I’ve been promoting music on Soundclick for over 8+ years now and I have discovered the secrets to getting more plays and increasing your traffic to your Souncloud and Soundclick Pages. I’m going to show you both, paid methods and free methods of getting more plays on your Soundcloud & Soundclick accounts in 2015 & 2016.
These tactics that I am going to show you also work on other music sites as well. These tips I am going to show you will help you get traffic to any website and help people find your products and services online using SEO and website marketing. Bookmark this page or write this down, it could change your life. These tips helped me get over 457,592 plays to my Soundclick account in a little less than 1 year and over 1,000,000 plays on my website in about the same amount of time. Yes guys, it takes dedication and time so if you are in this for the short run, keep searching Google for another article. There are no overnight methods to get traffic to your websites without getting your accounts banned for good. Take it from me, put in the good ol’ fashioned hard work and you will get more traffic in the long run. So, let’s get started. Here’s method #1 getting more plays on Soundclick by building a beat/instrumental website and using SEO.
Getting more plays on Soundclick – Website and SEO
One of the fastest ways to get plays on http://Soundclick.com is to get away from using there page altogether. Its still a good thing to have the VIP membership with them but I will explain that in a second.
The smartest and 1st thing you should do for your Soundclick and music career is to, invest in building a beat website. A beat website will allow Google to find your site and match it up with users who are looking to listen to beats, buy beats and download free beats.
Step 1. Building Your beat selling webite
Go to Godaddy.com
You want to find the perfect domain name first. Your domain name is the .com name that you need to select. I suggest selecting a .com with the word “beats” in the name. For example, my site is domain name is “musicbeats.net” I bolded the word “beats” to show you that I live by my own preaching. Having that word in your domain name helps google understand that your website is about beats. You can use your producer name and other words like that but the marketing of your site is a little easier with that word in your domain name.
Next, I suggest building your website with WordPress because it is super easy to use and post on. Select a hosting account with Godaddy that includes WordPress already so you don’t have to install it yourself. You can purchase the basic package but it only allows you to get around 20,000 visits a month to your site. You want to select a package that will allow you at least 100,000 visitors a month so you don’t grow out of your hosting. I would of grew out of the 20k package within the first 6 months of building this site. Here’s how to install a theme on WordPress and get your beat site up and running. **This is not me in the video** This is just a video I found on Youtube.
*Note* You can use your Soundclick player or Soundcloud beat player to use on your website and get double the exposure instead of uploading files to your WordPress beat site. The great thing for you is that you can still use your Soundclick player on your beat website and get double the exposure. The users will be visiting your site which is giving your points with Google and the plays you are getting count on Soundclick and can help boost you into the Beats and Instrumental Charts.
Your Soundclick page can also show up in Google’s search engine, but is mostly going to come up in Soundclick’s favor so if you are going to put in mad work, do it to your own site. If you want to get your own traffic to your own site that is not related to Soundclick, this is the only way to do it. Although, these SEO tactics can be performed on Soundclick as well. Here’s a couple of my stats from my Sounclick pages and website that show you how I get visit from 221 countries, got more than 1,000,000 plays on my beats and get over 1,900 visit a day from artist looking for beats.
Here’s musicbeats.net getting 31,000+ plays in one month on Soundclick.
Here’s musicbeats.net getting 13,000+ traffic just last week.
Here’s musicbeats.net’s 50,000+ traffic for this month that’s not even over yet.
This just goes to show you that putting in that hard work I was talking about really works and helps bring in traffic to your website by itself. You write the content and the users come in. Here are the steps you are going to need to take (after building your website) to get more traffic like musicbeats.net and other producers who are investing in their beat websites. Here’s how you find the words that people are looking for.
How to Find Out What Words People Are Looking For On Google
Use Google’s keyword planner tool to find out the most popular words that people are typing in when looking for music like yours. If you are a rap artist, most likely, the kind of terms people are typing in are: “new rap artist” or “new rap artist 2014”. Do a couple searches on Google’s keyword planner and it will automatically bring up all kinds of different words or categories of words that are related to the ones that you typed in. http://Google.com/sktool
Check this out. This is a snap shot of the amount of people are searching for the term “new rap artist” every month.
This is a snap shot of a search being performed with all kinds of words that are related the original search.
When people search for things, they type in the exact kind of phrases you would someone to type in if you they were looking for a “new rap artist”, “beat maker online”, or even a product or service you search everyday, like a “pizza hut in 85032.
This practice is called SEO, SEO by definition means, search engine optimization or marketing your beat website on Google. You are basically optimizing your website to show up better in Google’s search engine for the keywords you found. You need to use these keywords in your website. The amount of times these words should show up on your site is 2 to 4 percent of the time. Meaning, if you have 100 words on your website page, the keywords that you found should only be on there 2-4 times. Otherwise, Google will see that your site is over optimized for your keywords and de-rank you.
Most Important: The thing that will set you apart from other artists or beat makers is your determination to build back-links or create content that a lot of people will share. “Back-Links” are Google’s way of determining if your website is popular. If your link shows up on a lot of High ranking websites, Google will most likely think that they should rank your website highly as well. Social media works in a similar way.
If your link get shared on Facebook and Liked a bunch of time, Google automatically knows to rank you highly. Make sure you are not spamming though, send direct messages instead of tagging people and also join groups that actually show love or play each others music. If you see a bunch of music shared that has absolutely no plays, don’t join that group.
Find one where people trade plays or share each others music. Its better to develop a small amount of people that will share or like your music rather than to share your music with a 1000 people who wont even give you a play. Start small and build your way up. Start with 10, then 20, 50, and build your way up. Alicia keys said it best, “My overnight success took 16 years“. Think of your rap career in the long run.
Also, find music forums and join them, post your links there, and collaborate with the other artists. Find people who will write about you and share it with their readers. These links are what are going to make you more popular than other artists, so make sure that you only make quality ones and stay away from spamming.
Getting more traffic on Soundclick Free – Forums and Collaboration
Join the forums on Soundclick, people are always willing to give feedback and that feedback means an additional play. Find the forums and join the ones that let you promote your music and tell people that you will return the favor and actually do it. Interact with people, get to know the hip hop community, get to know your competition and whats out there. Ask for people to critique you and tell you what you could be doing better but dont get offended or take it to heart. These people are taking time out of there day to help you, the last thing you should do is to send negative energy their way. Also, collab, the best way to increase your audience is to collaborate with people that already have one. Now, don’t be a nube (Nube Definition: New Producer/Artist – Doesn’t know much about music business online) and go around asking everyone and their mother for a collab. Choose people who are close to your level at first and then move up from their. Don’t try to collaborate with artists who are way out of your ballpark, yeah they should give the little people a chance but the world isn’t always that fair. Work your way up, no one gets a free ride. Well, most people at least. *Important* I just discovered that Soundclick discontinued their forums.
You can still use these same tactics on other music & instrumental forums like Future Producers Forum.
Getting more traffic on Soundclick – Buying Plays or promotion
Here’s 8 days worth of paid promotional traffic / organic traffic to my Soundclick page. This promotion helped me get over 2,000+ plays a day and over 30,000+ plays in 8 days using SEO traffic and paid traffic to my Soundclick page! This was all due to buying one of the promotions on Soundclick. Don’t buy Soundclick plays from anyone else besides Soundclick or risk having your account banned permantly.
Everyone should steer away from buying Soundclick plays, merely because they have algorithms just like Google and can tell when someone is falsely rigging the plays and that user can get their account suspended. Back in the day a lot of people were able to come up using this tactic but Soundclick pretty much has that on lock by now.
Buying promotion from Soundclick can help but it really only works for a couple of days or so. I have had a #1 song in the hip hop genre for 2 days while running a promotion and then the second day be at #65 or something.
These promotions can be a short term fix but the real way to sustain long term traffic is to produce new content all the time and by new content I mean, Song, Blog posts, Videos, etc.. You need to be connecting with the people and Google will reward you for those connections.
Getting More Plays on Soundcloud Free
Unlike Soundclick, Soundcloud hasn’t been around as long, but is definitely making an impact in the music community online. The free trick to getting more plays on Soundcloud is the exact same as getting more plays on Soundclick. Their music player can be embedded and can be implemented into a website for maximum amount of exposure but if your looking for an easier way: just add yourself to groups. Find as many groups as you can that are related to your music or genre and add yourself to their group and post your tracks to the group playlist. I was able to obtain 1000 plays or more the first week and I’ve been getting around 200 plays per day on my beats.. I actually just starting doing this about a month ago and already have over 5000 plays. https://soundcloud.com/buy-hip-hop-rap-beats
Perform searches on Google for “SEO my Soundclick” or “SEO my Soundcloud”. I will also eventually be creating content for “SEOing” Soundclick and Souncloud pages.
How To Get More Traffic To Your Beats Site
So you want to get more traffic to your beats site huh? Or, maybe you are trying to get your beats heard by 1,000’s of people all over the world. Yeah me too, and that’s the whole reason for this article. This article is designed to bring traffic into my beat selling website by targeting users who are interested in content related to beats and instrumentals. You probably were searching Google for a site that would give you information on getting more traffic to your beats website or getting more plays on your Soundcloud and Soundclick pages. Well, that’t the trick, it’s called SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I write a very informative article about getting more plays or getting more traffic to your site and you find my article online because Google knows its a well written article related to what you are searching for. You find my article in the search engines and then visit my site. The fact that you visited my site tells Google that they were right for ranking me in that spot and is a signal to confirm that I have content related to beats and instrumentals on my site. That signal lets them know that they can rank my site for beats and instrumental related material, thus giving me more traffic to my beats site for other searches like “buy beats“, “free beats” and more… Here’s how that traffic turns into money for me even if someone doesn’t buy my beats.
I hope you enjoyed this article on “how to get more plays on your soundcloud and soundclick accounts. Please leave comments for any tips or tricks that I didn’t mention. Please don’t comment negative if you don’t choose to put in the work to see if these methods work. My website is receiving over 1,500 hits a days using these methods, so, I know that they work and these are the tactics that all the most popular sites online are using, not just music ones.