A lot of authors, artists, and bands are creating their own websites these days, only to find that… whoa… Google isn’t showing their page.
I’ve been blessed and cursed with a one-of-a-kind name, so getting BlaiseLucey.com to the top of Google wasn’t that difficult. I also basically blog for a living, so that helps.
The truth is that it can be nearly impossible to get your name to the top of Google if you’re John Smith, instead of Blaise Lucey. Just remember that the fans searching for you know that, too, and they’re likely to give you the benefit of a third word (“John Smith author” or “John Smith Band Boston”).
Here are the four things you have to do to get your personal website to show up in Google:
My friend, Tim, had a problem with search engine optimization (SEO).
The problem, as with most things on the internet, was with Google.
He’s in Doze, an up-and-coming band that recently released their first EP.
No matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t find Doze using Google. Pages upon pages of other imposter bands with the word “Doze” showed up instead, whether you typed “Doze band” or “Doze band boston.”
So, I decided to help him out.
Here’s how we got Doze to be the first three results in “Doze band boston” and the fourth result for “Doze band” in one week: