| 10:02 am on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Certainly its a good idea to get the visitors write content for Adsense websites. One way can be to let them post comments over the articles that will appear right below the articles, get the articles from RSS or something and inviting the Article posters related to your industry to post on your Adsense website too.
This will also keep the Search Engine hooked and website Fresh.
| 10:05 am on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
That sounds like a nice business model.
You will have to stay on top of things though, some editing in case of trolls etc. -Larry
| 2:39 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have had to impliment a couple small filters to discourage users from constantly refreshing the page (Unique IP per 24 hours)
My only large concern at this point is that someone will upload an inappropriate image, and it will be on the front page. Today I will probably make it so that the 5th or 6th most recent added widget will display on the main page. This way I'll have time to catch it before it hits "Prime Real Estate"
I like the idea of commenting on articles. That would keep the spiders busy. I like it - thank you.
| 3:03 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Then you'll have to deal with comment spam... We tried this approach, and although in all honesty we didn't try to promote it very hard, all we got was spam.
| 3:27 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I think most of the sites can have the provision for users to add the content, only problem is spam. To some extend you can control it by using IPs but still its a major problem.
The other major problem is when you want to allow users to upload images( u know what I mean).
If we are able to solve or control them then we will see dynamic sites coming up almost every where.
Imagine this site without moderators and you will know what I am talking about.
| 3:38 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Make it easy for users to send content - create a user friendly input form.
Don't have a "Reset" button on the form - we used to get blank pages sent to us until we removed the button. Users probably pressed "reset" instead of "submit".
| 3:59 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
but for how long will you be able to manage it, users will grow and the emails too. Its not going to work for the websites that want to grow into 1000's pages.
| 4:11 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Spam isn't the only problem with this model. Copyright is also an issue, both for text and images.
That can be managed, but it does require some attention.
| 5:02 pm on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps a review before it goes live process should be put in place on things like this.
One way I have reduced spam is to make all of the information that the users fill out pre-formatted. They fill in optional fields like:
...and so on
This way, provided they enter the proper information into the proper fields, I can arrange the data on the page any way that I chose to with PHP.
I have thought further on the SPAM issue, and if it becomes a problem - one make it so that the user has to be a registered member for at least 30 days to add their widget. It may slow the rate of widgets added, but if it's less spammy it will be more AdSense friendly (and a reason to come back)