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Friday, May 28, 2004 :::

Square Pegs and True Partnerships

As we move out of beta, we're talking to all kinds of people about all kinds of partnerships, what Wondir can do for you and what you can do for Wondir, etc. Many of the situations are square pegs, there's not really a fit but both sides like each other and want to make something work. Whenever you create a new-concept people will often suggest you use it for something so far removed from your vision that you're taken aback: "Hey, this would work perfect on a handheld bilingual GPS," they say. "Excuse me, what...?" But here are a few perfectly round pegs:

For all Sites: Let your users instantly reach out and answer questions related to your site's subject-matter by placing the relevant Wondir Question Ticker anywhere on your site. Here's a sample of the Wondir Question ticker, showing questions being asked right now in all categories at Wondir.com, but there are Wondir tickers for any particular category- health, pets, relationships, etc, even your own personal and private category:

Some revenue sharing for your click-throughs from your site will be available down the road.

For Communities & Social Networking Sites: Let your members/visitors ask and answer real-time questions related to your site's category using Wondir’s unique Q&A format by opening a private Wondir category devoted and accessible to your users exclusively. Wondir.com's public users would not have access to your Wondir forum.

For Message Boards: Wondir questions related to your site's category will post as new topics/threads on your message boards, thereby creating more activity and page views on your site. Your users' responses will not only post to your message boards, but to Wondir.com's counterpart message boards as well, including a link back to your site.

For Groups of Experts: Invite your users to give advice to Wondir users in your site's category at your users' convenience at Wondir.com. In exchange for doing so, we welcome your users to promote your website or organization/cause in their answers, which will be seen by many of our thousands of daily visitors, some of which may truly need your help and may in turn become your supporters. If and when we add auto-signatures to each answer promoting your cause or site would be an automatic part of the answering process.

For Search Engines: If you're a search engine and would like to display Wondir's keyword-matched "People to Ask" results below your search results, this would give your searchers access to live experts ready to provide free live advice on their search topic.

For anyone who likes Wondir: Wondir links to you, you link to Wondir. Not much of a partnership but if there's a site in the Wondir family, this is harmless and can drive relevant traffic both ways.

Custom partnership: If you would like to partner with Wondir but do not see the partnership option you would prefer above, let us know what you would be interested in pursuing and we would be happy to consider your proposal.

You can get in touch with me at asearls@wondir.com.

I'll add to this list soon...

::: posted by Allen Searls at 5:26 PM

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