If you are trying to use Quora to get traffic to your blog or website, then there are some things that you should know first.
Because guess what, not everything works on Quora.
And did you know that you can get blocked very quickly by Quora moderators for certain actions?
I bet you didn’t because I didn’t either.
I dived right into Quora two years ago and went about it completely wrong in the beginning. I even got blocked for two weeks and was no longer able to answer questions.
But once I figured out how things work and how to really get traffic on Quora, I boosted my stats so much that I have now generated over 45,000 views on Quora.
Matter of fact, I haven’t posted in months but I am still getting over 1,000 views each month passively.
If this sounds like something that you would like to do with your content then keep reading.
How Much Traffic Can You Get From Quora?
Honestly, the amount of traffic that you can get from Quora is endless.
With over 600 million views every month, there really is no limit.
However, when it comes to getting any traffic online, it is all about momentum and finding the right audience.
Don’t expect to just drop your link and then get thousands of views tomorrow. Having this kind of mindset will most likely get you into some trouble on the platform.
But I will get more into that in the next section.
How to Get Traffic From Quora
When it comes to getting traffic on the platform, I must admit, using Quora is one of the easiest ways to get eyes onto your content.
There are two main ways that you can do this:
- Answering Question
- Creating a Quora Space
Both are great for building traffic but they work in very different ways.
But before you get into that, the first thing you are going to want to do is to build your Quora profile. This is where your name, business, and any other information are going to be.
When you are active on Quora, people will be able to click your name and go onto your profile page. So make sure that you have written a good description with relevant links to your business.
That is a great way to start building brand awareness and ensure that you can be found by Quora readers.
One of the most unprofessional things you could do is have an empty profile page so don’t make that mistake.
Boosting Views By Answering Questions on Quora
If you are new to the Quora platform, then answering questions on Quora is going to be the best way for you to start.
You can simply search questions that are relevant to your topic of interest and then start answering. If you want to see how this process works, then you can watch my tutorial.
You are probably wondering how answering questions are going to help you build traffic?
Well, the great thing about Quora is that you are able to add links into your answers and that will allow people to head over to your website.
So if you write great answers that will entice people to find out more about you or about the topic, they will most likely click your link to find out more.
BIG QUORA DISCLAIMER:
Never start adding links on Quora without having built trust first.
If you have never been on Quora and you just go and start adding links to your answers, then you are going to get blocked by Quora.
What you want to do is just give good, well-thought-out answers for a couple of weeks first with no links at all.
This is how you build trust on the platform.
If Quora senses that you are just leaving links and not trying to be a part of the community, then it will block you for spamming.
Sometimes, it can be permanent so be very careful.
After you have been on the platform for a while, then you can start to add your links progressively in your answers.
Start with 1 link for every 3 answers you give and then slowly work up to adding a link to every answer.
Building Brand Awareness With Quora Spaces
Quora Spaces are another great way to build traffic, but even more importantly, brand awareness.
If you have a business or platform, then you will want to get your name out there so that people will start to recognize you.
While doing this, you can also post parts of your blog articles or even full articles in your Space and invite people to check out more of your content.
There are spaces with thousands of followers meaning every time the space owner posts something, they get thousands of people to see it on their feed.
Even though it is a great tool to use, it is not the most beginner-friendly. Building a brand new Quora Space when you do not have enough traffic yet is hard work.
So I recommend that you wait a bit until you start getting a couple of thousand views on your content monthly before starting your own Quora space.
Is Traffic Free On Quora?
The main reason people like the idea of sharing their content on Quora is because it is free traffic.
Most beginners do not have a budget for ads so it is nice to have a place where you can communicate freely and get some views on your content at the same time.
However, most people do not know that Quora is a goldmine for marketers who know their target audience.
Quora ranks very easily on Google. Take a look at the image below.
This is a simple question but it ranked #1 on Google.
Now imagine how much free traffic this could bring to your site if you posted an answer to this question and added your links?
Can you Run Ads On Quora?
You can actually run very successful ad campaigns on Quora.
All you need to do is create a Quora Business Account and you will be able to start promoting your content to the Quora audience.
This works best if you know where your audience hangs out on Quora.
So take the time to find the kind of people that you are looking for first before you go and just dump money into running ads.
Is Quora Good For Link Building?
If you are looking to get a lot of backlinks from Quora then you are in for a rude awakening.
Quora is not good for backlinks.
Matter of fact, according to Ahrefs, Quora doesn’t even allow for certain bots to crawl their website so the links are not even recognized by most SEO tools.
So do not go onto Quora thinking that you are going to be able to raise your domain authority through backlinks because this is simply not going to be the case.
How Quora Can Help In SEO?
So if Quora won’t give you backlinks, then how is it going to help your SEO?
Well, the main way is going to be through Google E-A-T.
No, I am not talking about actually eating food.
Google E-A-T stands for Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. This is what Google uses to determine how strong of a domain you have and where you should be placed in the algorithm.
If you have a good and active profile on Quora, then this is one way to build up your EAT. All Google needs to see is that you have some kind of authority online and that people can trust you.
This is also a reason why a lot of YouTubers start websites and are able to grow them fairly quickly.
I personally love Quora and have been a member on the platform for years now. Way before I started this website.
Not only has it helped me grow my brand but it has been one of my favorite places to go to for content creation.
Quora is filled with people who are looking for answers and it is a great place to look for new content ideas.
But please treat the forum with respect.
If you are looking for backlinks, you are not going to get them.
You have to be willing to put in some effort to be able to really reap the benefits from being on a place like Quora.
If you give it a little bit of your time every day, I guarantee that you will soon see your traffic start to increase.