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JUNE 6, 2009 [Delicious, UGC] Why SEO matters for user-generated content | Cyclone Ranger
Lately Ive been surprised to hear people say something to the effect of "when it comes to social networking and UGC, SEO doesnt matter" in a number of different conversations. UGC, including media uploads, blogs, profiles, comments, message boards, and the like, is nearly free content. In addition to being nearly free, UGC is also generally low quality and has relatively limited appeal. But 1 million ugly MySpace pages dont lie - people want to create and consume UGC.
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JANUARY 12, 2009 [Delicious, UGC] Bruceclay.com - User Generated Content & Search - SEO Blog
First some stats: 51 percent of all consumers engage in User Generated Content (UGC), with 71 percent of the “millenials” (18-25) using it. Why should you take advantage of UGC? Sixty-six percent of 2,000 IT pros surveyed say they trust UGC over traditional sources. There are various forms of UGC being produced by end users, as opposed to traditional media producers. UGC creates community and benefits search visibility. UGC 1.0 + $ + Crowdsourcing savvy = UGC 2.0
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JANUARY 12, 2009 [Delicious, UGC] Bruceclay.com - Maximizing SEO Returns with User Generated Content - SEO Blog
CafePress has solely UGC content. The long tail, they have to just apply best practices and UGC. How are search engines using Rating and UGC? The latter facilitates reviews with rich keywords and optimization of title and meta tags, inbound link anchor text, actual body copy in UGC. Rebecca asks about mislabeled UGC. Rebecca asks about other types of UGC like Amazon encouraging people to post their own pictures. Add to Delicious Follow Us on Twitter!