One day, I was sitting here at the computer and my kid comes up and says “Kelly, how far is it from the earth to the sun?”
I said, “You have a phone and a laptop, you know you can Google that pretty easily?”
And he says to me, “Yeah, but you usually already know everything, and if you don’t, you’re gonna Google it anyway.”
And that is me in a nutshell – I’m a seeker of knowledge, and I LURVE sharing it with people.
Maybe a little too much sometimes, but that’s another story.
That love of sharing what I know is a huge part of why I have this blog.
And it’s the reason I love Quora so dang much.
If you haven’t checked out Quora, it’s sort of like Yahoo! Answers, but much more moderated. They do a good job of keeping out the trolls, and are building a veritable well-spring of knowledge from experts and people with well-formed opinions.
But for bloggers, Quora has another amazing benefit, and that’s what I want to talk about here.
How to get targeted traffic to your blog
First, go to Quora.com and create your account. It’s a very simple process (you can sign up using Facebook if you like), and the site completely walks you through it. You’ll have a chance to add a profile picture and also to connect with your friends on the site. Most importantly, you get to pick a few topics of interest. You can also add your blog to your profile.
Once you’ve signed up, do a search for a keyword in your niche, and look for popular questions. All you need to do now is answer the questions! Find questions that you feel comfortable giving valuable, complete answers to. Really add to the conversation with your opinion, and if you have a post on your blog that applies, you can link to it.
If people are searching for and reading answers relevant to your niche, you can be pretty sure they’re targeted to your blog, so if the click your clink and come visit – Yay!
Quora is also a good way to find and connect with other people in your niche, so if you aren’t already a member, I’d totally recommend signing up for an account. One or two posts there a day can build up quickly and send pretty good traffic to your blog. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try!