Why do people ask questions on Hubpages that they could ask Mr. Google?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (14 posts)
  1. petenali profile image86
    petenaliposted 6 years ago

    Why do people ask questions on Hubpages that they could ask Mr. Google?

    I understand the concept of building the Hubpage community and dipping into the vast knowledge contained therein, but if you are seeking a factual answer to a question, perhaps Google might be a good place to look too.  Or maybe they have tried that and had no success already....?

    Perhaps it's just me and I'm not a faithful hubber, because I would tend to "Google it" first...

  2. Philanthropy2012 profile image86
    Philanthropy2012posted 6 years ago

    Because:

    1. Mr Google does not generate publicity for your hubs

    2. Mr Google does not give an answer specifically to you

    3. Mr Google can take a long time if it's a hard question

    4. Mr Google doesn't know everything (yet)

    1. petenali profile image86
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good points... I suspected some questions were posed solely to generate publicity as they are often inane.  Thanks for the answer.

    2. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Many hubers don't realize, you can earn money from asking questions.

  3. MickS profile image68
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    A lot of questions, I'm sure, are asked by people who spend many soul searching hours looking for questions to put up here  Then they flood the pages with a column of, often, inane questions that could be easily researched on google.  Who knows why they do it, perhaps they like to see little columns of their photo or avatar.  By the lack of their response to respondents, I don't believe they are really interested in any answer, and a little  later we see another column of inane questions by the same querent.  Perhaps hubpages should make it a requirement that querents reply to every answer, the enormity of that task may curtail their activities, when tthey have, say, 10 respondents that they have to reply to.

    1. petenali profile image86
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, there you have it.  I like your thinking, and to prove it I commented on your answer! If I see 10 questions in a row from the same person I fly on by.  Thanks.

    2. Several Ninjas profile image75
      Several Ninjasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It would probably be too much to expect you to know that commenting on answers has only recently been enabled on hubpages.

      One wonders why some feel so compelled to reply to questions that are so beneath them?

    3. duffsmom profile image59
      duffsmomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea Mick S.  I too pass by a column of questions by the same person.  I know they aren't really interested in interacting with the community but are attempting to up scores or whatever.

  4. flashmakeit profile image65
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    There is a lot of knowledge contained within the Hubpages which receive over 11,000,000 unique visitors a month.  A Google search may take up too much time to find the correct precise answer someone many be seeking compared to the amount of time it may take to get an answer from other Hubbers.  If you are seeking answer from Hub page members then why waste time searching your for answers on Google.  Usually if you do a Google search you will receive a yahoo answer.  It would make more sense to ask questions on the Hub pages to help build up the Hub pages website and possible bring some one to your Hub page.

    1. petenali profile image86
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point indeed.  I'm all for finding the answer within the hub community.  It's just the wacky questions asked solely to get visitors I struggle with I think.  Good to hear from you though!

  5. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 6 years ago

    Quite often, I will Google a question to get the answer if I do not know it. The answers are on there. I think people are just trying to help their points. That is quite often the reason that I answer them.

    1. petenali profile image86
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Becky, glad I could help you to boost your points too, tee hee.. ;-)

  6. JakeFrost profile image59
    JakeFrostposted 6 years ago

    I think it's already said but it is a way of interacting with the community. If someone clicks on your question then they might click your name and read a hub.

    I ask random questions everyday

  7. watergeek profile image95
    watergeekposted 6 years ago

    Once the general hub quality improves here, I'll be going here first, then Wikipedia, then Google. Google gives me dinky single paragraph answers from sites like eHow or Yahoo, which often aren't that accurate. Then I have to search several pages back to find what I'm looking for . . . if I ever do find it.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)