Increase Blog Traffic With Quora
If you have a blog, then your biggest obstacle is how to get more traffic, more quality traffic.
Of course your first steps are to get on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ etc…
But there are other platforms you may or may not be using that work REALLY well at driving traffic back to your blog.
I know Quora, not one of the BIG 3, but it is one platform you should keep some focus on.
For the people that don’t know what Quora is, it is basically a Q and A site, where you can submit questions and get help with or you can answer people’s questions.
I have been using Quora on and off for about 2.5 years – John Paul On Quora
But there is one feature I have used religiously that has done really well for me as far as increasing traffic to my blog.
On Quora you can setup blogs and post your content to them, this is my blog below.
It all started slow, at first I was getting about 20 – 30 views, then it was 50 – 100 and now I get about 250 – 500 views.
Not bad for Free traffic.
Remember I’m not that active on Quora, I pop in few times a week and look around. If I was more active, my views would most likely be even higher.
If you test this out over the coming months, my advice would be to get in there and be active and I’m sure in time you will blowing my views out of the water.
With that said, even at 115 views average it is still a powerful tool, especially now that my views per post are MUCH higher
Also these are views from Quora ALONE, I don’t promote these posts at all. This way I know it’s views from Quora alone and gives me the best chance to get reads by people I normally wouldn’t get in front of on other platforms.
Let’s Break It Down
Let’s say you get 500 reads, now I’ll be conservative and say 20% click to go to your blog and read the full post, that would be 100 visitors.
Now say 20% of those 100 share it on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ that would be 20 new people sharing your new post.
Do you think that would help your blog?
Talk is as they say… CHEAP! haha
Here are some screen grabs of my most recent posts on Quora.
As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 508 views.
As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 402 views.
As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 258 views.
As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 422 views.
With numbers like that, I would say Quora is one of the best platforms to help you increase blog traffic for Free.
Big or Small?
Now I will say that going with a big image in my posts has helped get each post more attention. Below is how I shared my posts in the past with small images.
After testing some, the big picture in post is best, but this makes sense since this works for Facebook and Google+ and now Twitter.
So make sure you have a great picture and add it in your post.
How I Add A Post
Adding a post to your Quora blog is simple, but thought I’d throw in a simple walk thru.
When you go to your blog, you click “write post”
You will see this below, this is where you add your title, content and choose the topics that fit your post.
I like to add about 4 lines from my original post, I think that is enough to grab attention but not enough to have them think they don’t need to read more.
I also add a anchor text link in the first sentence and the full url to the post on my blog, this way you are also getting 2 nice links back to your blog.
Throw in your image and you are done, now click “Post” and it’s live.
That’s it, a simple but powerful feature to help you increase blog traffic on a daily and weekly basis.
Quora is a HUGE resource for you to share your brain and grab attention as an expert which will bring readers to your blog. But if you don’t have the time to use Quora fully, make sure to at least use the blog feature I just shared.
You get readers to your blog, you get backlinks to your blog for Free and with a small amount of effort.
There is no magic bullet to increasing traffic to your blog, all there is are small steps you take that build into something big… using Quora blogs is one of those steps.