Buying SoundCloud plays is a great way to build success for your music or track. There are a lot of great companies out there – we’ve reviewed many of them. But there are also lots of shady companies and sellers that don’t deliver, or deliver bogus services that can jeopardize your account. Over the course of our reviews, we figured out a few rules of thumb to keep in mind. If you’re looking to invest in buying SoundCloud plays, here are 4 ways to test the waters.
1. Do Your Research
Living in a digital age has its benefits. With a few clicks, you can have information on anyone or anything in existence – doubly so for internet companies. When you decide to look at possible service providers, you want to make sure they have a consistent track record, and that there are no major red flags. Sources like Our Top 10 List, their feedback rating on neutral websites and review websites like this one, and the length of time they’ve been in operation can tell you a lot about their commitment to quality.
2. Chat Them Up
Not all purchases gone wrong are scams. There are plenty of reasons that a snag in an order pops up – but none of that means anything if the provider has sub-par customer support. Many “Always Online” customer support centers are actually underpaid freelance assistants miles removed from the rest of the company. In our reviews, we attach specific weight to the quality, speed, and location of the support lines for each provider – and you should too.
3. Give Them a Try
While it’s rare for a provider to offer a free trial, there are ways to safely and cheaply test the reliability of their service. Purchase their basic/starter package and point it at a fake account that you’ve created for this purpose. You’ll want to take note of their communication speed, delivery speed, the quality of the plays and engagement, and over what period of time you experienced the increase. You want to look for natural, smart growth and engagement from a diverse group of natural accounts. Anything that looks spammy means that the provider isn’t providing you real SoundCloud plays – they’re selling you the cheap, low-quality version that will get your account banned.
Or, of course, you can just read our reviews – because that’s how we usually run our tests.
4. Go With Your Gut
Always work with your first instinct. The overall impression you get from a company is important – trust your gut. Look at spelling mistakes, website design, grammar, layout, prices, etc. The whole exterior will reflect the intent of the provider – if they want to be in business for a while, they’ll put substantial effort into their front-end, which means you KNOW the end product will be quality too.
To wrap up, make sure you take your time and assess which provider is best for your needs. It’s tempting to go with the cheapest option, but too often, that choice can lead to negative implications for you and your SoundCloud account. In case you want a cheat sheet that covers the industry as a whole, see our Reviews. We follow the same steps we listed above – and then some.