Hitwise published a report on traffic to Q&A sites, which has apparently gone up 889% (!) over the past two years.
Basically, Yahoo! Answers dominates U.S. traffic, getting 74% of all hits categorized as Q&A. I wonder how closely correlated traffic volume is with the volume of contributions (questions asked, and answers provided).
The report also shares some demographics, which is nice. Slight bias towards women, slightly older population (mode 30s and 40s). As I’ve argued before, I think Q&A sites are overlooked by technologists and researchers because of this demographic.
- A similar report from 16 months ago
- The WikiAnswers blog and Mashable point to this report as evidence of the rise of WikiAnswers.com.