Last week we mentioned here that the Answers.com community has grown to over 5 million members. The growth is encouraging, and not just to us no.stupid.answers bloggers. Answers.com’s Director of Community Development, Scott Moore, shared his thoughts in yesterday’s press release:
“Q&A sites have become a very popular means for getting answers to everyday questions, as well as sharing knowledge on topics close to people’s hearts, and Answers.com is at the forefront of this trend,” said Scott Moore, Director of Community Development.
“Whether it is the BP oil spill disaster, the latest on the iPhone 4 release, or excitement surrounding the FIFA World Cup games, our dedicated community is asking, answering and conversing across a vast collection of categories. Our community programs – Community Outreach, WikiReviewers, Mentoring and Vandal Patrol, to name a few, are delivering on the opportunity to expand our user-base, our data-base and our brand. As we fast approach 9 million answers in our community answer database, it’s clear that, without the wonderful, diverse and knowledgeable members of our community, we wouldn’t have one of the fastest-growing Q&A communities on the Web.”
Here are some other fun facts about Answers.com’s recent growth:
- Answers.com’s U.S. audience size in May 2010 was 45.4 million unique visitors…
- …this ranked the site #21 on the comScore charts.
- Globally, monthly unique visitors were 72 million…
- …which makes Answers.com the 37th highest ranked site worldwide.
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Today Answers Corp reported its Q2 financial results.
You can check out more of the Q2 report here and listen to the conference call here.
For now, I just want to re-quote Founder and CEO Bob Rosenschein here:
“Answers had another excellent quarter, hitting record revenues… These results highlight the strength of our business model and the continued growth of WikiAnswers. According to comScore, even in the summer month of June, our combined sites reached 26.2 million unique U.S. visitors, putting us at #31. We are looking forward to launching the international versions of WikiAnswers, and we remain very upbeat about the rest of 2009.“
Read that last line?
WikiAnswers is taking over the world! Mwahaha!
Here’s a fun fact: In the little over two years since WikiAnswers.com was acquired, the number of questions on the site has increased 35-fold. On March 6th – last Friday – the site was asked its 10 millionth question.
Here’s another fun fact: The 10 millionth question was – drum roll please -
How long is the flight from Newark to Sydney?
That ought to awaken the travel bug in you!
Some other fun facts:
- According to comScore, WikiAnswers.com US unique visitors reached nearly 19 million in January 2009, compared to 729 thousand in December 2006.
- During this time period, WikiAnswers.com’s market share increased from 4% to nearly 35%, vs. Yahoo! Answers, based on US unique visitors.
- There are over 500 volunteer Supervisors and millions of contributors from around the world asking, answering and editing across the site’s 4,712 categories.
As quoted by Bruce D. Smith, who leads the Community Development team: “We aim to make WikiAnswers.com the best place for users to find answers to all their questions.”
So that’s the challenge put forth to you: What are your questions? Have they been asked at WikiAnswers.com yet? And how long before 15 million, 100 million, a billion questions?
Some excellent news came out of Answers Corporation today:
Answers Corporation Reports Q4 and Full Year 2008 Financial Results
Q4 Record Revenue of $4.63 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $1.95 million
Answers Corporation… today reported unaudited results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.
“Answers is very pleased to report a milestone quarter and fiscal year,” stated Robert Rosenschein, Chairman and CEO. “Quarterly revenues rose 30% sequentially to $4.63 million, with Adjusted EBITDA reaching $1.95 million, and our cash balance increasing $2 million to $11.74 million.
WikiAnswers continues to be an amazing property. comScore ranked it the fastest growing domain for all of 2008, as measured by percent change in unique monthly visitors for the top 200 US Web domains. Answers’ financial progress is a testament to our focus on the product without losing control of expenses. We look forward to continued growth in 2009 – and to building our value proposition of providing our users useful, relevant, quick answers.”
For more, check out the full report or listen to the conference call.
Just recieved an email with this new press release from the Answers folks. It goes on and on about “revenues,” puts the letter Q in front of numbers, and uses words like “sequential,” so I’m taking from it the bit that I think the rest of us really care about.
WikiAnswers’ revenue is up 27% in the last three months: If revenue is up, it must mean that questions, answers, members and community participation are probably up, as well. And that makes for a wonderfully involved Q&A social knowledge site, which is what WikiAnswers is.
Nice to get some good news! Keep it up, community!
It’s officially official: The AnswerThon has been announced to the Q&A world via press release yesterday. Looks like it was picked up in quite a few places so far, including Business Wire, Axim Site, PR Inside, TMC net, Digital Producer, MSN Money, Excite.
Bring on the answers, folks!