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Twitter ‘Answers’ Analytics Tool Available For Non-Developers

Twitter ‘Answers’ Analytics Tool Available For Non-Developers

By Chris Crum February 19, 2015

Twitter announced that its mobile app analytics tool Answers will be available separately from its Crashlytics suite, where it has resided since launching. It will still be available via Crashlytics, but for non-developers, it will also be available in standalone …

ChaCha Closes $7 Million Round of Funding

Answers service ChaCha announced today that it has closed a $7 million E round of funding. The service lets users go online, call, or text questions on mobile phones and receive answers "within minutes" for free. The service has an iPhone app and lets people ask questions via Twitter as well.

This round of funding might be particularly significant for the company. "We believe this latest round provides ChaCha the cash required to reach profitability," says CEO Scott A. Jones.

A New Google Answers Site on the Way?

Some Google users have had a mysterious link appear in their accounts when they visit Google’s product page. The link is for "Google Guru", and is accompanied by the text, "Ask questions and get answers from online users." Its icon is a question mark.

If it is showing up for you, it is located between Groups and Knol on Google’s "More Google Products" page:

FAQ Pages Could Boost Your Google Rankings
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In a recent report, Hitwise said that the length of search queries has increased over the past year. Longer search queries, averaging searches of 5+ words in length, have increased 10% from January ’08 to January ’09 they noted.

Ask has an interesting blog post up interpreting this data, and the gist of it is summed up with this paragraph from it:

Searching for Answers Google Doesn’t Have
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A new way of searching is on the way, and will come under the label Wolfram Alpha. This is a "knowledge engine" built by Stephen Wolfram, which allows users to ask questions and receive a single definitive answer rather than a page of results pointing to pages that may or may not have the answers they are looking for.

Links On Yahoo Answers Lose Power
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This isn’t nearly as serious as having a car’s wheels fall off while a prospective buyer takes a test drive.  Still, even as Microsoft tries to push Yahoo into a sale, links within questions and responses on Yahoo Answers have ceased working.

Researchers Question Yahoo Answers

Stanford University researchers analyzed 10 months worth of content from Yahoo’s popular Answers service to learn about the people using it and where it might go in the future.

Yahoo UK Socializes Applications With Bebo

Yahoo services Answers and Music joined social networking site Bebo to tap its popularity with users in the United Kingdom.

Sears Taps Yahoo For Holiday Campaign

Sears has launched an integrated marketing campaign around the return of the holiday Wish Book.

Penalties of Spamming Wikipedia
Spam Wikipedia, and you will end up in one of the most dreaded places in the World Wide Web. Imagine a place where your site appears in the ‘Spammer Blacklist’ and Yahoo! And Google give you the cold shoulder.

SMX Rewind

So much covered, seen and happened in just two days. From FaceBook to Wikipedia and everything about social media in between. Finally, we wind up and take a dekko at all that we and everyone else from the SEM community have covered:

SMX: Wikipedia, Yahoo Answers & Answer Sharing
Web users rely on community-contributed-content sites such as Wikipedia and Yahoo Answers. These sites enable you to communicate directly with an engaged audience. But contribute to the conversation with care. Too much spin and you’re credibility will be shot-and your brand damaged. You’ll come away from this session knowing how these influential sites work and how to participate constructively.

Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land

Yahoo oneSearch Finds Answers And Wikipedia

Yahoo oneSearch has gotten a whole lot smarter – the mobile service is integrating content from both Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia.  Frequent travelers will be happy to hear that airline information is getting added, as well.

WikiAnswers Sees Jump In Traffic

The Answers Corporation, creator of Answers.com, announced today that metrics for its WikiAnswers site have improved by 50 percent since the end of June 2007.

Yahoo Shortcuts Searchers To Enhancements

Popular searches for consumer electronics, medical information, and NFL players now generate Yahoo Shortcuts in the search engine’s results pages.

Ask Makes Smart Answers Healthier

Health-related information from Healthline populates the Smart Answers field in Ask’s search results as an enhancement to the search engine’s ability to handle health queries.

New Search Engine Has Answers
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A new search engine has launched called QueryCat that has indexed frequently asked questions (FAQ) from across the web and made them searchable.