Why would someone ask a question on HP, when they can just google that particular question?
Oh, good question. In the same way that people "Google" questions and get answers... in the same way that people go to "ASK.com" and get answers, HubPages has an opportunity to be a resource that people can use to get answers to questions.
For example, have you ever Googled a question and was directed to a "Yahoo" forum for the answer? The Yahoo session was just a bunch of people answering the question from their point of view. And, the person who asked the original question can select the best answer. If we hubbers are responsible in the questions we ask and answer, we also have an opportunity to earn a portion of the revenue generated from the Q&A session that we produce.
This is just my opinion, but I believe it is important to ask questions to which people would like the answer. For instance, I think a good question might be, "How would I teach my son how to tie his shoelaces?" That would be a question people would really like the answer to. On the other hand, if you ask a question like, "What is your favorite sock color?" You might get people answering the latter question, but you won't get as many people Googling the latter question as you would for someone asking for help in teaching their child how to tie their shoelaces... or any other question they would like to have the answer.
Some people are not aware of the income generating aspect of the Q&A's, so they just ask questions Willie Nillie. I only ask questions that I think people on the internet are likely to want to know the answer, because, when people Google my question and come to HubPages to read the answers, income is generated from ads on my Q&A page.
Because if your question ranks well in Google, you can earn money from traffic clicking on adverts.
I think people do it because they trust that the quality here is better. I could be wrong but that's my assumption.
Asking questions here on Hubpages is a wonderful thing to do, as you can get direct answers to things you really wish to understand.
I've had computer problems - and I've had problems with learning to use this site (in the past) , and I've got very direct, and absolutely useful answers right here in the Q & A on Hubpages.
I know a lot of these people here....as I've been looking at this website for nearly three years...nearly every single day, and I know the same people on other sites too.
So there is a level of TRUST when someone you know gives you an answer to something....and you just can't trust everyone.....but trusting some random thing from Google...is NEVER a good idea.
Excellent answer as well. Wow, everyone it seems has the answer. I know I've had plenty of problems with my computer and have asked here on Hub Pages with great help, indeed! I appreciate your answering the question.
Yes and the answers you get is probably based on a very personal experience.
Sometimes it is just easier to ask here and that is if someone answers. For example going to an unfamiliar forum can be very confusing. And trust me, I have googled many things and I did get answers but there are some occasions that I got better solutions in forums. I had an issue with my HP printer once and not even HP software can solve it. I got a better answer from some forum.
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