I don’t like Quora.
I didn’t get to invest in it or create it.
Quora is going to succeed.
But, I am not going to be adding to its database, unless it’s to do a bit of reputation management for clients.
Also, if lots of places start scraping it, it may be worth dropping a link, even if it is nofollow.
There are going to be specific advantages to using Quora, however it’s not going to be what the site owners originally intended. If you are in the business of getting people to go to your website to buy stuff or you have clients who need people to go to their website to buy stuff, I would take a very close interest in Quora.
Because it’s going to get eyeballs, and it looks like it is going to crush Yahoo answers and those SEO mercenary, Ninja assassins are already knee deep in Yahoo answers gore, getting websites to rank.
So, expect an e-book to pop up entitled, The Ultimate Guide to Using Quora to rank in Google. Expect to pay $47. But, not from me, I would never give away such great info. Only my paying clients get the good stuff 😉
My advice, open an account at Quora, have a little play. Do a few tests. See if you can rank for a keyword.
But don’t use it to throw up tons of original, interesting content. Have you any idea how much you are worth an hour?
Note: Apologies for the use of “Ultimate”. I should be ashamed.
Note 2: This did start as a comment at Quora when I thought, “Don’t be a Numpty!”
Note 3: If you secretly share your SEO Quora tip with me, I will secretly share that I have back at you.