Do you see HubPages questions becoming as popular as Yahoo Answers?
As I don't know anything about Yahoo answers, I really can't say, how about you?
i honestly dont think so because yahoo answers are every where. as for hubpages i have not seen any answers on the search engines hubpages is growing well.
I am not sure if the hubpages questions will ever become as popular as yahoo answers. I am not sure that is really the intention of the hubpages questions, nor am I certain that becoming as popular as yahoo answers would be a positive thing. An interesting thought though.
Maybe not on such a large scale, especially when a lot of questions go unanswered. HubPages is a reliable source for answers.... if you have a lot of followers. But on Yahoo! everything is anonymous and people just answer what appeals to them, rather than to be helpful.
In all honesty, I answer questions to be considerate, to bark my views and when I'm looking for something else to Hub about. But from time to time, the questions pages will be rife with copied questions or things I've already answered.
I doubt if HP questions will be popular as Yahoo Answers. However, if the questions are what people are searching for, and HP Q&A has the answers, searchers may find HP answers useful and the more Q&As we have, it may become popular.
I don't see it. I see HP as a google search threat in the long run. There are many good hubs and useful articles here that google really loves this site. One day, I am seeing this as a major hub portal listed in stock exchange and hubbers as stockholders. hahaha! Yahoo and google are giants. Hubs will be eaten instantly.
Anything is possible. Still I believe the writers here on Hubpages are more inclined to write articles and leave comments for Hubbers they follow than they are to form and answer questions. Occasionally I do respond to the inquires like right now, but more often I'm reading and commenting on hubs, or working on a hub of my own that I plan to publish shortly. So to wrap up this up, NO, I don't see HubPages questions becoming as popular and Yahoo Answers.
To be honest I was unaware that yahoo answers was actually that popular. I've never really used the site. I've come across YA in search results but very often the questions asked were either unanswered, answered inadequately, spammed, spam themselves, or answered but shouldn't have been because the question was superfluous.
Having said that... I'd still have to say no. My reasons are that HP Questions are only of interest to a specific group of people. All of those people are on HP.Also I don't think I've ever seen a HP question in a Google search.
But then what you should really be asking is do you want it to be that "popular?"
No probably not. The last time I explored yahoo answers it was full of the same repeated questions over and over again. It also seems that YA is full of spam, unanswered questions, or questions with incorrect answers. These are things that Hubpages is trying to avoid to keep the quality of the site up. In short, no I don't think HP will ever become like YA.
I find great and interesting answers to questions at HubPages. I believe I like it better than Yahoo, though I'm sure Yahoo has its good points. I don't know the answer.
I don't see this happening anytime soon. Yahoo Answers has an enormous student audience because many homework questions used in standard courses, especially the basic ones required of almost all students, have been asked and answered on the site. Whether these answers are accurate is a different story, but I consistently see Yahoo Answers as top results for search queries. I have never seen a HubPage question come up as a search result. Another reason would be that HubPages is a community of writers, whereas Yahoo Answers embraces all people. There are many experts on Yahoo Answers who are not writers, and many of the questioners would never think about joining HubPages. I see HubPages and Yahoo Answers as different services entirely.
Maybe it won't become quite as popular, but I really enjoy the questions and answers. Even if not replying to all, I read quite a lot of them just because the question and responses are either useful or interesting.
both venues are social networks with varying goals/objectives. Yahoo is more accessible to a greater public than hubpages which, in a way, caters to hubpages bloggers. no matter what, it is the question that counts especially those that truly inspire human minds to think and philosophize.
Most of the popular questions on HubPages have to do with HubPages, so I don't think they're of much interest to the general public.
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