I've been improving questions mainly to improve the site's placement in search engines OR to improve the likelihood that a question would be clicked (more traffic.)
I've been doing:
- Cleanup for spelling and grammar
- Getting rid of all caps titles so they're easier to read
- Formatting them so they're easier to read (breaking up large paragraphs, inserting bullet points.) This would really improve the amount of time a reader would stay on the page.
- Include chemical names (I've been seeing others edit a question to include the name of a chemical that was otherwise not mentioned = phenomenal idea for improved searchability.)
What some other ways the site could be improved so that it could be a resource people are able to reach from search engines?
I know that removing content that could be found elsewhere online (ie. homework questions found on Chegg or Ask.com) would really help as duplicate content can kill a site in search engines, but this would be difficult to do.
Finally, how do we see the fruits of our labor? Are there traffic stats that we can look at to sort of give us a pat on the back for our work?