Category: Website

Help and information on creating and maintaining your podcast’s website.

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Pros and Cons: Running Contests to Gain Podcast Audience

The age old question: How do I get more subscribers. One of the subsequent questions: Should I run a contest? Contests are great promotional tools if you promote them right. Contests can bring in new faces but also people just trying to get a free thing. So lets go over contests in podcasting. Does it work? My First Contests I Ran – Summer of Podcasts The first contest I ever ran on Geekazine was for the choice of an iPod mini or Zune back in 2008. I sprang for that purchase and got some great response to the contest. When...

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New Google+ Community: Podcast (Radio, TV) Needing Guests

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for being part of the Podcasters Community on Google+. We are about to reach 4,000 members and the content is amazing. This morning I decided to add a second community to Google+. The Podcast (Radio, TV) Needing Guests is a community for those looking to find guest hosts on upcoming shows. From Hangouts to Skype and other shows – Any podcast, TV, or radio show can post looking for guests . This community hopefully will bring a lot of people together to talk about the subjects they are passionate about. To...

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Category and Taxonomy Podcasting – Does it Bring More Subscribers?

Some podcasters create multiple RSS feeds for their shows. Mostly feeds that give you different media versions – HD video, SD video, HD audio, low quality audio, etc. Some podcasters only have one media form, so they look for new ways to catalog their podcasts in iTunes. They turn to using Categories and Taxonomy to give people a new way to find the podcasts. But what are Category and Taxonomy podcasting? Is it worth it to put these ideas into your podcast? Category and Taxonomy Podcasting Category podcasting is where your podcast posts by the category you put it under....

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Host Podcast Media on Your Website Host

You started podcasting – that is great! You might be thinking your show will be low-key so you decide to upload the media files within your website. After all – you got the space and the hosting provider says you have unlimited hosting. WordPress also makes it easy to upload, so it must be acceptable, right? Not really. As we’ve learned in the last few years – unlimited is NOT unlimited. Hosting media files can become an issue if its on your website host. There are three good reasons why your podcast media files should be in another area –...

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How to Setup Media on Libsyn Through Your own RSS Feed

A popular media host for podcasters is Libsyn. They can host your podcast, set you up with some mobile apps and give you stats on your show. Its a reliable system and can be automated in many different ways. I personally like to control my own RSS feeds – especially those that are attached to iTunes, Stitcher and Zune subscribers. While the primary functionality of Libsyn is to control RSS feeds, you can set it up to port media over to your own RSS feed. In this tutorial, I will show you how to do that. For this example, I...

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Increase Your Twitter Followers for Your Podcast

In my consultants, I seem to get this question all the time about 3-6 months into their podcasts. How do I increase Twitter followers for my podcast so my Twitter numbers grow? I remember working my Twitter account pretty hard in the first couple years of Geekazine. When I added @Dayintechhist and @ipad365 I did the same practice techniques, but still @geekazine was my primary Twitter. By time I registered @RecordAPodcast (for HTRP), I kinda let the account work on its own. A mistake I am working on fixing. Twitter reports hundreds of millions of Tweets a day. 554 million have...

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Starting a Gaming Podcast? Here are Some Ideas For Gamers

There are many niche podcasts out there – one being the gaming community. With all the recent news of upcoming game systems, gaming podcasts in audio and video will have a whole group of new subjects to talk about – especially while people wait for the PS4 and XBox One. On the other hand, you might love gaming a specific board game enough that you want to start podcasting about it. For example, my brother goes to a weekly gaming night in the “man cave” with his friends. They switch up the games (mostly battle games like ships). With a...

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Join the Podcasters Community on Google+

Last month Google opened up a new leg to their G+ social network called Communities. With communities you can get people with similar tastes together to talk about work, play or other items. An Awesome Podcasters Community on Google+ I wanted to make sure there was not only a functional Podcasters community but one that people really interacted with. I started the Podcasters Community on G+ because of this. Currently this community is 600 members strong and growing daily. Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever. More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google...

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Podcasting is NOT Dead – Insights into Streaming [Roundtable]

In episode 16 of the roundtable, I am joined by Todd Cochrane to continue our series. This is a special edition of the roundtable because we recorded it during hour 4 of Todd’s 24 hour podcast. Podcasting is NOT Dead In this episode, I start off with an issue that was creeping up during the year. Back in December, NY Times took down their podcasts. In March, they closed all but two of their audio shows. This brought up the question if podcasting was losing it luster. In August Microsoft closed up Zune to merge with Microsoft XBox Music. This...

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Getting your Podcast Website in Order – Writing Blog Post [Roundtable]

I join back up with Todd Cochrane in episode 15 of the TPN roundtable. Today we talk about your website and how to post your podcast show notes. Todd starts off with explaining what you need when you set up a website for your podcast. Using his website (www.geeknewscentral.com) as an example he explains how you want to have your RSS feed and other important links on the top side of your site. I talk about the importance of writing a good blog post. The keys of a good blog post include: 150-200 words 1-2 images including a feature image...