Let's increase our Royalty Free Music sales!


#1

There’s a few threads with people disappointed in their current sales figures, so I thought maybe we could do a few simple things to try and boost audiojungle sales as a whole, which will hopefully affect sales for everyone.

To begin with, searching for “royalty free audio” on Google, you’ll find that audiojungle shows up first in the list, after the advertisements of course. However, searching for “royalty free music”, you’ll notice audiojungle is sitting quietly on page 5 of the results. If you’re like me, you rarely ever make it past page 2 of the search results.

So, I figured, a legitimate SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy to help boost visits to the site and thereby hopefully increase sales, would be for all of us here to google “royalty free music”, navigate all the way to page 5 and click on the audiojungle link. It will help get us higher in the list.

That alone may not bring us up to the top of the list, but it would certainly help. But I was thinking we could all pull ideas together to help out here in this thread with the goal of getting more traffic to this site.

I’m going to start working on a post on my blog to point people toward audiojungle. In the blog post, I will be sure to use the keywords “royalty free music”. As a matter of fact, I’ll probably just rewrite this post here and turn it into an SEO article referencing audiojungle throughout. If everyone with blogs or websites would do something similar, it would help to get audiojungle listed better.

Also, Mihai Sorohan has already opened a blog for audiojungle authors to showcase their stuff. It’s an excellent idea and the more exposure that blog gets, the more exposure audiojungle and the authors listed on the blog get. It’s a win-win situation. The referenced post here on the forum is as follows.

Let’s us audiofreaks own this SEO thing! :slight_smile:

Cheers,
DavidM


#2

In fact Google is a funny machine :slight_smile:

I think it works in that way:

The more “/” in the url (more subdirectories) the less is your page rating. So the home page is always with the highest rating. In fact most of the web developers avoid using more than one sub directory in their pages so they will be indexed better by Google. Instead they use some crazy numbers in the names.

Then the google starts counting how many times the keyword is used in the page (AudioJungle don’t have the text “royalty free music” in the main page so they may don’t consider it a major keyword).
After that the google starts the crazy logic of counting the pages and their page ranks linking to that page using some unknown formula…

I may be wrong at some points but this is just from my experience.


#3

Good point about the audiojungle homepage. However, “royalty free stock music” and even other keyword strings are in the page’s source code. Regardless, “royalty free audio” isn’t printed on the actual page itself either and yet audiojungle holds the number one position for it.

Maybe Envato has payed for the marketing behind the number one position for “royalty free audio” but possibly, it’s just due to their incredible popularity. If so, then by all means, we should be able to pull off getting them better placement. It definitely benefits us as authors.

That said, I’ve gotten the post up at my blog at at the following:
http://thehacked.com/seo-audiojungle-and-royalty-free-music/

And fortunately, the keywords show on my blog’s homepage a few times. And, my permalink settings make it so that the actual article is only one “/” inward, as you can see in the relatively short URL.

If those of us who have blogs or websites do similar, I think we can pull this off rather well. And I really do think we’ll all see increased sales from it since we’re currently so far down the list for “royalty free music”.

Cheers,
DavidM


#4

I highly doubt it was this forum post that did it, but audiojungle is currently on page 3. Woohoo! And if I might stress again, if all of us authors even just talk about “royalty free music” in combination with the word “audiojungle”, sort of like my abuse of these keywords here in these posts, I think we can hit that number one position. Then we can say, “All your royalty free musics are belong to us!”

Cheers,
DavidM


#5

Posting strong anchor links to audio jungle will help with the seo

for example:
royalty free music

I thought more authors would post a similar link from the their website
or even tumblr blog.

I had offer to sponsor a tumblr theme for this but only a few authors were interested. The project may never start because of the lackluster response.

see: http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/how-many-authors-would-like-a-free-website-with-no-ads-/34945


#6

Hello inkaudio,

Thanks for the feedback and additional input!

I can’t get a link to it here but using Google search term tools you can see that “Royalty Free Music” actually has better results than “Royalty Free Audio”. More people are searching for music than audio apparently. And that would likely mean sales benefits for audiojungle sellers if we could increase our position for music.

To that effect, I believe with this forum thread, my own blog post and perhaps other people’s miscellaneous work on it, we’ve gotten bumped to page 3 of the search results, which really is a huge step up from page 5.

I checked out your post and it is sad more sellers don’t make an active attempt to bump their sales using free services like Tumblr but there is a good point mentioned in the thread that Tumblr might rank horribly in SEO. From the serious lacking in any Tumblr listings on Google, I think that’s probably true.

So how about this? What if I created a network similar to Tumblr and Wordpress.com where everything is tailored specifically to audiojungle sellers? It would be hosted through my main hosting account using Wordpress multistie. I can customize the site for audiojungle users and provide themes catering to their needs. I can do this all at no cost to users, at least to start with. Though if the traffic increased substantially, I’m not sure I could sustain that on my host for free.

Do you think that might work better than Tumblr blogs? More importantly, do you think anyone else would even be interested in the idea?

Looking forward to yours and other’s further input!

Cheers,
David


#7

I think that the more active all of us are outside this forum, the better. I have been creating collections here and writing up posts about them on my website, along with author interview profiles and more. It has made a difference for those who have participated. If any of you would like to be featured and reap the rewards, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am happy to do this. In fact, it’s fun to get to know all of you a bit better while I’m at it! We are also very close to finally launching AudioCompadre which should give us all a big bump in traffic. And don’t forget the power of social networking and how it can affect overall visibility. It’s not just about connecting with one another though, it is about using certain terms, like ‘royalty-free music’ in our conversations and including links as we go along. And you need to be dedicated and consistent before a change will take place.

For those who use the Wordpress platform, and don’t have a strong understand of SEO, there are plug0ins that will help you. You can assign key words, header tags, etc in very simple fashion. All you need to do is run some searches in the plug-ins database for WP.


#8

Hello OhmLab,

Here I am talking about building up a social network to help out with the keyword issue and I somehow had forgotten all about your AudioCompadre project. In fact, I’d forgotten about the email I received regarding it which I’ll be responding to shortly as well. Was tied down with work at the time I’d gotten it.

Needless to say, let’s start pushing that project here as well. It’s right on topic and provides another excellent means to get better SEO placement for audiojungle, so all the better for us all.

I have to say, it works out great that you’ve got that base covered already. Let’s make audiojungle’s SEO eat all the SEO competition!

Cheers,
David


#9

Coming soon. :wink:


#10
ugotsta said

Do you think that might work better than Tumblr blogs? More importantly, do you think anyone else would even be interested in the idea?

1.) Linking to audiojungle to improve SEO should work with either one.

2.) I really don’t know for sure, my guess is you my just get the same limited response I did.

The more I use wordpress the less I like it, which is why i suggested tumblr.


#11

My wordpress blog now has a few “royalty free music” links to here, including a permanent one on the blogroll. Cheers.


#12
robGD said

Coming soon. :wink:

Very excited about AudioCompadre! Been visiting the “under construction” page every few weeks in anticipation :slight_smile:

Ron


#13
inkaudio said

Posting strong anchor links to audio jungle will help with the seo

for example:
royalty free music

I thought more authors would post a similar link from the their website
or even tumblr blog.

I had offer to sponsor a tumblr theme for this but only a few authors were interested. The project may never start because of the lackluster response.

see: http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/how-many-authors-would-like-a-free-website-with-no-ads-/34945

I believe that strong backlinks with relevant keywords (royalty free music, affordable royalty free music, great royalty free music, etc.) is the fastest way to improve search engine rankings. Some keyword research would be helpful too. Basically see what the highest searched keywords are and then build links using them.