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Make Money Online Part II: WebAnswers

Updated on July 1, 2013

WebAnswers is a Question & Answer website, which shows Google Ads. It supports AdSense Revenue Sharing. WebAnswers is the BEST WAY OF EARNING MONEY ONLINE. It is just like Wiki Answers and Yahoo! Answers.

WebAnswers shares 60% of the revenue generated on your awarded answers’ page with you. Awarded answer is chosen by the questioner. It can be called as the best answer. If your answer is selected as the awarded answer, then you receive 60% of the revenue generated by ad clicks on that page. Rest will be taken by WebAnswers. If a visitor comes to the question, where your answer is chosen as the best, and the visitor clicks on an ad, then a certain amount of revenue is earned. Out of that amount, 60% is given to you, and 40% is taken by WebAnswers.


Open Questions

‘Open Questions’ are those which are not awarded to anyone. In the case of Open Question, some percentage of revenue is shared equally among all the answer providers to that question. The questioner (the one who has asked) also gets some % of revenue generated by ad clicks on that page.

Awarded Questions

‘Awarded Questions’ are those which can no longer be answered; which have already got the best answer. However, you can post a comment to awarded questions.

If you have a low Quality Score, your CPC (Cost Per Click) will be low, which means you will not earn as much as you should per ad click. Your Quality Score will be good if you post at least 10+ good and informative answers daily.

Creating a Referral Link

Go to any of the page of WebAnswers. My Account page is the best, as it will lead a visitor to login/signup page. Go to the bottom of the page, and click on ‘Link to This Page’. Select the Tracking Token, and copy the URL. Edit the HTML Link Title, if you want a ‘text banner’ link. Copy the URL and promote it on different websites. Click here to know some tips to promote the Referral Links (hubs as well).

50 countries’ people cannot use WebAnswers for applying an account to AdSense. However, they can associate their existing AdSense account to their WebAnswers Account. The people of those 50 countries can participate in answering and asking questions.

Bot Questions

Bot Questions are those questions, which are not asked by Real Users. They are asked by ‘system’ or ‘bot’. Bot is shorthand for Robot. Bot Questions are generally retrieved from Yahoo! Answers and Wiki Answers. Bot Questions have potential for generating more revenue. The keywords present in the Bot Questions are highly searched in Google. I recommend everyone to answer Bot Questions as well.

How to Identify Bot Questions

· If the question has no ‘description’.

· If the user who has asked the question has answered no questions.

Generally, the first point can easily help to identify a bot question. But, I suggest you to not to waste your time on finding whether the question is asked by a bot. Instead, go on answering questions you see.

Tips for Finding Questions to Answer

· Go to Homepage’s 30 Unanswered Questions, and answer them. The link will be titled as “Answer 30 Unasnwered Questions from”.

· Go to the category where you have knowledge about.

· Search on the Search Box using highly searched keywords on Search Engines.

· Leave the Search Box blank and Search. It will load answered and unanswered questions both, which will be easy for answering.

You can follow this link, if you’d like to join WebAnswers: Click Here!

Quality Score

‘Quality Score’ is the main factor for users. The better your Quality Score, the better your earnings. Quality Score of a user is kept secret; that means no user knows his/her Quality Score. Quality Score is lowered by the following factors:

· Inactiveness of the user

· Copying Answers from other sources

· Short Answers

· Improper Grammar

· Posting Inappropriate Content

Referral Program

WebAnswers has a Referral Program for its members. This program helps you earn extra income for AdSense. You need to refer users to WebAnswers. Tracking Tokens are unique codes which are used in Referral Links. You can create as many Tracking Tokens as you like. Creating different tracking tokens are really useful. Create a tracking token similar to the name of Hub Pages if you are going to promote that Referral Link on Hub Pages. Tracking Tokens will show the number of clicks on the link (Traffic Impressions), and the number of registrations (Signups). A tracking token will be created by WebAnswers itself, which will be set as default.


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      SHAR NOR 5 years ago from Miami, FL

      The tip about how to identify bot questions looks to be working good since most of the earnings from webanswers come from those unawarded questions. Thank you for sharing.

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      ronny2005 5 years ago from HubPages

      Thank you, Mary. Hope you have a good experience with Web Answers.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I have heard of Web Answers, but I've never been sure about how it works. I think I know now. I'll look more into that.

      Thanks for the info. I voted this Hub UP, and will share.

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      ronny2005 5 years ago from HubPages

      I hope you have a good time on Web Answers. All the best and thank you.

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      Tyler Tobin 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Useful and Voted Up! Great hub.


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      ronny2005 5 years ago from HubPages

      It's just awesome, your earning rate in Ad Sense increasing in weeks and you will surely love to ask interesting questions and answer some while earning money! Thanks for your comment.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I didn't know about this site - thank you! I've bookmarked your hub so I can come back to it when I have some time.

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      ronny2005 5 years ago from HubPages

      Quality Score is really important in Web Answers. Activeness is one of the major factors that affects your Quality Score.

      It is hard to 'build' up a good earning rate in Hub Pages, which requires more than 50 hubs, and some months. But, in Web Answers, you will be earning from the first day if you know more about it.

      It's also about Promoting the Answers like you promote your Hubs. Not all answers stop providing views/clicks. If you promote some of your best answers, they will be providing you some views and clicks.

      Thanks for your comment, Nakmeister.

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      nakmeister 5 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Web Answers is a good little site, especially for people who don't have the time, writing skill or inclination to write articles on sites like hubpages. The big disadvantage of it however is that the income is not very residual. In contrast to hubpages where your work earns you more the longer it is left (to a point anyway), your earnings on Web Answers quickly tail away to almost nothing if you don't actively you use the site regularly. I suspect the revenue sharing algorithm must heavily penalise people who don't actively and regularly contribute.