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Does posting a few user reviews from another site as testimonials put our site at risk for duplicate content?

Users of our product have been posting reviews to an external review site. I'd like to duplicate those reviews on our main customer review/testimonial page because external reviews have a habit of ...
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How much text does the average person generate per day?

I'm figuring out how to do comment rate limiting, and have decided that I'll keep track of the number of bytes each user (defined as IP address + port) generates on my drive (so, each comment adds a ...
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How can I avoid duplicate titles and descriptions on user-generated pages?

I want to allow my users to upload images to my website with a location and a comment and to share that page on social media. I was planning to have the comment and image as content for SEO, but I'm ...
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Should a website be on a topic?

I run an online writers' community where authors publish their literature works and other members of the community read and comment on them. The authors write a wide variety of literature ...
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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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What is the copyright status of user-generated content on public key servers?

I recently set up a public OpenPGP key server in the US that synchronizes with the predominant global key pool. I now have a server on my hands containing gigabytes of user-generated content (e.g. ...
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Getting user generated content with no titles to rank

We are creating a site that allows users to generate content. The user is provided with a text field only (no title), similar to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Each piece of content created by the ...
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Content light website and Google - Tell google it's a listings site (as opposed shop, reviews or restaurants)

I have a listings style website. Due to the nature of this (listings) the site is content light. Each page is typically less that 50 words but there are many pages. The site in question has had a ton ...
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Deleted user content, 404, Webmaster Tools errors

I have a website with a lot of user content. This content can be deleted. Right now, when someone lands on a deleted content, I send a 404 with a custom page telling "this content was been deleted, ...
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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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Problem with user generated content

In general, what do you think is better in regards to adding content to a site, to allow users to add content to the site and put a flag button to report it if it doesn't fit with the site, or should ...
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How can I inform search engines that the usefulness of some content on my site has a limited shelf life?

Let's say that I run a forum dedicated to computer hardware. Naturally, people are going to ask questions like: What is the best laptop for running [os] Or What is the best video card for ...
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Responsibility in case of copyright infringing user-submitted content

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but it seemed like one of the better options. Example here. Say, I have an online library where users can submit e-books and PDFs they created. All fine ...
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Is there something like mathjax for chemical structures?

I am making a website where people can ask and answer questions to bioinformatical matters. I was very delighted with mathjax and its easy use. Is there something like that for chemical structures? ...
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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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Can people's names be added to a URL slug

On webpages generated from user generated content, I create slugs for the URLs based on the title (just like stackoverflow does): http://www.example.com/photo/day_at_park If there's more than one ...
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.NET Article Submission Website Template [closed]

Somebody wants me to work on creating a website that involves user article submission, similar in purpose to Digg, Slashdot or maybe Reddit. While I can easily find .NET libraries/templates for ...
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Best way to implement user-powered data validation

I run a product recommendation engine and I'm hitting a few snags. I'm looking to see if anyone has any recommendations on what I should do to minimize these issues. Here's how the site works: ...
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Receive anonymous users' input by web upload form or email. Any online service for that?

Are you aware of any online service or online "platform" allowing users, not previously registered, to upload pairs of picture+comment to a database? It would be a collaborative database of ...
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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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Recommended Spam Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Are there any recommended admin tools or interfaces for reviewing and moderating spam on a community-driven UGC site?