Quora.com Ads - Untapped Traffic Source??

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Hi Warriors!

I've recently started playing with Quora.com Ads.

Quora is one of the most popular sites for questions and answers. Currently with a Global Alexa Ranking of 103. That's a great ranking if you asked me.

I created an ad to promote a lead magnet last month (February).

My results

I got 432 impressions - 2 clicks at $0.19 cents. The conversion was 100%.

The two people that clicked on my ad opted in for the lead magnet.

So I got 2 new subscribers for $0.19 cents each. That's not too bad, right.

But, it took about one entire month for this to happen (30 days).

I tweaked the Targeting here and there to see what would get me more impressions and clicks but haven't found a way to increase them. Maybe my Ad Copy needs improvement. Or my targeting could be better.

I don't know. I'm still learning.

My question here is; has anybody tried Quora Ads?

If so, what kind of results have you gotten, so far?

I would like to get some good tips to get more results on this platform. I know it has a lot of potentials.

I welcome your advice and feedback.

Thank you so much!
#ads #quoracom #source #traffic #untapped
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Haven't heard about Quora ads before. Will give it a try and share with you what I can find out.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by affmarketer101 View Post

      Haven't heard about Quora ads before. Will give it a try and share with you what I can find out.
      It looks like it is a good way to get paid traffic for a good price if you do everything correctly. I didn't know about it until the beginning of this year.

      Best of luck!

      And do share your experiences with it when you test it out after a while!

      Thank you so much for coming by!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

    My results

    I got 432 impressions - 2 clicks at $0.19 cents. The conversion was 100%.

    The two people that clicked on my ad opted in for the lead magnet.

    So I got 2 new subscribers for $0.19 cents each. That's not too bad, right.

    But, it took about one entire month for this to happen (30 days).
    So for the whole month.... you only got 2 clicks? Why would you waste anymore time on it? I understand the 100% conversion and $0.19 cents per click.... but doesn't sound effective - nor worthwhile.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      So for the whole month.... you only got 2 clicks? Why would you waste anymore time on it? I understand the 100% conversion and $0.19 cents per click.... but doesn't sound effective - nor worthwhile.
      That is why I'm asking the community here fo feedback!

      I'm just testing the waters.

      Thank you so much for your honest opinion! I really appreciate it!
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Wow, your result was quite positive. I haven't tried Quora ads. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing this
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

      Wow, your result was quite positive. I haven't tried Quora ads. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing this
      Yeah, I'd like to say these are not bad results despite the amount of time it took to get only 2 clicks and 2 subscribers. I think my ad copy needs a lot of work. We'll see.

      I'm glad you find this helpful!

      Thank you so much for coming by!
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    What niche were you testing?

    I have an account but haven't run any ads yet because I currently don't promote anything I think will get much action.

    I think given the right niche you might do very well.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      What niche were you testing?

      I have an account but haven't run any ads yet because I currently don't promote anything I think will get much action.

      I think given the right niche you might do very well.

      Blogging Niche and Internet Marketing Niche.

      I have also tried running an ad for Clickbank in the Gaming Niche. Got 5 clicks in about 2 days at $0.20 cents each and 0% conversion. I was just testing the niche with a Clickbank offer. I think the Sales Page was not good. But, this showed there is definitely potential to get faster results in other niches.

      I would highly recommend testing different niches. That's what I plan to do!

      So, you are right my friend!

      Thank you so much for your input here!
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    Thanks for sharing, I use Qoura to respond as well as my VAs, to get our name out there. but I haven't considered it for ads.

    I am launching one right now after reading your post, i can't believe I haven't thought of that . You rock!
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      Thanks for sharing, I use Qoura to respond as well as my VAs, to get our name out there. but I haven't considered it for ads.

      I am launching one right now after reading your post, i can't believe I haven't thought of that . You rock!
      You're welcome

      I'm glad you find this helpful!

      That's good to know. I think this is an untapped traffic source for most internet marketers, but I could be wrong. I haven't seen anyone talk about it anywhere online like that.

      I wish you best of luck!

      Thank you so much for coming by!
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  • Profile picture of the author 1Bryan
    Hey thanks for making me aware of Quora ads. There are so many places running ads nowadays. Can't always keep track of em all.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by 1Bryan View Post

      Hey thanks for making me aware of Quora ads. There are so many places running ads nowadays. Can't always keep track of em all.
      No problem!

      Yes, you are right. I was not aware of Quora ads until the beginning of this year!

      Thank you so much for coming by!

      Best of luck with everything you are doing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    This is why we can not have nice things anymore ! let the gaming begin one bit of advice they are on the look out for spammers or MMO ads and they will decimate you

    This is apost from today and it is the same for replying to questions and then the OP asks why!!

    https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...ink-reply.html
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

      This is why we can not have nice things anymore ! let the gaming begin one bit of advice they are on the look out for spammers or MMO ads and they will decimate you

      This is apost from today and it is the same for replying to questions and then the OP asks why!!

      https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...ink-reply.html
      We're talking about the Paid Ads section and not the question and answer section.

      Thanks for sharing that anyway!
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      • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
        Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

        We're talking about the Paid Ads section and not the question and answer section.

        Thanks for sharing that anyway!
        I am writing about the Paid Ads section and not the question and answer section.

        Thanks for sharing that anyway!

        Fixed it for ya
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        • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
          Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

          I am writing about the Paid Ads section and not the question and answer section.

          Thanks for sharing that anyway!

          Fixed it for ya
          Well, the forum thread you referred to is talking about the free section and not the paid ads. I have already tested with Clickbank affiliate links and I was able to get my ad approved and got a few clicks. So I'm not sure what exactly you are talking about here!

          Thanks anyway!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi FB,

    You look so familiar; swear I've seen you somewhere before

    I've not used Quora ads and had no idea such ads existed. Way cool methinks if you persistently feel good using this approach because it is a monstrous market. Just today I hopped back into doing Quora right again. Burned out for a few months but back helping folks and having fun.

    All the best Freddy.

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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi FB,

      You look so familiar; swear I've seen you somewhere before

      I've not used Quora ads and had no idea such ads existed. Way cool methinks if you persistently feel good using this approach because it is a monstrous market. Just today I hopped back into doing Quora right again. Burned out for a few months but back helping folks and having fun.

      All the best Freddy.

      Ryan
      Hey good to see you here Ryan!

      I didn't know you were a Warrior Forum veteran!

      Yes. Quora is a gold mine for traffic. It's all about learning how to work with the platform and putting in the work!

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

      I'll see you around!
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  • Profile picture of the author baronet
    I've used Quora for asking and answering questions, but I've never run any ads there. I may just do a test ad there and see what kind of results it produces.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by baronet View Post

      I've used Quora for asking and answering questions, but I've never run any ads there. I may just do a test ad there and see what kind of results it produces.
      Great!

      Please do share your results and experiences after sometime of testing!

      Thank you so much for coming by!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    The problem could be:


    you have to bid MORE. the quantity of clicks you received are too less than expected. Maybe you have to bid a reasonable price.

    Adjust copy: but you have received so few subscribers and few optins that imho the main problem is the first.

    It's definately a new ads market with people looking for free infos instead of buying mode.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by JohnVianny View Post

      The problem could be:


      you have to bid MORE. the quantity of clicks you received are too less than expected. Maybe you have to bid a reasonable price.

      Adjust copy: but you have received so few subscribers and few optins that imho the main problem is the first.

      It's definately a new ads market with people looking for free infos instead of buying mode.
      I have thought about this. There are many factors that can be improved and worked on.

      But, I think the big one is going to be the Ad Copy. I'm still tweaking and learning as I go.

      Thank you very much for coming by and leaving a helpful reply!
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  • Profile picture of the author ocean wave
    I tried to find a "Contact Us" section on Quora's website and on their advertising site, but all I found was "Ask New Question." I couldn't ask a new question because I'm not a member of Quora.

    So hopefully you'll be able to answer this:

    Does Quora allow paid ads that include Clickbank hop links, so that I'd be direct linking to Clickbank products without using a landing page or website?

    I would buy a domain name for each product I sell, instead of a using link shortener. I would then forward the domain name to the Clickbank product.

    I know it's far better to have a landing page or website to build a list. But I can't help wondering about direct linking using Quora ads.

    Thank you very much!!!
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      Originally Posted by ocean wave View Post

      I tried to find a "Contact Us" section on Quora's website and on their advertising site, but all I found was "Ask New Question." I couldn't ask a new question because I'm not a member of Quora.

      So hopefully you'll be able to answer this:

      Does Quora allow paid ads that include Clickbank hop links, so that I'd be direct linking to Clickbank products without using a landing page or website?

      I would buy a domain name for each product I sell, instead of a using link shortener. I would then forward the domain name to the Clickbank product.

      I know it's far better to have a landing page or website to build a list. But I can't help wondering about direct linking using Quora ads.

      Thank you very much!!!

      If you know it's better to have a landing page and build a list why do you want to do something else?

      If you really want to know what the Quora T&Cs allow then sign up and read the t&cs. If still not sure ask them directly.

      It is the only way you can be sure to get the right answer.

      If an affiliate link is not allowed then a redirected affiliate link will not be allowed.

      Also no point in buying a domain name for each product. If you mean you will use a variation of the product name then you will likely break the terms of the vendor or a may have a copyright issue.

      Get one name or brand type domain and use that to create any short/pretty links. i.e. billblogs.com/FreeTrafficSystem
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      Originally Posted by ocean wave View Post

      I tried to find a "Contact Us" section on Quora's website and on their advertising site, but all I found was "Ask New Question." I couldn't ask a new question because I'm not a member of Quora.

      So hopefully you'll be able to answer this:

      Does Quora allow paid ads that include Clickbank hop links, so that I'd be direct linking to Clickbank products without using a landing page or website?

      I would buy a domain name for each product I sell, instead of a using link shortener. I would then forward the domain name to the Clickbank product.

      I know it's far better to have a landing page or website to build a list. But I can't help wondering about direct linking using Quora ads.

      Thank you very much!!!
      I've actually did a test with a Clickbank product and used the hoplink - of course I masked it and used my own domain with it.

      They did approve my ad and I got 5 clicks with zero conversions. Aside from the fact that my test failed it showed that they probably allow affiliate links as long as you mask them and use your own domain name. But, you would never know unless you keep trying.

      Hope that helps!

      Thank you so much for coming by!
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    I have never tried Quora ads, while I use to answer of questions related to my niche with source link.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Do they offer a promotional advertising coupon code to try out Quora Ads? Seems like it is worth giving it a shot.
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      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      Do they offer a promotional advertising coupon code to try out Quora Ads? Seems like it is worth giving it a shot.
      I'm not sure. You would have to do some research to really find out!

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    I have only been answering questions on Quora and generated a lot of views from that. I have never used the Quora Ads before. In fact, the Ads stuff looked so strange to me.
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      Originally Posted by incomenow View Post

      I have only been answering questions on Quora and generated a lot of views from that. I have never used the Quora Ads before. In fact, the Ads stuff looked so strange to me.
      Well, if you feel like giving it a try and test things out let us know how it goes!

      Thank you so much for coming by!
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    There may be a reason why it's untapped...
    I read through their Advertising Policy and any kind of shady activity wont be tolerated...

    https://www.quora.com/about/ads_policy

    Quora like Reddit is heavily member moderated...
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      There may be a reason why it's untapped...
      I read through their Advertising Policy and any kind of shady activity wont be tolerated...

      https://www.quora.com/about/ads_policy

      Quora like Reddit is heavily member moderated...
      I would believe that. They do take a few days to approve an ad sometimes.

      It's good to learn everything about their terms and conditions!

      Thank you so much for your input!
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  • Profile picture of the author snehil kamal
    I started it after reading this thread, and found it crappy. FB Ads are much better and cheaper both in terms of targeting and reporting. Quora Ads has to evolve a lot.
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      Originally Posted by snehil kamal View Post

      I started it after reading this thread, and found it crappy. FB Ads are much better and cheaper both in terms of targeting and reporting. Quora Ads has to evolve a lot.
      Well, FB ads are definitely better. It's an unfair comparison!

      Thanks for your input!
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    I've used Quora before but I never knew there was such thing as Quora ads. Thanks for sharing this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    I really like Quora Q and A, but things have certainly gone quieter of late
    and I hope this is not the shape of things to come?

    As for ads on this platform, well, I've heard similar situations to yours in that, it
    it's a slow-burn process, but they seem like genuine prospects.
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    So, have you left blogging, and switched to paid method?
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