The link to "20 Things to Do While You're Sitting Around Waiting for Your Fans to Show Up" was forwarded to me recently by an associate. It's an older blog (posted July 2007), but still very "current" in topic and worthwhile reading, especially if you're scratching your head thinking "what now?" in regards to promoting your music online.
Monday, March 24, 2008
According to a new Billboard report, almost twice as many people perform artist searches on Wikipedia than they do on MySpace.
And when a search is performed for an artist's name on Google or Yahoo, if a Wikipedia page entry exists for that artist or band, people will choose to view the Wikipedia page for that artist twice as often as they will choose the MySpace page for that same artist. Wikipedia artist page results are also selected more often than "official web site" pages.
What does this mean to you? It means you need to create an page entry for your artist or band on Wikipedia to take advantage of this fact.
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