General Chat Thread, Experts Exchange in General; Not something I use a lot, but it often comes up when Im googling for a solution to something
2nd June 2008, 11:32 AM #1
Not something I use a lot, but it often comes up when Im googling for a solution to something
Can anyone tell me why they have the 'Sign up to view the solution' messages, but if you keep scrolling down you can see the solution anyway?
Not complaining but it makes me laugh, why bother trying to make people sign up if you can see all the solutions for free anyway?
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2nd June 2008, 11:36 AM #2
I got to disagree I have a membership and love it full of usefull information
Is it because you are logged in alreadly on the machine that you are using
normally it says sign for the soultion to your problem
2nd June 2008, 11:47 AM #3
or just use the cached option in google to see the answers
2nd June 2008, 11:49 AM #4
It does say that...but keep scrolling down and the solutions are there
Originally Posted by mrtechsystems
And no, not even got a membership
Not even using the cached google results, although thats another way to view them
Again, not complaining, just find it amusing
2nd June 2008, 12:13 PM #5
I am also a member, but I know what you mean. I have noticed on machines that I am not logged on to Experts Exchange that the answers are available by scrolling down further.
I don't use it that much for getting answers, I use it mostly for giving answers. I think I have only asked one question & no one has come up with a solution yet anyway.
2nd June 2008, 01:08 PM #6
Im as guilty aswell when it comes to the google trick, dont really use it much only when I have an obscure problem
2nd June 2008, 01:22 PM #7
I think the reason the answers are there is because Experts Exchange were providing them to the googlebot but not to visitors, which Google sees as scamming their engine.
2nd June 2008, 02:12 PM #8
I'm still waiting for stackoverflow to get out of beta (okay, actually got to wait for it to get in to beta first...).
Originally Posted by sidewinder
2nd June 2008, 02:32 PM #9
The idea is you see all the adverts as you scroll down and you may be tempted to click on one and provide Experts Exchange with revenue
2nd June 2008, 03:40 PM #10
It's all about getting the hits. If they truely obscured the answers then the goog spider would definitely drop them off the bottom of the list.
Still it could be worse, from what I hear they used to get a lot of hits from people looking for an expert sex change until they changed their domain name slightly
2nd June 2008, 03:45 PM #11
Well you wouldn't want an amateur one...
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