My answer to How can I clearly get more followers and views on my questions and answers?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Quora should be but one node on your social networking wheel.
Promoting your answers on other sites works well and networking content consistently on multiple free sites pays big dividends.
Establish a network like a wheel. The hub is core content (web site, blog, books, articles, useful materials). The spokes leading from the hub are the tools to network content that is linked to the hub.
Contacts are the engines that power the wheel.
Content is the fuel that feeds the social networking contacts and powers the wheel.
As the wheel turns, the quality of the networking improves with feedback and the wheel climbs the optimization hill of the major search engines (SEO).
Limiting factors are the quality of the core content and knowledge/persistence in networking.