How to Drive Qualified Traffic From Quora to Your Blog

by Kabira Shrestha January 28, 2018
How to drive traffic from Quora

Before you go through my blog post, just do one simple thing.

Step 1: Go to Google, and type in any random question that pops into your mind.

Step 2: You got a barrage of results, didn’t you? Now, when you scroll through the results, you will encounter sites such as Wikihow, Quora, Reddit and Yahoo Answers, among other forums.

Type in another question, and you will find these sites on top again.

That’s because these are the sites that millions of people visit daily to get an answer to all their questions. And Quora is one of them.

You have landed on this article because you wish to drive high-quality traffic to your blog. I am happy to tell you can do that through Quora.

how to drive traffic from quora

Here’s all you need to know about how you can drive traffic from Quora.

You might find yourself wondering what Quora is.

Quora is a simple Q & A website where questions are asked and answered. It is just like Yahoo Answers but with a better interface. It also has more efficient mechanisms for promoting and bringing out quality content and a pool of 190 million monthly unique visitors. Imagine that traffic being driven to your blog!

According to Alexa, Quora ranks amongst top 150 sites in the world, and its popularity is rising.

According to Bitckerz, Quora:

  • Has less spam and less stupid questions.
  • The answers are better thought out, and you see fewer bloggers desperately filling the daily quota.
  • Is better suited to add social media accounts like Google Plus, Facebook, and Twitter.

Readers can ‘Upvote’ your answer if they find it helpful.

‘Request Answer’ is a way for you to connect with other Quora users. You can ask them to answer your question. That request can be presented to the whole community or directly to a person.

Since everyone has been raving about Quora, why not use it to bring quality traffic to your blog.

Let’s dive right into how you can do that.

Step 1: Creating Your Profile on Quora

How to drive traffic from quora

You can sign up with your Facebook or Gmail account. To get started, choose 10 topics that are related to your blog. You can always go back and add more.

You might be thinking why I am focusing so much on how you can create a profile. It seems trivial, doesn’t it?

But just think about it. When you answer questions or garner some popularity on Quora, your followers are gonna wanna know more about you. Where can they go to learn more about you?

Exactly! Your profile.

When creating your profile, pay attention to your bio and description. Quora shows the first 50 characters of your profile as a tagline above your answer. It is a chance to show off your brand so write carefully and include some catchy words.

Complete your profile as much as possible. Fill out the Credentials and Highlights placed in the right corner, and don’t forget to add links to your blog and other social media.

Step 2: Find The Question

How to drive traffic from Quora

After completing your profile, your Quora feed will show you questions based on the topics you are following. The questions are displayed based on their popularity in the categories that you subscribed to. Find questions that you have are qualified to answer.

OR

Click on the Search Box, and type in the questions that you have answers to on your blog. That way you can redirect the readers to your blog, increasing the traffic on your blog.

In case you don’t find relevant questions, post your own queries. You can then request answers from either an individual or the community. Respond to their answer. Be nice.

Once you connect with them, it will take no time to convert them into qualified traffic.

Pro Tip: Ask the kind of questions that might get viral on the web. Search for questions that have either zero or a few answers. 

Also, search for popular questions with more than 1000 answers. Why? You will find out.

Step 3: Write Meaningful Answers

Do not waste people’s time. Don’t ever post irrelevant or useless answers. You might think you’ll answer as many questions as you can, and that’ll better your chances of getting more followers. That’s not how it works on Quora.

Avoid these easy promotion hacks. Remember: You are here not for traffic but qualified traffic. If you post useless answers, other users might report you. That might get your account permanently banned.

I couldn’t be more serious about this. Many people I know are facing this problem. So before you answer a question, do your research. Google it. Gain enough knowledge about the issue. Read other answers on Quora. Then give the best answer you can give.

Your answer should be:

  • Short
  • Sweet
  • Specific
  • Focused
  • Interesting

Once you answer a question, Quora will give you similar questions you can answer.

If your readers find your answer helpful, they will upvote your answer. Upvote is a sign of trust and credibility. More upvotes indicate many people have viewed your answer. That will get your answer even more views.

Like upvote, your readers also have the option to downvote your answer. Make sure you don’t give them any reason to hit the downvote button.

Simple Rules to Excel in Answering in Quora

  • Use ordinary language to answer so that everyone can understand you easily.
  • Do not repeat the same answer on multiple questions hoping to increase your presence.
  • Be responsible, if you unknowingly gave incorrect answers, apologize and correct yourself.
  • Use images, screenshots, statistics to explain your answer.
  • Use tags so that it would be in respective categories and can be easily found.
  • Make time to answer questions regularly.
  • Write with the aim to help others.
  • Do not upvote on bad answers, and never downvote good answers.

Once people believe that you are qualified and trustworthy, you can start promoting your business. Drop your blog’s link in the comments with some preface. Trust me, you will get a lot of qualified traffic on your blog. 

Pro-Tip #2: Do not post direct links. Many readers find direct promotions cringeworthy. Instead, use such lines:

  • “READ the following article to get an answer to your question.”
  • “Read my blog: www.xyz.com”
  • “You can find the answer on my website:xyz.com.”

 Conclusion 

If you are struggling to get readers, views, and subscribers to your blog, you need to go where the traffic is. And if you aren’t on Quora, you’re missing out on one of the best sources of qualified traffic on the internet.

“Quora is the best place to be for the people who love to write”

And do not forget to track your progress, use statistics, analyze it and take actions accordingly.

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