Optimize your website’s images for search

While many website owners worry about how discoverable they are in traditional search engine results, there are many additional ways to be discovered online. Google Image Search (and other image-based search engines) can be a valuable source of traffic. Best of all, Image search is not as competitive as traditional search results so you have […]

10 free things to add to your website

There’s just about a ba-zillion website widgets and apps floating about the interweb. Some are super useful and some are not. But who wants to weed through a ba-zillion of anything to find the good ones? Nobody, that’s who! Not even me. That’s why I looked at just a fraction of a ba-zillion and chose […]

What if my domain name is taken?

What if your coveted .com domain name is taken? Should you settle for a .net, .org, or one of the new domain extensions like .best, .buzz, or .cool? What if your domain name is being held ransom by a domain-reseller who wants thousands of dollars for it or won’t even return your emails?

Is it […]

What music genres are searched for the most on Google?

Data from Google can tell us a lot about what’s popular in the world. After all, when people are curious about something, generally they will “Google it”. In fact, Google has created a website called “Google Trends” that lets you track the popularity of search terms over time. It even lets you compare musical genres. […]

What if I don’t rank for my own artist name in Google?

Take a breath. It’s not the end of the world. You typed in your band or artist name into Google or Bing . . . and nothing. Your band’s not there. Or maybe your band did come up, but at the very bottom of the page. Or even worse, you showed up on the 2nd […]

10 point checklist for optimizing your social media profiles

Grow your web presence

Building your web presence means you want to be in as many places as you can. After all, you want your fans to easily find you on their favorite social networks. But just being on a social network is not enough. In order to ensure that you are easily found, and […]

Your headlines are annoying. Here’s how to make them better.

Write better headlines that work for search as well as social

If you want to build your web presence online, you better get good at getting people’s attention. It’s a free-for-all out there, and crafting a smart headline is one of the best ways to get likes, shares, and better search rankings. Online publications like […]

What if My Domain Name is Taken? (redirect)

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Having a unique and easy-to-discover (and remember) domain name is important. But what happens if your chosen domain is not available for purchase? In some cases it may even be smarter to change your artist name then to settle for a confusing or inferior domain name that can’t be found […]

Free Guide: Top Ten Website Optimizations You Should Do Right Now!

Creating an awesome website is a challenge in itself. (Luckily, HostBaby makes that part easy.) But once you have a website, it’s important to ensure that your site engages your audience and grows your traffic. You’d be surprised how many artists neglect some of the most important aspects of web optimization and configuration. That’s […]

How to Check if Your Website Has Been Indexed by Google and Bing

Making sure your website is properly indexed by major search engines like Google and Bing is fairly easy. You can also check when the last time your pages were indexed and how many pages of your website have been indexed.

Note: A new website can sometimes take a week or more to get discovered by search engines. Sometimes […]