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Quora is a question and answer website, where users collaborate on answering questions and providing solutions for various different topics, divided by subjects. A blogging platform has also been launched as a part of this website.

 

Theory

First launched in 2010, Quora has become an important question and answer platform with registered users from all over the world. The process of asking and answering questions has been simplified even further with the redesign in 2011 and the Quora app was presented in 2012. Everyone can see the questions and answers on Quora, but only registered users are allowed to post comments, answers, vote, add friends, etc.

When it comes to ranking answers, Quora has developed a special algorithm that is supposed to rank the answers to a certain questions in order to present the most relevant answers at the top.

What is unique about Quora, and different from all of other question and answer platforms is the gamification process which allows users to get credits when providing a helpful answer. Users can then use the credits to ask the experts to answer a certain question.

 

Guidelines

* You represent that you are over the age of thirteen (13) years old.

* Your Content will be viewable by other users of the Service and through third party services and websites.

* You will not contribute any Content that :
(a) infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party,
(b) reveals any trade secret, unless the trade secret belongs to you or you have the owner’s permission to disclose it,
(c) infringes any intellectual property right of another or the privacy or publicity rights of another,
(d) is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party,
(e) creates an impression that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, including by impersonating others or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
(f) contains other people’s private or personally identifiable information without their express authorization and permission, and/or
(g) contains or links to a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

 

Instructions

Registration

You can sign up using one of your social networking accounts or you can use an email address to sign up.

– Sign up using Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account.
– Sign up with an email address.

quora_instructionsYou have to choose 7 topics you’re interested in, before you are allowed to proceed to your account. It is possible to choose more than 7 topics.

There are 7 steps necessary to fully set up your account (visible on the right side of your news feed). Your account is active even before you complete these steps.

quora_instructions_005You will need to confirm the email address before you are able to write your own posts on Quora.

Adding content

There are several ways to promote your content on Quora.

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1. Write a post

Use the “Write Post” button from the drop down menu to create your post on Quora.

quora_instructions_0022. Create a blog

If you intend to regularly publish on Quora, there is a possibility to create your own Quora blog. Use the option “Create Blog” from the drop down menu. You will need to:

– Provide the name of the blog
– Choose whether the blog is going to be public or not
– Choose the URL
– Provide the description of the blog

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3. Answer a question

The final option to promote your content via Quora is to answer to someone’s question. You can add the link to your answer. However, be careful not to post spammy content. Your answer should be relevant to the question. Users can then vote for the most helpful answers.

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Additional Resources

Quora FAQs: http://www.quora.com/Quora-User-FAQs

Quora Terms of Use: http://www.quora.com/about/tos

Video: HOW TO: Ask and Answer Questions on Quora:

 

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