Google Answers Shutting Down : Is Yahoo Answers Winning?

By Posted 2006 Updated   GoogleTips

Ask a question. Set your price. Get your answer. That is what Google Answers is all about. I was surprised to read that Google Answers is Shutting Down. They are not accepting any new questions and will stop accepting new Answers to questions by the end of the year.

Though there are several knowledge groups, niche forums and ask an expert sites online, Google Answers team had over 500 carefully screened researchers (experts on every subject) who answer your question for as little as $2.50 and usually within 24 hours. The answers were usually well researched with links to find the answer you were looking for. Since you paid for the answers, your satisfaction was completely guaranteed. These Frequently Asked Questions will tell you all about the service.

Meanwhile Yahoo Answers is taking big strides, organizing contests, and you can even find Oprah asking questions there. It is sad to see Google Answers is signing out of the web…


6 comments on “Google Answers Shutting Down : Is Yahoo Answers Winning?

  1. Wayne says:

    This is clearly a victory for Yahoo! Answers, and I think the fact that people were paid by Google to answer questions made the answers more satisfactory. Yahoo! Answers, is really a cross between a search tool and a forum, in that people can ask a question which requires opinion-based answers instead of ones which are based on fact. I think Yahoo! will have more high-profile people asking questions on Answers, especially if their UK promotion is anything to go by. High-profile people means more publicity, meaning more people will join etc.

  2. Saiduchi says:

    The problem lies in when you need a proper research to be done by someone better and you expect proper results too. I think in this case Google Answers would have done better if they were still operational. Fortunately, there are websites that are now providing such services; and a new that i have found is wesearchit4u
    . What they provide are just summaries and links to websites for articles and sources that you need with a fixed fee. I would find this useful in my research and i definitely saves time searching myself. Currently they are in Beta version, so it is free.

  3. vipmerv says:

    Yes… I agree with you Saiduchi.. I also found that wesearchit4u.com useful instead of other discussion site. This site suitable for ppl who have no time for surfing and let the expert from wesearchit4u.com search result for them…

  4. askgetanswer says:

    well yahoo did won but there are many site coming up like answerbag and askgetanswer.com

  5. askgetanswer says:

    well yahoo did won but there are many site coming up like answerbag and askgetanswer

  6. askgetanswer says:

    well yahoo did won but there are many site coming up like answerbag and askgetanswer kk

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