Today we were pleased to announce two partnerships that will significantly expand the MerchantCircle Answers feature to two popular networks. Our new realtionships with Answerbag.com, a Demand Media company, and HelloMetro, a global network of 1500 hyper-local city guides, mean that more questions will be routed to our one million plus members who are experts in every professional field, resulting in better distribution of their expertise around the web.
According to Quantcast, Answerbag.com is the 122nd most popular U.S. site with more than 8.5MM unique visitors monthly.
For Example: If you’re a landscaper, you now have one easy Answers destination to generate local business leads. When you receive a landscaping question in MerchantCircle and share your advice, your answer gets wider distribution around the web -- through MerchantCircle, Answerbag and HelloMetro.
Here are some updates on the growth of MerchantCircle’s Answers engine since it launched in September 2009.
• MC Answers has provided almost 100,000 answers to consumer inquiries in just 6 months.
• There have been nearly 80,000 questions submitted.
• More than half of those have been tended to with multiple responses from specialized merchants.
The complete announcement can be read here