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Answerbase

Q&A Website Builder Tool


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Published 09/30/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Answerbase gives website owners the tools they need to construct an effective question and answer resource. The application hosts the user's Q&A site so no servers are needed. Site visitors will be able to ask questions through the Answerbase "Ask a Question" tool. The user can also explore previously asked questions and their answers. The most active members are recognized through a built in points system. User profiles contain detailed information, including location, title, website, social networking profiles, total points, a bio and an image. Users can generate reports and oversee moderators, tags and system activity. Answerbase allows users to moderate their Q&A content through an approval process. The site can be further customized by selecting colors that match the user's existing website or blog.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Answerbase was created in 2010 by Lumin Creative. The website was designed to help website owners build an effective information source for clients and visitors. Users could ask specific questions and get answers quickly. By allowing user participation, Answerbase expands the user's ability to invite and respond to questions. The application currently offers a number of convenient Q&A site tools as well as an affiliate program that gives users a chance to earn revenue through referrals.

What are the differences to other apps?

Answerbase appeals to many users because it simplifies the process of building a new Q&A website. The set up process takes minutes. After creating a new site, the user can immediately begin directing visitors to their Q&A page to start populating it with questions and helpful answers. The application includes all the control options a user could possibly need, including moderator tools that help the user catch inappropriate responses and questions quickly.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Answerbase maintains an air of professionalism that makes it suitable for almost any kind of website. Companies and individuals can add Q&A functionality to their site easily with Answerbase's logical layout. The user can quickly establish their new Q&A site while customizing the way it looks to their site visitors. Answerbase provides users with a collection of convenient tools that utilize a streamlined interface for better convenience. Any user can spend less time setting up their Answerbase site and more time actually supplying visitors with question responses.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create their first Q&A site by clicking the blue and white "Sign Up" button in the upper right hand corner of the Answerbase homepage. The user must select their preferred plan type at the top of the form before filling in their email address, password, site name and desired Answerbase domain. The user must also check the small box above the "Create My Site" button to confirm their acceptance of the site's terms and conditions. The user is immediately logged in and can begin working on their Q&A site after submitting the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Answerbase gives users four membership options. The first is the Basic plan which costs around $15 per month and includes the Q&A platform, video and image responses, template customization, custom advertising, system reporting, moderation tools and the user's domain name. the Professional plan costs around $45 per month and includes CSS customization, mobile phone site access, Facebook and Twitter sign in capability and access to the content API. The Business plan costs around $200 per month and includes a standard single sign on, widget reporting, advanced API features and phone support. The Enterprise account includes education and training, managed set up and integration. Users interested in an Enterprise membership must contact Answerbase to obtain a quote.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Answerbase.com is an excellent tool for anyone who needs to create a question and answer resource for a company or website. The application is equipped with many professional features as well as design options that permit the user to customize the way their Q&A site is displayed to visitors and clients. The four membership options cover a wide range of prices so even small startup websites and companies can afford an Answerbase subscription.

  • Users can set up a new Q&A site in minutes after registering
  • Facebook and Twitter login options are available with some memberships
  • Site visitors can post new questions or browse existing questions
  • Active members can earn notoriety through the built in point system
  • The user can customize ads on their Q&A site


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Answerbase pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $15.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $200.00
(Standard Single Sign On, Widget Reporting, Advanced API, Phone Support)

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