Bulk wins here and if you have several hundred answers all littered with your links then you can hope to make a buck.
But guess what?
More answer you have that disgrace the noble profession of affiliate marketing 😉 more likely it is that you’ll be found out.
Remember, Quora has an entire team of people hunting folks like you and all it takes is for them to find one of your answers and it will lead them down the rabbit hole
And where does the hole lead?
Don’t know, never been banned before, but I’m sure it’s not pleasant having your work erased before your unbelieving eyes. And you thought you figured it all out…
How about an example?
Here’s one Quora question that’s about Google Sniper, a program that used to work really well to rank tiny niche sites in Google, but now is so outdated that it can be considered one of many affiliate marketing scams.
You can see that this person wrote a pretty decent, but obviously very biased answer and at the end there’s here affiliate link. I know it is because it shows me her referral in in the address bar and it leads directly to ClickBank.
And you can also see this answer is from 2015.
Why hasn’t; Quora removed it yet. Because they’re humans and more popular question are prioritized.
(this one got 315 vies in 5 year, meaning 1 view per 5 days)
Then even the stingiest, crankiest, in the foulest mood ever Quora moderator won’t be able to bat an eye on it.
They even say they allow you to promote yourself if your link are an integral part of the post, and not just tacked on for the sake of linking out.
It’s alright to post about your product or company on Quora, either in an answer to a relevant question or as a post on your Quora blog, but repeatedly posting the same information or intentionally misapplying topics on posts in order to gain more visibility may be considered spamming.
Here are the elements of a good Quora answer.
Short and concise; but informative
Has one or several images but is not littered to the point of being hard to read
Gives a direct answer to the question, without too much meandering
Has links to helpful resources either in text or as footnotes (this include a link to your site)
It has 28 answers. And multiply 28 with several links per answer and you get over a hundred links. And that’s only in content. And where are sidebar link, footer link and in-content internal links from Quora…
The result to all this is perfect invisibility.
Because unless yours is the first answer (highly unlikely) then no one is going to sift through all that content find your answer and click on your link.
What are the chances of your link getting clicked?
Skim to none and honestly- it’s not worth it.
Especially if you’re a newbie blogger and you heard that Quora is a goldmine of traffic
That’s bullshit, sorry!
Quora is not a gold mine. Sure you can get a click or two here and there but to build an affiliate marketing business off it, you’d need a million answers or at least 10 000 of them.
I’m being honest here; I’m being real.
So what to do instead?
Focus on the platform that you control.
Focus on your WordPress site. Build a large chunk of helpful informational content (70 articles is good number to target). Then build a large chunk of helpful reviews full with your affiliate links (30 articles is very good number to hit)
With that volume of articles you are guaranteed to get traffic from Google and then make some sales.
But not for selling on the platform, but for brand building and some referral traffic along the way.
Outsourcing Quora is the answer.
Here, Neil Patel has 278 Quora answers.
Do you really think that Neil, who’s worth millions of dollars and who’s managing a team of several hundred people is sitting behind a computer screen and typing away, answering hot questions on Quora?
Of course not!
He has his assistant do it for him.
That’s how the pros do it and if you want to be a pro then you better start acting like one.
Stay off Quora till you can afford to get help and approach it with a real strategy.
Conclusion- Be on Quora; Use Quora! But Do it the Right Way!
The right way to use Quora is to promote:
and your business.
The wrong way is to promote your affiliate offers and get kicked off the platform.
Which way will you choose?
Tell me in the comment section below.
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