To make your profile stand out two things need to happen: master your talent and put in the effort to gain visibility on your sounds. Work smarter with these tips.
A picture is worth a 1000 plays
First impressions stick, design an attractive avatar and profile header that’s easy to recognize. For easy recognition, consider emphasizing your profile name in the artwork. Remember your avatar appears on followers' Streams as a smaller version, simplicity translates nicely into different sizes; make it simple and eye catching. An easily memorable and recognizable artwork will help you get noticed.
Sharing your SoundCloud profile to all your social networks online will further expand your fan base. One good turn deserves another, so make sure to do the same on your social networks, make your SoundCloud profile stand out on your blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Take advantage of your profile and track descriptions to give an introduction about you and your work, tell a story, and ask people to click the repost button if they like your content. Encouraging people to share your music will result in more shares than not telling them to do so, and this will lead to more followers.
Google search optimization
Google likes space. Instead of User123 make it User 123. Google also likes repetition. Repeating your Display Name in your Profile URL and linking to your other social networks will help you climb up the ladder on Google search results.
Discover your fans with Pro Stats
Pro stats provide you with top plays by cities making your next tour a no brainer. Take a look at your top cities, Rio ranking high? Grab your mic and sunhat. A like minded fan could be your next collaborator, check out who is checking up on you with plays by SoundCloud profile. With Plays by App know where your fanbase is spreading by identifying the 3rd party apps supplementing your plays. Last but not least, did you become an overnight celebrity with a sudden surge of plays? Find out what blog picked up your track with plays by website.
Build a network
Networking and collaboration is a two way street. The best way to gain meaningful followers is to be one yourself. Use the Search and Charts to find and follow like minded creators, listen carefully and give honest feedback often. Think quality over quantity, tailor your suggestions, constructive criticism, or praise according to each track and profile. Fellow creators will value your genuine contribution and will do the same for you.
Power of consistency
Even the best of profiles will go silent without dedication to consistency. Consistently being online and uploading fresh sounds often creates accountability, establishes a reputation, and will make you more discoverable.