Quora – a guide to the professional question and answer site
As you may have gathered by now, I’ve got a bit of an addictive personality and every now and then, something comes along which entices me to spend every waking minute (and rather a few when I should be asleep) exploring it. Not so long ago I was a new Pinterest addict, these days it’s all about Quora.
Quora is a question and answer site aimed at professionals. The best way I’ve found of describing it meaningfully and succinctly is as a grown up version of Yahoo answers. People have fun on Quora but there are lots of professionals there too and you can very quickly get answers on pretty much any topic.
You can ask a question on pretty much topic you choose and you can quickly become established as an authority in your field by giving useful answers on your chosen topic – you can also link back to relevant blog posts on your site as long as you have also taken the time to answer the question too.
This video does a great job of explaining how to use Quora.
I am sure that Quora is a topic I’ll be returning to and exploring as a valuable business tool in the coming weeks and months but for now I just wanted to make you aware of it and encourage you to join up and join in as it’s one of the lesser known social networks – though it’s gaining traction fast. Answers from Quora are regularly published on Forbes and The Huffington Post. If that’s not motivation enough to think about getting answering then I’m not sure what will be!
You can find me here on Quora – I look forward to asking and answering with you.
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