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Not finding my own account when searching for it on soundcloud.


Hi, i dont know if this really is a problem, or im just being stupid, but it concerns me... 😛 when i try to search for my own account on google or when i try to search for it on soundcloud (when im not logged in, of course), i cant seem to find it. I write exactly the same as my username in the search bar, but i cant find my own account. It worries me 😨 When im logged in, the profile seems perfectly normal, and i have no problems logging in.
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Best answer by Mathis 9 December 2014, 14:15

Pato. wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.


Hey guys,

Looks you have it mainly covered - super cool to see how the help forum is growing with so much quality content! Google has a tool for URL submissions - I've just submitted your SoundCloud-URL so Google indexes it. I guess it'll now be a matter of time until Google updates their caches.

Here's the URL to submit a URL:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url

If you want to remove an outdated URL from Google's indexing, here's the relevant tool for that:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Mathis

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Hi pato,

First off, don't worry about thinking that you might be being stupid, the whole point of this forum is to query somthing soundcloud related when you not sure, it might end up being somthing simple, but if you don't ask, you won't know...relax mate :)

I think the forum mods may have finished for the day now but I will see if I can help..please just bear in mind I'm not a soundcloud employee, I just like trying to help out as best I can, but I don't have access to any of the back end systems, engineers etc, but, I'm happy to give it a shot if its ok with you. If I can't get anywhere Mathis or Gina will be all over this when they are back.

Could I first ask if you can give me your soundcloud profile url (soundcloud.com/.....) so I can go directly to your profile to start with as that should give us a good starting point to see if we can figure it out.

Don't worry, I don't want any of your username & password details (and please, please DON'T give me them either), I simply want to try & replicate the issue & best place to start is looking at your public profile page on soundcloud.

Regards

DJ R.I.P
Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.
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Pato. wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.


No worries mate,

Give me a few minutes to have a nose about & I'll come back to you 🙂
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Pato. wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.


Hi again mate,

OK, I've had a bit of a nose around, if I search Soundcloud for pato-42 then the profile that you've sent the link to comes up first in the search results. It maybe that crucial "-42" after pato that is what is needed to get your details up.

As for a google search, certainly nothing is coming up initially, I searched for pato-42 as well as soundcloud pato-42 & still nothing, however, if you have only recently created this account that may explain why google doesn't show anything straight away, I understand that it can take a short while for google's cache to be updated (I may not be using the correct terms there but I'm pretty sure its somthing along those lines)

I hope this has helped in some small way. Just to ask another question if you have another more established account could you not simply delete the sounds you were not happy with & refresh it with your new material or have you already deleted that account? Just asking out of interest more than anything else.

Anyway, I see you're a young music producer and I wish you all the best & hope you get a long lifetimes worth of enjoyment creating your music, whatever style or genre it may be 🙂 If I can help with anything else just give me a shout and if I can't help or I'm not floating about on here, Mathis & Gina (the main Soundcloud people on here) are awesome & always happy to help.

Take it easy my friend :)

Big Ups!

DJ R.I.P
Pato. wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.


Okay, thanks! I'll ask again later if the problem lasts. 🙂
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Pato. wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.


Hey guys,

Looks you have it mainly covered - super cool to see how the help forum is growing with so much quality content! Google has a tool for URL submissions - I've just submitted your SoundCloud-URL so Google indexes it. I guess it'll now be a matter of time until Google updates their caches.

Here's the URL to submit a URL:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url

If you want to remove an outdated URL from Google's indexing, here's the relevant tool for that:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Mathis
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Pato. wrote:

Hi! Thanks for helping me out! 😃 My profile url: https://soundcloud.com/pato-42
I recently made a new account, mainly because i had sounds on my old account that i really wasn't happy with and the account was really just a mess.


Useful to know, cheers Mathis 🙂 Learn somthing new everyday as they say 🙂
HI Guys!

Having same kind of problem, can't find my own profile when trying to search it in google, yahoo, altavista..
I tried it with chrome and explorer browsers, when I'm logged in or out.

My profile is soudcloud.com/joosepkorvits, I first tried to search my name and then my soundcloud address with no luck.
It only finds tracks of some music I am related but not my profile

I also added my profile address google index as was suggested by Mathis but no nothing.

Any ideas guys?

thanks!
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Joosep Kõrvits wrote:

HI Guys!

Having same kind of problem, can't find my own profile when trying to search it in google, yahoo, altavista..
I tried it with chrome and explorer browsers, when I'm logged in or out.

My profile is soudcloud.com/joosepkorvits, I first tried to search my name and then my soundcloud address with no luck.
It only finds tracks of some music I am related but not my profile

I also added my profile address google index as was suggested by Mathis but no nothing.

Any ideas guys?

thanks!


Hi Joosep,

I repeated the process to add the URL to your SoundCloud profile to Google's indexing. It appears Yahoo has a similar option: http://search.yahoo.com/info/submit.html

Other then that, I'm afraid there is nothing that we can do from our end to push for your account to be indexed. How long ago was your submission though?

Cheers,
Mathis
Joosep Kõrvits wrote:

HI Guys!

Having same kind of problem, can't find my own profile when trying to search it in google, yahoo, altavista..
I tried it with chrome and explorer browsers, when I'm logged in or out.

My profile is soudcloud.com/joosepkorvits, I first tried to search my name and then my soundcloud address with no luck.
It only finds tracks of some music I am related but not my profile

I also added my profile address google index as was suggested by Mathis but no nothing.

Any ideas guys?

thanks!


Hi!
and thanks!
I think I indexed it 3-4 days ago...we'll see. If google cant find it with next weeks I have to start finding another solution..
It's my musician career we are talking about damn google 🙂
Hi ! Same problem here. https://soundcloud.com/swanson69. I can't even find my profile when i search in Soundcloud for my account/song via the serach terms "Swanson" and/or "Hohoho" added to it, altough I'm the only one with that username ??? Let alone Google. Please help me 🙂
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SWANSON wrote:

Hi ! Same problem here. https://soundcloud.com/swanson69. I can't even find my profile when i search in Soundcloud for my account/song via the serach terms "Swanson" and/or "Hohoho" added to it, altough I'm the only one with that username ??? Let alone Google. Please help me 🙂


Hi SWANSON,

Thanks for posting. I've performed a quick search and was able to find your track fine actually:



Our search relies on an algorithm called ‘Discoranking’ (which stands for “Discovery Ranking”) which returns the most popular results first. Discoranking pulls the search results based upon a variety of variables including the wording of your search and the popularity of profiles.

Each track and artist has a "DiscoRank" that is calculated by a wide variety of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to; the number of likes, reposts, and followers associated with specific tracks and accounts. Not only does the number of your own followers give you a higher DiscoRank-- we also consider how many followers your followers have and so on. The more “influential” the network of followers you are associated with, the higher your DiscoRank will be. As you can imagine, this network could go on forever!

All of these factors work together to give the most popular and relevant results for a search. For example, even if you input an exact Profile URL into search, there may be profiles which have a wider network of popularity which will rank higher than an exact word match.

It is important to note that an account’s Display Name is just one of many variables which affect your position within search results; your popularity remains the dominant factor in Discoranking algorithms.

Therefore, the fact that more than one account can now have the same Display Name will have no impact on search results.

I hope this allows you to understand the search results you're seeing more comprehensively and please let me know if you need any more information regarding this.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Cheers,
Mathis
SWANSON wrote:

Hi ! Same problem here. https://soundcloud.com/swanson69. I can't even find my profile when i search in Soundcloud for my account/song via the serach terms "Swanson" and/or "Hohoho" added to it, altough I'm the only one with that username ??? Let alone Google. Please help me 🙂


my account is frozen? are you, seriously?. i can't openned my account?
f you could give my account as a return please?!
my account https://soundcloud.com/skyditwan please
I'm having a similar issue. When my friends, with their own SC accounts, search for "Shane Haley" the third option down is one of my songs, but not my profile.

Can you please share how I can get my profile to show. My URL is https://soundcloud.com/shanehaley so I assumed I'd be the first listing.

Thanks!
Same problem here... Can't find my profile from soundcloud or anywhere in the web except facebook! Here's the URL: https://soundcloud.com/shaker-drive Thanks a lot for all the help!! 🙂
Hey, similar issue going on with my profile. I'd be grateful if Soundcloud mods could help. My URL appears in a browser search, but when googled on Soundcloud, apparently vanished! Poof. Only three songs, but still concerned. When searching "Andrew Elliott B," or "Andrew Elliott," I seem to have vanished recently on a general Soundcloud search. Well, not me, but my profile... any tech help is appreciated!
Andrew Elliott B wrote:

Hey, similar issue going on with my profile. I'd be grateful if Soundcloud mods could help. My URL appears in a browser search, but when googled on Soundcloud, apparently vanished! Poof. Only three songs, but still concerned. When searching "Andrew Elliott B," or "Andrew Elliott," I seem to have vanished recently on a general Soundcloud search. Well, not me, but my profile... any tech help is appreciated!


Hi, I'm having the same issue but potentially an additional issue:

My profile name is LMNL which is similar to others on soundcloud and I can't find my profile or tracks unless I'm logged in.

I want to both find my profile and distinguish it from other "LMNL" artists online. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Lisa
Hi

I am having trouble finding my own account. I have a premium account and also noticeable amount of plays and followers. I have had my account for a while now and was hoping it was easier to find. I see that other profiles come up on the search first and have less plays, followers, etc which makes it hard to understand how it works.

www.soundcloud.com/dropsofficial

Drops
Hello

Im having an issue within searching in soundcloud when you search my username "craigmartindj" it shows no users other than my friends profile for some reason, very strange!

Please can you help?

soundcloud.com/craigmartindj

thank you
Hello there, I`m having the same issue with my account and my tracks, i write the exact spelling with no luck for both, Any help Please. Thanks 🙏🏽

My Profile URL; https://soundcloud.com/hitch_music

Track URL: https://soundcloud.com/hitch_music/oriental-beats-deer-in-your-soul
I am having the same problem, please help. My soundcloud page link is; https://soundcloud.com/realchrispeters

Trying to start a career, so I'd appreciate any advice.
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chris. wrote:

I am having the same problem, please help. My soundcloud page link is; https://soundcloud.com/realchrispetersTrying to start a career, so I'd appreciate any advice.




Hi Chris.,

Please see here to learn more about the search and "Discoranking".

https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003568168-Search-on-SoundCloud

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