….Com, xxx.com, smoking.com, whatever.com, that’s how much viral the word “.com” has gone. In other words, we can now add .com after anything such as “Ask” and “Answer”, and still have something meaningful. Ohh yes, we are talking about Ask.com, as one of the Q &A sites. There we go again, Q & what? Yap, it’s not rocket science, Q & A simply stands for Questions and Answers. I know it might not sound funny, until you visit those websites such as Ask.com, Answer.com, and Yahoo.com just to mention a few. Trust me, you will be amazed by the variety of questions that people throw in and get answered.
One of the first Q & A sites was Ask Jeeves and it was launched in April 1997, and later on to be renamed as Ask.com. We can clearly see why Q & A sites are great tools for marketing as people get answers to their requests easily. These sites help to boost trust and customer satisfaction for customers as some of the basic goals of marketing. However, it’s important to note that the Q & A sites are not primarily for marketing. Better still, the sites enable the marketers gain reputation while answering complicated questions, and this helps to build brand positively. After joining the Q & A sites such as Quora, the marketers may opt to choose their areas of interest. Therefore, this option enables the marketers to successfully meet the needs of their target audience. The needs are met because such marketers are able to demonstrate their expertise in a particular field.
You might feel like you want to join the team of the administrators, hahaa okay, and good luck! It’s really so much fun to see how different people behave differently in this world of .com.
I would agree with some authors that the future of the sites such as Q & A is not known. However, with the previous developments in those sites, we are meant to hope that our friends Ask.com and Answer.com will keep on thriving.
Yours forever Mr.com
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