pages

4) You can help others and build credibility for your business or website

Okay there are many reason why you should be using Yahoo Answers for the benefit of your website.

On with the guide.

How to use Yahoo Answers to get traffic:

1) You need to create a Yahoo account if you don’t already have one, it’s free and you can create an account here

Tip: enter your user name as something that sounds real, for example Lee Price. This will add credibility to your posts.

2) After filling all of the details and confirming your email address you should already be logged in. But if not login here

3) Click on your name which allow you to change all of your profile settings, add a picture for your avatar (profile photo) but leave all the other details as they are.

4) You are now ready to start answering questions, goto Yahoo Answers here

5) Click on the answer box and then choose a category related to your website or you can use the advanced search feature.

6) You should now of found some questions that need answers, answer each of these questions as best as you can and include a link back to your website if it’s appropriate (Dont just start spamming links, you need to help people). You will notice that your link is not active after is been posted and this is because you need 200 points before you can post links. But once you reach the 200 point mark all of your links will become active so just keep answering questions.

The aim of the game is to have your answer chosen as the best answer, if your answer is selected as the best answer you get 10 points but also that answer is moved to the top of list and get more views than the other answers. This will start generating traffic to your website.

Here is the points table for yahoo answers

Action Points
Begin participating on Yahoo! Answers One Time: 100
Ask a question -5
Choose a best answer for your question 3
No Best Answer was selected by voters on your question Points Returned: 5
Answer a question 2
Deleting an answer -2
Log in to Yahoo! Answers Once daily: 1
Vote for an answer 1
Vote for No best answer 0
Have your answer selected as the best answer 10
Receive a “thumbs-up” rating on a best answer that you wrote (up to 50 thumbs-up are counted) 1 per “thumbs-up”


As you can see 200 points is quite easy to achieve.

Okay, get answering those questions.

I’d love to hear your results using this method to drive traffic, post your comments here.



  1. Daiarian says:

    Totally agree that Answers can be good but I would add caution as I have been warned twice about infringing their rules.

    Thanks for the article



  2. Newsnesia says:

    Thanks for the information i’ll try to use yahoo answers

  3. metformin says:

    yahoo answers is now very strict now days & the most problem with yahoo answers is it close for sometimes for maintenance purpose. So not reliable for that time but otherwise it is useful for sites which are related to fun & entertainment movies or blog.

  4. AceLuv says:

    Yahoo answers is pretty neat people have some interesting questions and its a good way to build character cred.

  5. johnsmith says:

    It is a very useful article indeed. I have followed the step by step instructions. Thank you very much for posting it.

  6. Nice Article for a great feature of Yahoo that can increase our traffic.
    Thanks very much for your sharing.

  7. Sagir Azam says:

    You are Great.
    Every of your blogs are very good.
    Thank you very much for keeping us updated.

  8. Prince says:

    Thanks for the write up, I haven’t used Yahoo answers before, may be I will give it a go from now.

  9. Hi I have been using Yahoo Answers quite regularly to drive traffic to my sites. It is quite a good feeling to be able to help others and when your answer is voted as the best.

  10. logan smith says:

    this is really cool.. i started reading your artciles this week and immediately followed your steps. within a day, i was able to double the traffic to my site though it is still far from my goal, it is a very encouraging improvement. thanks!!!

  11. I followed these steps, reached 512 points, I had 11 Best Answers, but then my account has been terminated for spamming. :/
    So, be careful with the backlinks…

  12. Sheds says:

    I will try It and it’s really very cool love it thanks for sharing It..

  13. I have been using Yahoon Answers for 2 wks now and now on the level 2. It is a nice feeling and a motivator to get your answer selected as best answer.

  14. Martin says:

    Hi Lee, a great post as usual, and I am sure many people would have overlooked this as a source of quality backlinks.

  15. Thanks a lot for the help. I am curious about ur posting though.

    This page and others that you mentioned are all nofollow links. I am not sure how it helps.

  16. I started using yahoo answers a few months back to help send extra traffic to my website. After receiving approximately 20 Best Answer awards the page is currently the leading traffic generator on my site. It definitely is an excellent way to drive free traffic.

  17. mayank says:

    great guide for yahoo answer. very simple and easy. i start today doing this. i have one question for thumbs up rating. how much point i get for that ?

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