Quora Journey to 100k Views in 1 Month

Hello, I just wanted to thank all my supporters of my blog and content. You guys helped me get my first 100k views on Quora.

Why was it impressive?

I only had 72 answers for 100k views Meaning that every answer had an average of 1388 views per answer to a question. The first couple dozen posts didn’t receive many views at all. Until I figured out how to ramp up my views per answer. Leading to me getting the majority of views from only a handful of posts.

What did I write about?

Procrastination
Mental Health
Social Anxiety
Productivity

I mainly wrote about topics related to mental health and being productive. This was my plan at first to establish myself as an authority in the psychology niche. Soon enough I would get at least 5 answer requests every day. Especially for procrastination related questions.

How did I get so many views? Check out my key tips down below.

Tips for getting Quora views

  • Try to niche down your work. The reason this worked was to help me get into the flow. When you focus on one topic it becomes easier to reference your previous work and expand.
  • I followed high ranking members on Quora: Quora views are weird. You can write a top tier quality post on an answer w/ no relevant authors and barely crack 100 views. Then write a short thought out answer on a post featuring authors with a great deal of followers and get 10k plus views.
  • Keep it visual. I always added pictures This doubled my answer views by aproximately 10x. Also, most people don’t add pictures to their answers. Thus, it makes the quickest way to stand out.
  • Storytelling: The top 4/5 answers had a story to tell. Viewers love learning through stories. Hence documentaries, movies, books, are usually enjoyable to learn from compared to textbooks.
  • Fewer questions more detail: Short answers to questions lead to me getting outranked. By more detailed answers.

    Sometimes I would look at an answer to a question that got a few thousand views. Then think to me. Damn only if I put more effort into the answer. Then it would’ve gone much more viral.
  • Follow high-quality people: Follow people with plenty of followers 100k+ and/or many views a month. Then answer questions as soon as they answer a question. I realized that 30% of the time If I answered a question that they answered. They would still get a relatively decent view count.
  • Answer questions that are unique: Simple questions like “How do I stop procrastinating?” Will get you nowhere. The internet is already saturated with questions like these. That’s where I wasted my time. Answering basic questions usually never got me more than 0.5k views.

The Beginning of the Quora Views Journey

The month of March. I had 29/79 answers written. Yet I didn’t even move past 2k views. I was beginning to doubt myself. I would get an answer request. Then just write it. My head was pounding from giving detailed answers to questions, yet not having much to show for it.

By March 1st I had 29 out of 79 total answers written. Yet I didn’t even move past 2k views. I was beginning to doubt myself. I would get an answer request. Then just write it.

My head was pounding from answering so many questions. Yet I had absolutely nothing to show for it.

I kept wondering. Is Quora worth it or not. Will I gain something from this or not. Maybe I am too late to the game. I was answering about one question every day.

Even though they were pushed out with minimal revision. I was still writing quite a bit. This was earlier in my writing process. The less practice I had at writing made every answer a chore.

Even though they were pushed out quickly. I was still writing quite a bit. This was earlier in my writing process. The less practice I had at writing made every answer a chore.

April — Where The Magic Happened

The first week of April I wrote three procrastination answers. With only 150 combined views. I thought to myself. Why do I keep doing this? My writing was better. Higher quality than other answers I would see.

I saw other users getting a couple thousand more views by spamming two-word sentences to many answers.

I was starting to doubt my strategy of posting quality content. However, an itch at the back of my mind kept saying. Nope. Keep going. I want to get noticed for the quality of my work. Not just getting views.

The first week of April I wrote three procrastination related answers. With only 150 combined views. I thought to myself. Why do I keep doing this? I was writing in-depth answers.

I saw other users getting a couple thousand more views. By spamming two-word sentences to many answers.

I was starting to doubt my strategy of posting quality content. However, an itch at the back of my mind kept saying. Nope. Keep going. I want to get noticed for the quality of my work. Not just getting views.

The View Growth Spurt

Sitting at 2.1k views I felt desperate. I knew something needed to change. So, I looked through top writers and I found a dude named, Sean Kernan. How? for some reason he requested I answer this question on April 8th: What famous person had a promising career and then destroyed it with bad decisions?

Sitting at 2.1k views I felt desperate. I knew something needed to change. So, I looked through top writers and I found an awesome dude named, Sean Kernan.

How? On April 8th he requested I answer a question. What famous person had a promising career and then destroyed it with bad decisions? Sitting at 7k+ views.

I drafted a quick post about Chris Brown’s career downfall. After that within 24 hours, I got over 6k views. Thanks, Chris Brown. Meaning in one day, I tripled my views from 1 whole month (March), with only one answer.

I was extremely excited to get that many views. Only from one answer.
Albeit a small part of me was extremely annoyed. Especially after it settled in that a throw off-post got so many views; Yet, my best work barely got 100’s of views.

Then I got scared. How could I get that many views? I thought to myself. Then I had a eureka moment I looked at the answer of the dude who requested my answer. He had almost 200k followers. Which is quite a lot for Quora?

So, I followed him and decided to answer the next question he did.

However, sometimes he requests me to write answers to certain questions. Yet wouldn’t answer them himself.

Out of the 3 he requested. He only wrote one. Which I luckily answered. Which got me another 12k view count.

This means that I made 18k views in 2-3 days. When I only made 2k views last month.

I still wrote other answers to questions, and some would get a few 100 views. Only because I wanted to stick to my niche.

Then on Apr 21. I answered another question requested by Sean Kernan. I only got 800 views. Which was above my average. However, it was a far shot away from the 10k I was used to.

Instead of following the process that worked. I started to become stubborn. For the next few days, I started answering other random questions. because I thought they would blow up, personally.

Then I realized I wasn’t getting that many views anymore. So, I started following Sean and other large influencers in my niche again.

Within 13 days. I answered 4 questions for a combined total of 77k views.

Sitting at 2.1k views I felt desperate. I knew something needed to change. So, I looked through top writers and I found a dude named, Sean Kernan. How? for some reason he requested I answer this question on April 8th: What famous person had a promising career and then destroyed it with bad decisions?

I drafted a quick post about Chris Brown’s career downfall. After that within 24 hours, I got over 6k views. Thanks, Chris Brown Meaning in one day, I tripled what I got in 1 month (March), with only one answer.

I was extremely excited to get that many views. Especially just off one answer.

A small part of me was extremely annoyed. Especially after it settled in that a throw off post got so many views; Yet, my best work barely got 100’s of views.

Then I got scared. How could I get that many views? I thought to myself. Then I had a eureka moment I looked at the answer of the dude who requested my answer. He had almost 200k followers. Which is quite a lot for Quora?

So, I followed him and decided to answer the next question he did.

The next day on Apr 9 I was super excited. Before I was writing an answer every few days because I was ‘tired’. But I have to say, success gives you more energy. I wrote a few answers requested by him.

However, sometimes he requested me to write answers to certain questions but wouldn’tanswer them himself if they didn’t pick up traction, which was sort of a gamle.

Out of the 3 he requested. He only wrote one. Which I luckily answered. Which got me another 12k view count. This means that I made 18k views in 2 days. When I only made 2k views last month.

I still wrote other answers to questions, and some would get a few 100 views. Only because I truly liked helping people with answers related to mental health.

Then on Apr 21. I answered another question requested by Sean Kernan. I only got 800 views. Which was above my average. However, it was a far shot away from the 10k I was used to.

Instead of following the process that worked. I started to become stubborn. IFor the next few days, I started answering other random questions because I thought they would blow up, personally.

Then I realized I wasn’t getting that many views anymore. So, I started following Sean and other large influencers in my niche again.

Within 13 days. I answered 4 questions for a combined total of 77k views.

Proof:

My Quora Profile offers similar advice to my blogs. But I also answer about current world topics.

Check out my Quora profile here

My favorite answers:

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Stephan Toure

Blogger writer and content creator that's dedicated to helping others get out of their own way.

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