Most of us here in the production office are fans of Spotify. It’s an “online jukebox” which ,unlike Last.FM, allows users to create playlists of artists material, listen to a whole albums or even entire discographies. It’s great for finding collaborations, similar artists and brief biographies, and the amount of music instantly available on it is astounding.
There’s a great function which allows users to share playlists with each other by simply sharing a short text link. We’ve used this to create all sorts of collaborative playlists in the office, but we decided if we were going to share one it should be SEO-related. So here is the Site Visibility SEO Playlist.
Google Eyes – The Nashville Teens
Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna
Search & Destroy – The Stooges
Rise & Fall – Craid David (featuring Sting)
The Only Way is Up – Yazz
Good Bait – Nina Simone
Links 2-3-4 – Rammstein
Take Me to The Top – Motley Crew
On Top – The Killers
Nuthin’ but a G Thang – Snoop Dogg
Click Click Boom – Saliva
Yahoo! – Erasure
Searching – China Black
Black Hat – The Sun Harbour’s Chorus
Zelda’s Theme – Perez Prado
Traffic – Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
Crosstown Traffic – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Searching High & Low – Thee Mighty Caesars
Spotify can accomodate all this free streaming of music by playing audio adverts to listeners every ten tracks or so, and the head of Spotify remains optimistic about the future of the music industry online. Currently the adverts are a little bit ropey and annoying, but we hope that they will get better. Recently the film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ advertised on Spotify, urging users to check out playlists created by the characters from the film, which we thought was quite interesting. We’re getting quite sick of the Spotify adverts urging us to subscribe to the premium account, so much so that we’re actually considering paying the £9.99 subscription just so that we don’t have to listen to them, so I guess it’s working.
SiteVisibility loves Spotify.