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The #1 Feature On Quora You’re Not Using To Increase Blog Traffic

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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.

Today we are talking about Quora.increase blog traffic with quora

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.

blog trafficI have 27 posts with a total of 3117 views – average of 115 views per post.

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?

 

The Posts

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.

increasing traffic quoraread it on the Blog

 

As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 402 views.

increase blog traffic quoraread it on the Blog

 

As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 258 views.

increasing blog traffic quoraread it on the Blog

 

As you can see in the bottom right of this image, this post got 422 views.

increas blog trafficread it on the Blog

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.

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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.

increase traffic with quora site

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.

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  • http://www.miamisocialcon.com/ Karla Campos

    Very informative, I haven’t been to Quora in a while and your post has encouraged me to return :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Happy to share Karla.. I don’t use it as much as I should, but the blog feature is great, def worth a lil time after each new post.

  • Sue Neal

    Hi John – I never realised you could add a post to Quora like this – thanks so much for this advice, and especially for your user-friendly instructions explaining how to do it. Will definitely give this a try. Cheers :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Theo you dont want to automate it,, since you will lose the ability to get an anchor text link. Do it manually it only takes like 3 min. Well worth the time.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    I hope it helps Sue.. it took a min to get results but its worth putting in a few weeks to test it out.. and like I said, besides the traffic, your get 2 good backlinks,, so that is a Win in itself :)

  • http://inspiretothrive.com/ Lisa Buben

    John Love this one! I am on Quora but haven’t gone there in quite some time. I will have to try it out, thank you!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Hope it works for you Lisa as well as it has been working for me. Keep me updated.

  • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

    Hey John,
    I have tried this method and it works really well. Another thing that is great about Quora blogs is that it helps you become a good writer by getting feedback in real time. I was amazed to see few guys giving suggestions to make it a great copy.

  • http://www.callboxinc.com/ Belinda Summers

    I been using quora for months and have seen it’s potential in driving traffic. I usually use for reposting my content but I also make sure that I put the original source so I won’t messed up with Google. Great article @MoneyDummy:disqus.

  • Ashley Faulkes

    great stuff JP. Been looking for some new avenues, and you are one of the creative go-to guys I like to get my info from!
    Thanks for taking us to the next level man
    ashley

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Thanks for the comment Ashley,,, Appreciate that. This one will def work for you, just give it a couple months to get your people used to seeing your posts in the stream, and once that happens you will start to see more views.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Sounds good Belinda.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Asif, that is a good tip too. I wouldn’t take all the feedback to serious though. Each person has his way of writing and you don’t want to change that. But if it’s a spelling tip or grammar, then you def want to take those and make changes :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

  • Pradeep

    Good One John. and most importantly its free and gives you quality link juice.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    It’s a Win Win Pradeep :)

  • Sue Neal

    Cheers, John – is it ok to add posts linking to existing articles on your blog, or should you only do it as you publish new content?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    You can do it to existing posts.. just add one every other day. That way you give the post u add a couple days to get viewed.

  • http://www.techtip.org/ Asif Ahmed

    Amazing blog, It’s open in my browser throughout the day.

  • Sue Neal

    Thanks, John – appreciated :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Thanks man.. Appreciate that :)

  • http://about.me/jeevanjacobjohn Jeevan Jacob John

    Hey John,

    My strategy (once I launch my blog) is to divide social media sites into two sets: a permanent set (with the big ones such as Twitter, G+) and a monthly rotating set (Stumble Upon, Digg and so forth).

    The best thing about this strategy is that I can experiment with different sites and find which ones work best for my blog (I am guessing I should be able to do that within 6 months…1 month is a relatively large time frame).

    Quora isn’t on my list (surprisingly, given that I do have an account there). I have added it to my list :) I will definitely try this method. Who doesn’t like free traffic?

    Thanks for sharing, John! Hope you have a great weekend :D

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Sounds like a good plan Jeevan.. I just wouldnt put much attention into digg or stumbleupon since those are bookmarking sites and not social sites.

    You should be using those sites along side twitter, FB, g+ etc…

    But let me know how it goes man.. its all about testing what works for our OWN blogs :)

    Have great weekend biuddy :)

  • Théo Blochet

    Fair enough ;-) Although I’m not convinced the French readership of Quora is significant…

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Theo,, just something you have to test. But remember, the traffic isn’t the only reason to use this,, the backlinks are great too.

  • http://okaymarketing.com/ Brian Jackson

    Great post John! Going to add this to my list of strategies :)

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Thanks Brian.. hope it works for you.