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The User Generated Content Advantage

Nov 28, 2007
Many websites today develop at a slow, gradual pace or not at all. This is due to the fact that the average web developer does not want to spend all of his or her time writing content for their site. You have got to admit it. Over time, writing new content everyday become monotonous and you must either turn to new methods of gaining content such as outsourcing or just let your site become static. Well, there is another alternative... Using User Generated Content.

Why Does Your Site Need User Generated Content?

Even if you are very motivated and you generate 5 pages a day on the average, it will still take you a good 55 years to reach 100,000 indexed web pages. Why would I set a goal so high? Well, a goal of 100,000 web pages is not very high when you have the power of user generated content on your site. Squidoo currently has over 500,000 indexed web pages and this has happened over the past two years!

Without a doubt, user generated content can make your site explode with content, but why would you want that to happen? Well, from my experiences online over the past few years, I estimate that 500 indexed content pages with an average of 300 visitors a day can generate $200 a month in Adsense income. Just imagine if you had 100,000 web pages, That would be roughly $40,000 a month in Adsense income. I'm not even taking into account the amount of income you could generate by selling ad space directly through and advertising management software at your own set rates.

How Can You Add User Generated Content to My Site?

You may already have some tools on your site that permit user submitted content. A WordPress blog offers the ability for your visitors to post comments. Well, comments are user generated content. Anytime someone posts their ideas, beliefs, or a testimonial they are submitting user generated content. All you have to do is lay out a good advertising template to take advantage of that content and transform it into income.

Additionally, there are other tools available that will permit your site to have user generated content. Site Comments is a good software that I use on my product review pages in order to generate numerous testimonials for products I am promoting. This is a good program for user generated content, but there is one that blows them all out of the water.

If you look around, there are loads of different comment scripts available and it is not difficult to find forum software to add to your site. These tools may satisfy your needs for user generated content to a certain extent, but when it all comes down to it, you still do not have the ability for your visitors to generate their own pages on your site.

I've searched all over the web and if you are looking to buy a copy of myspace's software or Squidoo's, ect. you are out of luck... For now. That is you will not have to wait very much longer and you will not have to hire a programmer to create it for you. The software is called Content Avalanche and the name is appropriate.
About the Author
Content Avalanche can allow your visitors to add custom HTML pages to your site just like Squidoo. For software updates, visit Content Avalanche Updates.
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