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How to optimize SEO for reddit-like sites with many of ouf outgoing links and "copy pastes"

Reddit is quite popular and generates a lot of traffic. However, they must have invented some interesting strategies how to deal with SEO issues. I mean they have two SEO antipatterns as features. ...
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How to deal with UGC in different language than website?

Our website is available in six different languages. Users have a profile that they can fill with text-based information. This leads to the following issue: The information given by the user will be ...
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How to exclude or tag user-generated content that shares hostname with first-party site

I'm running an SaaS application example.com, which in addition to its landing pages has several pages of "first party" content, for example: example.com/features example.com/pricing example....
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What creates "data-preserver-spaces" span tags in user-generated content?

I've noticed that some user-generated rich content on a site that I maintain has become littered with invisible span tags carrying data attributes: <span data-preserver-spaces="true">...
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Can I use the "UGC" link attribute to mark paragraphs of content submitted by users?

Google recently advised us to use the following link attributes: nofollow sponsored ugc "dofollow" is by default if not stated. So, sponsored is for affiliate links (for example) and "ugc" is "...
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Save the rendered tweet, or the raw <blockquote> to database?

I have a CMS where authors write articles, and the text editor allows for embedded tweets. Embedded tweets normally consist of a <blockquote> element with raw text of the tweet, requiring an ...
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Translating user-generated content: legal implications

I’d like to engage in an adventure to transform a site which involves setting up a team of translators to start translating user-generated content (what is in the past is ignored). I understand that ...
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How do I clean up Recent Changes on MediaWiki 1.31.1

My Question is about Cleaning up MediaWiki Recent Changes This question came from many MediaWiki website admins who have already asked this question all over the internet.
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How to deal with too many notices of DMCA removal for a video sharing service?

We have many daily notices of DMCA removal in our search console. Our website is a local video sharing service like Youtube. Many notices of our video URLs(uploaded by users) have not any copyright ...
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Do I need to prevent users from posting duplicate content from elsewhere for SEO on a multi-author blog?

I made a multi-author website, where volunteer writers publish articles, and in return a description about them is shown under their articles, now I need them to sign a contract, with some statements ...
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What needs to be done to user generated outbound links to prevent hurting SEO?

I have a site that contains user/external application generated content (content from SMS messages). I want links to be clickable for user friendliness, but I don't want any potentially "spammy" ...
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On a question and answer websites do similar general questions lead to duplicate content that hurts SEO?

User-generated questions may lead to cannibalization, so while writing in Google Search Site: domain name "certain keyword", I find too many questions and answers URLs targeting the same keyword ...
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Even nofollow links can hurt my website?

I have a forum with around 20,000 organic traffic with 100+ forum threads and 1000+ answers. Many users already have requested that allow them to use a signature. Allowing it will be result of ...
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How biggest website like Facebook, YouTube, Imgur, StackOverFlow prevent from legal copyright issues?

I have planed to build a image sharing website like Imgur. Users can upload images and others can vote them. The problem what I face is, what happen users upload others copyright photos? In other ...
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How should one deal with illegal content such as child pornography?

I'm planning to host my first user-based site soon. I wrote the system behind it and it logs the action of every poster. On this site users can also upload content as anonymous user. The IP is still ...
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Does user contributed content affect SEO?

I have a feature that allows users to "pin" images to their profile. Much like how Pinterest allows you to browse and pin images to boards. When pinning, the user has the option to enter a name for ...
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What is best seo practice for dealing with user generated identical content

I am developing a website that will deal with buy and sell mobiles business. Most of the pages of website will generate by users, for example a person A posts an ad for his used Nokia Lumia 800 and in ...
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Will a "report" feature on a user generated content website satisfy copyright owners?

I am looking to start a site that will allow users to upload videos and other content. However, I'm worried about copyright. I was wondering if I add a report feature and a way to take the content ...
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Is there a good way of moderating user content without dedicated moderators? [closed]

I'm building a student project over the summer which is a site that allows users to create a small scoreboard. I want to allow users to upload images to associate with the players. At the moment we're ...
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Is it legal to have an uncensored chat on a website

I am from Canada and have a website hosted on an American web server. Are their any laws for websites forcing any sort of censorship for user generated content (Chat containing Text/links only)? As ...
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AdSense on pages for logged in users with different content for each user

Is it possible to show AdSense to logged in users when each user sees different content? I'm developing an application where each user sees the content that they have entered. The ads would be ...
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Should I tag bad content with noindex?

I have a site with a lot of use generated content. Users can down and upvote content of other users. Ratings can be negative. More or less SE style. Should I add avoid indexing bad content? (ugc with ...
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SEO: Is there a way to tag content as user generated content?

I have an app which consists of partially user generated content (UGC). This content is mostly a wall of text with some random headers, exteral links, images, etc - could be pretty much anti seo if ...
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Dealing with illegal user-submitted content

I recently got a question from a user that I'm not quite certain how to answer. Basically I run a service that will allow users to submit content for analysis. The data submitted is very rarely stored,...
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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 pieces(...
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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 under ...
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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 Stack Overflow does): http://www.example.com/photo/day_at_park If there's more than one ...
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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 picture+...
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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?
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