Do you think WebAnswers is threatened by the new Answers-in-subdomain in HubPages platform?
HubPages enabled users to move their questions on their own sub-domain and this way to earn from the ADs in the answers (each question pageview generates a tiny amount, fraction of the cent actually)
Do you think HubPages new addon with more control over the questions and answers can be a danger for the future of WebAnswers?
I am member of both and can't say I have more profit in HP than in WA... yet.
In my effort to increase my revenue, I have recently given WebAnswers some thoughts, so I am afraid that presently, I am unable to provide an answer. However, I think it boils down to whoever pays more per answer and which makes it easier for you to be paid for your answers. This is rather an interesting question---something to really think about.
I am on Webanswers as well and had exactly the same thought as your question asks.
I do not think that Webanswers is threatened by this new initiative by hubpages.
At least not in the short term. Long term is another story.
Webanswers is quite a different kettle of fish to hubpages.
My webanswers answers tend to be 100 words and less. There is no set number of words required.
No videos and limited image use.
You cannot run off and make a hub about it either.
Webanswers pay both from awarded answers and unawarded answers just a little difference in these amounts.
Hubpages doesn't have this awarded/unawarded distinction. Here as a community we vote it up or down. So quite different.
Webanswers pays more and faster than hubpages in terms of return on time invested and content.
Medium to long term. I think webanswers may have to adapt to the new kid on the block. hubpages questions!
I'm not even sure how to tell what you're earning from HP questions yet, so I'm not sure if there's a threat yet. However, I can foresee some elements on the HP side of the equation that could force some adjustments on the part of WebAnswers. Right now, I'm not sure there will be an immediate effect, but I think that over the long term there will probably be some theft of market share, but I can't guess as to how much.
This is actually the first I've heard of Hubpages paying for asking questions. However, what I'm a little unclear on is if they pay in in advertising just for asking the question, or if the people who answer also get a percentage, just like in webanswers. I feel if the people answering also aren't making royalties then webanswers probably doesn't have too much to worry about since the site is based around answering questions. However if Hubpages also pays for the person asking the question and the people answering it, it is possible that webanswers could be in danger. It would really depend on how much you would make on each site to see if hubpages would really endanger webanswers.
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