All posts by MacKenzie Bennett

Podcasting Services Updates, Advice and Experiences



Blubrry recently updated PowerPress, Ryan Wheaton of the Branding Brews podcast shares his podcasting experience, and Aaron Mahnke of Lore gives podcasting advice. MacKenzie and Ryan discuss the changes that came in the PowerPress 7.1 update – including the Apple RSS feed tags – and you’re able to download the latest version now. Ryan tells about why he started his show and who he thinks will benefit from listening. If you’ve ever thought about diving into a podcasting network, Lore host Aaron Mahnke, has some advise for you.

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Show notes:

PowerPress Update
Branding Brews
How Aaron Mahnke Makes A Living Podcasting (And How You Can Too)
Printful – After the recording Ryan thought of a useful company for merchandise. You can connect it with a number of website platforms. Customers order a product on your site, it gets sent to Printful, they print and ship it to your customer. You don’t even have to pre-order products so no inventory or big up-front costs!

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Advertising Revenue and Using PowerPress Multiple Times



In 2017 podcasting revenue is making a huge jump and PowerPress can be used in so many ways. Catch up with MacKenzie and her guest, Ken Gagne, as they discuss how much money podcast advertising is slated to make this year and Ken’s podcasts over the years. Podcasting advertising has been a topic of conversation on the PowerPress Podcast multiple times, and it was time for an update on the increasing monetary platform. Ken has never dabbled in podcast advertising, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to bring up some good questions and provide some insight about the entire process.

Ken has been podcasting for many years and has been involved in a number of shows. Currently he is the host of Polygamer, which discusses diversity and equality in the gaming industry. When he’s not working on that show it’s common for him to be contributing to other shows as well as teaching about podcasting. He teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston and includes not only podcasting but Blubrry’s beloved PowerPress as well. Thanks for listening and please subscribe!

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Show notes:

Podcasting Revenue Will Jump 85%
Polygamer
Ken’s PowerPress Presentation
Emerson College – Ken’s courses

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New Podcast Stats and Tags From Apple – Your Podcast 008



Soundclound may be in trouble, having a Plan B for your podcast if things go sideways, Apple’s new tags and stats and lastly, speeding up support if you’re a Blubrry customer. All of that with Mike and Todd, covering a whole plethora of topics. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe on PowerPressPodcast.com.

News:

  • Soundcloud – Rumors they are deferring salary reviews indefinitely.

 

Topics:

  • Plan B – Have one, no matter who you’re hosting with.
  • Apple’s new RSS tags and stats – Coming in iOS 11’s Podcast app update: What is does and does not do (such as giving you stats for the rest of your listeners, like Android or 3rd part apps).
  • Global stats – Blubrry’s insight.
  • Blubrry Stats Refresh! – It’s finalllly working for our pro stats customers.

Tech Support:

  • Help us help you! – You can speed up your support time by telling us your feed address and Blubrry account email.
  • Linking! – Connect your PowerPress / WordPress site to Blubrry (including your PowerPress Site). This also helps us help you if there is a problem. Bonus – you’re included in the Blubrry directory, the largest in the world.
  • Replacing a file – On our CDN a file is propogated to data centers all over the world. If you replace a file on our hosting server, it can take time to get the new version everywhere. To speed this process up, when you replace a file email support@blubrry.com so we can refresh the cache. That helps the CDN get the file to everyone quicker.
  • Support hours – Our main hours are 9-5 ET. And remember our advice, provide the following: File name, feed, and Blubrry account email. We’ll find everything much faster.

To ask questions or to comment on the show, contact Todd and Mike here: yourpodcast@blubrry.com

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The Next Track and Apple’s RSS Feed Tags



Big thanks to Kirk McElhearn and Angelo Mandato for being on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast. Before the discussion about new rss feed tags, they start the episode talking about some of Apple’s announcements from WWDC earlier this month as well as the show that Kirk co-hosts, The Next Track. His podcast dissects how people listen to music and has featured many well-known authors, artists and music lovers. They have lots to say on the topic of preparing for your podcast, so if you’re looking for advice and what to do before you start your show, make sure to listen.

Angelo was kind enough to explain the technicalities of Apple’s new RSS feed tags that will be in PowerPress very shortly, and work well with the new iOS Podcast App release in the fall. Be on the lookout for a release of PowerPress very shortly. Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

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Show notes:

Apple Podcast Statistics Info
Will Apple Fix the Podcast Statistics Issue?
The Next Track
Preparing for and Launching Your Show
Eight Rules for Effective Podcasting

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Apple’s Conference, a Twist on a Physical Therapy Show and Music in Podcasts



The guest on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast is Jimmy McKay, host of the PT Pintcast. He chats with MacKenzie about the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, starting Monday June 5th, through Friday June 9th, and the fact that for the first time, they’ll be having a podcaster studio for recording. Jimmy shares why he started his show and how it has and still is changing. They end the show with a passionate discussion on licensed music in podcasts – just don’t do it! Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you’d like to be on the show, email MacKenzie!

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Show notes:

Apple WWDC 2017 – Podcaster Studio
PT Pintcast – Jimmy McKay
Why Can’t Music Be Played In Podcasts?
Phonophage – Alex Card
Email MacKenzie
Blubrry Twitter

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PowerPress Podcast In Reverse and an Important Blubrry Release



Meredith Adler, a podcaster from North Carolina was MacKenzie’s guest for episode 45. This week they went with a different tactic – Meredith interviewing MacKenzie about Blubrry, PowerPress and podcasting. They briefly discuss a potential new podcasting event, PowerPress Sites (Deluxe is finally out!), as well as Meredith’s show that she started in the fall of 2016. Check out links below for more details and thanks for listening.

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Show notes:

What is PodCon?
PodCon Indiegogo Campaign – Donate!

Blubrry Forum
PowerPress Webinar Video
PowerPress Sites
Local Hearted – Meredith Adler show

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Columbus Podcast Festival and Blubrry Updates



If you’re interested to know what Blubrry has been to up, this is a great time to catch up on the PowerPress Podcast. MacKenzie doesn’t have a guest but talks about what the Blubrry team has been doing, such as attending the Columbus Podcast Festival and working on PowerPress Sites Deluxe. If you haven’t heard, Twitter is also up to something new concerning live streaming, with an unknown launch date. Shawn Thorpe graciously shares another PowerPress tip at the end of the episode as well. Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the show!

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Show notes:

Columbus Podcast Festival
PowerPress Sites Deluxe
Twitter – Live Streaming

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Blubrry Presence at NAB and A PowerPress Import Tip



Thanks to Blubrry team member, Shawn Thorpe, for being on the show today. Last episode he provided a PowerPress tip and we talk about another important PowerPress clarification this week. Todd and Mike will be going to NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters, this week April 24-28. Todd will be on a panel about podcasting and radio, and Mike will be enjoying the show. This means he’ll also be unavailable for phone support, but email will still be up and running. We also briefly discuss the changes from iTunes Podcasts to Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening and subscribe to the show!

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Go With Your Gut For Your Podcast



Michael Harren, composer, performer and — most importantly for this show — podcaster is this week’s guest on the PowerPress Podcast. MacKenzie and Michael discuss the big release of S-Town, his show MikeyPod and Vanitycasting. If you aren’t familiar with the latest NPR show that broke records or know the term Vanitycasting, you’ll get an overview of both in the show.

Michael has been podcasting for more than a decade and tells his story of how his show has evolved over time just as he has. It’s a great episode discussing the possibilities of podcasting. Stay tuned for the PowerPress tip at the end of the episode as well. Thanks for listening!

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Show notes:

S-Town and Binge Listening
Michael Harren – MikeyPod
Don’t Waste Time Vanitycasting – Check out the Family Guy clip at the end
PowerPress Tip segment music via Matthew Sams – thanks!

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‘Infinite’ insights and ‘Your Podcast’



Mike Dell of the Blubrry team joins MacKenzie on the PowerPress Podcast to discuss the 2017 Infinite Dial Report, an annual study released by Edison Research and Triton Digital that shows the latest information on digital media consumer behavior. Mike and MacKenzie chat about a certain statistic that stands out this year that you’ll for sure want to know about.

They also discuss the new Blubrry show, Your Podcast featuring Mike and Todd Cochrane, RawVoice and Blubrry CEO. The show focuses on how your podcast should be in your control — tune in to learn more.

Lastly, CIO Angelo Mandato stopped by to talk about the difference between web and podcasting SEO, specifically in PowerPress.

Quick note — We will be changing our release day after this episode to Mondays. Look for PowerPress Podcast episode 42 on Monday, April 10.

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