What is Google Answers?
Google's search engine is a great way to find information
online. But sometimes even experienced users need help
finding exactly the answer they want to a question. Google
Answers was an experimental product for users to get help
from Researchers with expertise in online searching. Users
could post a question to Google Answers and specify how much
they were willing to pay for an answer. A Researcher then
searched for the information they wanted and posted it to
Google Answers. Users were only charged for questions only
if and when an answer was posted to it. Other users may have
also added comments to provide interesting perspectives to
the data but were not paid for their posts. These questions
and answers are now publicly viewable on the Google Answers
website so other users can share the benefit of the
research. We are no longer accepting new questions and answers.
Do I need to create an account to use Google
You don't need an account to read other people's questions, answers and comments.
Do I need to log in to Google Answers every time
If you have posted questions or comments previously, you can log in
to see your past questions and answers as well as any past invoice
What happens if I check the "Remember
me" box on the login page?
If you check the "Remember me" box, Google Answers will remember who
you are when you return to the site by setting a cookie to
automatically log you in. This will make it easier to access
your questions and other content on the site. If you do not
check the "Remember me" box, you will need to log in each
time you return to the site.
Who were Google Answers
Google Answers Researchers were experts at locating hard-to-find
information on the web, and through offline resources as
well. Researchers were required to go through an application
process that tested their research skills and the quality of
their answers. Google Answers Researchers were screened and
approved independent contractors who were paid for posting
"answers" to the site. We are no longer accepting
applications for Researchers.
Can I get a refund for my question?
If you are not fully satisfied with your answer for whatever reason,
you may receive a refund less the non-refundable $0.50
listing fee. Please contact
explain why you were unsatisfied with your answer. Google
grants full refunds for all reasonable requests for up to 30
days after answers are posted.
What is the difference between an "answer"
and a "comment"?
Each question can receive only one formal "Answer" from a Researcher who can
also provide follow up clarifications to their answer. Answers cost money.
Comments are posted by anyone with a Google Answers account. People who
comment are not paid for their comments, and they are not rated for the quality
of their comments by the asker. Comments are free - there is no charge to
the asker of a question for comments posted to their question.
find this policy at http://www.google.com/privacy.html.
Are my questions and answers
Yes. All questions and answers have been posted on the web and are
viewable by the public. However, your personal information
is never posted with your question, so your privacy is
protected. We do not answer questions privately.
How do I report questionable content to
editors at Google Answers?
At the bottom of every question page we provide a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to use this link whenever you see questionable content posted
to the site. In your email, please provide information about the question,
its ID number, and the reason you find the content questionable.
How do I change my profile?
If you click on "My Account", you will see a tab labeled "My Profile." Click
there to change your profile information (e.g. AdSense ID). Your
billing information will no longer be accessible.