Answers.com's rise as a revenue and page-view generator. Through user-generated Q&A posted to WikiAnswers, the company is crowdsourcing heaps of daily content, ranking high in search across a variety of subjects, subsequently seeing steady traffic and, finally, cashing in via Google ads. It's a simple business model, but from a user standpoint there remains one question: Are we seeing quality solutions?Earlier today we posted about
According to TechCrunch, Startups.com is built on StackOverflow's Stack Exchange and offers basic Q&A, tagging, badges for prolific experts and community voting on solutions. Users can enter questions via the site, email or through Twitter by using the tag @askstartups.
When it comes to finding out information about salaries and SEO strategy, WikiAnswers might help, or it might just open the door to a good old fashioned rant. The hope is that instead of wasting time digging through spam and fodder, that Startups.com will offer entrepreneurs the answers they need to focus on their businesses. Nevertheless, with a system that moderates in exactly the same way as WikiAnswers it's too early to tell if this community's quality users can keep spammers and sub-par experts at bay. And if quantity really is the name of the game, then does KillerStartups really want to?