Have you ever heard of “user generated content”? You might have if you have been doing any online business for some time now. This concept is not new, but many website owners are unaware of its potential. This is unfortunate since user generated content can help drive massive amounts of traffic to your website. Let us explore user generated content further:
First, what exactly is user-generated content? In a nutshell it is any content that was created by a user. It could be written, videos made, images submitted, podcasts listened to or other types of content. It really doesn’t matter how the content is created as long as it was actually written by a real person. The concept behind user generated content is to give more control to the users and get more interaction with websites.
Why should you create content for your website? Creating content for your website is important because of the simple fact that it increases the SEO value of your site. SEO is search engine optimization, which basically means that your website will show up higher in search engine results. So if someone searches for particular keywords related to your product or service, your website will appear on the first or second page of the search results. This is the reason why a lot of website owners out there are looking at user generated content as an effective strategy to promote their products and services on the Internet.
But not all content on the Internet is really created this way. Many of these content sites are actually mirroring others. These mirror content sites usually include material that has already been published on another website or blog. They just change the url and pass on the content to you. These types of website content are not user friendly and are generally not accepted by Google or other popular search engines.
Why are these types of sites a problem? Well, they are wasting your time and effort because they are not going to benefit you in any way. Instead, they are only going to take away from your hard work and money building your online business. This is why I strongly recommend that you stay away from these type of websites.
How do I find user generated content sites? There are hundreds of such content sites available online today. I would suggest that you start by searching for the top ten keyword terms related to your niche on the major search engines like Google. Once you do that, you will be given a list of relevant content sites that may contain such keyword terms. Click on the links and get ready to start submitting.
So why don’t I take advantage of these content sites instead of wasting my time submitting it manually? This is simple. These content sites make their income from advertising on your content. If they advertise your content on their site and you submit your material on their site, you can be sure that they will take a cut from your earning. Therefore, you should avoid submitting your content for free on these sites.
In conclusion, to take advantage of the tremendous opportunity presented by the Internet, you need to invest in content marketing. If you have a quality content site with lots of unique and relevant information, there is no reason why you cannot earn some good money out of it. Do not try to save time and money by just submitting your material to the most popular and well visited content sites on the Internet. You must understand that these sites are often visited by people looking for solutions to their problems and cannot find them on any single site. The best solution to this problem is to post your articles on well-known and high traffic content sites.