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Ad Deals and Statistics – Your Podcast 014



A little while back, the EFF finally ended the patent troll case that has been threatening podcasting and podcasters for years. At the end of the month, we’ll be celebrating International Podcast Day. Hosted by Steve and Dave Lee, Blubrry will promoting the power of podcasts. As ad deals gain more traction and attention in podcasting, there comes some ups and downs. Todd and Mike discuss how all of this works together and best practices for people that want to get involved. Podcasters that want to get advertising, statistics have never been more important.

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News:

Topics:

  • Episode zero – In the new iOS 11, you can use tags to set an episode zero as a trailer. Great for promotion and launching a show.
  • “Second show syndrome” – Just remember, when you want to start a second show, it will take just as much time to produce as the first show. Make sure that you have the time, resources and your family’s blessing to do one.
  • Ad deals – Learn more about advertising with Blubrry and the general overview of how this all works with podcasts. To become at Blubrry Advertising Priority Partner, click HERE

Support:

  • Stats – We have been getting a ton of questions about stats recently. Blubrry ad deals require that podcasters use our statistics. In a pinch, we’ll accept stats from Libsyn or Podtrac, but we always prefer Blubrry stats. You can sign up for FREE stats at Blubrry.com or our Pro stats for only $5 per month. (use the promo code Blubrry005 for a free month).
  • Stats have to be implemented on your media files (not the feed itself) See the “Getting Started” link in your Blubrry stats area for details on how to setup stats. Also, check out this YouTube video on how they are setup with or without PowerPress: https://youtu.be/wJdiZZiudU8
  • Some hosts do not allow 3rd party stats. If your RSS feed address does not have your domain in it, you will have to check with your feed provider to see if you can implement Blubrry stats.

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

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Set Up A FREE Optimized WordPress Site For Your Podcast in Just Five Minutes With PowerPress Sites



Is technology the only thing standing between you and launching – or improving – your podcast ? Maybe you aren’t sure of the best way to set up a podcast theme, are stymied by how to best optimize your site for social, or just aren’t great with design. No more hurdles: the new PowerPress Sites is attractive, easy-to-use, and comprehensive. Check out our demo! 

A FREE Basic PowerPress Sites account includes a managed WordPress site, podcast media hosting, and professional podcast statistics in one place. It’s a complete package, offering everything you need to build and grow your show and accurately measure your results. And best yet, you can have your new podcast site up and running in five minutes – tops. 

Here are a few screen shots that show just how quick and easy the process of setting up PowerPress Sites can be:

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No more stalling! Follow our Quick Start guide to launch your site in no time. We’ll take care of the behind-the-scenes so you can focus on creating great content and connecting with your audience.

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Proclaim16, Apple changes and the New PowerPress



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In this episode Mike Dell, Lead Support Tech for Blubrry & RawVoice fills in for MacKenzie who is on assignment. Actually, she’s in Nashville at the Proclaim16 conference along with our CIO Angelo Mandato who reports LIVE from Nashville.

 

Proclaim16

News:
Blubrry Community Newsletter is out on the street, so to speak.

Political Podcasts – There is now a plethora of political podcasts for “political junkies” to enjoy. Jen Thorpe over at PodcasterNews has a list of some of the best political podcasts out there.

Proclaim 2016 – Nashville, TN

Angelo and MacKenzie reporting “live” from Nashville.

PowerPress Update:

The current version of PowerPress is 6.3.2.

It includes some updates for required iTunes items such as Explicit tags and quite a few others. Here is the change log:

    • Added import podcast from Squarespace option (thanks Steve for bringing to our attention that importing from Squarespace requires added logic)
    • The itunes:summary tag values can now use CDATA encapsulation. Note updated that may not contain HTML, except for hyperlinks. (Thanks Apple iTunes team!)
    • Added checkbox to enable wrapping iTunes summary values with

    • Added new define option POWERPRESS_FEED_TEMPLATE. (Thanks Ron for the suggestion!)
    • Added new define option POWERPRESS_PREMIUM_GROUPS_PLUGIN, for premium podcasting with Groups plugin commonly paired with WooCommerce.
    • Removed iTunes explicit ‘no’ value from tag. (iTunes change – February, 2016)
    • Updated iTunes recommended image size to 3000 x 3000 saved in a compressed format such as JPG. (iTunes change – February, 2016)
  • Fixed notice message from appearing when using the playlist player (Thanks chefjoef for bringing to our attention).
  • Added width and height attributes to img tag for the HTML5 audio player image. (Thanks Eduard for the patch and information about the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project!)
  • Fixed tab control styling when other themes or plugins use newer versions of jquery-ui.
  • Added dismissable notification message to alert PowerPress users of the latest iTunes changes.


Apple Podcasts Connect:
 Apple changed the way you submit a feed to them to a website based system. We have updated the Podcast Manual with the new information: http://create.blubrry.com/manual/podcast-promotion/submit-podcast-to-itunes/

Blubrry Tip of the Week: (A feature I do at Podcast Help Desk)

Populate your RSS feed setting at blubrry.com if you are not using the blubrry.com feed for your podcast. This gives your listing in the Blubrry directory a way to stay up to date. It also makes it easier for us tech support types to help you troubleshoot any problems you might have.

If you are using blubrry.com for your podcast website, this is not needed and can cause your listing to have duplicates.
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PowerPress Wonder Why?



PowerPress did not just happen, it came to be because of  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.

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PowerPress Wonder Why?



PowerPress did not just happen, it came to be because of  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.

Become a Customer Today and Support the PowerPress Team

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HTML5 & Audience Surveys



In this episode I talk about PowerPress and the power of our HTML5 player. I also talk about our newly introduced Audience Surveys.  Many are asking about our recent webinar, I cover that along with a few more administrative issues.

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Tracking all iPads!



With Apple’s iPad now arriving in the hands of hundreds of thousands of media consumers, it is destined to be a highly popular media consumption device. We have added the iPad to the list of devices we track in our podcast media statistics service, ensuring that your media — no matter what platform it is seen or heard on — is being counted.

Our basic statistics service is free, so sign up now and add your show to Blubrry to make sure all your downloads are being tracked, including those from the iPad. Need a bit more than the basics? Check out our Podcast Statistics Premium.

This is only the beginning. Our team has been working hard on some awesome stuff, so keep your eyes peeled! We have a number of exciting announcements to make in the coming days.

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Introducing the Blubrry API



We are proud to announce the availability of the new Blubrry API. The Blubrry API extends our commitment to the community by allowing 3rd party applications and web sites to work with our services.

The new Blubrry API allows developers to build  applications to interface with our media hosting and statistics services. Applications can delete, upload and list media files as well as retrieve media statistics information.

The Blubrry API is a hybrid of the RESTful implementation found at Twitter and WebDAV. More technical details may be found on the Blubrry Help site under the section titled Blubrry API.

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