By Annette Lode
The basic premise of Yahoo Answers is that people ask questions and other people answer them. It’s basically a giant message board. Some questions are very strange, whereas others are normal.
The quality of answers varies incredibly, with some being dreadful. You want to be providing these high quality answers.
Accounts are only closed if they abuse the system and consistently provide poor answers. Stay on the right side of the terms of service and you will will not get your account shut down. People have had the same account for quite some time and have accumulated thousands of points, whereas others lose theirs in a few weeks because they break the terms of service.
The key to success with Yahoo Answers is to find questions that you can answer and your website provides more information on.
There are 3 benefits from Yahoo Answers.
1) You get visitors from people who read your answer
2) If selected as the best answer, you will gain traffic from your answers search engine ranking
3) The backlink from the answer improves your site’s rankings
As Yahoo Answers is considered an authority site by the other search engines, having links from it are considered highly relevant and very beneficial.
The best questions for you to answer requires you to use the advanced search tool. Only look through questions opened in the previous week. This will provide you with the most recent questions. You then must go through each question and find which ones you can answer completely.
To keep your account alive you have to provide high quality answers and get voted as the best answer. You have to have understood the question fully.
Open your answer with a friendly greeting such as “Hi there” and use their name if you are sure of it This instantly makes your answer stand out from the crowd and will begin to build rapport with the questioner.
Then supply your answer and sign off with something equally friendly such as “Hope this helps you out” and then sign out with your name.
Only put your URL in the answer box if it has specifically been asked for. Putting your website address in every answer is likely to get your account shut down. Your website link needs to go in the resources box underneath. It will still be seen and clicked, particularly when your answer becomes the best answer.
Yahoo Answers provides a very good way of acquiring targeted traffic to your website. It works well for most types of sites and some people earn decent money just from Yahoo Answers. Use it well and wisely and you can receive many benefits from it.
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