“Bill Tancer, Hitwise GM of Global Research recently wrote about MySpace’s departure as a top traffic generator
for entertainment and music sites. Says Tancer, “MySpace was the most
significant contributor of traffic to entertainment – multimedia sites
providing over 35% of traffic to the category…that percentage now
hovers below 10%.”
I conducted an experiment of my own while in a daze of insomnia I scrolled through Myspace many of my studio‘s recent friends. Particularly the bands that have been friending the studio, taking a quick listen to a lot of the ones with more than 1,000 plays to see if any of them are worth writing to about recording. I was dismayed to see about 50% of them haven’t signed into Myspace in about 2 weeks!!! That’s bad and not very 2006. So what are you supposed to do?
- Despite All The News Your MySpace Music Page Is Still Important – Google searches still land there, but make sure you are driving your fans to your other pages.
- Use Ping.FM to update your Myspace statuses for everyone who still uses it and to show people who land there browsing around the web what you are up to.
- Tired Of Checking Your Myspace, Leave An Away Message
- Get a mailing list collector from ReverbNation or FanBridge and embed it into your profile
- Make sure links to your Twitter, Facebook and website are all over your site. Remember get people to follow you other places where they will be getting updates.