What are your SEO opinions about Quora

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Please let me know. What is Quora based on SEO terms, not for organic traffic? I and my colleagues discovered that after a lot of publications, answers, posts, backlinking from Quora is completely zero.
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  • Profile picture of the author profemarc
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Well, since all links on Quora are nofollow, it's no wonder all of your colleague's efforts are a "zero".

    You might find this article helpful - Google on Using Quora for Links
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      The question is not about "nofollow" because lot of ranking sources can read nofollow links also and it is not bad for complete backlink mass, specially with keyword in text. The problem that all sources such as Ahref doesn't show Quora as linked site. So NO LINKS total
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by malzeri83 View Post

        The question is not about "nofollow" because lot of ranking sources can read nofollow links also and it is not bad for complete backlink mass, specially with keyword in text. The problem that all sources such as Ahref doesn't show Quora as linked site. So NO LINKS total
        Who cares if Ahrefs shows the link or not? That doesn't mean anything.
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        • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
          There is NO source who can catch Quora link. Also Search console doesn't show
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    At the very least, every time you want backlinks from a site, look at the outgoing Backlinko's already there.
    Yes, right-click on a link, choose View Source. Then look at the source. If you find the word "no follow" know that the SEO value of the link is 0. Every time this occurs. So, unless you can convince the site owners not to add the code: rel=nofollow to the link you are going to get, do not bother to get one for SEO.

    Originally Posted by malzeri83 View Post

    Please let me know. What is Quora based on SEO terms, not for organic traffic? I and my colleagues discovered that after a lot of publications, answers, posts, backlinking from Quora is completely zero.
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      Thank you for answer, I know about "nofollow". Nofollow link with anchor text also make sence. I'm telling that finally after analyze it shows that there is no Quora as reffered domain at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well i think quora its good for driving traffic to your website and not so much for seo to your website
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by spartan14 View Post

      Well i think quora its good for driving traffic to your website and not so much for seo to your website
      Nah. It's a waste of time for that too. Nobody is clicking to go visit your site when someone else has already posted the answer right there on Quora.
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      "not so much" or "completely zero" for seo?
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  • Profile picture of the author 988bet
    That's really true because I've already tried it
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      I don't know what to say. There are no any sign that Quora doesn't provide backlinks completely.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        View the forum in classic mode, quote the answer you are responding to, so people know who you are talking to.

        If you click on a link to your site in Quora and it takes you to the page you meant it to take you to, you have a valid link, no matter what Ahrefs and such find or do not find.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Yes, there is. If the link takes you to the page you wanted, it is a sign you have a "complete" link; if it does not, you have your sign that the link is not "complete "

        And previously , I gave you the way to check whether it carries SEO juice.

        It is up to you to check your links work the way you expected, not to Quora.

        Originally Posted by malzeri83 View Post

        I don't know what to say. There are no any sign that Quora doesn't provide backlinks completely.
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  • Profile picture of the author seogurubd
    Quora links may not have value but it is true that you will get organic traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      I asked NOT for organic traffic. It is other story
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Marco,

    Quora can improve SEO indirectly if you own a self-hosted blog. That's the rub. If you try to boost SEO for a static website it won't work. You may get some clicks to a business website but lose all SEO potential with static sites.

    As a direct medium, Quora yields no SEO benefits because all Quora links are No Follow.

    However, if you share detailed, helpful content on Quora and point readers to your blog via your profile, some Quora readers will:

    - visit your blog
    - increase your blog time spent onsite
    - click your internal links
    - link to your blog

    Each reader action can boost your SEO. Again, indirectly, though, and in conjunction with blogging.

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  • Profile picture of the author dozerspares
    Quora links may not have value but it is true that you will get organic traffic. You may get some clicks to a business website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
    Quora can be real good platform to derive relevant traffic to your site. But, for that to happen to you need to make sure that you attend to the problem for the audience first and then market yourself over there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Old Molases View Post

      Quora can be real good platform to derive relevant traffic to your site. But, for that to happen to you need to make sure that you attend to the problem for the audience first and then market yourself over there.
      So you've had success with Quora? Or are you just repeating hearsay?
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  • Profile picture of the author anwerashif
    Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It's a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers.

    If you build any link through Quora. You will get nofollow backlinks but you might generate a lot of traffic. Quora traffic can lead to a higher conversion rate and increased profits.

    But Quora is a gold mine for SEO keyword research. It is sort of like Reddit in this way - you can find the keywords that you didn't know.
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      The point that you cannot get and count even "nofollow" backlink. Do you have them counted somewhere?
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  • Profile picture of the author preets
    Quora is not good for backlinks , but very good to drive targeted traffic. I am getting lot of traffic from quora for my site.
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  • Profile picture of the author saumil shah
    Hi,
    I don't agree with some of the SEO experts here saying Quora is "No follow" hence its not useful.
    FYI Wikipedia is also "No follow" , still google ranks it (at least for now, it will surely kill Wikipedia in near future)

    My personal experience with Quora or Maybe "Yahoo answers" for some old school SEO people.

    1. Google is killing Quora in SERP just as it did with Dmoz, yahoo answers
    2. This is apparent since they have started their own " People also asked" sections in SERP
    3. Quora for me works as direct traffic to website.
    4. I get some were around 80K organic views per month on my answers
    5. Consider Quora as a parallel Organic channel , rather then using Quora to rank on Google.

    Hope this helped.
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      Can you have Quora links counted somewhere like Search Console?
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  • Profile picture of the author ankushkohli
    Quora is one of the best Question Answer forums with High DA & PA. You can use Quora to create backlinks. These backlinks are not dofollow, but these can definitely help you build reputation and showcase your expertise. The benefit is indirect but it can give you some business.
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      Yes it is the best. But it is necessary to study how many answers are hidden and why a lot of pages are noindex
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        What makes you think it's necessary?


        Yes, quora backlinks get counted by all the backlink counters, from ahrefs to Google console... Except they do not catch them all, and Google does not show all your backlinks on purpose.


        Why are you stuck at this?


        Quora backlinks are not good for SEO. If you establish yourself as a friendly authority on the subject, you'll get direct traffic from quora.



        If Google is not indexing your pages there are two possible types of reasons:
        you've asked it to (even if accidentally) to not index them
        you are producing pages of such low quality it does not want to (though, usually, it indexes without showing them in the SERP's).






        Originally Posted by malzeri83 View Post

        Yes it is the best. But it is necessary to study how many answers are hidden and why a lot of pages are noindex
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        • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
          1. I'm stuck in this because this question I'm stuck in and this is my question. You can discuss it, comment it or ignore it. Moreover I have profile with more than 50 answers WITHOUT ANY COUNTED single link (even non-follow nowhere). So I though to get some real experience from people who are doing real SEO and ranking for their sources.
          2. Thank you for your answer.
          3. Yes, quora backlinks get counted by all the backlink counters, from ahrefs to Google console.. My experience is different. Can you verify with any proof? Is it your experience or you just think that it is like it?
          4. I received a lot ot of answers, meanwhile they are nearly the same style - traffic and that Quora gives "nofollow links".
          5. Maybe based on the experience my idea was to make the post to ignore Quora for SEO because big and big time wasting without any good result.
          6. Forum is forum and I don't know why to speak in all details about biggest Q&A in web in SEO thread. There are much more quite useless topics with discussions.
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          • Profile picture of the author DABK
            " I'm stuck in this because this question I'm stuck in and this is my question."
            Not a good way to go about making money, in my opinion.


            "I have profile with more than 50 answers WITHOUT ANY COUNTED single link (even non-follow nowhere)" Did you create links to your site in any of the answers? If so, click on them. If they work, thery're there, and counted... Even if ahrefs or google console or any other such tool does not show them. Like I said, tools are not perfect and Google does not show you, on purpose, all the links to your site.


            "Can you verify with any proof? Is it your experience or you just think that it is like it?" Yes, I can verify with proof but will not as I do not have the time and energy to go into my console. It is my experience. It has happened to me.


            Here's a response from Quora: https://www.quora.com/I-cant-sleep-p...at-should-I-do (It's Abhishek Ghosh's answer I got the link from).


            Here's a text that's clickable from that response: 1 GABAA receptor.


            Here's what you see if you right-click on the link and choose to look at the source (notice the text I bolded, it's a nofollow link but, it is a link, it takes you there):
            1 </span><span class="q-inline" style="box-sizing: border-box;
            display: inline;"><a class="q-box qu-cursor--pointer
            qu-hover--textDecoration--underline Link___StyledBox-t2xg9c-0 dxHfBI"
            style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative; border-radius:
            inherit; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; background:
            rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) none repeat scroll 0% 0%;" title="en.wikipedia.org"
            href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GABAA_receptor"
            target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">GABAA receptor</a><span class="q-inlineBlock" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; width: 16px; height: 16px; flex-shrink: 0; line-height: 16px; margin-left: 2px;" width="16px" name="ExternalLink"><span class="CssComponent__CssInlineComponent-sc-1oskqb9-1 Icon___StyledCssInlineComponent-sc-11tmcw7-0 bXVJZn"><svg width="24" height="24" viewBox="0 0 24 24" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
            Giving this any more thought is wasting your time big time. The short of it is, you get backlinks from quora, they are nofollow. If you're not getting them, you are not creating them correctly.




            Originally Posted by malzeri83 View Post

            1. I'm stuck in this because this question I'm stuck in and this is my question. You can discuss it, comment it or ignore it. Moreover I have profile with more than 50 answers WITHOUT ANY COUNTED single link (even non-follow nowhere). So I though to get some real experience from people who are doing real SEO and ranking for their sources.
            2. Thank you for your answer.
            3. Yes, quora backlinks get counted by all the backlink counters, from ahrefs to Google console.. My experience is different. Can you verify with any proof? Is it your experience or you just think that it is like it?
            4. I received a lot ot of answers, meanwhile they are nearly the same style - traffic and that Quora gives "nofollow links".
            5. Maybe based on the experience my idea was to make the post to ignore Quora for SEO because big and big time wasting without any good result.
            6. Forum is forum and I don't know why to speak in all details about biggest Q&A in web in SEO thread. There are much more quite useless topics with discussions.
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            • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
              Did you create links to your site in any of the answers? If so, click on them.
              For sure I made, this was the main task. Thank you for your answer. I will read it carefully.
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by malzeri83 View Post

            1. I'm stuck in this because this question I'm stuck in and this is my question. You can discuss it, comment it or ignore it. Moreover I have profile with more than 50 answers WITHOUT ANY COUNTED single link (even non-follow nowhere). So I though to get some real experience from people who are doing real SEO and ranking for their sources.
            2. Thank you for your answer.
            3. Yes, quora backlinks get counted by all the backlink counters, from ahrefs to Google console.. My experience is different. Can you verify with any proof? Is it your experience or you just think that it is like it?
            4. I received a lot ot of answers, meanwhile they are nearly the same style - traffic and that Quora gives "nofollow links".
            5. Maybe based on the experience my idea was to make the post to ignore Quora for SEO because big and big time wasting without any good result.
            6. Forum is forum and I don't know why to speak in all details about biggest Q&A in web in SEO thread. There are much more quite useless topics with discussions.

            Here is a really simple and straight forward answer for you. If you are looking at trying to build links and/or traffic from Quora as one of your strategies for better optimizing your site, you are going to fail. It's not going to do a thing to help you.

            People are not going to click on your links. Do you want to know why? Because they went to Quora to find the answer. If you are going to make them click on a link to get the answer, they are just going to skip over your reply and read a response from someone else who is using Quora the way it was meant to be used.

            And if you do get clicks, it is not going to be enough to justify the time you spent answering questions.

            As for the backlinks, they are total garbage and extremely weak. They have no value.

            If there is anyone out there saying that Quora has value as a link source, they have no idea what they are talking about and I would stop listening to anything they have to say about SEO.

            Does that make things clearer for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author manjulachatla
    Still i have doubt about quora. Is it good for back links or not ? Is it do fallow or no ?
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by manjulachatla View Post

      Still i have doubt about quora...... Is it do fallow or no ?
      If you read the thread your question has already been answered.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Really? You cannot go to quora, pick a link, right click on it, look for the term "no follow?'


      You cannot read the answers to your question?


      What gives?



      Originally Posted by manjulachatla View Post

      Still i have doubt about quora. Is it good for back links or not ? Is it do fallow or no ?
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      • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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        Well, a lot of new members simply don't read here

        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        You cannot read the answers to your question?


        What gives?
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  • Profile picture of the author shafiulbashar
    I think it depends on the type of Quora you are writing for and on the topic you are writing about.

    If you are writing for a general audience, you can use some keywords in the headline that people are likely to be searching for related to your topic, such as 'what is', 'are', 'is', 'are there', etc.

    If you are writing about something specific, such as a law or medical question, try to find related questions that people might be looking for related to your topic but aren't writing about yet, such as 'what does' or 'can I'. Then write an answer that provides a link between the two questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      None of that has anything to do with the SEO value of a quora link, the concern expressed in the first post.


      Have any thoughts about that (that do not ignore the thoughts expressed in the many posts after the first post and before yours)?


      Originally Posted by shafiulbashar View Post

      I think it depends on the type of Quora you are writing for and on the topic you are writing about.

      If you are writing for a general audience, you can use some keywords in the headline that people are likely to be searching for related to your topic, such as 'what is', 'are', 'is', 'are there', etc.

      If you are writing about something specific, such as a law or medical question, try to find related questions that people might be looking for related to your topic but aren't writing about yet, such as 'what does' or 'can I'. Then write an answer that provides a link between the two questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    View the forum in classic mode, quote the answer you are responding to, so people know who you are talking to.


    Click on your name in the black toolbar and then click on 'view classic' to use the best style for discussion. Otherwise no one knows who you are talking to.


    You need to be able to accept answers....at least three experienced marketers have ANSWERED your question. What is there to 'study'?
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    • Profile picture of the author malzeri83
      If you check my question there is written "not organic traffic". A lot of people are speaking about traffic. If you think everything is answered, ok and thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I received a lot ot of answers, meanwhile they are nearly the same style - traffic and that Quora gives "nofollow links".

    Those are accurate answers to the question you asked - several answers from highly experienced marketers. They don't have to prove anything to you - you asked a question and they took the time to answer.



    What is your definition of 'organic traffic'??? Something is being lost 'in translation' I'm afraid.
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  • Profile picture of the author doppcall
    Work on social media last 7 month, include Quora activity. Quora ans, links share is basically website article google indexing problem solving method. Also for unique traffic drive really helpful in Quora if you maintain like EAT.
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  • Profile picture of the author seogurubd
    Yes, I agree that the Quora link has no direct value for SEO but it can help you indirectly for SEO. If you get more traffic for your site, it will create value for your site, and maybe some of your visitors will stay more on your site and read your other posts and if they find it helpful, they will share this post with others and you will get more traffic and links also.

    Quora is good for traffic driving.
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  • Profile picture of the author adtech AMM
    As I known, nofollow backlink has effect but it is weak for PR
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthtech
    It is true that you will receive organic traffic from Quora links, even if they do not have much value. There is a possibility that a business website will get some clicks.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      No, it is not true. It is true that you may receive them if you do a bunch of things.

      Just creating the links is no guarantee that someone will click on it.
      Originally Posted by stealthtech View Post

      It is true that you will receive organic traffic from Quora links, even if they do not have much value. There is a possibility that a business website will get some clicks.
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