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How to get members?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jadsn, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. jadsn

    jadsn Regular Member

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    I'm trying to get members for a social type site for music producers to sell their music. I have the site done recently (few days) and i came to a dilemma when it came to getting members. I tried adwords and that helps a little because i have a few competitors. I targeted forums with the same topic as my site and got a few members that way. Does anyone have any ideas that can help bring me more traffic and members?
     
  2. 3kings

    3kings Newbie

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    It was easy to attract members a decade ago but now when the competition is just brutal, that's everything but an easy task. Visit your website and ask yourself - "Would I join this site?". Does your website offer something new and unique? How is it different from hundreds of other cloned websites?

    You must offer something fresh and new to people, don't try to sell them your copypasta. If your website is one of those Yet-Another-Music-Website then it stands a pretty good chance of failing.

    Anyway, if I were you I would first try to "bribe" some of my targeted traffic. Offer 5$ - 10$ for a free sign-up to first few hundred people and then just make a good marketing campaign and voila.

    To find your victims, go to http://www.soundclick.com and start advertising. Many of them already sell music through Soundclick but since we're all money-hungry I don't think they'll say NO to you.

    I really can't believe you haven't thought of Soundclick in the first place, it's old as a Bible and the biggest website of its kind on the web. If you won't be able to find music producers interested in your website there then I don't think you'll find them anywhere.
     
  3. jadsn

    jadsn Regular Member

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    Soundclick was one of the first sites I thought of lol. I got alot sign ups through them.
     
  4. shylesson

    shylesson Power Member

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    what about myspace? not sure on that niche, but it gets me random users across the most random of niches....every little bit helps, yeh?
     
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    jadsn Regular Member

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    i was using myspace but inserting their captpcha annoyed me. with facebook i was able to get a few members.
     
  6. Schub

    Schub Newbie

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    I think Youtube would be a good way to get traffic. Upload some videos with music, and put some of the tools in the Download section to work for getting your vids up and viewed.