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Asked: Jul 22 '11 at 22:54

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Last updated: Jul 25 '11 at 11:30


I did suggest on my last post on IQ that when we are just posting links or info as community wikis that we should just add them on to previously existing posts just to help keep the number of questions down for newcomers so they're not too overwhelmed. Any thoughts?

asked Jul 22 '11 at 22:54

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edited Jul 25 '11 at 11:30

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It's actually better to have them as separate postings/questions - as long as they are not duplicates.

The vast majority of internet traffic to IQ comes from people who click on a search result in Google, quickly grab the information they are after and leave again without ever getting involved with the site any further or probably even knowing (or caring) how the information got there in the first place.

IQ is really a large, free online metaphysical database that people can dip into for quick bites of metaphysical knowledge. It answers their questions quickly and precisely without fuss and I think that is a valuable service that should not be underestimated as more and more people worldwide start asking the "big questions" of "Who Am I?", "Why Am I Here?", "Where I Am Going?" etc etc.

So there is a difference to be borne in mind between those who contribute their knowledge to the site and those who that knowledge serves.

While a regular user may see a few thousand questions, the one who is searching for quick knowledge in Google really only sees a few pages at most based around the exact subject they are interested in.

By combining non-related links, it makes it difficult for the search engines like Google to index the site properly and it makes it difficult for people to find the information they want quickly on the page.

Having more different questions/postings, each of which are segregated to their own exact subject area is good for the site, not bad.


answered Jul 23 '11 at 15:34

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edited Jul 23 '11 at 15:43

Thanks Simon...makes sense :)

(Jul 23 '11 at 20:33) Michaela
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