Let Your Visitors Write the Content - Get Them Excited
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Even when presented with the opportunity to sound off at will, not all visitors are going to be struck by the content-writing bug. Many will decide they donít have the time or donít really have anything to say, but some others might just be holding back. Want more free content from your users? Give them an incentive to start creating it.
Get your traffic excited with contests and other motivations that will make them want to write, and want to write well. Remember that almost anyone can create online content; creating good online content is often an altogether different matter. Give them a reason to write to the best of their ability by rewarding those who do a great job of content creation.
Let your visitors write the content, but set the standard by setting the parameters. Offer a contest for the best post on a given topic, for instance, allowing only content fitting certain criteria to be admissible. For example, you may choose 400-500 word blog posts on a given topic and decide upon the best. The winner will receive feature placement on the site - a heady enough reward for many Internet surfers.
Or you may decide the best content is the one receiving the most votes from your siteís visitors, the one which gets the most page clicks, or choose yet another way to decide a winner. In any case, the writer of the content will have a good reason to put forth their best effort.
This creates better (and free!) content for your pages. It also provides a good deal of incentive and motivation to your traffic even as it gets them involved and gives them interaction. They can create, and if you allow open voting they can decide upon the best content. Itís a good way to inspire a little excitement for your pages and even offer a very compelling draw: the promise of a winner and a reward. For some Internet users, thatís more than enough reason to get involved.
And itís more than enough reason to let your visitors write the content.
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