Yahoo Answers can be a very effective way to get visitors to your business website. However, it can also be tricky business and if not done correctly can get you banned just as quickly as you register for a free account. Below are some tips on how to utilize Yahoo Answers effectively to gain targeted traffic for your business.
The first thing you want to do is register for a free account. If you already have a Yahoo account, you can use this username and password to get into Yahoo Answers.
Once you have an account, you want to start building your reputation. This is the most important step. Do not think you can jump in and begin tossing your links out there in every question you choose to answer. This will not only NOT work, but will get you banned from Yahoo Answers quickly. Do not fret though, if you do happen to get banned, you can always sign up for another account and try again.
Anyway, you want to build your reputation, so what you want to do is choose 25 to 30 questions that are easy for you to answer. Answer them with thought out, helpful answers and do not place a link to your business. These answers are going to build you points which helps you to advance to a higher level in Yahoo Answers.
Once you have your 30 questions out of the way, you want to start searching for questions that are relevant to your business or the niche you are in. Go ahead and provide well researched answers that will actually help the user, however, do not give the full answer. Instead, provide a link to your business website as a solution. Also, it is imperative that you provide other helpful links as well that are not any type of affiliate of yours. These links can be a cite to your resources, Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica or any other relevant link.
When answer questions, do not place a link to your site on every answer. You do not want it to look as if you are spamming. Instead, provide some helpful answers without links and some with. This is a proven strategy to drive highly targeted visitors to your business website for free.