Podiant and Opinion, two free podcast hosting companies shut down recently. Should you do a transcript of your show? There are many positives and negatives of written transcripts is for your podcast. Advertising in podcasting is rising and becoming more relevant for all types of podcasters. Podcasters should be aware and begin preparing for advertising ahead of time. Lastly, there is no way to know how many people are subscribed to your show. All of this is discussed on today’s episode of Your Podcast with Todd Cochrane and Mike Dell.
Transcripts of your show: How to do it the right way as to not mess up your SEO. Make a PDF of it and LINK it in your show notes.
Who are my subscribers? Why nobody can tell you that other than your listeners.
Having a podcast PAGE on your site and why that is just extra work. Use the blog roll instead. Blogging and podcasting are very, very similar. Your blog posts should be with your podcast posts (assuming they are on a similar topic.)
Upgrading and downgrading podcast hosting every month; Blubrry has many customers doing this. The only way to do this where it’s not costing you more is to upgrade 2 days prior to the next payment date.
What’s in a name? For a podcast names can contain quite a bit of pertinent information. Show names, episode titles, file names and domain names are crucial and helpful for a podcast. There’s also a lot of places where it can go wrong.
Stick around in episode 16 for information on a Yeti microphone and what Google is up to. Todd and Mike also share some tips on how best to get support, this week on Your Podcast.
File names, episode titles, titles of the main podcast and the author tag: What’s the best practice for naming all of the properties of your podcast feed?
MP3 file names: Name your files in a way you can understand them and keep them short. No spaces, no punctuation (other than underscore _ or dashes – ).
Blogging and podcasting on the same site, a match made in heaven: People that are checking out your podcast should be interested in your blog and those reading your blog might be interested in your podcast. Why not run them together on the same page of your site? If it’s the same topic, then it would only stand to reason it would be the same audience.
Include some sort of contact information in your podcast and in your show notes – you’d be surprised how many people want to contact you.
Provide your email on your website; at the very least include a contact form.
Be sure to set the iTunes/Apple email tag to an email you CHECK regularly!
When submitted a ticket and/or email to Blubrry please include the following: email address you use at Blubrry and show name (possibly including the feed).
More evidence that Soundcloud is in trouble, how to submit your podcast to Spotify, Veronica Belmont is podcasting again, and PowerPress 7.1 with all the new iOS 11 features. All of that with Mike and Todd, covering a few tech topics as well. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe at PowerPressPodcast.com.
Happy National Blueberry Day! (July 8th)!
Eat some Blueberries and/or order professional statistics or media hosting from Blubrry.com(promo code Blubrry005 for a free month).
File names – Best practices to make sure you are naming your media files correctly. KEEP IT SIMPLE! File names should only contain numbers, letters, dashes or underscores. No spaces, symbols, periods (other than the .mp3) or commas. This will insure that your files are compatible with all podcast apps and directories (including Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music and Stitcher).
PLEASE Contact us first instead of going on social media. We monitor email 7 days a week, have a phone number for support during business hours (9-5 US Eastern Time) and we are the best place to go for help with your show using Blubrry tools. Just call 1-877-729-8642 ext. 1 for support. Leave a voicemail if it’s after hours and we will get back to you. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd and Mike talk about the new Echo Devices from Amazon, the Podcast Awards relaunch, Small Batch Audio Kickstarter, and about how Blubrry accounts are organized. Also, we answer the question “How many subscribers do I have?” Thanks for listening and please subscribe.
PowerPress Sites Deluxe will include the following:
– A fully managed WordPress Website
– More theme options
– Domain mapping
– DNS control
– Email forwarding
– More plugin selections
Accounts at Blubrry.com explained:
– Login account – What you use to sign into your overall Blubrry account.
– Show listing – Your show’s listing in Blubrry. You can add hosting, stats, PPS to each listing.
– Hosting or Stats subscriptions – These are hosting or stats for individual shows.
When you ask us to “delete” an account, this means your your login will no longer work and ALL of your serivces and listings will be turned off. We regularly received 2 or 3 deletion requests a week, that then wonder why they cannot login anymore.
We get this question all the time: “How many subscribers do I have?” The short answer is, there is no way to tell, listen to the show for a better explanation.
PowerPress did not just happen, it came to be because ofÂ a vision to give Podcasters better tools so they can focus on creating content letting PowerPress and our tools do the heavy lifting. Support the team that is supporting you! I show you the power of how we continue to power your podcast with hosting and podcast publishing as easy as 1,2,3.
Exciting news Blubrry Podcasters! BlubrryÂ is proud to announce the launch of the Blubrry Channel on Roku. The channel is live with 200 shows and we’ll be adding more shows throughout the coming weeks as we qualify your podcasts.
The Roku Digital Video Player offers your shows unprecedented exposure — seen and/or heard directly on your audiences’ television sets. Sit back in your Lazy Boy and watch your favorite video podcast or clean the house and listen to your favorite audio podcast directly through the exclusive Blubrry Channel on Roku.
And, trust us, that’s only the start. This year marks an apex in the evolution of alternative distribution capabilities for RawVoice and our family of podcasting sites. Keep an eye out: We plan to launch other alternative distribution applications in the coming weeks and throughout the year.
Are you ready to Roku? We’re thinking yes! Let us know what you think!
Hey everyone! Heads up! This is a call to action for all of you who are part of our RawVoice community.
In the coming weeks weâ€™ll be making a number of exciting announcements that youâ€™re going to love. During our teamâ€™s February meetings we made some radical, strategic decisions that are now in the process of implementation.
We have a bunch of cool stuff coming out that your show will want to be a part of, one being a major redesign to the Blubrry home page. But in order to take full advantage, your Blubrry show profile must be up to date and complete. Log into your account, click â€œManage Account,â€ followed by â€œSettingsâ€ to update your profile.
Hereâ€™s how we like it:
300×300 or 600×600 album art, aka iTunes Art (JPG or PNG format)
Accurate program title (no HTML)
Descriptive program summary (200 characters max)
Detailed program description
Five or more keywords
Talent name filled in
An RSS feed that validates through http://www.feedvalidator.org
A header image on your account
If you are a podcaster that mixes audio and video together, weâ€™ll classify your show as a video podcast in our new layout. If you don’t want them combined as video be sure to have two feeds.
For the first time, RawVoice will be taking an active look at shows on our network on a weekly basis and will feature some shows in a special section of the website. Each show in the network will be reviewed in the coming weeks. Make sure yours is in tip-top shape so you have a greater chance at substantially increased exposure.
That’s not all! What we have planned is going to knock your socks off and I canâ€™t wait to tell you more! Donâ€™t miss out. Get your show’s listings squared away now!
The results of our recent Podcast Consumer Attitudes study, in conjunction with the Association for Downloadable Media, will be presented by Edison Researchâ€™s Tom Webster in a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. CST and noon PST. The webinar is free but registration is required at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/909488120. Join us!
Shows within the RawVoice family that participated in the survey (as outlined in the November 2009 bulletin) will receive our segment results in the coming weeks.
The results of this groundbreaking look at the attitudes and behaviors of active podcast consumers will include:
A comparison of the effectiveness of advertising approaches across various new and traditional media channels.
An examination of post-exposure purchase and trial behaviors for consumers exposed to podcast advertising.
A quantification of the “halo” effect –Â the transfer of good feelings about one characteristic to another, possibly unrelated, characteristic — ofÂ podcast advertising for prospective brands and sponsors.
A look at the rapid adoption of mobile audio and video consumption.
The effectiveness of pre-recorded advertisements, sponsorships and host-read messaging in podcasts.