Quora For Bloggers – The Bloggers Friend

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Quora the blogger's friend

What is Quora?

Quora is simply a question and answers social site that currently has some very big influencers and experts within their fields. It really is a social site where people know what they are talking about. And really do add useful opinions and masses of value in doing so.

And that really is where the value is for members. Only the best answers and comments remain visible. As they are upvoted by members within the voting system keeping them visible.

The cream really does rise to the top with Quora.

Quora for bloggers, the blogger’s friend

I have spoken before about simple ways to drive traffic to your articles. And Quora really does tick the boxes if you are looking to do this.

This is not Twitter or Instagram where you will get the odd like or retweet. This is a site where you ask questions and really do get answers. Not only can you ask a question, you can then immediately answer the question and give your opinion and say how you see it so putting your content in the shop window. You pose the questions then start the conversation. And it’s the conversation that drives the engagement. That is where Quora is very strong. Comments really are the king of social engagement. They are your audience talking to you.

But be warned you won’t get your everyday social site response “great blog” or “nice article”. You may well find that you will get responses that challenge what you are indeed saying. So it is important that you take what you can from the responses without reaction. Upvote if it is a good reply or you can choose to downvote.

4 Reasons to use Quora

1/ Quora is a great place to find experts. 

Every question has a best answer that is voted on by the members. So it is very easy to find the experts.

2/ Find content ideas.

Don’t know what to write about? Well Quora really is the blogger’s friend because the members are telling you on the popular questions

3/ Networking opportunities.

Quora gives you the chance to connect with experts. Not only on Quora, but also on the other social networks they have connected to their profile.

4/ Build traffic and engagement 

Become an authority asking good questions and by giving relevant valuable answers and see the engagement and clickthroughs rise

5/ Support your main blog with a Quora Blog 

If you are blogging then creating a Quora Blog is a great strategy to help boost the authority on your site. Quora Blogs rank well and with a little Quora Blog SEO you will get found quickly by Google.

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Social Media Expert and Blogger. I love all elements of social media and my InfoBunny Blog is now really just about providing help for those looking to build their Social Media Authority.

10 Responses

  1. Denise
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    This is probably the first site I have heard about where they do serious bloggng/question/answers since MySpace. Years before the music took over. While I love music, there was a time when the blogs ruled. I discovered Dodinsky there, writing his brand of writing, poetry and the level of writing as a whole was amazing. The raw talent. I have not seen anything like it since. I was devastated when they revamped it to the music. Oh, well, perhaps this site will be the ONE I have been looking for.

  2. Jeremy
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    Quora is still a hidden gem in so many ways. Been using it for years and hope they changes they made to monetize does not impact too much the great platform they have.

  3. David Ghostwriter
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    I love Quora. For starters, it’s fun. It’s not a boring way to market.

    Second, it’s a great way to showcase expertise. For anybody whose knowledge is part of their value proposition, that is gold.

    Plus there are often questions I’ve already written about, so it is sometimes a great way to continue the conversation on my own websites or on social media.
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    • Dexter Roona
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      Yes there are plenty of opportunities to produce traffic for your own site and content. I do like Quora 😉

  4. Hey, Dexter!

    This was an interesting look at Quora from a blogger’s point of view. I’ve never really considered the power Quora might have until now.

    Are you allowed to link to your blog in your answers on Quora? If you can, how much traffic can you expect from getting the top answer on a popular question in a popular niche?

    Thanks for any help in advance!
    -Nigel

    • Dexter Roona
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      I do but not all the time. How much traffic i don’t really know but you would do well im guessing, again i don’t spend masses of time working it, i create and move on.

  5. Donna Merrill
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    Hi Dexter,

    Good idea to use Quora as a traffic generator for your primary blog.

    You’ve given key tips for doing that.

    -Donna
    Donna Merrill recently posted…A Killer Three Post Content Strategy To Drive Traffic To Your BlogMy Profile

  6. Chery Schmidt
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    Hello Dexter, Wow this is a very timely post for me, I actually just got an email from Quora and I hit it as Spam. I have no idea what it was. Well I am off to get it out of spam and see what it is=was all about..

    Great Share
    Thanks
    Chery :))

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