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March 9, 2010

Qhub – Your Very Own Q&A Community

You’ve got questions, other people have got answers, and Qhub is a web-app that can bring you all together. The site offers users an easy way to build their own Q&A community about any topic imaginable—from video games to home design and even coffee culture. If you can imagine that people have questions about a topic, then Qhub offers a simple way to set up a website and get those questions answered.

The hardest part of creating a Q&A community with Qhub might just be deciding what topic to make your site about. Once you’ve decided on a focus, just enter the name of your new Qhub and a subdomain address where you’d like community members to be directed. Once you choose a tagline and fill out the About section, you can get started customizing the look of your new site. Start finding people to participate by connecting your new site with your social networking accounts on Twitter and Facebook, or build a widget to embed on whichever other websites you already have established.

The more readers you have, the more useful your Qhub community will become. People who visit your site will be able to post questions and watch instantly as fellow users reply with helpful answers. Questions can be tagged based on the topic, and sorted by most recent, most popular, or most activity. If you’ve ever wanted your very own community to interact with regularly, then Qhub is a website that can help that happen.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a Q&A community where you can communicate with friends
  • Share your knowledge about a particular topic with the world
  • Build a place for people interested in a niche topic to share information
  • Communicate with clients and answer their questions in an online forum

Insider Tips:

  • Build a Qhub widget to integrate with your current website
  • Sign up with Qhub using your Facebook account
  • Customize your site by uploading your own background or header
  • Use domain forwarding to redirect your Qhub community to the right place

What we liked:

  • Setting up a Qhub can be done in a matter of minutes
  • Sites can be customized as much or as little as you like
  • Privacy settings let you limit who can view your site
  • For $20 a month you can remove ads entirely from your Qhub community

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing

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Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: England
  • Founded by: Tim O’Shea and Christopher Lee
  • Web site: http://qhub.com

Costs:

  • Creating a Qhub community is free
  • Users can remove advertising from their communities for $20/month

Comments

  1. Hi, Thanks for this post, it is great to see you have found it so easy to use. That was our intention from the start and are really pleased that it has impressed you.
    Keep an eye on our blog too for handy hints and info on developments :)

    Thanks!

    Charlotte

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