How does your Show Look on Blubrry?

I have instructed the team at RawVoice to start contacting individual podcasters that are part of the community, to gently encourage them to take a few minutes and add descriptions and album art to their show listings.

It literally drives me crazy to see show listings on Blubrry that have a show name and nothing else. The biggest abusers are the podcasters from Blog Talk Radio. Many of the shows that have signed up do not have standard iTunes art. Their show descriptions are 2-3 words and in many instances no description at all.

We are going to give the shows a reasonable time to clean up their listings then if they fail to do so we are going to pull the listings.

We have prided ourselves on having very clean listings, complete descriptions for shows and rich meta data but a small subset of podcasters have made us realize that if they are unwilling to clean up their listings then they likely are not supporting the community anyway.

Issues we deal with daily
-Using the URL for their home page as their RSS URL
-Using the RSS URL as their Home Page URL
-No Show Description or a very incomplete description
-No Keywords

We want to work with everyone in the community, but it’s a two way street!

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6 thoughts on “How does your Show Look on Blubrry?

  1. It’s funny that you posted about this today. I spent some time last might updating my show’s blubrry listing – new album art and better description. Though, I do wish the description field wasn’t limited to 200 characters.

  2. It took me quite a while to figure out that the long description is hidden unless you click the radio button on the general settings section. Keeping that long description exposed would certainly help people to use it. 🙂

  3. I think that you should add extra logic to the system to ensure that future podcasts add the correct data. For example, you could validate the RSS URL field to check to see if they are entering a link to an RSS feed as opposed to a web page. You could also make the description and keyword fields mandatory.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear this. Please let us know if our site is one that is not up to snuff. We’ve tried to make sure that it looks aesthetically satisfying. I’ve checked and rechecked all of our settings and I think it’s sufficient, but again, please let us know if there’s something more you’d like us to do and we’ll be happy to comply.


    We were thrilled to find you!

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