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An Intro to SEO for Musicians, Part 3: 5 Expert Tips for a Faster and Better Website

 

Guest post by Damian Burke, web developer and editor of The Doughnut.

If you’re new to search engine optimization (SEO), you may want to check out An Intro to SEO for Musicians Part 1 and Part 2 before reading on.

By this stage you should have clean and logical URLs, unique meta titles and descriptions on each page, your Google Analytics tracking set up, and your website submitted to Webmaster Tools.

This third installment is aimed at musicians who have a basic understanding of SEO, access to their hosting and content management system (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal), and don’t mind getting their hands dirty with a little bit of code.

An Intro to SEO for Musicians, Part 2: Beef Up Your Optimization Strategy With Inbound Links

Guest post by Damian Burke, web developer and editor of The Doughnut.

In part one of this intro SEO guide for musicians, we talked about what techniques you can use on your website to maximize your online impact. In this article, we're going to delve into off-page SEO tactics – which means learning how you can use external links to improve your website's search rankings and help people find your band.

An Intro to SEO for Musicians, Part 1: How to Optimize Your Band's Website in 7 Steps

Guest post by Damian Burke, web developer and editor of The Doughnut.

Search engine optimization (SEO) can be a somewhat cryptic topic. Traditionally speaking, it’s about generating as much organic, or free, traffic as possible via Google search results.

But there's a lot more surrounding modern SEO, and musicians can apply many of the same principles to YouTube (the world's second biggest search engine) and online music stores.