Webmaster tips in the era of crowd sourcing and bloggers

By: Floyd lester

The concept of the Internet has undergone a sea change since it was unleashed to the world a couple of decades ago. With the Internet changing from a source of Internet to a complete juggernaut of entertainment, information and even business, the core concepts of the Internet, as well as web designing and maintaining a website have changed. In the new millennium, concepts like crowd sourcing, pure, neutral information wielding websites and social networking have come to the fore. A webmaster today would need to keep several aspects related to these concepts while running a website. Here are some tips for webmasters who rely heavily on crowd sourced and external content.

If you are using videos from any of the free video streaming websites, make it a point to maintain and oversee whether all the videos are still available at least twice in a month. Many a times, these websites remove objectionable content, or content that violates any of their policies, or even content against which they receive copyright infringement complaints. These blank videos are the hallmark of a lazily maintained website, and might put off much of the traffic that you get to your website.

Some videos might not allow embedding, and can be viewed only on the website. This defeats the idea of bringing traffic to the site, as the viewer is already going away from your website to view the video. The most you can do in such a situation is to open the video in another tab, so that your website remains open in the background, and the viewer can still come back to your site.

It is a good idea to contact bloggers who run small blogs and link their posts in your articles. This is a good networking tool, and helps in increasing the information value of the website. However, you should maintain these links and oversee them too. Many small blogs belly up within a matter of months, and if you have linked to their articles, your readers might end up with a 'Page not found', which is again an indication that the website is not as well maintained, as it should be.

By contacting bloggers for guest posts, you are again creating a network for yourself, but you should ensure that you give due credit to the blogger and give them the space in the spotlight. Make sure that you have a resource box for all bloggers contributing to your website. Some bloggers would be happy with a resource box, others might want their article to link to their website, so you need to find out the blogger's preference and check whether you can provide the kind of experience that they want.

Keep these aspects in mind while maintaining the content part of your website, and you will not just have better traffic to your site, but you will also provide your website visitors with a better maintained website that gives them the perfect viewing experience.

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