Are you struggling to increase traffic to your websites? It’s always frustrating to see no website traffic even though you’re working hard to create great content.
“Build it, they will come” is NOT true for most online businesses. You have to go out and work hard to promote your content so other people can read it (and hopefully buy something from you).
That being said, not all traffic sources are equal. You need to find a platform that helps you get “highly targeted visitors” to your site so that you get more conversions along with traffic.
Here’s where Quora comes into play. Quora is the #1 Q & A (question and answer) platform where you can find a ton of useful information on a wide range of topics starting from rockets to nanotechnology to real estate and what not?
The best part about Quora is that you can use it to share your knowledge with others and add links to your own website. All in all, Quora can be a great platform for bloggers and marketers to drive a ton of traffic to their websites.
Looking for a video tutorial? I also created a video tutorial on Quora hacks to improve your traffic. Must check if you want to do better on Quora platform:
Here’s a detailed guide on using Quora to increase your website traffic in 2020. Let’s get started without much ado.
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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Increase Traffic from Quora to Your Websites
Why Should You Use Quora: Top 10 Benefits
If you’re curious to know why should you be using Quora in 2020 and beyond, here are few of the biggest benefits of using Quora.
1. Helps you find interesting blog topics
First things first. If you’re a blogger, you’ll find Quora an amazing place to come up with a ton of useful topic ideas for your blog. You can literally skim through millions of Q & A threads on thousands of topics.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re running a fitness, real estate or technology related blog, you’ll find dozens of useful content ideas to use on your blog. Just enter any topic of your choice and Quora gives you a lot of ideas.
Have a look at the following example.
As you can see above, we took the example of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Quora instantly generated a ton of questions that people asked about SEO. You can scroll down and find hundreds of such questions which you can cover on your blog if you’re blogging about SEO.
It means, Quora can help you generate a ton of useful questions almost on any topic within seconds. Then, you can simply perform keyword research on those topics to start creating contents to increase your search traffic.
2. Quora helps you become an authority
Do you want to build a highly successful blog in the long run? Then, focus on becoming an expert and authority in your industry instead of looking for other metrics like traffic, sales, email subscribers etc.
Why? That’s how you can increase your online exposure, attract the right people and gain people’s trust. These are the things that come as byproducts by becoming an authority in a niche or particular topic.
Quora provides you with a great platform to express your thoughts and set yourself as an authority in your niche. Just make sure to pick few selective topics where you’ve skills and experience and start writing answers. The more views and followers you get on Quora, the quicker you can become an expert in your selected topics.
3. Increases your website sales
Did you know that Quora can be really helpful for increasing your website sales? Did you know that we made some money from Quora?
Have a look at the following screenshot.
As you can see above, we made $100 for one sign up which came from one of the Quora answers.
Here’s how it worked. Someone read one of the answers we posted on Quora, they liked it so much so that they instantly used one of the affiliate links we included in that post to purchase hosting from Bluehost.
That’s how we generated 1 successful affiliate sale which earned us $100. So it’s really a great way to increase your website earnings and overall affiliate sales from Quora.
All in all, use Quora to post great answers (make sure they are extremely useful to your target audience), include links to your own posts so that people can read them (include affiliate links if you want, but don’t paste them all over your answers), sit back and relax!
4. Improves your writing skills
Quora can be a great platform for improving your writing skills. We all know blogging requires excellent writing skills, the more compelling your blog posts are the more popular they will become.
To be able to write great blog posts, you need to get into the habit of writing almost daily. Here’s where a platform like Quora comes into handy where you can write answers on your favourite topics and the best part is you also get applause in the form of upvotes, new followers and comments (if your answers are really helpful for others on Quora).
If you want to use Quora to improve your writing skills as a blogger, write almost every single day (even if you don’t want to publish them as you can save your Quora answers as drafts and edit them or publish anytime you want).
Also follow other Quorans who are writing excellent answers with stunning writing style as you can learn so much by reading “great writing”.
5. Introduces you to new audience
Did you know that Quora has over 300 million active monthly users? That’s a HUGE number considering the fact that Quora is a Q & A platform and the number of active users are growing rapidly every single month.
There are also more than 400,000 topics on Quora covering a wide range of topics from science to technology to fitness and so on. So what do these stats tell you? If you’re actively participating on Quora, you can reach out to a ton of new audience.
Have a look at the following screenshot.
As you can see above, Quora fetched us over 3000 new visitors to the site within a year. Although it’s not a BIG number but definitely significant amount of people are coming to our site from Quora which is great.
Reaching out to new audience is the best way to increase your online exposure, build your brand and improve your overall authority as a blogger. So what are you still waiting for? Pick few topics which interest you and start writing to attract new audience to your site.
Read:Top 25 SEO Tips And Tricks That REALLY Work In 2020
6. Helps you connect with influencers
One of the biggest reasons to use Quora is to connect with other influencers in your industry. Not only in your industry, but you can find and connect with most of the influencers ranging from Prime minister of Canada to Quora CEO to Robert Frost (who works at NASA).
If you’re wondering about the popular users on Quora (based on their followers), here’s the list for you.
- Balaji Viswanathan has 506,411 followers (he is an Indian and the #1 most followed Quora on the platform)
- Adam D’Angelo has 398,595 followers (he’s the who’s behind Quora, the CEO)
- Jimmy Wales has 376,204 followers
- Richard Muller has 272,311 followers
- Robert Frost has 249,869 followers
- Awdhesh Singh has 249,786 followers
- James Altucher has 236,661 followers
- Roman Saini has 206,852 followers
- Justin Trudeau has 192,281 followers
- Dushka Zapata has 187,644 followers
The above number of followers increases depending on how often they are writing new (and helpful) answers, so they change accordingly.
So if you really want to connect with any influencer, Quora can be a great place for you. From CEOs to startup founders and small business owners, you can literally connect with almost anyone.
7. Quora is a treasure for knowledge
Reading an answer and creating a useful answer for your audience is much more productive than browsing through pictures and liking them on sites like Facebook.
Your time is better spent on Quora when compared to other social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so on. Sites like Facebook is where you find unwanted junk (including photos or videos or funny stuff of other people) and you’re filling your brain with useless stuff.
Whereas Quora is a platform where you can find lots of interesting stuff which can actually help you learn something new and something useful. To put it simply, Quora makes you smart.
8. Quora helps you find the RIGHT answers
It doesn’t matter whether you are using Quora for doing research or to fix something, it helps you find the best answers and great information in one place. There are a lot of experts from various industries including dental to science to technology provide and share their wisdom with other users on Quora.
If you’re a blogger, you can find so much helpful information related to the topics you’re going to cover on your blog. So you can use Quora for doing research, coming up with new ideas and strategies and so on.
If you still don’t find answers or better answers to a particular question or topic, you can post a question by yourself (either by using your name or you can also post it anonymously). If the question is interesting enough, it will definitely fetch some good answers in the future.
9. Helps you get mentions from top sites
Do you want to get featured on big sites like Forbes, The Huffington Post, Time, Business Times and so on? Quora can help you with that.
Why? Because most of the top online publications like Forbes generally rely upon on authority platforms like Quora to republish few excellent answers on Quora.
In fact, Forbes has a separate category which regularly publishes useful answers from Quora (which also gives you credit, by linking to your Quora profile). Here’s how it looks like;
Forbes has a separate news section called “Quora contributor” which collects information from Quora and publishes the best answers from the platform by providing a credit to the original Quora answer.
Not only that, once your answer gets published on such top sites, Quora also publicly displays it in your credentials.
Have a look at it once;
As you can see above, not only your answer gets featured on Forbes (or whatever the publication it is) badge but it will also be shown up in the “Published Writer” section on your Quora profile.
We all know how hard it is to get featured on top publication platforms like Forbes, Slate, HuffPost and so on. In fact, getting featured (name drop or linking to your site) is really expensive as it costs you thousands of dollars.
But with Quora, you can easily get featured on those sites at free of cost if your answers are really great. Make sure your answers don’t have any typos or grammatical mistakes and establish yourself as an authority on Quora to be able to land on top sites like Forbes.
Here are few proven ways to get featured on top sites like Forbes with your Quora answers.
Follow top writers on Quora: Firstly, you need to find and follow top writers on Quora. Quora shows “Top Writer” tag for all the top writers along with the years they stood as top writers. Did you know that, most of the answers written by top writers get featured on top publication sites like Forbes, The HuffPost etc?
By following top writers on Quora, you can find what are all the answers they are getting featured on top sites like Forbes. It gives you an idea about what kind of questions or topics you can choose in the future.
Although you don’t particularly need to become a “Top Writer” on Quora to be able to get featured on top sites with your Quora answers, but having that helps you immensely. To be able to become a “Top Writer”, you firstly need to be an expert in few key topics (categories) and provide useful answers on those topics regularly.
There are no thumb rules in how one can become a top writer on Quora but writing great answers (without adding any duplicate contents), having great command over English writing, being consistent with your answers can help.
Write technical related answers: Did you know that sites like Forbes is more biased towards publishing Quora answers which are mostly related to technology? Yes, that’s true. You can go through Forbes Quora section and you’ll find that most of the Quora answers that get picked by Forbes are related to technology.
So start finding trending topics or questions around technology. Provide authoritative answers and you’ll have high chances of getting featured on sites like Forbes.
Reach out to people who’ve already been featured: This is a less-known tip but works really great. You need to make a list of all the people whose answers have already been featured on top sites like Forbes and reach out to them. Make sure these contacts are covering similar topics as yours.
You can follow those writers, connect with them on social media, start upvoting or commenting on their Quora answers regularly to get into their radar. Once you’ve built a small connection, you can message them asking for the tips on how to get featured on those sites. It’s simple but works like a charm.
Read:How to Write A Compelling About Me Page That REALLY Works In 2020?
10. Quora helps you make money from it
Did you know that you can make money directly from Quora? Yes, with the Quora partner program (which was launched last year i.e 2018), all the users on Quora have the opportunity to make money from their answers.
Here’s how the Quora partner program works:
- Ask questions (The more people there are who want answers to questions you ask and the better the answers to these questions, the more you’ll earn. It’s as simple as that)
- Help questions get answers (You can also request answers to questions from qualified writers on Quora, that way you’re helping other helpful questions to get useful answers)
- Get paid (You make money from the advertising revenue earned from answers you produced on Quora)
Have a look at the following earning chart on Quora:
As you can see above, here’s the top 5 earning partners report from Quora.
- $1,669.39 this week ($6,699.83 this last month)
- $1,461.35 this week ($1,920.17 this last month)
- $676.40 this week ($1,805.85 this last month)
- $572.53 this week ($1,343.81 this last month)
- $542.83 this week ($2,431.16 this last month)
You can clearly see that, at an average, top-earning partners on Quora are earning at an average of $2000 to $6000 from Quora every single month. That’s a lot of money, right?
So what are you still waiting for? Start asking better questions and try to get better answers to those questions if you really want to make money from Quora.
How to Raise On Quora to Increase Your Website Traffic And Sales Starting from Scratch
Do you want to become popular on Quora? Do you want to use Quora to increase your website traffic? Or do you want to boost your online sales? Here’s what you need to know about raising on Quora starting from scratch.
Define your goals for Quora
The first step is to define your goals for Quora. What do you really want from Quora? Why are you going to use it?
Here are few questions that can simplify the process of goal setting for Quora.
- Do you want more traffic to your site from Quora?
- Do you want to increase your website sales?
- Do you want to get noticed online?
- Do you want to brainstorm new blog post ideas?
- Do you want to connect with other bloggers through Quora?
Once you figure out the goals to achieve from Quora, you can come up with a solid strategy to get more out of it. Otherwise, if you’re just getting started without defining your goals, you’ll use it for a few days and go back to normal stuff. So define your goals.
Once you’re done with setting goals for Quora, here’s what you need to do next to get started with it.
Step 1:Click here to sign up for Quora, you can also sign up by connecting to your Facebook account. It’s completely free to join.
Step 2: Click on the “Search Quora” option to enter your favorite topics or keywords to find and follow new topics on Quora. You can also search for people, bloggers or influencers in your niche to follow them.
Following people and topics is extremely important as Quora provides you the digest in your Quora feed with the same questions and answers thread that you follow. So follow as many topics and people as you can that you’re interested in.
Step 3: Pick a question that you’re interested in and start answering it. Once you’re done with writing, click on publish and it will be going live on Quora and your followers can see it. All the people who are already following the question you answer will also get to read your answer.
The more useful your answer is, the more upvotes (similar to likes on Facebook) it can fetch. The more upvotes your answer gets, the more people get to see it (and if your answer becomes viral on Quora, which ultimately helps you get more followers).
So your goal with Quora if you want more followers or exposure is to pick the right questions that you’re interested and answer some really helpful answers.
Find your target audience
Finding the target audience can be hard for other platforms, but not for Quora as it’s extremely easy to define your target audience so you can serve them better by providing great answers.
Let’s assume, you mostly talk about SEO, you can simply start finding your target audience by typing that keyword or topic into Quora search.
The people who’ve both asked and answered these questions fall within your target audience. So simple, isn’t it?
Make sure to enter more related keywords or the topics you want to target to find more people who are interested in those particular topics. Once you’re done with it, it’s time for you to understand your target audience wants and needs.
Here are few questions you need to ask yourself to know your target audience needs.
- What my target audience is asking?
- What problems are they facing?
- What do they really want?
So there you go. Once you figure out your target audience along with their needs, you can serve them better with your answers on Quora.
Read:How Can I Quickly Grow My Blog Traffic Using SEMrush?
Choose your questions smartly
Do you want to quickly increase your answer views on Quora, fetch more upvotes and get a ton of new followers?
Then try to pick questions with most followers.
Yes, that’s the trick in choosing questions on Quora smartly if you really want to get more upvotes, views, comments, followers and so on.
There’s a caveat with it. Since you’re picking “popular questions with most followers” to answer, you’ll find a ton of interesting and most useful answers on the particular threads already.
That’s why it’s going to be a challenge for you.
So make sure to give the BEST possible answer you can.
Otherwise, there’s no advantage of picking questions with most followers because even if you get more views for your questions, no one is going to upvote if your answers are not going to helpful for them. It’s as simple as that.
Stand out from others on Quora
If you are wondering about how you can stand out from other answers on Quora, here are few simple yet most effective tips for you.
Add unique and proper credentials for each topic: Quora allows you to show credentials right next to your profile name whenever you post an answer. It gives other people on Quora (including your followers) an idea about your expertise.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, one of my Quora answers includes the credential as “I make $10k per month from affiliate marketing” and that credential is only used whenever I write answers around affiliate marketing.
Quora allows you to change your credentials anytime you want. In case if you want to update the default Credential used for all answers on a particular topic, simply go to your Quora Profile and click on the “Edit” link next to the Credentials & Highlights section. Then, you can click on the “Edit” option, enter any of the credential you want and select “Set as Default”. You’re done!
Don’t copy paste answers: Most bloggers think that they can copy paste their own Quora answers and use them in other relevant questions on Quora. That’s a bad approach as you can get banned for plagiarism issues. It’s better NOT to repurpose your own blog posts. Write original answers to stay safe from Quora future penalties.
Use your own picture and create an interesting bio: Once you’re done with the registration on Quora, upload your own picture (gravatar) and make sure to create an interesting bio that makes other people read and click on any links you provide.
Make sure to include the following things in your Quora bio.
- Try to include your professional experience (blogging experience or your previous experience, skills you possess and so on)
- Link to your blogs and social media profiles such as Facebook, Twitter and so on so that your Quora followers can easily connect with you on social media
- If you’ve written guest posts for other sites, make sure to include them as it helps you build social proof which works like a charm
- Include your best answers on Quora (which attracted more upvotes, comments and so on)
Create a blog on Quora: The best way to stay unique from other users on Quora is to create a blog as most people only write answers. Just make sure to have enough followers for you on your Quora profile (at least 5k to 10k followers) to be able to build momentum from there.
To create a blog on Quora, you can follow the following steps:
- Click your profile image located in the top right section on Quora
- Select “Blogs” from the drop-down section
- Click the “Create Blog” button
- Enter your blog name, URL along with the description
- Click “Create Blog”
That’s it, you’re done. Now, you can publish anything you want on your blog and whoever is following your blog (followers) get notified whenever you publish something new.
Read:Top 10 Blogging Skills You Need to Become A Professional Blogger In 2020
Promote your products strategically to increase sales
Fortunately, Quora allows you to sell almost anything be it your own products or affiliate products as you can easily add links within your Quora answers.
But here’s the thing: make sure to promote your products strategically if you want to increase sales. Here are a few quick tips to promote your affiliate products smartly on Quora.
Help before you sell: If you want to make money from Quora by selling your products, you first need to develop a mindset of “helping first, selling next”. Don’t sell hard. Don’t self-promote. Instead, help people with your answers and try to find ways to include your products wherever they fit in naturally.
Don’t pitch too many products: One big mistake most people make while promoting something on Quora is they promote too many products at once. Don’t do that. If you’re writing an answer on Quora, it’s always better to talk about one or two products and provide links to purchase them instead of talking about 10 products at one go with affiliate links.
Use a proper ratio: There should a proper content to promotion ratio maintained on Quora if you want to promote your products strategically. You can maintain a 3:1 or 5:1 ratio (which means, for every 3 educational answers you write on Quora, you can write 1 promotional post which contains links to your products such as affiliate links).
Become the most viewed writer
The good thing about writing answers on Quora regularly is, you can become a most viewed writer if your answers are fetching more upvotes and views.
The best way to get more followers and become a Quora celebrity is to become the most viewed writer on as many topics as you can.
Quora shows you the top 10 writers with the most answer views in the last 30 days. Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, I’m the 2nd most viewed writer in “Blogging” topic. I’ve written over 100 answers related to blogging which fetched over 10,000 views in the last 30 days.
The more views you get for a particular topic, the faster you can get into the most viewed writer for that topic. It’s as simple as that.
So how can you become the most viewed writer on Quora? Here are few excellent tips that work like a charm.
Pick a topic or two: The key to getting the most viewed writer badge on Quora is to pick few topics to get started with. It’s a smart idea to find one or two topics that you’re interested in (or have the experience to write about) instead of picking random questions from Quora feed.
So pick one or two topics to write about (follow those topics) and regularly check if there are any questions being asked that are worth answering.
Write at least 3 answers around one topic: Most people who use Quora don’t know this that “you need to have at least 3 answers in the topic” if you want to be seen as a most viewed writer in that particular topic. This rule doesn’t apply for trending topics though, but it’s the general rule mostly Quora algorithms follow.
Know how the whole stuff works: Before thinking about getting into the most viewed writer slot for any topic, it’s always better to know how the whole things work on Quora. Each question in Quora has one or more topics attached to them (for instance, SEO, link building, Google tricks etc)
When you answer a question and the answer is viewed by someone, it instantly generates one view for each of the topics associated with that question. Likewise, all the views for all answers written by you are aggregated by the topic.
For each topic, the top 10 authors who have the maximum number of views in the last 30 days for their answers will be listed in the “Most Viewed Writers” section.
Since this is calculated each and every single day, you may come out of the list and new people may join the list of most viewed writers (depending on the number of views their answers receive for a particular topic). So there you go, that’s how it works.
How Do We Find Targeted Questions to Answer On Quora
Do you want to know how we pick Quora questions to answer? Picking the RIGHT questions to answer on Quora is the easiest way to get more followers, upvotes, views and so on.
So if you’re curious to find out the exact ways we follow to find targeted questions to answer on Quora, this section is exclusively for you.
But before we dive into the details, first follow me on Quora.
Here’s how my Quora profile looks like;
If you are curious, here’s a list of few of my popular answers on Quora which you can read and upvote if you find them useful.
Now, let’s get started without much ado.
Good Followers And Answers Ratio
One of the best ways to get more upvotes for your Quora answer is to pick the right ratio of followers and answers on Quora.
For instance, we don’t go for a question that has just 1 follower but already has 10 answers. But we prefer those questions that has 100 followers and just 25 answers.
Are you getting it?
Let’s show it with a real time example on Quora.
We recently published an answer on Quora about the topic “How much do you earn?”
As you can see above, the question has around 120 followers (that many people are following the question to get an answer) while it only has 33 answers.
So that’s a great question to write a helpful answer because it not only has less answers but also more followers.
If you can also go through our answer written for the above question, you’ll notice that the answer already has generated over 1000 views (Quora publicly displays the view count for answers) within 24 hours after publishing it.
The more views you get for your answers, the more popular it quickly becomes (which means, more upvotes for your answers along with new followers).
So pick those questions with less answers and more followers. That’s the key to finding great questions that will fetch you more upvotes, followers, comments and views to your answers on Quora.
Top Traffic Answers of Other People
One of the easiest yet most powerful ways to find targeted questions to answer on Quora is to find the “All Time Views” answers section of most viewed writers on Quora.
For example, Neil Patel is the 2nd most viewed writer under the topic “blogging” and when you go to his Quora profile and click on the “All Time Views” section, you can find a list of all the questions (along with his answers) that fetched a great number of views.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, it’s the easiest way to find useful questions on Quora to answer. Here’s you too can replicate the same strategy.
- Pick a topic or two that you’re interested to answer on Quora
- Find the “Most Viewed Writers”
- Visit all the top 10 most viewed writers Quora profiles and click on the “All Time Views” section
- Now, simply make a list of all the Quora questions that you want to answer
That’s it, you’re done!
Using SEMrush to Find High Traffic Pages for Topics of Our Interest
If you’re following Bloggers Passion for a while, you will know that we use SEMrush a lot. In fact, we’ve been using it for last 3 years and the reason is it helps you with a ton of thing including picking great questions to answer on Quora.
If you’re thinking about giving a try to SEMrush, you can use the following link for a free trial.
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Here’s how you can pick great questions for Quora using SEMrush.
Go to Domain Analytics on SEMrush and enter Quora.com. SEMrush instantly gives you organic research results for Quora.com domain.
Now, simply enter a topic or keyword that you’re interested to answer on Quora.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, when you click on the “Pages” section, it shows all the high traffic pages which are bringing more search traffic to Quora from search engines like Google.
By plugging in “keywords” such as WordPress (shown in the above example), you can easily find high traffic pages for topics of your interest. That’s how we use SEMrush to find great questions to answer on Quora.
You can also start searching on Quora using your favorite topics. Just make sure to find out the right ration (which is discussed above) to find questions that have less answers but good number of followers.
Quora Posts Which Are Ranking In Google Search for Our Target Keywords
Did you know that there are a ton of Quora topics and questions that get ranked in Google SERP results? Most of them rank in the first page of Google search results.
Have a look at the following example.
As you can see above, when you type something like “How does SEO work”, you’ll see Quora questions (along with few more other questions on Quora, which are all related to that particular question).
By answering such type of Quora questions, you’ll be able to get more visibility to your Quora answers from search engines.
If you can answer such questions where the Quora topics or questions are already featuring on Google results, you’ll also get better link juice (by linking to your own posts while answering on Quora).
Again, make sure to find good followers to answers ratio questions so that your answers receive better results in terms of upvotes, comments and views if they are helpful.
Top 10 Tips for Writing Great Answers On Quora to Get More Upvotes, Views And Followers
Many people are asking how to write great answers on Quora that actually generate more upvotes, shares, comments, views and followers. If you’re also one among them who’s curious to find out how to write results generating answers on Quora, here are few solid tips for you that work like a charm.
1. Write long answers
Did you know that writing long answers on Quora can help you get more upvotes, followers, views etc? Yes, that’s true.
Gopalkrishna Vishwanath is a top writer on Quora, who has a HUGE number of followers of around 170,000 and he has been writing on Quora since 2015, so he knows what kind of answers can get more attention.
He shares one of his writing secrets for writing great answers on Quora.
Did you see that? He said, write more than 1950 words. That means, one of the top writers and most followed persons on Quora is suggesting to write longer answers of around 2000 words.
He also recommends us to simply choose a question on a topic you know something about. Write the best possible answer you can on Quora and forget about writing “perfect answers” and make sure to do the routine grammatical checks before you publish an answer.
So there you go, if you really want to write answers on Quora that help you get more upvotes, views and followers, start writing long and detailed answers. Just make sure they are helpful, not full of junk!
2. Write killer introductions
If you want to write great answers on Quora, you must write attention grabbing introduction lines.
Why? Because the first few introduction lines help you immediately grab the attention of the readers on Quora. Since you are not a top writer or famous writer on Quora (whose answers are seen and read by most people just by seeing your name), it’s so important to learn how to write captivating introduction lines.
Here are few simple yet most effective tips to write great introduction lines on Quora (you can use the same tips to write blog post introduction as well).
- Start your answers with a quote (which should be relevant to the question or topic you’re writing about)
- Open with an interesting statistic or numbers (as they always hook your readers)
- Start with a question (and make it interesting to read, because questions spark readers attention)
- Share a story of yours (which can be a failure or success memory, as people mostly connect with stories easily)
3. Learn how to write for online skimmers
Whether you know it or not, most people who read online don’t read every single word you write. What do they do instead? They skim.
Yes, even on Quora, people skim your answers. Even if you’ve written a great answer with helpful information, your answers will go unnoticed if your answer has long and boring paragraphs. Here are few quick tips to write for skimmers.
- Write short sentences. This is a short sentence. And short sentences work like a charm especially online.
- Write within short paragraphs. Don’t use more than 5 lines of text. It’s better to break your paragraphs after 2 to 3 lines. It makes easy for online people to read even longer answers.
- Use subheads. Use lots of them if you’re writing detailed answers. You can breakdown your primary topic into various sections and use subheads to break them down.
- Include bullet or numbered lists
- Use bold text rather than italics (make sure to bold sentences or letters that are extremely important)
4. Avoid questions with 100+ answers
While this is NOT an exclusive writing tip but if you’re writing something on Quora, it helps you immensely. When you are just getting started on Quora, avoid answering a question that has 100+ answers already.
Why? The simple reason is “your answer is not likely to be noticed” because there is always a limit to how much interest a question can sustain. That’s the whole point of avoiding questions with 100+ answers.
How do you know that a Quora question has more than 100 answers? Luckily Quora helps with that by showing 100+ answers (if a question has over 100 answers already).
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, the above question has over 100 answers, which means, even if you write a great answer for that question, your answer is not likely to get noticed because there’s too much competition (too many answers have been written already!).
5. Write every day
Write every single day. It can be on Quora, on your own blog or use Google Docs. But, write something every day. Write at least 500 words a day. That’s how you get better at writing.
If you’re still wondering about how to write every day to write great answers on Quora (or great articles for your own blog), here are few PROVEN tips for you.
- Pick a time: Few people wake up early and find mornings to be the best time to do important tasks such as reading or writing. Few people do at night. Find out whether you’re a morning person or a night owl. It helps you immensely when to write.
- Choose a goal: The best way to make writing a daily habit is to set a writing goal. You can pick to write 200 to 300 words a day (and continue it up to once you start writing 500 to 1000 words a day), depending on your free time. Setting a writing goal helps you achieve things faster.
- Select a platform: You can pick platforms like Quora or Medium to write every day. If not, you can simply use Google Docs to write whatever you want. We suggest you pick few interesting questions on Quora and start writing them one by one so you can publish each one every day.
6. Read other peoples answers
The great writers do two things well: one, they write every day and other is they read a lot. By reading more, you’ll grasp the writing tones of other writers.
The more you read, the better the sentences you can learn to form while writing. Pick few writers on Quora and start analysing their writing voice.
Most of the top writers have their own unique writing tone. So try to find and follow at least 3 to 5 writers on Quora whose writing style inspires you.
That way you can read more of their answers and by reading more of their stuff, you can easily finetune your own writing tone.
So what are you waiting for? Start following your favourite writers on Quora and read more. You can also follow other bloggers or writers to learn how they write captivating blog posts.
7. Pay attention to your grammar
This is extremely important as no one tolerates bad grammar.
Your Quora answers can get you more upvotes and followers only when they are grammatically correct. Quora is literally read by millions of people worldwide, that’s why you should know how to write quality answers without grammatical mistakes.
How can you write error-free answers on Quora? The key here is to write and read more. Your writing skills improve over time. There’s no other magic formula.
If you’re a non-native English speaker, you can use online proofreading tools as they help you immensely improve your writing. Here are few tools you can give a try.
- Grammarly (there’s also a free browser extension)
- Polish My Writing
- And the list goes on
Quick tip: The good thing about using Quora is that, it allows other readers to edit your answers. So accept all the meaningful and well-intentioned edits made by other readers on your answers. It makes your answers even more helpful without any grammatical mistakes.
8. Diversify yourself
Don’t just write on a single topic.
Only when you write on multiple topics, you’ll know what type of answers can go viral on Quora. So don’t stick to one topic such as fitness or real estate or SEO (or anything else). Explore other topics as well where you can add honest and useful answers.
For instance, you can write about productivity tips even if you’re a doctor. You can give life advice even if you’re a fitness coach. You don’t have to stick to one topic where you’ve the skills.
Go and explore various topics which are out of your comfort zone. Give a try to them by answering interesting questions around those topics.
9. Add images
This is another ignored tip by most writers on Quora. They don’t add any images.
Adding images within your Quora answers make them visually appealing. You can convey a lot of information just by using ONE image.
As they say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So use images from stock photography sites. There are sites like Unsplash, StockSnap etc where you can find free images without any copyright issues.
So use such stock free images while answering on Quora to make your answers appealing. Don’t use random images from Google as it violates Quora’s policy and your answers can get deleted or collapsed for the same reason.
Try to include at least one image for each answer you write on Quora. It doesn’t matter where you use within your answer, it makes your answer stands out from other answers. It’s as simple as that.
10. The ending should be great
How do you end your answers on Quora is extremely important. In fact, your ending is as important as your introduction. Unfortunately, most people who write on Quora simply neglect the importance of ending and just use some random links to their site. It gives you no better results.
So don’t do that. Your ending section should be great. There are several ways to end your answers on Quora to create more impact.
- Summary of your answer
- Call to action (CTA)
When it comes to asking the call to actions, there are several ways including;
- Decide whether you want more upvotes (if yes, ask for upvotes and nothing else)
- Decide whether you want more comments (if yes, ask people to leave a comment on your answer for any additional queries and nothing else)
- Decide whether you want more followers (if yes, ask to follow you or use links to some of your other interesting answers)
- Decide whether you want more traffic to your website (if yes, provide links to your site and asked people to visit your site or a specific page and nothing else)
And when it comes to creating a summary, you can use words like;
- Final thoughts
- Over to you and so on
Just make sure to summarise your whole answer in a paragraph or two (they are particularly useful when you’re writing long and detailed answers on Quora). This helps your readers to easily digest what your answers are all about.
FAQs On Increase Website Traffic from Quora
Here’s a list of few important and interesting questions around using Quora that you might find useful while using it.
1. How often should you write on Quora?
There’s no thumb rule on how often should you post on Quora as there are no limits. You can post as many times as you can in a day or you can use Quora without posting anything at all.
But if you’re a blogger who is looking to get more traffic from Quora, then publish at least one answer a day (or 5 times a week) can be a great way to build your presence, increase your followers and get better results with Quora in less time.
The key here is to write as many helpful answers as you can instead of simply copy-pasting your own stuff from your published answers (or blog posts). Don’t do that. Make sure to be consistent with your posting schedule on Quora for better results.
2. Are there are better alternatives to Quora in 2020?
There are a ton of alternatives to Quora but most of them are not as useful as Quora (for instance, Yahoo answers is useless for most people). If you’re looking for really good alternatives to Quora to use in 2020 and beyond, you can check out the following sites.
- Medium (most active users on Quora are shifting towards Medium because the platform offers much better and convenient features to start your own blog for free, share your knowledge, get more followers, earn money and so on)
- Reddit (this is another excellent Quora alternative where you can submit various types of content including links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members)
- Stack Overflow (Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional programmers, so if you’re an enthusiast program who’s looking to learn more about a wide range of topics in computer programming, this site is exclusively for you)
3. How to ask a question on Quora?
If you want to add a question on Quora, you first need to register yourself on Quora. Joining on Quora is completely free and you can either use your email or Facebook credentials to sign up for free.
Once you’re logging into your Quora account, click on “Ask Question” at the top right of the page. You will be shown a list of all the questions that are similar to your question.
In case, if you don’t find your question, you can simply click on “Ask Question” to add it to Quora so that it gets distributed to all the writers on the platform and you’ll get notified as soon as you start getting new answers.
You can also anonymously ask a question by clicking on the drop-down menu on Quora, “Show to followers” and selecting “Anonymous” from the list. It helps you maintain your privacy and don’t reveal your details such as name or photo etc.
Once you select “Anonymous” from the list, click submit and your question will be posted to Quora and you’ll be taken to the Anonymous “Edit Link” for the anonymous question. That’s it, you’re done!
4. What are promoted answers on Quora?
Are you lately seeing promoted answers on Quora and wondering about what they are all about? Promoted answers are paid answers which are promoted by businesses or people (like bloggers, marketers, SEO and so on).
You can easily distinguish all the promoted answers on Quora because they’ll be labelled as “Promoted by” along with the name of the individual or business who is promoting the answer. Just like any other answer on Quora, you can upvote, downvote, share or comment on it.
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5. Can I be banned on Quora?
Yes, of course, if you’re violating Quora rules again and again. If you violate Quora policy options multiple times such as creating duplicate content repeatedly (even if it’s you’re copying your own articles), you might face Quora banned issues.
You will be first receiving content warnings and then temporary edit blocks but if you still keep violating their policies even after warnings, you will mostly be banned from Quora (so you can’t use or access your account and all your followers see a banned account on your profile).
Final thoughts on increasing your website’s traffic from Quora in 2020
If you’re a blogger, Quora is a goldmine that you can use for almost everything ranging from topic research to increasing your website traffic to establishing yourself as an authority in your industry.
The key here is to find the RIGHT questions to answer, provide helpful and UNIQUE answers and be consistent.
Let us know what you think about using Quora to increasing website traffic. If you’ve any questions, do let us know in the comments.
Anil Agarwal who owns Bloggerspassion.com, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable blogs for over a decade. Bloggers Passion has been featured on premium online sites like Forbes.com, Huffingtonpost, SEMrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.
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