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Let's talk about the Q&A Project.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Any and all facets of it.

    I wish HP would get the AdSense working...

    I wish the "/question/" directory would start working...

    I wish I could think of more questions to ask...big_smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    btw, I created a Q&A directory of all my questions to make it easy for all friends, fans, followers, and stalkers to access.

    I am tentatively thinking about doing this for others. Would anybody be interested?

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wish I could think of questions too smile That's the reason I didn't ask any hehe

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, since my op, I've come up with 20 more. I have yet to figure out why some questions truly take off and others just lay there dying a slow death... big_smile

        1. Stacie L profile image87
          Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I forget,
          can we add old questions that are on the site already?
          is this HP answer to webanswers?
          hows my questions so far?
          lol

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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            I'm hoping this is HP's answer to Yahoo. Time and again I see Yahoo's Q&A on the front page of Google. Almost every time the question itself has grammar/punctuation issues. And is accompanied by all of one or two answers; which are usually lame in the extreme.

            1. Eric Newland profile image60
              Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this
              1. paradigmsearch profile image85
                paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Classic! lol

              2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
                Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                So his girl get pregnant with babby?  I feel sorry for the poor infant.

        2. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Some questions take off? All mine died wink

  3. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    And btw, Yahoo is going down in flames. I'll find the news article and post it in another thread.

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      all we have is Bing to stand up to G ? oh no!

  4. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    As an ex-GAR, I consider that nothing has ever matched Google Answers. Brilliant researcher community and some really meaty questions to tackle at times, occasionally paying $100-200 for a satisfactory answer. I used to do GA as a sideline when I was an employee elsewhere. I easily earned $600 or so a month for very part-time work, while researchers who dedicated more time earned in the thousands.

    I still do not understand why Google killed it. It was pure profit for little investment for them, and was way superior to crap sites like Yahoo Answers and WebAnswers as well as the long defunct Inforocket.

    I fear the HP Q&A will go more along the Yahoo and WebAnswers route. Unfortunately, a quality service would require people willing to pay good money for answers to complex questions, as was the case with GA.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I had never heard of Google Answers. Your post was giving me a heart attack until I got to the part where Google killed it. lol

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Luckily Google Answers is dead! I never knew it though. But, if it were still surviving today it would surely dominate the Google (Search Engine) for most of the searches (if there were similar questions asked).

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm really hoping that google will wake up someday and realize that yahoo's Q&A is mostly crap. And that HP's Q&A is 10 times better on average.

          On a separate note, if the adsense does not kick in this week, I'm dropping this project.

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            This week? I guess that's too quick to judge. But, I'd never take it on even if it would take off for you smile Asking questions is boring!!

          2. SimeyC profile image90
            SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It might be there - just hidden!

            When I look at my Adsense account I see:

            hubpages.com/hub with $x.xx

            When I click on View Full reports and then Sites I see:

            Simeyc.hubpages.com wit $y.yy which is double the $x.xx

            So I assume the additional is either Video or Questions as these are not showing up on the front page channels. I note that referall revenue shows under the relevant user's sub-domain.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              .
              Alas, for me, the difference is the profile page and/or referrals.

              Also, when I go to analytics, there are lots of /hub and /slide and /translate, but nary a /question to be found. As far as analytics is concerned, the questions aren't even in my subdomain.

            2. Flavie Lolol profile image81
              Flavie Lololposted 5 years ago in reply to this


              The adsense code is not working in the Q&A's ads, SimeyC.

              If you would want to track your Google AdSense views, you can first try tracking for a single question by including the url of your question but without the http:// You also do the same with one of your hub so that you can compare.

              You go to your Google AdSense, click on the My Ads tab, click on URL channels in the left hand navigation bar, click the”new URL channel” button, enter your URL 

              For your case you can enter, say, the following url:

              simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-live-frugally
              simeyc.hubpages.com/question/166866/what-sports-are-considered-fair-sports

              Within three hours you should be able to tell if your adsense code is working on the ads displayed. Alternatively, you can right click on your question page and see if the page source text shows your adsense code.

        2. melbel profile image92
          melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, but wouldn't you rather Google search be dominated by quality question and answer session than "how is babby formed" stuff?

          I mean, I like earning with HubPages and it's great that I appear in the search engines, but I work hard in order to do so. I would want others who write well-thought out, actually researched pieces to appear over some random half-legible Q&A session even if it's my Q&A session.

          I also fear that HP will go the direction of Yahoo Answers and part of this is due to the type of questions being asked. For example, I see a lot of questions that ask for really hmmm personal feedback type answers like:
          "What do you think about..."
          "Would you rather..."
          "What is your favorite..."

          These are search friendly questions... simply because nobody care about you*.
          *The "you" in these types of questions.

          More search friendly questions would be, ya' know, real questions like:
          "When is a good time to plant tulip bulbs?"
          "When was the New York Central line established?"
          "What is the proper usage of effect vs affect?"

          These are things people really want/need to know. Nobody cares or searches for people's favorite color or if you would rather eat puke than a tuna fish sandwich with mustard.

          Another thing, questions about HubPages don't belong in Q&A either. They belong in the forum.

          Okay, that's enough for my rant.

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's true. But, I can say that a couple of my questions I deleted and the 5 not well asked questions were deleted by the HP staff and only the how and when type were left. I asked a question on how you'll spent christmas (it was deleted - I'd have done it myself though smile)

            So, I'm guessing there's someone taking care of those.

          2. SimeyC profile image90
            SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hubpages have stated that 'opinion' type questions should not be asked, and if they are flagged they will be deleted. There must be some moderation going on because I've had a question deleted as it was an 'opinion' type question!

            On the weekend I will be reviewing my own questions and deleting any that are opinion related - I've already deleted about a dozen or so older questions.

        3. WriteAngled profile image92
          WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It would deserve to dominate the search engines. The answers in GA were properly researched by intelligent people. Moreover, since a fee was involved (minimum $2), there were a good number of well-phrased and interesting questions.

          The same cannot be said of the dross that fills Yahoo Answers and WebAnswers, (and HP Q+A, unfortunately).

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I am one answer away from my questions-receive-300-answers accolade. Paradigmsearch's pulse rate quickens... big_smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Haha smile someones after accolades wink

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When it hits, I'm alerting the media.

 
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