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Answer Angels FAQ

What is Answer Angels?
Can I answer my own questions?
What kind of pictures should I include with my questions?
How long will it take for my question to be published?
Can I ask a question that has been asked before?
What are Supporters?
How do I become an Editor?

What is Answer Angels?

Answer Angels is a supportive Q&A forum for Australian Women.

Post questions or answers and receive a share of advertising revenue.
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Can I answer my own questions?

It's fine to answer your own questions.

Just be sure to submit your answer separately after the question has been published rather than as part of the question text.

The text of the question should just expand on the question itself (if required at all).

Question awards are based on how interesting the question itself is rather than the amount of text etc.
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What kind of pictures should I include with my questions?

Questions should include an image that is relevant to the question. All images should either be in the public domain, used with permission, or your own photo. "Google" or "Pinterest" are not sufficient as image sources. If you use stock photos from a site such as iStockPhoto the image must not have a watermark, which indicates that the image is not in the public domain.

Some places you can find public domain images to use include www.morguefile.com and the Wikipedia.

All pictures should be jpgs as other file types may not upload correctly.
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How long will it take for my question to be published?

Questions are generally published 1- 2 days after the editor is notified. It may take longer if corrections need to be made or if you have not provided the source for your image. If it takes longer than two days please notify the editor again. There is no need to notify more than once if it has been two days or less.

Please bear in mind that Answer Angels' editors do this part time and may not be in the same time zone as you are.
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Can I ask a question that has been asked before?

No, all questions on Answer Angels are supposed to be unique. Sometimes there may be questions that are similar but worded differently but it's better to stick to topics that haven't been covered before.

To check whether a question has been asked before you can use the search box on the top right of the Answer Angels home page.
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What are Supporters?

Supporters are websites which have linked to a question on Answer Angels.

To thank them they're promoted at the top of the question page.

Here is an example where WeekendNotes is supporting a question on romantic movies.

Writers are paid to organise supporters for their (or other) questions.

Payments range from $10 up to $50 depending on the website that is linking to Answer Angels. Half is paid upfront, and the other half in 6 months if the link is still in place.

$10 - Any website on its own domain name.

$20 - High quality reputable websites with good content and related somehow to the question.

$50 - Business or government websites. Business websites should be associated with the question in some way and have a real world location or office.

All links need to be on proper domains such as www.tomscafe.com, and not subdomains such as tomscafe.blogspot.com. Sites like Facebook or Twitter are also not counted.

Each business/website is only paid for once, regardless of the number of links. Each business/website can only be featured on one question. See further down for the full list of conditions.


How do I organise a supporter?

Many businesses/websites will be happy to link to a question in exchange for the free promotion at the top of the question page especially if the question is related to their business. Simply email or phone them and ask if they'd like some free publicity in exchange for a link.

Expect a success rate of around 1 in 5 for phone calls, and around 1 in 20 for emails. It usually takes 3 or 4 follow ups before a link is placed as well, so don't expect success straight away.

Often you'll have more luck if the business/website is related to the question in some way (though it's not necessary).

For instance the question "Which plants make the best indoor plants?" would be well suited to a nursery business linking to it.

To request payment for a link click on "new link" on your accounts page.

There are a few caveats - don't worry if you don't understand the conditions, the majority of links will be fine.

1) The link must not contain a nofollow tag. To check view the source of the page and make sure there is no rel="nofollow" in the link back to RecipeYum.

2) Links should be direct, and not redirected via another page or use javascript. To check hover your mouse over the link to see where it goes - it should show a recipeyum.com.au address.

3) The links need to be on the actual website of the restaurant, not Facebook or any other site. The website should be a proper domain such as peterscafe.com rather than a subdomain such as peterscafe.blogspot.com etc.

4) The domain needs to be in Google's index. To test this search for the site on Google to see if it comes up.
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How do I become an Editor?

Writers are invited to become an editor by the chief editor of a hub, usually from amongst the more established contributors.

Please note: Although editors can self-publish their own articles, they cannot give themselves awards. If you would like your article to be considered for an award, another editor must edit and publish the article for you.

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