Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Google Answer’s demise: End of paid answers websites?

Sometime later this week, Google Answer will stop accepting questions. No reason has been cited but I guess that the strong performance of Yahoo Answers, a free site unlike Google Answers, might be a reason.

I was surprised to learn that only 800 or so people participated in Google Answers. Therein lays the answer. A recent Oprah Winfrey session on Yahoo Answers got more than 20000 participants.

So is this the end of the road for similar paid answers sites such as, which claims to be human powered search engine? The jury is still out there?

It is also one of those cases where Google has stopped a service. This will give Google's critics more material that Google is perhaps a One Trick/Two-trick Pony.

Google Answers type websites

However, don't lose heart if Answers goes down. Here is a list of Answers-type sites.


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