The popularity of Karaoke has given rise to all kinds of websites dedicated to all aspects of Karaoke.
Not so surprising is the fact that MySpace Karaoke shows up at the top of the Google search for “Karaoke Websites”. A very simple search but there it was. It might not be there when you read this article but chances are it might. And it’s not even the paid ad at the top of the Google results!
Even more interesting is the fact that number two is a site with one article that reviews Karaoke Websites (it’s the name of the page on her website). A single individual has gotten to the number two spot on Google search.
What this means is that the web is a powerful place. Her voice about Karaoke websites was important enough as seen by Google’s ranking algorithms for a lot of reasons we will never know because Google hides the details of its algorithm from us. But you can bet that the sites she reviewed are very popular sites that many people go to every day. One of the things that Google uses to rank sites is the “popularity” and cross activity levels of the links between sites.
That’s why in the technical world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) there are so many efforts underway to do cross-links to other peoples website & them back to you.
That’s enough on technology – the implications are that this is a social web. That means Karaoke fits in real nicely on the web because Karaoke is a social experience.
There is wide range of websites related to Karaoke as mentioned earlier. They run the gamut from vendors of Karaoke equipment to sites where you can buy the content that goes in them.
Then an emerging popular area for websites related to Karaoke is the concept of communities where people can come talk about Karaoke, play Karaoke online for others to see and possibly vote on. The concept of fans & friends is very popular as it relate to online Karaoke. So we see that the way that you get your applause or tips from your online Karaoke performance is translated into the fan and friend system of these online Karaoke websites.
Now to be sure, the aspect of real-time fans watching you as you perform live on a Karaoke website can be done, it is often accomplished through the submission of a video to the site for posting. That allows others to listen at their leisure, all over the world in fact, not just in your local town.
The only drawback to time-shifted performances is that you can’t hear the applause real-time. The advantage is that more people around the world will likely listen to your Karaoke performance and vote you up or down so to speak.
If you can wait for that gratification & you aren’t one who needs instant gratification then go look for one of the online Karaoke websites. Perform free or watch others. Learn more about what it takes to become a good Karaoke performer.