The Q & A company is in desperate need of a revival, but the launch of a product in a market saturated with redundant could be an answer to a question that no one cares.
Quora today extended beyond its Q & A roots with the release of a product blog that aims to help both invalidity and somebodies put words in front of a large audience.
Founded in 2009, Quora raised $ 61 million in funding to build what amounts to a more intellectual Yahoo Answers. New Product Blog Quora interrupts his series Q & A facility to provide users with something more open. Blogs are connected to the site experience through regular topic and tags are available in the company’s mobile applications.
There is nothing particularly innovative about Quora to take on blogs. The blog startup blogs are in the most elementary form factor, with the exception of a connection to the 300,000 Quora topics and the promise of a built-in audience. Otherwise, there are two types of blog optimized for mobile phones, a new iPhone app designed to make blogging a breeze via smartphones, and an up-and-down voting system is vote in Q & A thread.
But Quora is heavily marketing the built-in call distribution of its new product to attract bloggers, veteran and beginners.
“Each topic Quora is followed by readers – hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of people,” engineer Kah Keng Tay wrote in a blog post. “For writers, this means that anyone who shares your interest argument can see your writing, no matter how many people you follow personally. This is different from other platforms in which the public depends on the number of people who personally.”
Long short quote: Add arguments for the blog post and you the readers – even if it insta-public promise sounds a bit ‘overdone. Quora has yet to break into mainstream consciousness and is struggling to find its audience. Quantcast Web analytics company estimates that the site reaches approximately 582,000 people per month Quantcast United States also shows a downward spiral traffic in October 2012.
The blog, as a natural extension of the service, could help revitalize Quora if the startup can not figure out how to get people to use them. The problem is that blogging is an activity that a limited number of people who have an interest in, and those who want to blog already do this via Tumblr and WordPress.
The 3-year-old site of questions and answers is not the only company that believes it can rethink a category in its second decade of existence. Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, one of the pioneers of the movement blogging, is taking more of an avant-garde approach to Media, editorial elegant but unconvetional a tool that organizes your messages into collections.