Two New Google Features Could Help Artists Find Fans

Posted by | Nov. 1, 2010 | 5,002 views

Google has introduced two new location based features that offer opportunites for musicans building a fan base in their home town, as well as those on tour. The first, Place Search, was designed to make it easier to find local businesses along with maps and reviews, but it also could make it easier for fans to find the kind of music they like.

A search for “bluegrass + Roanoke, Virginia” might bring up shows at the wonderful Kirk Avenue Music Hall, but Google’s Place Search should help improve and streamline results. If Google were to add the results of a fan’s Facebook pals to results as Bing has, search results could get even more powerful…

The other new Google feature called Boost, is a new type of ad for local businesses that musicians can us to their advantage. Boost ads show up when users search for local businesses appearing as sponsored links in search results and Google Maps

To read more, visit the kind people at Hypebot.com

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