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How to use Yahoo Answers to get free web traffic

February 18th, 2010


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.