What’s an SEO you ask and how the heck will it sell my music?
SEO or search engine optimization is the act of optimizing a website, blog or webpage to be highly accessible to Internet search engines through the use of proper key-wording, link building and on-page optimization.
Let’s say you’re in a band and you’ve been writing, playing out and recording for years.
You’ve always thought about selling your own original music and now you feel your sound just may be good enough to actually do it.
If you haven’t already been signed by a legitimate label you know you’re going to need to market your music by any means possible.
It just so happens that the Internet is one of the best ways to reach the largest audience.
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…..but you also want to promote your music on your own website and then use good SEO skills to get your songs on the first page of Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines.
Let’s pretend, for example, you have a song titled “Broken Promises.”
If you type the phrase “Broken Promises” into a search box such as Google you’ll see on the first page there are approximately 11 million results for that term. This means you have to make sure your song is on that first page because very few people are going to search through pages and pages of results to find your song.
As a matter of fact it’s a proven statistic that as many as 80% of the searchers make their purchase from a site on that first page.
Through the use of good SEO skills you can get your song to come up on the first page of all the search engines.
When you get it there you can just sit back and watch the money come in.
It’s possible you’ll also want to consider installing a superb flash music player on your site so your visitors can sample your music while at the same time easily adding a buy now button which then links to a payment page such as PayPal so your visitors can purchase the song after sampling it on your site. Purchase a player for your site now.
You can then use the SEO tecniques to get your band’s name at the top of the search as well as the rest of your songs or album titles.
Sell them individually or sell an album or sell both.
Digital music is where it’s at in today’s world!
Everybody now day seems to buy their favorite songs and store them in the laptops and desktops so they know exactly where to find it for the next party.
They just hook the speakers up to the computer and let the music flow!
Keep it professional and start using SEO to sell your music.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results since 90% of the population doesn’t even know what the term SEO means.