I love finding new online spaces to promote my blogs, and my newest favorite is Quora! It’s not exactly a new strategy for Bloggers, but it sure is an awesome one! A lot of bloggers don’t know how to use it to their advantage, and that is why I am here today!
To teach you how Quora can boost organic traffic to your site!
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As a blogger and writer, you already have a significant advantage over a lot of other Quora users. You already know how to format articles and how to put your ideas to be better understood. I mean short and orderly paragraphs, bullet point lists and organized headings and titles. Quora is all about questions and answers, and that is why knowing how to write is your best ally when using Quora to get more eyes on your content.
Setting Up Your Quora Profile
The single most important first thing you need to do when signing up to Quora is filling out your Profile COMPLETELY. Don’t waste valuable space by leaving it blank, this is like your About Page, make the most of it! Check out my profile and see what I mean!
- Sign up for Quora with your Facebook or Twitter profile
- Fill out your profile, using the same photo (or a similar one) as the one in the About Page of your site.
- In your heading, add your titles like; Blogger – Entrepreneur – Netflix Addict
- Fill out the summary with all your relevant links and an Author Bio!
- Choose your Topics – These are the things you know about and will be able to answer questions about. Pick the ones that fit your niche.
Start Looking Around
The basics of Quora is Asking and Answering questions about all sorts of topics. Some people ask, and some people answer, you can do both. But first, let’s concentrate on answering. When you click on the Answer Button on the top right you will get a list of questions according to your topics. If you click the Read Button you will see the newest questions first for all your topics.
Before I move forward to tell you about answering questions, let’s review some important Quora Etiquette points when leaving answers.
- Be Honest
- Be Concise but Informative
- Show some personality
- Format your answer like a mini blog post (use bullet points and images)
- Link naturally to your content (blog posts, website)
- Don’t drop affiliate links (but you can link back to a place on your site with affiliate links)
- Don’t be rude (some questions might seem “dumb” to you so if you can’t keep your cool and try and teach them something, just skip it)
Start Reading, Following and Upvoting
You will notice that there are new questions all the time, but mixed in with the new questions you will also find some older ones that have over 100 answers. You will also notice the Quora users, most obvious are the people that answer.
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Start reading some questions and answers and you will notice the grand variety of styles of answer for all sorts of questions. If you find an amazing answer that you think is spot on, “upvote” it and follow the person who answered it and you are really interested in what others might contribute, follow the question as well.
Once you are done mingling, find your first question to answer.
How do you start answering? Read through the questions until you find one that you definitely know the answer to and click on it. Some questions will be new, have no answers or even followers; other questions will have over 100 answers and over 30 followers. Of course there are plenty of questions in between. Each kind of question can help you get traction so it’s best to answer a combination of the two.
Be mindful when answering, the better the answer the more reads and upvotes it will get. Don’t forget to link at least once back to your content inside the answer. Do it naturally, not pushy in anyway. Suggest they get in contact with you if they need more information or help.
Come back to Quora every couple of days or once a week and answer a question or two. Upvote some good answers and follow some interesting people. In less time than you think, you will start noticing a traffic peak coming straight from Quora!
Have you tried Quora yet? What did you think? Any tips?