Using good metadata on your Mixcloud shows

Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015 11:28AM IST
How to use good metadata 

Many factors affect the popularity of your Mixcloud show: how many plays, favourites, and reposts it gets. Here’s some pointers for you to follow:
 
  • Accurate tagging of your upload is crucial to the response it will get, we recommend that you use at least one of the major genres or topics (see below)
  • Do not add incorrect tags such as “Hip-hop” on an EDM mix, as this will negatively impact your ranking in search results.
  • Use descriptive titles for your uploads, and avoid using ALL CAPS, as people tend to associate this with spam.
  • It’s always beneficial if you can add a thorough and accurate tracklist, as the artists that appear in your tracklist will show up in a Discover search.
  • Use an attractive cover image when uploading your show. People are far more likely to play a show that has a gripping image, rather than say, a plain grey cover with some text on it.

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