Ex-Google Answers Researchers Launch Newer, Better U-Clue

Mar 7, 2007 | 1,460 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The researches of, now defunct, Google Answers program have launched a new website U-Clue. It is quick, professional and readily responds to queries put forth by users and researchers and is already getting popular. It covers wide range of topics, related to business, academic and even personal research needs. The queries are answered by a U-Clue researcher, who gets almost 75% of the question price. If you have any further queries, see the FAQ page.

You can easily sign up, paying is just too simple and the site is easy to use. Features of U-Clue (http://uclue.com//index.php?xq=56) are

Listing fee: GA [Google Answers] charged 50 cents to post a question. There is no listing fee at 'uclue'.

Price range: 'uclue' accepts questions ranging from $5 to $250, compared with GA’s $2-200 range.

Payment: Payment at 'uclue' is in advance, and can be made via Paypal or with a credit card (as long as that feature is enabled…depends a bit on the customer’s country). GA was credit card only, and payment was processed when the answer was posted (NOTE – the ’payment in advance’ feature is the result of our current software configuration, and may be changed down the road).

Scope: 'uclue' won’t venture into anything that is patently illegal, and we won’t write student essays or do their tests for them. Other than that, though, pretty much every topic is fair game. We’ll even answer questions about 'uclue' itself (as this current answer demonstrates). GA had some built-in limits in this respect.

Languages: GA was EO – English only! 'uclue' can field questions in three languages, English, German and Spanish, and might add more down the road.

Hot Bot: There is no autobot roaming the 'uclue' site and automatically locking questions that contain certain terms.

Ratings: Customer ratings can be revised at 'uclue', a feature that was not available at GA.

Identities: I think you’ll find 'uclue' much more casual when it comes to the true identities and/or whereabouts of individual researchers.

One thing that should be kept in mind is that Google didn't build U-clue.com and it is not even identical to Google Answers.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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