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JustAnswer: Web Users Want Answers

Posted on 8.11.2009

New traffic numbers from JustAnswer reveal its members are increasingly looking for answers on how to fix projects themselves. Your audience may not be any different. 

Users have increased their searches tremendously in the last six months on home (+68 percent), car (+105 percent), computer (+122 percent) and electronics (+214 percent) do-it-yourself projects. With a member base (and sample size) of more than 20 million, it's increasingly evident that Web users are searching for answers to questions on the Web instead of buying services or solutions outright.

So what does this mean for Web professionals?
The content you develop on your website needs to answer the most common questions of consumers - even if they never buy.

Do you title articles with most-asked questions in your industry? Here's an opportunity for you to populate search results with their question in your content, encouraging a user to click on your link. Figure out what the top questions are of those in your industry and provide the answers. This also provides you with new content for your site if you haven't already provided this information on your website. Make yourself an expert in your field so Web users continue to come back to you for information. And if you really turn yourself into an expert, you can consider applying to be part of JustAnswer's expert community.

Do you already provide articles that answer specific questions in your industry? Comment below.

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