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The Question Business

Some librarian competitor intelligence:
U.S. Visits to Question and Answer Websites Increased 118 Percent Year-over-Year
Yahoo! Answers receives 74 percent of all U.S. visits

N”EW YORK – March 19, 2008 – The market share of U.S. visits to a custom category of Question and Answer websites has increased 118 percent for the week ending Mar. 15, 2008, compared to the same week in 2007, Hitwise reported today. Over the past two years, U.S. visits to this category have increased 889 percent comparing Feb. 2008 versus Feb. 2006.”
“The most visited website within the Questions and Answers category last week was Yahoo! Answers (, which received 74.05 percent of the market share of U.S. visits. was the second most visited website receiving 18.35 percent of visits, followed by, which received 4.42 percent of visits. WikiAnswers, launched in June 2007 has seen its U.S. visits increase 125 percent comparing the week ending Jun. 9, 2007 versus Mar. 15, 2008.”
More past the link.
We’re certainly in the question space. Are these free and fee services doing something we can do better?

Posted on: March 19, 2008, 1:10 pm Category: Uncategorized