Reward Members for Referring Your Site & Growing Your Community

Answerbase administrators can now enable a referral program, where you can reward members for successfully referring their own colleagues and friends to become members of your community.  Your current members will earn reputation points for each successful referral, further recognizing them for their contributions. Administration Referral Program Settings & History You’ll see this new functionality as an option within your administration site, under “System Settings > Referral Program”.  There you will see the option to enable the program, and also some … Read More

How to Easily Add Q&A to your eCommerce Store’s Product Page

Adding Q&A to the product page of your online store allows you to answer common questions about your products, literally “once and for all”, so you effectively service the visitor who originally asks a question as well as any future visitors with that same question down the road. An effective Q&A functionality on your product page allows you to answer those future customers’ questions immediately, so they can get on with purchasing the product instead of bouncing or finding another store that is … Read More

Keep Your Content Up-To-Date with Scheduled Content Reviews

The content on your website is a reflection of your brand and how well your business and site is managed, so its essential that all of the content that you have available is kept up to date.  This ensures that the content remains relevant for your audience, and your knowledge base is a reliable destination for useful information. In an effort to make your life easier in managing your content, we’ve released a new feature where you can schedule content … Read More

Lock Down Question Threads from New Posts by Members

There are certain questions that pop up that require an answer from your company and designated experts, and you want to control that message for that specific Q&A thread.  Now you’re able to lock down a specific question thread so that no members are able to add any additional comments or answers to that thread.  This allows you to choose specific posts where you control the message 100%, while still allowing member posts on other content on the system where … Read More

Define a SLA Response times for your site, categories, and individual questions

You’re able to define an SLA (Service Level Agreement) response time for your Q&A activity, where you can define how quickly your team needs to make sure there is a response to visitors questions.  This helps ensure that your asking visitors get a prompt response and have a positive experience with your organization and brand. Enabling an SLA for Your Site You will see that under your “Settings > General Settings” you now have the ability to enable a default … Read More

Expand Your Content with Articles

You are able to grow useful content in a Q&A format to make sure that all of your audience’s questions are answered and their informational needs are satisfied.  Of course, there are certain topics where its helpful to do a deeper dive with an answer, and other times it becomes helpful for high-demand topics to be covered in an in-depth article or “how to” post.  Now Answerbase provides Business and Enterprise Plan customers with the ability to support both Q&A … Read More

“Moderation Area” is being Updated and Renamed as “My Work”

We have some exciting new updates that are scheduled for release in September, including an update to the “Moderation Area” functionality which will provide a much better workflow and user experience for you moving forward.  There are a few changes that you’ll notice after the release that we wanted to point out. Dashboard & Main Navigation First, you’ll notice in the main navigation that you’ll no longer see the “Moderation Area” option, but rather a new “My Work” area.   … Read More

Customer Support and Marketing: A Match Made in Heaven…or at Least Online

After years of polite distance, marketing and customer support are seeing each other in a whole new light – and making a powerful, exciting connection. Those not-to-be-crossed lines between the parts of a business that generate revenue, like marketing, and the parts that cost money, like customer support, are falling by the wayside, blurred by online customer interaction. And the implications for both sides are huge, as they develop a new relationship in a world much different than the one … Read More

When to Offer Community Support – And How to Do It Well

Many companies already know the benefits that come from implementing community support. Done well, peer-to-peer support can help businesses save time, reduce costs and offer even better customer support – all while keeping people talking about their brand and products. But for other companies, the thought of empowering customers to answer one another’s product or service questions is a more than a little nerve-wracking – and in some cases doesn’t make sense. So how do you know if offering a … Read More

Tips for Providing High Quality Customer Support More Efficiently

Customer support is a constant balancing act. On the one hand, you want to respond to customer questions and requests for help as personally and robustly as possible to earn their loyalty. On the other, you need to scale your operations without compromising quality as customer support inquiries continue to grow. Here are five tips for effectively delivering a quality support experience as your company scales. Save time by cross-referencing existing content whenever you can. Building and growing a highly … Read More