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is a social networking question-and-answer (Q&A) website. Users register to ask and answer questions, rate photos, chat, and write how-to guides. In July 2009, FunAdvice.com was ranked 18th in comScore
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's social networking category and was the fastest growing social networking website after Twitter
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FunAdvice was launched in March 2003 by Jeremy Goodrich, Ericson Smith, and Widhadh Waheed as a showcase of search engine optimization
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The website operated with part-time employees until August 2006 when FunAdvice hired its first full-time employees. FunAdvice incorporated in July 2007.
There is a point system at FunAdvice that allows a user to gain points for valuable postings and convert it into US dollars. The point system is an incentive to urge users to submit more valuable content.
FunAdvice also hosts sections for "How To" tutorials, "Tips", and video uploads.
Features compared to Yahoo! Answers
Several features distinguish FunAdvice.com from competitors:
- No commercial solicitation and promotion.
- Users promoted to moderators with deletion rights.
- Picture upload within question.
- Chat and messaging system.
- Users can ask anonymous questions.
- Account can be closed by user with remaining questions are anonymized.
- Low tolerance for trolls
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traffic statistics for FunAdvice, December 2009:
- 2,000,000 People per Month (US)
- 3,100,000 Visits per Month (US)
Google Ad Planner traffic statistics for FunAdvice, November 2009:
- 1,200,000 Unique visitors (users) (US)
- 2,600,000 Total visits (US)
Although answers are comprehensive, they are fewer and slower.
The newest version of FunAdvice, launched in May of 2010 takes on more of a "social networking" style.