When I browse through old questions I usually find myself reading the question and maybe the top few answers. Same thing when there is an old question appearing on the front page.
From what I've gathered other people must be proceeding similarly. Even when there is a good question (many upvotes) and the top answers do not resolve the problem, but an answer that was written much later does, it seems to go largely unnoticed.
So two questions:
Is there anything the site can do to improve this? Or is it only a problem in my mind?
What can I personally do if I am writing such an answer?