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Why You Need To Get Links To Your Site

By • May 14th, 2008 • Category: 3 - Promote Your Music Online

Search engines want the best, most relevant websites to appear on their results pages for any particular query. Trust is important here – the more trust you can establish with search engines, the easier it will be for your site to gain high rankings.

Using The Internet For Bandname Research

By • May 5th, 2008 • Category: 1 - How To Get Your Band Online

When it comes to choosing a name for your band, it makes sense to avoid creating competition for yourself. The Internet is a great research tool, particularly for finding out if and where particular phrases are currently in use…

Register Your Bandname Dot Com

By • May 5th, 2008 • Category: 1 - How To Get Your Band Online

Never underestimate the value of a good name – this applies to domain names even more than it does to band names. The Internet is built on words, and words lead people to where they want to go (whether they know it or not). There are a lot of websites where anyone can go and […]

Keyword Selection By The Numbers

By • Apr 16th, 2008 • Category: Keyword Selection

Keyword selection is the first step in creating findable content on the Web (well, one of the first steps, at any rate). Many people are unaware of its importance, but choosing the right keywords can have an enormous impact on your visitor numbers. Whether you’re targeting search engines or social media, the specific phrases you […]

SEO For WordPress

By • Apr 14th, 2008 • Category: 2 - Help Fans Find You with SEO

Although continually improving, WordPress is not particularly search-engine-friendly in its default configuration – there are a couple of SEO tweaks you really need to apply before you start using it. First of all, you should decide what your permalink structure will be. Permalinks are ‘permanent links’ to pages and posts that you write, and they […]

Getting Started With SEO

By • Apr 11th, 2008 • Category: 2 - Help Fans Find You with SEO

Before getting into SEO, you might ask: why do I need to optimise my site anyway? If I write content, won’t the search engines spider it automatically? Well, perhaps – but there’s a huge difference between being indexed and being found. For example, when someone enters a phrase in a search engine, it’s unlikely that […]

The Blog List – Places To Put Your Content Online

By • Apr 9th, 2008 • Category: Band Blog Tips

Here’s a list of some places where you can get yourself a blog and/or post your own content online (in no particular order). If you want to set up a site quickly, these might be an ideal option, as you don’t need any Web design or HTML knowledge to get started here.

Installing A WordPress Blog

By • Apr 8th, 2008 • Category: Band Blog Tips

If you’re new to the world of website creation, then the easiest way to get yourself online is with a blog. There are a lot of sites where you can get a blog; I prefer WordPress because it’s free, versatile and there are loads of useful plugins available for it.

The SEO Must Go On

By • Apr 7th, 2008 • Category: 2 - Help Fans Find You with SEO

If you want to promote yourself as an artist nowadays, you need to have a presence on the Web. Simply having a MySpace page or even a dedicated website isn’t enough – you need to know how to effectively promote yourself online, how to drive traffic to your site, how to be found. Linkdisco will […]