If you’re looking for keywords that people are searching for, Quora is a great place to start.
With its huge user base and a vast amount of user-generated content, Quora is a veritable gold mine of keyword data. Especially if you know how to mine them.
And best of all, it’s free to use.
Here are my personal secrets to Quora keyword research that gets me over 100,000 page views per month across my portfolio of websites.
Quora Keyword Research Hack
When it comes to finding profitable keywords to rank for on Quora, commitment is key.
I like to look at upvotes, comments, and shares over the past three to six months to get an idea of the current interest in a topic. If Quora is in the top 1-5 places on Google for a specific question or topic, I know I probably found something that is easy to rank for and has traffic potential.
Of course, there’s always competition, but if you can provide quality answers that provide value, you’re ahead of the game.
So keep an eye on engagement levels and don’t be afraid to go after those high-traffic keywords. With a little effort, you’ll be reaping the rewards in no time.
Here’s another trick I use on Quora.
You can also use the Site Explorer tool in Ahrefs (or other keyword tools) to filter out low-competition keywords for which Quora ranks 1-3 in Google Search.
This usually means that you can easily rank #1 for that search term.
Is that how it works:
- Open Ahrefs (you will need a paid account)
- Go to the Site Explorer tool
- Type Quora.com in the search bar
- Go to organic keywords
- Filter by keywords with a difficulty from 0 to 20
- Filter the keywords that Quora ranks in the top ten search results to
I will manually check every keyword that appears on Quora at the top of a topic.
If I find an opportunity to rank, what I usually need to do is write a helpful article of 1000+ words, along with an original image and custom video.
Here is a video that visually demonstrates this trick:
Why This Keyword Research Hack Is Better Than Other Methods
Most people approach keyword research with a very limited mindset.
Me too, when I started blogging.
They use fully automated tools or simply choose keywords based on their own guesses. Both methods have serious flaws.
Automated tools often miss easy-to-find keywords, and choosing keywords based on guesswork is just a recipe for disaster.
The best way to find high-traffic, low-competition keywords is to combine tools with hand mining from sources like Quora.
By focusing on engagement metrics like views, comments, upvotes, and shares, you can quickly identify hundreds of valuable keywords most people don’t even think about.
This simple keyword research approach has helped bloggers get thousands or even millions of page views per month.
How to prioritize the keywords you find on Quora
When trying to determine which keywords to prioritize, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind.
First, what is your niche?
You want to make sure you choose keywords that are relevant to your business or website.
Second, what is the level of participation of each keyword? The higher the engagement, the more likely people are to click on your content. And lastly, you want to search for keywords that you have recently interacted with.
This shows that people are still interested in the topic and are more likely to click through to new content.
By taking all of these factors into account, you can ensure that you choose the best keywords to help increase your traffic.
Quora may be a gold mine for blog traffic, but it’s not the only one.
Be sure to diversify your keyword research to take advantage of the huge amount of traffic that is hiding in plain sight all around us.