Answers.com: Massive Traffic Growth

I’m always impressed when I see an Alexa traffic chart like Answers.com. Within a few months of launch, the site is generating several hundred thousands unique daily visitors. This site is kind of a combination of Wikipedia.org, Dictionary.com and Bartleby.com. But it also has downloadable software that allows you to access content on more than 1 million topics from any application. Very cool idea, well executed. With almost no trailing revenue, the company with headquarters in Israel debuted on the American Stock Exchange recently and now has a market cap of more than $100 million. This company will be extremely fun to watch. Will they be able to monetize their traffic from general reference content and grow into their market cap? I see this company as a potential distribution partner for worldhistory.com as our database grows into millions of dates.

One Comment

  1. Andrew

    Interestingly, the spike in traffic comes at exactly the same time that Google decided to drop Dictionary.com for its definition feature and instead use Answers.com.

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