This is one of the most popular traffic generation techniques
Answer questions ensuring an increase in traffic to your blog/website. This is one of the most popular free ways to increase targeted traffic.
Where to Answer Questions
The most popular sites are:
I think all of us have heard from at least one of them but perhaps we have not realized the potential that these sites offer.
Tips to Answer Questions
- Register with the site or sites. Yahoo is the easiest and most popular.
- Look for recent questions on your niche.
- Start answering questions on your niche
- These are not forums where you engage in discussions. Just simply answer your questions professionally and fully
- You can cite your sources
- In Yahoo answers if the questioner chooses your question you are awarded 10 points.
- It is important that you answer the questions directly and stay on topic, otherwise you’ll be reported by other users, and lose 10 points on Yahoo.
- Yahoo answers (I would start with that site first and see how you go) you don’t need to engage in discussions therefore it saves time to a solepreneur
- Try to answer questions first and be the first or your answer might not be read. Internet users are impatient.
- Yahoo will show you other questions on your topic. You will be truly amazed how many questions are posted each second on this website.
The advantages of answering questions are obvious
- Answering questions help with your branding as an expert in your chosen field.
- When someone searches for the same question, your answer will be at the top of Google.
- In Yahoo you can include links on each answer. Over time your answers to older questions will increase targeted traffic to your website.
Like any free traffic source yahoo answers is the target of spamming. Please do not post more than two or maximum 3 links per answer.
Like any other source of traffic it needs determination, have a plan and take consistent action. You cannot expect to answer only one question a month and have floods of traffic.
By providing quality advice on subjects related to your site, you link to your pages as related information. Just understand that sites like this frown on website owners simply linking to their sites. You can link when it’s relevant but you don’t need to say it’s your own site.