Posted by Melanie
A great way to connect with your fans is through social media. Sometimes it seems like there is a new social media site or online music service popping up every other day. Based on your suggestions, we decided to include more icons to the Bandzoogle MySites Feature.
So here they are:
The new icons include: Soundcloud, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Vimeo, Google +, Bandcamp, Spotify, Ourstage, Official.fm, Indaba, and Beatport, and just like our original social networking icons, we have them in color as well as in black and white. You can add as few or as many as you like to your My Sites features. One tip is to focus on putting links to the sites where you actively add content and engage with your fans regularly.
For a twist on the traditional social media icons, do a search in Google for "social media icons" and download any free set or image that catches your eye. I like these peeling sticker icons:
To use these, download the images to your computer, then add a text feature and upload the social icon images by clicking the Image button. You can add your profile link to each icon by clicking on it, and then choosing the Link button. You can also add less common sites that we haven't included this way if you like.
Whether you go this route or stick to the sleek ones that we've created, it's a nice way to add some visual interest to your website - and hopefully build up your fan base. After all, your website should work as the central hub for your online strategy.
Which social networking sites do you use the most to promote your music, network with fans, or just catch up with friends? Do you add these icons to each page of your website, or just your contact page? Leave your web address in the comments - I'd love to see these shiny new icons in action!