Is there an advantage to "closing a question" as far as traffic to our site goes?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for asking the question. I have also doubts about this. I think following this question will clear my doubts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
by Ari Lamstein 6 years ago
Hello Hubbers,We thought you would like to know that the "Best Answer" feature, which was first described in this blog post:http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/06/best-answer/has now been released. We hope that you enjoy it!Ari
by Faith Reaper 24 months ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone and I knew that I did not choose an answer and I was not going to do so any time...
by lovesleftovers 5 years ago
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by Peeples 6 years ago
Do you think being able to choose a best answer will change the Answers section?So it has now been said that soon we will be able to pick a best answer. Do you think this will have any impact on the answers section?
by Mike Pugh 6 years ago
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by PurpleOne 8 years ago
Hi, I have been writing here for about a month and am looking for ways to increase traffic. I read somewhere that answering on Yahoo Answers and posting a link to a relevant hub can be a good way to increase traffic. Does this actually work that well? I'd be really interested in hearing people's...
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