Is there an advantage to "closing a question" as far as traffic to our site goes

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  1. sholland10 profile image91
    sholland10posted 5 years ago

    Is there an advantage to "closing a question" as far as traffic to our site goes?

  2. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    I have wondered that, too. I've also wondered if there is an advantage to choosing a "best" answer? Perhaps someone here can answer both these questions. I'm going to follow this question!

  3. safiq ali patel profile image73
    safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

    Hi Sholland. No I don't think closing a question will help. Leave your questions open if you can. I noticed a couple of months ago that the traffic to some of my questions was quiet good and to keep this traffic flowing to my profile and hubs it was probably a good idea to keep the questions open.

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    calculus-geometryposted 5 years ago

    I ask mostly math questions and keep them open even after I've selected a best answer, just in case someone wants to comment or add a different solution.  I once had a person sign up to Hubpages just so they could answer my question, so you never know.

    @VictoriaLynn
    Question askers shouldn't feel obligated to select a best answer, especially if it's an open-ended question, but I think people do like that reward and it may motivate more people to answer.  If you had a reputation as someone who never selected a best answer, would fewer people visit your questions? I don't know.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know, but thanks for answering. I have a lot of questions out there, so maybe I should select a best answer for at least some of them. I should scroll through and see if some "best answers" make sense.

  5. devisree profile image65
    devisreeposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for asking the question. I have also doubts about this. I think following this question will clear my doubts.

  6. gaganbhatia profile image60
    gaganbhatiaposted 5 years ago

    I don't think that Closing a questions does you any good. But, choosing a best answer is a good thing. By doing this, you are thanking someone for answering your question that to in the best possible manner.

  7. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I really don't see any advantages to closing a question. The biggest disadvantage I see, is that closing a question would prevent any anyone from contributing more good answers to your question. I've never ever closed a question on the hub pages, however I've certainly had them shut down by moderators. They don't seem to care for questions about Zombies. Especially Zombies eating dog brain questions. After a question gets old, it just sort of fades away anyway. It's your question, and it's totally up to you how you handle it.

  8. actionbronson profile image59
    actionbronsonposted 5 years ago

    Great question. I also had the same question in mind. I would think thought provoking, open ended questions would provide many different answers and closing a question would mean a single answer, answered the question. I would think open ended questions would cause more responses and traffic to this site.

  9. vocalcoach profile image96
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    I, too have wondered about this.  I think I've only closed one question so far. And as for selecting a best answer, I sometimes wonder if doing so may discourage others from participating. Eager to see what kinds of answers are posted.

  10. BlossomSB profile image93
    BlossomSBposted 5 years ago

    Thank you for asking this question as it's something I've wondered about. I've never closed a question I've asked and I've never chosen a 'best answer', but now it appears that it would be a good idea to do that, so I've learned something!

 
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