CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is up and running in Las Vegas, with Todd Cochrane in attendance. Mike and guest-host, MacKenzie discuss CES and Todd’s Tech Podcasts Network coverage happening all of this week. The Blubrry team is looking for multiple team members to join, and Midroll is also hiring. Become more familiar with MacKenzie, Services and Affiliates Coordinator on the Blubrry team. RIP Combat Jack, long-time and loved podcaster, he passed away from colon cancer.
3rd party media players and themes. There are lots of players available for WordPress to play podcasts, they are all fine but not all play well with PowerPress. We can help you with the stuff that PowerPress does, but we really can’t help much with the 3rd party players. If there is an issue with one of the players that we do not supply with PowerPress, you need to contact that player’s support team to troubleshoot it. If you have trouble with your RSS feed from PowerPress, we can help.
Do not pre-load or autoplay your podcast in the player on a page. Lot’s of reasons to not integrate either of these on your website.
The new IAB Podcast Measurement document was released, episode level images have been updated for the Blubrry player and lots of podcasting job postings. Todd and Mike recap on these topics and more, including Mike starting up PowerPress webinars again. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe at PowerPressPodcast.com.
New guidelines have been set for podcast statistics. Blubrry is proud to be part of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and we want to make sure you review the measurement guidelines as well. – IAB Podcast Measurement Document
Episode level image for the Blubrry player – In the PowerPress update we made a slight change to the player. See the image for this episode at PowerPressPodcast.com.
We got together! Blubrry team meeting – This was the largest gathering of RawVoice / Blubrry team members ever! Looking forward to more of these in the future as well.
Blubrry webinars – Recently we’ve taken a bit of time off for these and are happy to share this next one with you. Tune in and register to attend the upcoming PowerPress webinar. Thursday, 7/27 4PM EDT – Sign up here!
Importing and migrating from Soundcloud (or anywhere else).
Canceling a subscription to hosting or statistics – Use the Billing section in the Podcaster Dashboard.
Once your show is listed in the Blubrry directory, do EVERYTHING from the Podcaster Dashboard. This will avoid multiple listings in the directory and your account.
“Upload to iTunes.” No, YOU DON’T EVER UPLOAD DIRECTLY TO ITUNES/APPLE. Loads of podcasters are under the impression that you RSS feed PUSHES to Apple Podcasts (iTunes). It does not. Apple Podcasts (when it sees fit) PULLS your feed. It asks for your feed when it gets around to it and PULLS your feed to update your listing. Your subscribers (even in Apple) subscribe to your feed and after that never really touch Apple Podcasts (the service) again. They are just subscribed to your feed directly in the iTunes software or the iOS Podcasts app. Subscribe to your own podcast, that way you can tell if everything is working correctly when you release a new episode. It works the same as every other directory and/or app.
RawVoice is seeking a highly motivated experienced PHP Developer that is willing to work for equity, and possible full time position in the future. Candidate does not have to give up current employment but must be willing to commit 20 hours per week working with two other developers at RawVoice in building out our online product offerings.
Only those that are willing to work for equity and understand the commitment to working with a start up need apply. firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: I will pay a referral bounty of $300.00 to the person that recommends a developer that we bring on to the team.
Do you know your way around a Unix box like it is the back of your hand? Do you have programming / development skills, primarily in PHP. The team at RawVoice is looking to add people to our team that understand the new media space. We are not asking you to give up your day job yet, but we are looking for individuals that need no supervision and works well with other developers.The operations at RawVoice is one of a startup being bootstrapped by a very dedicated team, and we are looking to expand our team as our flagship product the RawVoice Generator a turnkey Instant Media Network is attracting customers globally. If you have the skills to join our team drop us a line at email@example.com and tell us a little about yourself and what you bring to the table.