This question came into my mind recently. Part of the reason is that I’m seeing lots of how to questions being asked and answered on Yahoo Answers, and not to mention that they are getting really good SERP, especially on Google. Looks like Yahoo’s partnership with Google is working out pretty well for Yahoo.
Do you think “how to” blogs/sites will start to fade because the rise of Yahoo Answers?
Personally, I don’t think so. And the reasons are:
1) There was wikipedia long before Yahoo Answers, and still tons of blogs/sites sprung up after wikipedia was created.
2) The internet is too big, and how to sites shouldn’t think small
3) Not all answers on Yahoo Answers looks good (at least in my eyes). If people can’t find what they want, they WILL continue searching.
4) There are people asking and answering there own questions on Yahoo Answers (using different usernames).
Please leave a comment if you have anything to add in.