Search Before Asking Examples - The Easy Way

Last Update: July 19, 2014

Asking Before Searching For A Major Quick Answer

You you have a question, it's probably already been answered on a thread or blogged about before.

I've found certain question being asked at WA which have been answered many times so perhaps we can encourage a new culture with WA of searching for an answer before asking.

The Most Recent Common Question I find

" My Google authorship picture is not showing up. What have I done wrong? "

The answer of course is that Google removed them only recently. I remember blogging it on here so I usually just post that link to the blog.

How Easy Is It To Search For An Answer?

Well easy!

  1. Put the question or keywords in In Google followed by wealthy affiliate
Example 1:

Search google for - Google authorship picture wealthy affiliate

Result: - My wealthy affiliate post is the second result but other reustls are served up, choose which one is most relevant

Example 2:

What happens to my site if I cancel my account?

Search google for - What happens to my site if I cancel my account wealthy affiliate


The first result is this thread but there are loads of others so again choose the most relevant:

More Examples of questions:

Here's some more example of searches to common questions and results you get:

search for - How to find my niche wealthy affiliate

result -

Ok think you get the idea..

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RickBell57 Premium
Yes this works as well. Good job explaining.

As Kyle says though, ask as many questions as you need to and get all the help right here. There is a reason for his stating this in lessons. And there is a reason you increase your rank here at WA when asking questions.

As discussed by Kyle... by asking questions here, it will be an interaction within the group. Members learn better by reinforcing their own learning during the time they are explaining to others with their own answers. Creating conversations within a category of subject within the community is important and lets everyone be a part of the solution. Our interaction as members with one another becomes the support the whole program is based on.
Neglecting to ask questions here, I feel is harmful to our own development within the program.

Feeling ignorant about a question is no reason to go off somewhere else to feel less embarrassed, as itself is a learning process we all should go through as a developmental learning experience.
Interaction between members bolsters our own abilities and teaches us principles of sales.

At least it has helped me write better, learn more, and improve all the way around by interacting with others here at WA. And who better to ask how your site is coming along?

Google, or the WA members? :)

ps: nice blog.
pss: I think it smart to interact with real people one on one. And I truly believe this is the main ingredient in why WA program is as successful as it is today. :)
hantaah Premium
yes your right
byrona Premium
Great Post!
mackiejw Premium
Lots of answers to be found by searching in the search bar on top of this and every page in WA. Just saying :-) Remember the TAGS we enter when writing a blog here or asking for help

John Worthy
SandyL Premium
That's a good point, John.
Funmine Premium
In as much as I agree with you that many of the questions have been asked and answered before, we should be aware that not all who come to WA are computer savvy or familiar with the search engines. We don't all have the same level of internet research capabilities. Needless to say, we are all here to learn.

I know you have good intentions, Hantaah! I hope people who know how to search for answers would first check on their own.
hantaah Premium
trrue, perhaps there should be a clever technology that detects, ahh this is a common question, find the answers here
Funmine Premium
In time, Hantaah! We are getting there.
hantaah Premium
hmm something to go on dragons den about?
MichelleWA Premium
Great blog hantaah! It's true, many times we ask things that have already been answered in WA, and we didn't take a look at them. Although sometimes we forget, it is still good to first check if our question has already been answered.