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mccumba says

Hello fellow music composers:) I recently submitted a song and am wondering if I could have created better keywords for search engine optimization. My song’s first word is “boxing” and “boxing” is the second tag. When one searches for “boxing” I come up…yet on the 3rd page:/ There are several songs, sfx, etc, with the word “box,” meanwhile, the word “boxing” isn’t common. Why is it that songs, sfx with the word “box” come up on the first couple of pages, and my song with “boxing” is on page 3 wen specifically searching for “boxing?” I’d imagine when one searches for “boxing,” that is what should pop up….not just another similar word. Any advice would be greatly appreciated:)

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urbazon says

I’d guess that mentioned sfx have “boxing” keyword in the tags list, so that’s why they come up in the search results. But anyway, the search engine should be improved a lot (and I believe/hope it’s in progress right now).

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mccumba says

I see. Since posting, I’ve actually found a couple other users commenting on the search engine’s need for improvements:/ like you, I shall remain hopeful . Thanks for sharing

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SiliconWorldAD says

Would it help the search result for a specific word if multiple boxes, like the title, description AND tags all had that specific one word in common? Like would you physically see a difference in what page your search results end up on?

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Anastasius says

To my understanding, the keywords are used to relate one song’s page to another song. Kind like a “Tag”. The search engine is primary looking at the song’s description. I could be wrong thought…

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JonBuice says

I’d guess that mentioned sfx have “boxing” keyword in the tags list, so that’s why they come up in the search results. But anyway, the search engine should be improved a lot (and I believe/hope it’s in progress right now).

Agreed. I can’t quite seem to wrap my head around how it works. Different people seem to get different results even when using some of the same tags. Idk, maybe theres an interval system favoring more “Ranked” authors…GASP! But yeah, it could use some tweaking for sure.

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GregMusic says

To my understanding, the keywords are used to relate one song’s page to another song. Kind like a “Tag”. The search engine is primary looking at the song’s description. I could be wrong thought…

If that’s the case I have to start writing longer, better descriptions! :o I thought it was all in the tags… oops.

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Anastasius says


To my understanding, the keywords are used to relate one song’s page to another song. Kind like a “Tag”. The search engine is primary looking at the song’s description. I could be wrong thought…
If that’s the case I have to start writing longer, better descriptions! :o I thought it was all in the tags… oops.

I am not shure of that. Write longer descriptions but do not degrade your keyword work. I it just my sence from the seerching i ve done. Nothing solid..

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mccumba says

Wow this is all great and very useful information! I share in the common confusion and I will definitely pay more attention to my descriptions as well. I was thinking exactly along the line of GregMusic. Regardless of how it works, it seems a useful tip is definitely to pay more attention to detail within song description.

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filmTones says

From my experience, it seems like the title of the track trumps everything else. It’s too bad, because I’ve resorted to naming my tracks with single words that aren’t very creative or descriptive, like ‘Success’ or ‘Rock’. This seems to be the only way to get them to come up in the first pages of searches. When I give my tracks more creative names they are quickly buried. There is also a preference for tracks that have already sold a lot and have a lot of ratings, even if the search word is not in the title. It would be great if the title could at least be more balanced with tags and description. :)

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