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The result would be TWO q&a portals for Trulia to manage.
If you want to resond to the public, go to Trulia.
Want to keep your comments away from lost Zillowites who will inject conspiracy in eveything you present then stay on AR.
If I were managing the enterprise I would keep them seperate. Be aware, on Trulia your questions and answers are confined to your market area and only with some cleaver clicking can you access 'all locations.'
White Plains, NY
John DL Arendsen
I would like to see the AR question and answer section go away. I think there are too many questions posted that aren't good quality content and people are just gaming the sytem.
I like the way it is here on ActiveRain, John DL Arendsen .
To tell you the truth, I've never seen a comment or question that came not from a AR member........I like Trulia A&Q.
John I think with new management and a new caring towards removing the spam on Trulia, then perhaps actually listening to the agents that provide much of their content, it could be a good site again. It has a good following although consumers are running from it now becuase of the spam. Even through all that i still enjoy finding consumer sthat need help and offering a thoughtful and helpful answer.
John DL Arendsen - I doubt that points would lure the general public to this section.
I prefer to have Active rain Q and A just for members and trulia should continue the public forum.
White Plains, NY
I think they are doing this to prevent spam.
We used to have one of those types of sites, it did not work out very well.
John DL Arendsen - the way this Q&A section is set up on AR. Some questions can be public - however questions related to community should be posted for Member only.
The consumer may not know what is ActiveRain Meetup - so if the questions is about AR Meetup - no need to make it public - make it Member Only.
John I am so with you, I loved Trulia's and Q and A until they let it go to the spammers and just stopped working in any sort of a quick manner to remove them. Q and A over there was a great source of leads from answering with honest and helpful answers leaving out teh self promotion. Consumers can see through that. The question know is what will they do with q and a?
Yes, I think that could be a good idea. Though there was never very much public participation in the old Questions section.
My experience with the former Q & A on AR were inane questions, or questions that require legal expertise...and of course some spam.
I'm glad to hear Trulia is leaving in place and looking to address spam.
Also, I don't think AR was the main focus for T. They bough market leader and AR was an afterthought (although I do agree there is a lot of potential synergy).
BTW, I really agree w/ Annette's answer above.
Are they removing Trulia Q&A? If it is staying, it really seems like AR is better off leaving this as is, as it would be duplicative here and most likely lower quality than theirs (due to the traffic patterns).
Personally, I think it's much better this way. There was way too much spam before and a complete waste of time. And, most the q's that did come on here rather pointless w/ little to no info.
In terms of SEO, on Trulia, the links are no follow so it did little to nothing for the SEO of your own site. If the q's came up on search I suppose it could help you a tad, but no I would not want my well though out FAQ's on my site to come up on here 1st. There were a few items that would come up on Zillow (and maybe one for Trulia) in my category, so I responded w/ links to my site. I then got some steady traffic there. But, it showed me I needed to be better on my site, so I did more backlinks and outrank them for some of those.