Quora is one of my favorite social media sites. It’s a Q&A website where the users have control over asking questions, answering questions, editing, and organizing these questions. Quora was founded in June 2009 by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever and has been gaining in popularity. What I enjoy the most about it, is there are no business accounts so everything you do, is all solo. You get rewarded for writing quality answered by the other users which make it a user-friendly website. Here are 11 amazing tips to help anyone get started on Quora. They also have their own blog section which I should do a post on. Anyways, follow me when you get there. Quora.
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11 Quora Tips
- Profile. Fill out the profile section to the best of your ability. Don’t forget to add the 4 or 5 social media accounts you can link. It is important to fill out your bios so people know what topics you like to answer. Once you start answering questions, you will start to get noticed for your niche and quickly gain followers.
- Quora blog. Quora has its own blog section which I highly recommend. I personally try to make a blog post out of every question I answer but it can be difficult at times. Although it may seem like just another blog, oh well. So far I have 5 links from it and I admit that I am not the best writer in the world.
- Be social. Quora is a social media website so be social. Ask questions, answer questions, edit questions, and organize them as well. If you like the answer, give it an upvote. If the user didn’t try, give them a downvote. Follow people who have answers you like. Also, comment to others and reply to comments on your posts.
- Ask questions. Ask questions that are helpful to your niche as well as answering some. Try to vary as well because you do not have to stick to your niche. The beauty of Quora is you can ask questions of any substance.
- Answer questions. Answer questions especially in your niche. If you can get to the top 3 writer you get a medal by your name which is a cool achievement which adds to your credibility. Target your niche to become an expert within your niche. Reach the top 3 and you’ll get a medal next to your name.
- Bio. You can have 5 different bios I believe so fill them all out so you get a variety of questions to answer. My 5 bios are experiential marketing, guerrilla marketing, event planning, Las Vegas, and chess as of right now.
- Upvote and downvote. If you like an answer then give it an upvote, but only downvote an answer that you feel the Quora user didn’t put any effort into it. Don’t downvote an answer you disagree with. This helps the other users categorize questions and answers as well.
- Real name. Quora users will get to know you by your name since Quora doesn’t cater to business, but to users. They don’t like self-promotion either so you have to promote kinda secretly.
- New ideas. Find new and trending ideas to find new questions and better answers. This will help you spice things up with relevant topics.
- Track topics. Track topics in your niche by using google alerts. This way you can get an alert for a question or answer and be the 1st person to respond. There are a lot of benefits for being 1st as well such as not having to compete against other answers.
- Don’t give up. At first, you won’t get a lot of views because as a new user, you don’t have a lot of reach at first. The more questions you ask and answer, the more credibility you have, the more views you’ll receive. Answer thoroughly and use good pictures. Also, do some research and anything you use to collect data, list your sources. Quora users prefer long, well-written answers.
Cool Quora Statistic: Quora has a whopping, 1.5 million monthly visitors!
I hope these 11 tips helped. I personally love Quora. Asking any question that normally wouldn’t be politically correct, or questions that could be inappropriate in the business place are perfect for Quora. I’m proud to say I reached the Top 10 writers in the Event Marketing Industry and have received a cool medal next to my name. This helps with credibility. Don’t forget to use Quora analytics as well and you definitely want to blog. Happy Quora using.
Quora’s Mission Statement: Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. A vast amount of the knowledge that would be valuable to many people is currently only available to a few — either locked in people’s heads or only accessible to select groups.
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