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  • Tips For Using Quora For Business

    The popular question-and-answer service is soaring in popularity. How can you maximize its potential for your business? We asked to a few Quora pioneers who’ve quickly found ways to take advantage of the site.

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    The popular Q&A service is soaring in popularity. How can you maximize its potential for your business? We asked to a few Quora pioneers who’ve quickly found ways to take advantage of the site.

    On a social-media backbone, has soared in popularity since launching in 2009. Founded by a Facebook CTO, the site has already attracted high-level executives, journalists, industry insiders, and entrepreneurs, all eager to answer a vast array of questions for free. The site is rife with crowd-sourced queries, with a comprehensive listing and incentive to stay in touch with a network of people.

    But on a site whose range of topics stretches from “Do Silicon Valley VCs invest in European early-stage startups?” to “Given our current technology and with the proper training, would it be possible for someone to become Batman?” how can you maximize its potential for your business? We asked a few Quora pioneers who’ve quickly found ways to take advantage of the site for their tips:

    1. Find new ideas to talk about. “It’s pretty much the perfect way to beat writer’s block for your blog. Go to your topic of expertise, find the un-answered question that has the most followers, and assuming that you have an opinion on it, write an answer. Use it as inspiration or the meat for your blog post.
    Naval Ravikant, Founder, CEO, and chairman at online marketplace Vast.com

    2. Open the lines of communication. “I’m not encouraging people to begin handling their business development and cold calling via Quora. It’s a terrible idea, in fact. My advice on how to connect with a tech rockstar? Follow them on Quora. Start answering the questions that you are notified that they are following. If they ultimately choose to “like” your answer or comment on your answer, only then would I suggest reaching out to them via direct message. If you do so in a respectful manner you’d be surprised at the great people you’ll connect with offline. It happened for me with one of the co-founders of The Huffington Post.”
    Tyler James, co-Founder, Conversated Media

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    http://www.inc.com/guides/201102/10-tips-for-using-quora-to-build-your-business.html

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