Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 11, 2016, 05:54:50 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Nice analysis on why Google Answers Failed where Another Succeeded  (Read 4752 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,435
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Quote
Summary: In 2002, Google launched one of their few pay services, Google Answers. The service attracted only 800 responders in the past 4 years, and was shut down a few weeks ago. Three years ago, Matt Haughey created Ask MetaFilter, pays no money to those who answer questions, and has turned the site into a successful part of his business using, in part, Google AdSense to support the site.

Why was Matt successful where Google was not? Let's take a look.


Redhat

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 249
    • View Profile
    • Matt Harwood Consultancy
    • Donate to Member
Re: Nice analysis on why Google Answers Failed where Another Succeeded
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 12:52:12 AM »
Thanks mouser  :Thmbsup: Seen him on Cranky Geeks a few times... (nice video podcast by the way)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,435
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Nice analysis on why Google Answers Failed where Another Succeeded
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 01:08:38 AM »
cool i didnt know about cranky geeks, that might be worth a new post by you with an image.

Redhat

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 249
    • View Profile
    • Matt Harwood Consultancy
    • Donate to Member
Re: Nice analysis on why Google Answers Failed where Another Succeeded
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 01:13:54 AM »
cool i didnt know about cranky geeks, that might be worth a new post by you with an image.

I think what may be more appropriate is a 'Tech Podcasts Review'  :D :Thmbsup: I listen to SO many..

*Gets typing*