lucy24 - 8:08 pm on Jul 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
The purpose for having an agent friendly web site, of course, is so that agents can share my web site with their clients without giving them direct access to me. It's essential to have a web site like this when working with agents. The main way they will access this web site is by me sharing the domain with them directly. I was also considering having an "Agent Friendly Website" link in my main menu on my other site so that it could be accessed that way too. The site that I need to be recognized by Google, though, is not the agent friendly one but the other site, since with that site, I'm trying to promote myself without the help of agents.
What's to stop a potential client from looking up your name in the search engine of their choice and finding your direct site? Doesn't have to be from innate nastiness or let's-cut-out-the-middleman thriftiness; it can also happen when they misplace the link the agent gave them.
This is a webmaster site and not a music business site, so we can't suggest that it may be simpler to take a position of "All contract negotiations MUST go through my agent". Then it wouldn't matter what URL people use to find you, because the money can only flow along one path.