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What is Quora and How Can It Make Your Blog Better?

What is Quora

Quora is a different kind of social media tool. I like to compare it to Yahoo! answers. But the real question is how can you use Quora for your blog?

Quora is a platform where anyone can ask a question and anyone can answer the question. Then people can vote on which answers are the most helpful. This actually sounds a lot like Reddit on the surface but it is much different in reality.

How many people are using Quora on a daily basis?

According to his Quora answer it is a lot: https://www.quora.com/How-many-people-use-Quora-in-America

According to Hypestat Quora has about 3.8 million unique visitors per day. According to Alexa, 19.9% of them are from the US. So, about 722 k visitors per day are from the US.

Any site that has this kind of traffic is a site that blogger wants to pay attention. This is especially true because it is interactive. This is not like Huffington Post or some news site where they get a ton of traffic but you can't get involved in the conversation. This social platform is built for conversation and communication.

Why should you use Quora for your blog marketing strategies?

1. It has nearly 4 million visitors a day.

2. You can figure out what people are asking about your topic on a daily basis.

3. You can easily answer peoples questions and show that you are truly an expert.

4. You can learn from other experts in your field.

5. You can use this tool to develop relationships.

You will need to create a Quora Account

When you create your Quora account make sure and take some time to fill out your bio. Also, connect your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Once you have done that just start easing into using Quora by searching on various topics. Go to town and enjoy the platform. It is a bit different then the others and is extremely active.

How to search on Quora

This can be quite a busy platform, so I wanted to show you in the screenshot below where to get started searching for topics.

How to search on quora

How to save topics in Quora

You can add a topic to your home screen so that you can see quickly and easily access them.

Quora save a topic

Additional Reading: Jon Morrow just wrote a great piece on using Quora that you should check out.

Conclusion

I hope that you spend some time in Quora and that you get a great deal out of it. It is a great place to stop in and check the pulse of your topic. Be careful though, it can be quite addictive.

Just remember the secret is to add value. 

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About the Author

Renee is wild for WordPress and on fire to empower small business owners with the inspiration, tools and strategies for a healthy blog. SMU CAPE instructor, developer, podcaster. Follow @Iteachblogging on Twitter. Get her FREE SEO Guide Here: https://goo.gl/gGrHC2

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