Friday, 13 September 2013 22:32

Site Launch with User Content Focus

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User generated content—forum posts, comments, images and videos that people upload to websites they do not own or control—has become a major source of content growth on the internet. Many major sites such as Facebook, Yelp and Wikipedia are almost entirely dependent on user generated content for their success and survival. Even e-commerce giants such as Amazon make heavy use of user reviews and feedback to assist customers with their purchasing decisions.

Knightling recently launched a website for a fishing tournament that relies largely on user content. The Sanctuary Classic is a catch and release fishing tournament, where anglers upload images of their fish to the tournament website in order to enter. The site users also act as judges and can vote for their favorite pictures. The anglers who receive the most votes win prizes.

This type of website requires user registration and accurate tracking of votes and content uploads, which makes a solid database framework a key component. Not just any html-encoded site will provide this type of functionality. Knightling possesses the expertise to develop user generated content capable sites for virtually any application.

Be sure to cast a vote for your favorite fish at www.sanctuaryclassic.org.

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