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Does Y! Answers, in fact, suck?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by WickedSmartie, Dec 10, 2007.

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    Deane at Gadgetopia thinks so. http://gadgetopia.com/post/6210

    Link-post for an article on Slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2179393/nav/tap3/?sid13
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    I'm inclined to agree. I've never found Answers very useful as a consumer.

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    WickedSmartie, Dec 10, 2007 IP
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  2. silveraden

    silveraden Banned

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    Don't exactly know what you mean..Yahoo answer is a very good promoter for me..:)
     
    silveraden, Dec 10, 2007 IP
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    guidyy Active Member

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    I get nice traffic from Y answers.
    I have a couple of members on my site that are Y-answer addicted and I go there quite often
     
    guidyy, Dec 10, 2007 IP
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    I get great sales from yahoo answers if you get the right product and just really focus on help the person who ask a question then you can easily make $200 a week
     
    hcoleman, Dec 10, 2007 IP
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    magda Notable Member

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    Depends on what you're expecting from it. It would be ludicrous to attempt to use it as a any kind of serious research tool.
    (an example of how silly it is, yesterday someone asked a question I knew the answer - not in my 'niche', I wasn't plugging anything, I just knew the answer. He got 2 other answers - someone else saying basically the same as I did, - so that's 2 correct answers and someone posting "I've always wondered about that too" - the asker ignored the 2 people telling him what he wanted to know and voted the other person who didn't know as 'best answer" *shrugs*)

    BUT - if you just treat it like chat-room with a specific structure, drop in a few links, don't obviously spam, answer some things when you're not just promoting your own site - it can be useful.

    I've got a side-project I haven't got round to doing any real work on. In fact the only - the ONLY - promotion I've done on it so far is answering a yahoo question with a link to it, and for about 2 months I've been getting about 75 visitors a day from that and that alone.
     
    magda, Dec 11, 2007 IP
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    yahoo answers got exactly what you need to know, just browse for the answer that best fits you.
     
    Dvae, Dec 11, 2007 IP
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    This thread was helpful, I didn't really know that you could get traffic from it. ;)
     
    powell, Dec 11, 2007 IP
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    I think it depeneds on the questions bein asked, sometimes you get some terrible answers from idiots, other times it can be handy !

    Woc
     
    usearchme, Dec 11, 2007 IP
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    If you want to advertise your site, look for related topics and post sensible answer with your link.
     
    silveraden, Dec 11, 2007 IP
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    Good ideal!
     
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  11. Thomas18

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    its not good for seo but is good for free traffic, but you must do it everyday or nothing will happen
     
    Thomas18, Dec 11, 2007 IP
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    I think it is a very good tool for finding info but not seo. Similar to the benefits of wikipedia.
     
    seconnection, Dec 13, 2007 IP
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    You could always create your own questions and if you're sneaky provide your own answers :p
     
    definitive, Dec 14, 2007 IP
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    ^ Correct .....
     
    xdhirax, Dec 16, 2007 IP
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    #15
    whats your niche?
     
    sweetlouise, Dec 16, 2007 IP
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    I got members for my proxy newsletter from it so its decent from proxy webmasters.
     
    havoc21392, Dec 16, 2007 IP
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    I have actually been able to pull quite a few list signs ups and clients using Answers & actually many good sales from 3-4 different niches.
     
    mbrown, Dec 16, 2007 IP
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    For me not much much traffic, allot of work and only good for back links in my opinion.
     
    Mr.tyro, Dec 17, 2007 IP
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    its rubbish! dont use it!
     
    peter_anderson, Dec 17, 2007 IP