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The concept of Q&A (questions and answers) on the web is nothing new. Although it probably started on IRC – one of the first ‘chat’ concepts, it quickly evolved into a more specialized concept, molding into forums, and evolving towards the still relatively new Question and Answer sites.

Websites like Yahoo! Answers and Blurtit have filled a market niche, where the clueless are paired with amateur professionals.

But the creators of Blurtit believed the potential of Q&A was still being underestimated. Rather than just a single niche – the mainstream audience targeted by Answers and Blurtit – they saw a need for more specialized groups. Especially the most wayward and atypical communities could make use of such a Q&A platform.


Qhub, developed by the Blurtit guys, is such a platform. It can be used by anyone to create their own highly customized Q&A sites to handle visitor questions and answers. Even you can, and in a matter of minutes. Right now, those sites are still hosted locally by Qhub, but even so, they can be easily integrated with other, existing sites.

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In general, Qhub looks a lot like the mainstream Q&A sites, with a few remarkable differences. For starters, Qhub lets you choose between a public, or private community. For the more tech-savvy amongst us, Qhub also features a developer API.

How To Create Your Own Q&A Site

So how do you create a Q&A site like that? It’s very easy, and hardly takes longer than creating an email address. We’ll walk you through the process.

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On the Qhub site, start by naming your hub, and picking a suitable URL. You’ll be redirected to the page pictured above. If necessary, you can change the name, but also supply relevant tags and a tagline.

Remember we talked about a private option? Here you’ll be able to choose between community- or personal Q&A. The latter one ensures that you can only answer questions yourself. Next, you can make your hub public or private, where only invited people can join in.

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These hubs are highly customizable, and it isn’t too hard to make them fit in with an existing site or brand identity. There are four main themes, and you can specify the color scheme of each. More importantly, you can also upload custom background and header pictures.

Adding questions at this stage is optional, but it gets your site running and looks a lot better than lorem ipsum. With the tags specified at the start, Qhub will look for matching existing questions, which you can add with a flick of the mouse. Adjust the tags to look for better matching questions. Surprisingly, I was even able to find a number of questions for my dummy Q&A concept.

The last step, also optional, allows you to invite people from your email address book, and pair your hub with Facebook and Twitter.

Five minutes well spent, you’ve now got your own Q&A hub! You can proceed by adding more questions, aggregate an audience, or work on your website integration.

What’s your personal opinion of Qhub? We’d love to hear from you!

  1. Hector
    September 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    precisa entender o porquê ele existe e também porque ele é forçoso em um projecto
    de negócios

    O marca desde principal é, todo e nenhum gênero de negócio precisa vender, sem vendas, não há negócio que
    sobreviva. Porém, uma venda só acontece enquanto o cliente percebe que aquele resultado /serviço oferecido irá converter de forma positiva sua situação atual

    O administrador nesse caso, é alguém capaz desde gerenciar um
    projeto criando ações estrategias(gestor de
    marketing digital ( de marketing que irão aumentar essa percepção positiva e crédito do produto /serviço
    diante do público

    Gestor com Marketing Digital irá trabalhar porquê Gerente em companhia, sendo principal responsável pelo elaboração de um projeto com
    marketing do dedo, pelo controle das metas, e também pelo reporte à Direção com marketing ou mercantil.

    Como eu diz antes, se todo negócio precisa vender e
    também, se essa venda vem através de uma correta ação desde marketing.
    Portanto, toda e também nenhum gênero de empresa precisa desde alguém
    saiba executar e planejar recursos a marketing

    Quando digo toda e qualquer empresa, estou dizendo
    todas, idêntico! Seja o profissional liberal(onde a pessoa é a própria empresa e também senhor marketing pessoal é importante ),
    a pequena/média empresa(lojinha de roupas, salões e também panificação na
    sua rua) e extensa empresas(grandes redes varejistas, a título de exemplo ).

  2. Aibek
    April 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    How about, Songe.

  3. helpin
    April 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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    April 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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  5. Mayank
    March 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    But There's One Disadvantage In This.
    After We Become A Member Of Any Site Created By
    And Answer A Question, We Are Unable To Re-Answer The Same Question If We Are Logged In.

    • John
      March 20, 2010 at 1:40 am

      Mayank, you can edit your answer at any time. You can add more details or respond to someone else's answer.

  6. Mayank
    March 20, 2010 at 7:51 am

    But There's One Disadvantage In This.
    After We Become A Member Of Any Site Created By
    And Answer A Question, We Are Unable To Re-Answer The Same Question If We Are Logged In.

  7. Beautycareme
    March 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Great find! I just created a beauty fashion and health question & answer site at

    • Aibek
      March 24, 2010 at 3:52 am

      hey, looks pretty good!

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