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No, the site doesn't have to focus on a topic, but there should be pages that focus on topics so that they are catnip to searches for on-topic terms. "The sun" might be an optimistic target given the competitiveness of existing search results, but supposing you were hoping to attract search traffic for the search term "sun", then you would want a page that ...


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You shouldn't be concerned about this if your site is well categorized. Think about all newspaper websites which speak about many different themes too. If it's not already the case, just try to apply categories to all literature pieces to permit to users to find easily what they're looking for (all poems in the same place, all stories in the same place, etc....


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I would not create fake accounts to make it look as if the site is populated as that can backfire on you in too many ways. Unless you are very skilled at creating content that looks like it is from different people you may find that your users will be able to spot the fake accounts. Always remember that humans are pattern-seeking mammals and if the ...


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The first thing that you should do in this regard is get legal advice within your own jurisdiction from a lawyer as the laws can differ depending on the country you are in but as a basic guide only... Access to the image should be blocked as soon as it has been detected. You should absolutely notify law enforcement with all the information they require. On ...


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Marketing and general people advice you do not worry about nofollow outbound links, but matt cutts said nofollow link sculpt your pagerank (check 4th and 5th Question). I don't know weather it is still true or not, but wikipedia working fine with tons of nofollow outbound link. So It is not like it will affect badly. If your forum have quality good content ...


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If there isn't a TOS policy preventing the user's copyright, the creator of the key would have the right to claim a copyright for any information that is not considered just a fact. If they wrote a bio, then they have the right to claim a copyright for that. However, info such as their name cannot be copyrighted because it would be considered a fact. See ...


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At least as far as Google is concerned, there's already a "freshness" element to the algorithm, whereby it will attempt to surface the most relevant, up-to-date result for a given query. Their announcement even gives a similar example to the one you cite (a search for "best SLR camera"). So from that point of view, Google should be able to work this out ...


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There is no definite answer to that. It remains to be seen what is your niche and marketplace. Secondly what sort of user generated content are you expecting? Are they in the form of comments, articles, reviews or testimonials? Surely there must be some existing content on your website which would encourage some traffic from the search engines and the ...


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For your site architecture, you can take inspiration from famous newspapers websites. In general, articles on these websites are categorized by theme (all economics articles in the same category, all sport articles in the same category, etc.). If your site has many articles, you can also create subcategories like for example football, tennis, golf, etc. ...


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There's nothing wrong with that, and the alternative is treated the same way by google. From Google's Webmaster Tools: "If you’re getting rid of that content entirely and don’t have anything on your site that would fill the same user need, then the old URL should return a 404 or 410. Currently Google treats 410s (Gone) the same as 404s (Not found)."


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You don't need to know how much content a user generates per day. You need to know how much content a user generates per day on your site. Besides the fact that there probably isn't any real data about how much content a user generates, it really doesn't matter because you need to handle specifically how much data one of your typical users generates per ...


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I think the only thing you can really do is validate when a user uploads. If the same location / description has been uploaded, check they mean to do so before the form is submitted (in a similar way to how this site tries to prevent duplicate questions). You could actively prevent them using the same description at this point, but they are likely to just ...


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Nope, nope and nope. Why would someone put a child pornography into a service that sole purpose is content analysis? It wouldn't go through. But, srsly, don't go on that road. It's illegal content, so you got your answer in the word ILLEGAL. And I think that I don't need to remind you how community is sensitive in this particular case.


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If this wall of text has its own URL - how about noindex it? Another way: trigger the showing of it with any user action, like click or scroll - Google doesn't do user actions, so it doesn't get this content. Yet another way: load any not-existing image and trigger the showing of your ugc with onerror of this image's loading.


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I was wondering if I add a report feature and a way to take the content down if you are the copyright owner will companies use this or will they go straight to my web host? Depends on how visible the "Report" feature is and also how large/aggressive the copyright holder is. In my personal experience, a well-placed and easily visible reporting button will ...


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Source: In the United States, they are protected from copyright issues by a law that makes it so content creators cannot sue these websites. They have to sue the uploader. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act creates a “safe harbor” for these companies, but also places a responsibility on them. If the content owner complains that their works ...


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There are a couple of options that can solve your problem. Setup your site so that for every piece of content the user submits, it is evaluated by a real person before it is published online. The pro here is you wont have to worry about duplicate content but the con is more time is required to process the content. Create filters for each content submitted. ...


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If text is copied and pasted from Grammarly editor HTML like this can be inserted.


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Either you can exclude the third party content from search or include. From what I know, there is no special way to tag from a search engine's perspective. From the user's perspective, you can visually differentiate between first party and third party content. Below are my views in response to your points. Google has occasionally decided to auto-onebox ...


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According to google's recommendation : any link on your site for which you don't care about indexing/ranking or you don't have to help its search ranking you should add no follow. Example : All paid links on your site should be no follow as having them without no follow gives a false indication to search engines about them being relevant to the page. There ...


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Nobody could even imagine, for what topic could rank a page with content from user SMS messages. But one thing is for sure - such content will never ever help somebody to solve any issue. Don't make a mistake to think, just because it is a content it should be indexed. Set the whole page with SMS messages to noindex and all in- and outbound links to ...


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A little late here but helpful I hope. You have nothing to worry about at all whatsoever. With all due respect the previous answer does not correct your current problem as you will not be the content writer so you will never know what a user submitting content will write. In regards to canonical tag you are in essence saying the ORIGINAL content comes ...


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Set your preferred domain Tell Google which version of your site's URL you prefer for your domain: https://www.example.com https://example.com If you set your preferred domain as https://example.com, Google treats links to https://www.example.com exactly the same as links to https://example.com. Indicate the preferred URL with the rel="canonical" link ...


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Regarding the first aspect of your question regarding censorship thanks to the first amendment there are no laws forcing censorship on user generated content to the extent that the service you are providing should not be designed for the breach of the law. A prime example of this is the torrent site The Pirate Bay. While the argument could be made all ...


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There is only Difference of permission to Google Bots to Access After Locked area to show ads. Otherwise, everything remains same. You can Choose how Ads show on site. interest based or content based mainly. But I personally Found that Google Shows Mix up of both on a webpage. Some IB and Some Content related. user mostly click on those in which they ...


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Here is what type of pages I will noindex. Pages that have no answers. Pages that have duplicate question. I don't think, you should noindex all negative posts, may be someone don't like that question, and click on negative ranks, but it does not mean that page contain bad/low quality content. You should read this PDF from Google., you will get many hints, ...


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Simply state that it is your legal and ethical duty to uphold the integrity of your company by not affiliating yourself either directly or indirectly with any form of illegal activity (child pornography is illegal no matter where in the world you are). Refuse his business, if he's provided you with an email address or you have his IP address or anything of ...


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Yes, obviously as you duplicate your customer testimonials on your website, it make some sense for new customer reading these content. It's better to leave it there only, because you will get normal link from another website which is very much liked and considered by Google for indexing your website. You can also alter or rewrite your customer feedback ...


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Infinite scroll is not SEO friendly. Google and other search engines will have trouble indexing the content that is not loaded into the page when it is first fetched. To get referrals from search engines to specific articles, you need have a page for each article. Search engines won't recommend specific articles from your site to their users if their ...


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Google can index pages with no title page. When there is no title tag, they will choose a snippet to use as the title. Google does recommend using a title tag as an SEO signal that will help your site rank. It might be better to choose your own snippet from the post. 3 to 7 words with the author name and the site name in the title is probably going to be ...


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