Ceilidh Publicity System
There are a number of sites such as Webfeet and of course, Google that help people find English Ceilidh events. Many are maintained "by hand" and the more sophisticated sites use robots to scour the web looking for information. Reliably finding and extracting this information from the plethora of websites out there is complex, time consuming or both. It seems to work but actually is a lot less accurate than it could be.
Many of these sites are preferring to use "Structured Data" which is hidden code in web pages that helps the robots find stuff. Putting that hidden code on web pages is a bit complex so we've built a system to do it for you.
The Ceilidh Publicity System:
- Provides the robots (including the mighty Google) with easily digested English Ceilidh event information
- ... while making life as easy as possible for bands and organisers of ceilidhs
It does this by:
- Providing a simple form where you enter the details of your English Ceilidh event
- Doing all the hard work of producing and distributing the "Structured Data" to the robots
- Gives you a "gig list" that's easy to plug into your band or venue web site
More about how it works
Here's a typical Google search on a smartphone (Desktop computers typically get different results). You'll notice it shows details of nearby dance events - but no English Ceilidh. That's because Google doesn't have the information about any in the right format. Putting that right is what this system is about!
OK, let's go!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Does it cost anything?
A1: No :-)
Q2: Can I use it for other events such as concerts, Salsa or other kinds of dance?
A2: Please don't do that yet
. We've optimised the system for English Ceilidh because we understand it so well. In time, we may offer a service tailored for other genres We're also considering releasing the code so that other people can build systems for other types of event that we don't understand at all.
Q3: What's the difference between this and "Search Engine Optimisation"?
A3: SEO costs money and is offered by companies that don't understand a particular business or hobby. We're free and really
understand English Ceilidh
Q4: I submitted my event and nothing seems to have changed on Webfeet, Google, etc.
A4: It can take Google at least a week to update. Webfeet updates every few days unless its human is away dancing somewhere :-)
Q5: My event was
listed but now it's disappeared???
A5: Past events are automatically removed. Occasionally people put up events which are not
English Ceilidh and we remove them to prevent the public getting confused.