Are Q&A startups a threat to Google?
– The Internet
– Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/
– blogs, listservs etc (Web 2.0)
– social media
– YouTube https://www.youtube.com/ and similar
– e.g. SCSU streaming : http://www.stcloudstate.edu/library/research/video.aspx
– Q&A plaforms such as Quora https://www.quora.com/, AskScience https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/, Medium, PeerPong and similar
– Reddit https://www.reddit.com/, Digg http://digg.com/ , StackExchange http://stackexchange.com/ , Mahalo Company, Kngine.com and similar
– Google Search, Yahoo Answers and similar
– Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups and similar
– SlideShare https://www.slideshare.net/ and similar
more on the research process in this IMS blog:
5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts
Promote Your Article Across a “Wider” Variety of Platforms
Here are some examples of smaller networks:
- Quora.com—A question/answer-based website founded by two former Facebook employees. What makes Quora unique is that all content is created, edited and organized by its user community. The user base tends to be more business- and academic-oriented.
- Tumblr—A microblogging site that recently made headlines when Yahoo! acquired it. Its user base tends to be younger and more “hip,” making it the perfect platform to share edgier, niche-based content.
- Empire Avenue—Part social network, part social media marketing tool, Empire Avenue uses gamification to enable users to broadcast content across all of the other social networks. The primary members of EAv are small businesses, social media professionals and blogger
Grab Viewer Interest With Different Types of Media
promote your posts with images, audio and video.
#1: Use Dubbler to Give a Short Audio Introduction
#2: Create a 6-Second Preview of Your Post with Vine
#3: Create a SlideShare Overview of Your Post
#4: Pin Your Post to a Pinterest Group Board
#5: Instagram an Image From Your Post