Many of you show a lot of interest in the content that appears in the “Best of Answers” module and often ask how this is selected and what decisions go into what we choose to highlight. Today, we’d like to tell you more about this prominent module on the Yahoo! Answers homepage. Follow us behind the scenes!
Firstly, the module called “Best of Answers” actually features a number of different types of content; so let’s start with an overview of each of these types:
Best of Answers
The purpose of the “Best of Answers” module is to highlight the most interesting questions posted by you, the community. We can use this to feature either open or resolved questions. Of course, if we choose a resolved question then we include the first few lines of the best answer too.
For this module we really look for content that’s unique or unusual. The kind of content that makes us go “Whoa, I always wondered that!”
The Special Feature template is used to highlight questions that are being promoted by our team. Examples include Celebrity questions or official questions asked with our Team account (i.e. Safer Internet Day).
As you’d expect from the name, these feature questions asked by one of our Sponsors or Knowledge Partners.
How can you make it onto the Best of Answers?
We check the site every day for interesting questions, but that’s not the only way we select what we feature. In fact, we encourage you to submit any content you think deserves to appear on the Yahoo! Answers homepage. Have you found an interesting or quirky question? Have you provided a fantastic answer and helped someone out? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it might be selected to appear on the Yahoo! Answers homepage!
To increase chances of being featured:
- The question, resolved or closed, should be of general interest, and ideally something that is not widely known
- The answer should not be easily found on the internet
- Try finding questions showing unique or experience-based knowledge
- Ensure that an avatar or a personal image is used
- Make sure the content is clear and well expressed
We hope this overview will give you a better understanding of how we choose content to as the `Best of Answers`.
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