User Generated Content websites

User Generated Content websites

As the term suggests, UGC (user generated content) websites are portals that receive content from the website users itself. This might sound easy but launching such a website to autopilot mode is challenging.

Let me take an example of one UGC website that I own – UsedMobiles.in – this is a mobile classifieds website that I have built on the WordPress framework using an application theme called ClassiPress from appthemes.

The Classipress theme almost immediately converted my WordPress blog installation into a fully fledged classifieds website, later I started adding dummy contents and doing SEO for the portal. Now after 1 year this is a highly used used mobiles platform and clock more than 2 million page views a month. That means, I don’t have to spend any time writing articles, all I have to do is to collect the monthly Adsense paychecks 🙂 thats the beauty of UGC websites.

Usedmobiles portal was an example only, you could think of different ideas that will help a website grow on the content submitted by the users and such websites require no continued feeding to grow once you launch and establish.

Take home: understand the power of UGC and craft your own similar portal that can always remain as a golden arrow to your arsenal of websites.