Helpouts is Here. Your Thoughts?

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  1. Resolution10

    Resolution10 Power Member

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    Google launched their new service platform called Helpouts and have stepped into a huge market.

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    https://helpouts.google.com/
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    Do you see it as a money making opportunity (by offering help/services as a professional), or rather as another hit to organic results and more specifically websites positioned as "informational" (and promoting products) by decreasing the number of organic searches? I can see a lot of people going straight into Helpouts once it's fully developed instead of simply searching for information online. Opinions?
     
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    By by Fiverr, CrossLoop, LivePerson, etc!

    Well, I guess Fiverr will survive...like a roach.
     
  3. GiorgioB

    GiorgioB Supreme Member

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    a bit like webcam s*x but extended to all other niches i guess. great... another blow to real life relationships and social connections to be replaced with microchips and printed circuits boards.
     
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  4. Resolution10

    Resolution10 Power Member

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    Well, if this really gets properly developed won't many users simply go directly there instead of lurking between many irrelevant websites in SERPs looking for a professional advice? Think health, finance, pretty much valid for every major niche out there. Not really a game changer but just another threat from G in terms of SEO and organic searches in their strive for bigger cut of the pie.
     
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    It's quite an interesting concept and one step towards making Internet communication more human like. I don't think though that it will change everything.. atleast not now because it's still a very new service + it costs a lot of money to be used in some cases.