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All articles with infinite scroll, or one per page for usability and SEO?

Imagine a hypothetical website with all user generated content of single page articles. Here are some ways to structuring such a website: Putting up more than one article in one page and creating an ...
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Is there a self hosted solution similar to Uservoice? [closed]

In the early days of Stack Overflow, Uservoice was used to get feedback, bug reports and feature requests from the community. While SO did out grow Uservoice, many sites would not. I'd like to use a ...
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How to use Google Analytics to get a histogram or distribution for time on page?

Google Analytics provides a fairly comprehensive breakdown for session duration under Audience > Behavior > Engagement: But I'm having trouble finding a similar GA view or other means of pulling ...
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Get total for User Timings in Google Analytics

For an app in development, we need to track how much time our users (as a whole) spend watching content related to a specific entity. We're trying to do that with User Timings with category "Entity ...
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Google Analytics - Bounced User Landing Page

In Google Analytics, is it possible to see the top landing pages for bounced users? That is, I want to see the pages users are landing on, not interacting with, and then leaving.
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Is social media engagement of a webmaster a good idea?

I have been participating in some political discussions on youtube and google plus and as much as I try to refrain from it, some of them turn into heated ones after a while. I maintain a lot of GWT ...
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Should I remove a Tumblr blog that I moved to my own server?

This is relate to How to move a Tumblr blog without hurting PageRank? question. I used custom domain for Tumblr for about a week, some of Tumblr domain disappeared and most of the posts appeared in ...
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How long should I wait before redesigning a website? [closed]

I am the webmaster of a local news website which is online for 6 months now and I considered redesigning it. The website is running on a Wordpress CMS, so all I had to do is to apply a new theme. But ...
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Strategy to get X many users that have visited any pages that directly link to the current page [closed]

Forums have a "x many users online". And "X views" on each threads. What I want is how many users have visited the pages that link directly to the thread in place of "X views". Sort of combining the ...
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Best practice: Should I note Gravatar is used on the website?

I am going to implement a comment system on a website and I'm going to implement Gravatar as user's avatars. Since the form for posting comments doesn't have a field for uploading an image, nor does ...
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How to get users to sign up for a ugc site?

How do you get users to register for a user generated content site? The problem is that if the whole site relies on user generated content then it will take longer for people to participate if the ...
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Are there best practices for preparing users for the launch of a revised web site?

We were contracted to revise and modernize a static web site that is very active in terms of adding content but had not been significantly reorganized since the mid-2000's. We are migrating them to a ...
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What must be on my landing page?

What should I include on my landing page to invite users to "come on in"? I'm creating an website with these features: Regularly (several times/month) updated content, always available to everyone ...
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Website Example for User Engagement for first time user

I would like to add step by step Login instructions for first time users on my website (like what we see in the Facebook game, show popup instruction one by one to follow). Any website can you ...
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Add comments to 'static' pages without Javascript so they're Google-able?

Are there any often mentioned products or services for adding end user comments to pages that aren't served up by a CMS or blog engine? Assuming the host can execute PHP, Python, ASP.NET classic, or ...
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How frequent is user feedback on an onsite poll?

I have a feedback poll on my website, and need to find some sourced data or article which states how frequently users generally give feedback when using online polls that look like this: For ...
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Multiple subsites each with their own subdomain vs one larger site with categories?

I'm starting a site that is similar to a wiki. The site will have many different unrelated categories, eg: sports, technology, Spanish, etc. Each category will have many different subcategories. ...
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What can I do to increase my site's conversion rate?

I have a UGC site where I get some people from search. Most of them just leave, but I want to learn what to do to increase their conversion into community members. Is there any free software ...
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How do you get a user base like Yelp did?

I am working on a website that will be community driven by user generated content. I need people to write reviews and their experiences in similar way as Yelp. What's the best way to offer them value ...
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Good tools to measure a page’s usefulness?

I'd like to add a "Was this page useful?" part at the end of multiple pages for visitors to rate the page and leave feedback. I could program this myself, store the data and make the reports that my ...
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User generated articles, how to do meta description?

If users submit a lot of good quality articles on the site, what is the best way to approach the meta description tag? I see two options: Have a description box and rely on them to fill it sensibly ...
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How to deal with obselete product pages on an e-commerce site?

Let's say on www.site.com, some products are discontinued from time to time. Each product page has nicely laid out information for users like, product features, manuals, buyers guide etc., So, in ...
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Should Designers Be In Charge Of Developing User Experience?

Should a designer be in charge of mapping out the user experience of a website? In my opinion, a developer should draw out how the website would work, what pages link to what etc. Then the designer ...
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Why do you need to keep users engaged through your site?

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this topic. If not, I apologize. To rephrase the question, I am debating a new tactic that some marketers are trying to implement that goes against everything ...
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Are there discussions about developing a user contributed website?

I'm developing a website where users will be the ones who add new input, validate new suggestions and correct incorrect information. (Much like this site). To make sure that abuse of these rights by ...
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Gravatar or host my own avatars?

Planning on launching a new site and was wondering if I should simply host my own user avatars or integrate gravatars. What is the best way to approach this? Gravatar for those who don't know what ...
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What is the simplest way to implement an instant messaging contact page on my website?

I'd like to have a page that communicates directly to some IM service that I will generally be able to be logged into. E.g. I am on gtalk all the time, I'd like people to be able to get in touch with ...
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What is the target time to have visitors spend per visit?

Looking at Google Analytics, It seems that people spend approximately 3.5 minutes per average on my web site, per visit. That's approximately enough time to read one article and perhaps leave a ...