To be or not to be – that’s the question, but there are too many answers

To be or not to be – that’s the question, but there are too many answers

by handy giff-staffer clairekav on ‎07-10-2010 19:35 - last edited on ‎23-11-2012 11:26 by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg

The challenge of a lot of people asking questions, is that you then have a lot of answers. These questions are variations of the same theme but asked in slightly different ways, therefore the answers are multiplied – yet individually they’re not quite complete.


FAQ sections are one way to help give customers a quick and comprehensive answer. However these sections often, once developed, get added to and quickly become out of date. As a customer what you end up staring at is thousands of not so frequently asked questions.


At giffgaff we’re a little guilty of having a few too many questions in our Support /FAQ section, some of which are a little out of shape. So as part of Customer Service week - we’ve got a plan for some housekeeping and we're enlisting the help of our community.


We’re signing up our mobile savvy individuals in our community – who know much more than I about ‘USSD short codes’ and 'setting up an iPhone'. 


Also, do we really have 500 “frequently asked” questions? No, not really. We'll be trimming the volume down and improving the searchability so members can find the information they need faster.


Also, we're all about integration - we'll be rolling out including links on all the guides, making it easier to provide help to the character constrained twitter helpers.


Our final blog instalment will about our challenges separating out content from support.


Until tomorrow

by counsellor bigfatbball2 counsellor on ‎13-10-2010 19:51
good idea though might not be the best choice considering that .ly is lebanon and they already got a URL shortnening site shutdown for hosting "immoral" shortlinks...
by handy giff-staffer clairekav on ‎18-10-2010 11:59

Mmm interesting - thanks for the top tip, I'll check it out


Ideally I'd like to stick with as it has great reporting... I'll do some investigating - we might need to switch to




by marvel andy0 marvel on ‎18-10-2010 12:17

the shortest url shortener was only 2 letters


but it doesn't work any more

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