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A question to all Wizzley authors - new quiz!

 
chefkeem
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on 08/05/2012

What do you think about this idea:

Every week, let's say on Mondays, we post one question in the forum (location TBD) that deals with Wizzley- or internet/marketing-related issues. 

Examples:

What does SEM mean?

When should we bookmark our new articles?

How do I find a profitable keyword?

...and any other suggestions you may have. 

Then, everyone has a chance to post their explanation/definition/answer in that thread.

At the end of the week, Wizzley staff picks the best answer (in 100 words or less, one per author) and awards the author with, let's say, 10 points. In addition, we may give 5 points for the second-best answer.

At the end of the month, the author with the most points gets a prize (TBD).

If you like this idea, use this thread to list all the questions you'd like to see answered in this resource quiz. 

Why resource quiz?

Because we could collect all answers and feature them as a forum stickie for everyone to see, at all times. Or even add them to our list of FAQs.

What is it that you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask?

Okay, shoot! 

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
katiem2
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on 08/05/2012

Ewwwww I like it. It's a great idea and method by which to build the knowledge of the writers/Wizzards.  I firmly believe in this sort of thing. Hmmm to get the ball rolling, break the ice,  I shall ask some questions I think I have the answer to yet feel vital for those who don't to know.

My List of Questions

  1. Should we ping our articles, if so when and where?
  2. Should we highlight other authors on our articles if so to what degree?
  3. Should we create a wizzography for each individual niche we maintain here?
  4. How do new authors who have not acquired an account with Google (AdSense) do so?
  5. How can we utilize youtube to support our Wizzes and generate traffic?

JoHarrington
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on 08/05/2012

I love it!


My questions:


1, How do you decide what category/sub-category to use, when more than one is appropriate? 

2, Do you concentrate on one subject at a time or go for the scatter-gun/rotating topics strategy?

3, Wizzley rules notwithstanding, what else would you never write about and why?

4, When would you write about a topic that someone else has covered?  (E.g. I'm obsessed with a game at the moment, but I haven't reviewed it because someone else already has.)

5, Changing established titles - good idea, bad idea, when would you consider it?


Ragtimelil
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on 08/05/2012

I LOVE IT!!!!! I don't know where to start with questions. I'll have to think about it.

O here's one. Am I spending too much time looking for the right greenSmily?

Hüpfend


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chefkeem
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on 08/05/2012

This is a great start! But with so many questions already - we'll probably have to find a different system. Otherwise we'll never get through the answers in a year!


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
BrendaReeves
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on 08/05/2012

Well, I don't know what I don't know, otherwise I'd ask. Undecided


Brenda Reeves
Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/05/2012

1. Is off site SEO Important? Why?

2. What is the optimal word count per article?

3. How many wizzley authors does it take to screw in a lightbulb- (all of them)

4. What are some seasonal niche topics? for summer? For winter? For fall? Spring?

5. Does the wizzley team reside in the same state/area?

6. Why did a Wizzle cross the road (to test the SEO/traffic potential/ value of the road)

7.  How Does LSI Work?

8. Is LSI acquired like SEO CSI?

brain fog today, I'll have some later :)

J-


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JoHarrington
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on 08/05/2012

 

chefkeem: 08/05/2012 - 06:58 PM

This is a great start! But with so many questions already - we'll probably have to find a different system. Otherwise we'll never get through the answers in a year!

Choose one at random, from a hat say.   We're planning to be here forever, so running out of questions shouldn't be an option. :)    Just say there's no guarantee that your question will ever make it onto the forum.  It might get stuck in a hem in the hat or something.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/05/2012

Brenda, failing and just doing it on most things, is what generates the list of things you don't know- thus failing is often an asset, not a liability... It's also why failing to success is so important- it gives you a shortcut to what you don't know, so you can go learn it, and in learning it you will often fail several times and learn the next thing you don't know... thought I'd share :)

Now... tell me EVERYTHING you know in 1 minute... GO... :) that's about how hard it is to tell what you don't know without failing... this is becoming a tongue twiser isn't it?

Jerrico :)

BrendaReeves: 08/05/2012 - 07:44 PM

Well, I don't know what I don't know, otherwise I'd ask. Undecided

 


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frugalrvers
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on 08/05/2012

Chef...I won't throw in questions just yet...looks like there are some great ones to get started with...but might I suggest some (now, I hate rules per se...so shall we call them...) guidelines?

To make it user friendly (otherwise it can be too overwhelming to plow through/read) I think each Wizzler should be allowed to answer only once, and at a certain word maximum in that one reply.

Otherwise, it is so easy to go off on a tangent (yes, I am guilty of this) where talking about an Adsense question takes off into discussing Chitika which sound like "chicks" which reminds us of childhood days on the farm playing with baby chicks which reminds us of eggs which reminds us of our favorite omelet recipe...which we just HAVE to share on the Adsense post.

See what I mean?? Wizzley admin could give some parameters to keep the responses tight and helpful instead of threads that are too overwhelming to read?

Just an idea...no hard feelings!

Robin


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frugalrvers
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on 08/05/2012

I like Jo's "pick out of a hat" idea...but also think you should allow one submission per Wizzler, and you announce a cut off date for that week in the forum...or something like that.

So whenever you announce "time to post a question of the week" - those that get around to doing so can submit one per week (or the same one each week until it is answered).

If there is a "theme" that keeps coming up, like how to really do keyword research, then you could open up a new forum category devoted to that...

Perhaps an "omelet recipes" category would be a great addition to the Wizzley forum!


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lobobrandon
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on 08/05/2012

I'd love it, there's so much to learn. 


Check out my blog SEO for Dummies
chefkeem
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on 08/05/2012

All great suggestions for "rules", Jo and Robin. Thanks!  Smile

That's why I wanted to first throw out the idea here, so we can include your ideas, too.. 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/05/2012

I think tangents are healthy and turn the main question into a "hub" for more questions. This is actually how forums take off usually. Many threads start with one topic and end with several- tis the way we are really.

but for focus many need boundaries i.e. this week do a question on "SEO" related things, then next "promo" next "best way to use amazon, ebay, zazzle etc... module (pick one)... and so on. You could create a master questions list to pull from and put it to a vote maybe?

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
frugalrvers
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on 08/06/2012

Jerrico,

When someone "goes off on a tangent" they change the subject completely from its original intent/purpose. Sometimes in forums I believe that is referred to as hijacking a thread...but I don't speak the lingo too often.

I was referring to completely unrelated discussions (Adsense and omelets) - not healthy evolution of the thought process in a helpful thread.

I feel for this great idea to be helpful, it is best to keep it tight and focused - like the "niche" we strive for in our Wizzley articles. In this way, people interested in the question can benefit from a user-friendly thread that is to the point - and those who could post really helpful answers won't be turned off/away from doing so by having to read through a lot of extra fluff, to see if their reply was posted already, etc.

Just to clarify...


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/06/2012

SEM = Search Engine Marketing :) ha!

chefkeem: 08/05/2012 - 04:19 PM

What does SEM mean?

 


Jerrico Usher - The Grass May Be Greener On The Other Side But I Installed A Mirror Over There! :-) - Join Our Wizzler Chat Room created by the people for the people to the people
2uesday
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on 08/06/2012

I like the idea as it will be a useful resource that I can refer to when I have a question.

Sometimes just reading a question or answer to it can open up new ways of using your writing. For example I had never heard of Skimlinks until someone mentioned the name in a question in the forum.

I probably will not have many answers to offer but reading the questions and answers will be of interest to me.

humagaia
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on 08/07/2012

Isn't most of this already available to us - apart from the weekly prizes?

Chef reads all of the posts it seems. The questions that are hottest at the time are raised somewhere on the forum at the appropriate time. Answers are put forward. Is Wizzley trying to become an Answers.com or the like?

Personally I am a naysayer - not necessary.

If you want to give points for good answers that's great but I can envision that the questions currently being asked and answered in the forum will curtail because people will wait for the Q to be raised in the 'points' forum.

Why not just flag 'great' answers and give them as many points as you want to Chef. No need for rules and guidelines - things are running just fine IMO.

Perhaps the points could be added up and shown on an author profile. Points could be accumulated from any or all responses - no matter from which forum category they emanate.

Why make things complicated?

You could even leave it up to us to vote for a good reply - just give a 'like' option in the forum - that way it would not be one person, or a committee, deciding which is, or is not, a good reply.

Back to you.


Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/07/2012

I think the database consolidation idea is a good one, all be it I think limiting the post to 100 words is akin to putting someone in a box when they actually have a great deal of good information to convey, but Chaz what they are trying to do is create a local database of answers easily accessible to the newbie- granted this information is available the newbie will likely not find it easily- but this way they at least have a way to comb through a thread not an entire forum of thousands of posts.

The other thing I see this causing is some wizzles on the topics brought up and shared. I don't see this as making things complicated but rather as a ploy to help the newbie get acquainted with the realm easier with a local "spa" of intel in one thread.

I see where your coming from Chaz I just don't agree with you 100%, but I get where your coming from... I think this would be a great way to stimulate interaction in the forum, new wizzles, and community support- that's what it's all about right?

Jerrico


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chefkeem
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on 08/07/2012

Chaz and Jerrico - lots of good points. Thanks!  Smile

The main reason for this new forum is to create a place where people can go and review Q&As without the chatter and diversions in other threads. That's also the reason for the "100 words or less" request, so people don't have to wade through tons of text for their answers.

I don't even know if we really need a points/rewards system. Perhaps we should save that money for more contests. After all, this is about helping each other out, and we definitely have a helpful community on Wizzley.

Let's just see how it goes, for a while. We will learn what works best, and then we can make adjustments as needed.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
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