Have you begun to delve into or maybe even understand the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but thenstumbling upon Black Hat SEO – that subject you’ve heard of, but don’t really understand… What is it? How does it affect independent musicians, artists, and marketers?
Many rely on services provided by any number of thousands of people and companies that guarantee YouTube views, or Twitter Followers, Facebook Likes and Fans or almost any sort of web traffic. Why? Well to increase those statistics, of course. You see they have been guided to believe that high numbers increase the “Social Proof” that their music, art, product, or whatever is the best.
Many black hat techniques have been used for decades and have been considered to be part of any above-board web marketing campaign. These include paid traffic, traffic exchanges, ghost pages, and as you may have heard, paid-for YouTube views. Peep this bit from Indie Hip Hop dot Net.
On Thursday, Jan 10, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Mid TN Music’s “On First Listen” along with members of the Professional Musicians of G+ Community will present an open panel discussion of these taboo topics. This is a once in a blue moon oportunity to learn things that are only whispered about, unless you know where to look. Look Here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/crf3bqraisvqjf6jk37a92k9ghs
Join us for this special episode of “On First Listen”. C Bret Campbell and Mark Ferrasci will moderate a panel that will include business coach Debra Russell, Music Promoter Wook Billa, Inernet security expert Kjetil Greger Pedersen and more. MidTN co-founder Joshua Smotherman has a scheduling conflict, but it’s likely that he’ll make it later in the show.
What would you ask our panel? Leave a comment, we’ll put it on the list!
“On First Listen” Google powered Live Hangout On Air, which features new music, reviews, interviews and now THIS! The whole panel are very excited to share their experience and learn from one another as we offer this knowledge to you absolutely free! We will follow comments on the YouTube Player and you can join the discussion even if you can’t join the hangout (which is limited to 10 seats). Anyone Can Watch!