But what were the mistakes made by Yahoo answers that gave Quora an edge? As more verticals take hold and some will take hold strongly while others don't Quora learns more about how to enter in to a new vertical and identifies the next round. Many of the popular quorans have expressed frustration with their best quality answers not getting the most upvotes. Yeah, lawyer with a license to kill. Yahoo Answers, by this point, is the skeleton left over from a once great mammoth. Posters also mostly tend to be male, and relatively young, although there are of course exceptions to the rule in certain subs. The truly interesting thing to watch will be whether scale destroys tolerance for dissent and minority opinions. It has the possibility to be much more of a knowledge creation space.
Her goal is to help brands fulfill their social media and content marketing aspirations through killer content strategies. It is honest, direct and childish. BuzzBundle A last method I want to briefly talk about is. Provide the answers Answer the questions the best way you can. Quora got an A+++++ for his essay. You need to do the same thing with your blog article. That was potentially a poor choice of wording considering the context.
His dog was tucked under his arm. Where do you see yourself after 10 years time? One of the cool things about The Answer Bank is that you can host polls and get popular answers from other users. In a nutshell: two very different services, with their strengths and weaknesses: Yahoo favours the affect and the present while Quora favours the intellect and the future. Secret admirers are the other way around. Fewer and fewer well thought out answers. Yahoo Answers came strolling into the classroom, half an hour late. We recently published a post on.
As an expert in your field, you can use your knowledge to help them. Then, because another hour has passed, you peek into the kitchen to check on their progress. The message is the same, but delivered in a different way. Since there are many people who actually use Yahoo Answers, the moron population also increases proportionately to the normal and intelligent people. Eventually Quora will be recognized as a general information resource and the verticals spread horizontally until they're a broad-coverage respected comprehensive resource.
On their homepage, they have in the featured content section, an article that is connected to December. Also write a short paragraph explaining the origin of the virus and ways to prevent becoming infected again in the future. Hope you found these tips useful! What they ask is just the tip of the iceberg. This is very similar to how many successful first-tier international companies work, only they target geographic markets instead of information verticals. Actually read the post, and make a genuine comment. At the end of the day, Aardvark had a nice exit, but its user numbers were not growing. I'm not even considering the quality of the answers here, which really cannot be compared with those on Quora.
I tried killing myself two days later. A user could then vote up or down both on usefulness and on cleverness. According to the Turnpike Beginnigus Theory, all babies come from New Jersey. It was born as an attempt to challenge Google Search. The more you interact on Stack Exchange, the more reputation you will build and the more your answers will be trusted. There are various solutions to this, and they are not at all difficult.
I am not even sure if they want to remain a high quality site. The best way to sell a product is to have a million people rave about it and rave loudly. Secret admirers are, well, secret. There has been reports of corruption and lack of content from higher ranks though. But they do not follow the standard feudalistic system. One of the best things about Quora is that you can become a top writer in different categories. So I had to mute the flat earth society manually.
A second technique Quora could and should use is to specifically hire researchers to evaluate the technical correctness of responses, prioritized by response popularity and by usefulness index as offered above. The best part about this is that this is never pretentious. The blogger offers motivational tips and tricks for everyday life. And after you create the blog post, you can go back to Yahoo Answers, leave a brief reply to the question with a link to your blog post as the resource. As modding is commoditized, will that disappear? Title the blog post the exact question.
This makes Yahoo Answers very effective for specific cases and situations, and in a sense in sympathising and showing support to a given person, but it dilutes the power of a potential universality of both the question and the answer. Maybe something can be infered automatically: answers that link to high-quality external websites, answers and upvotes not submitted from mobile devices. Videos give you a more personal connection, and also tend to rank pretty well in Google. Quora shows the first 50 characters of your profile as a tagline above your answer. Going Beyond Text If you want to go the extra mile, then you can get a little creative. Fluther Fluther is one of the best places to get answers online. Quora while being the same thing, had a more complicated immigration process, allowing to filter the very worst out, but some manage to get in anyway.