Yahoo! Answers Celebrates 1st Birthday

On the heels of the Google Answers closure, Yahoo's social question and answer service is enjoying a much different experience. Yahoo! Answers officially turns one year old today, and is celebrating in true Yahoo style.

Loren Baker over at Search Engine Journal published results of a survey commissioned by Yahoo, which strongly indicates how well the public has latched onto the concept of social media, and provides some additional insight from Greg Sterling. Meanwhile, poor Barry doesn't even get a gift from Yahoo!... Here's an idea, Barry - maybe you should slow down your blogging and start posting more Answers! (j/k).

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Elisabeth Osmeloski has been in the search engine marketing industry since 1999, with agency experience as an SEO consultant and web copywriter for a variety of clients, ranging from small businesses to large corporations, as well as working in-house for a travel search industry startup. Elisabeth is also a regular speaker and a moderator at the Search Engine Strategies conferences.

Elisabeth recently launched a new blog and consulting agency, Adventures in Search, specializing in editorial services including content strategy, SEO copywriting, community development and management, social media marketing, online PR and customized link building. Elisabeth's areas of expertise include adventure travel services, destination and tourism marketing, outdoor recreation and action sports, as well as luxury- and lifestyle-focused brands.

She holds a B.A. in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She also spent several years as the Skiing Editor for About.com, and still enjoys writing as an active travel journalist whenever possible. In addition to freelance travel writing assignments, Elisabeth has also created Downhill Divas, a social network for women interested in skiing, snowboarding, freeride mountain biking and living a healthy, active lifestyle.