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Ten Ways You Can Use Social Media to Promote Your Podcast

“Watch my show” and a link is usually what I see when people post their episodes on Facebook. A lot of them are “Gun and Run” tactics – where they explain nothing about the episode but still want you to watch or listen. Facebook sees this issue and wants to curb it by revamping their algorithm – making those posts go away. It will also make it harder for those who truely promote their show to do such. You have to start thinking in other ways to get the message across. Therefore, I offer some suggestions to help push your...

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10 Podcast Resolutions You Can Make (and Keep)

It’s a new year! The best part about the new year is that you can forget what happened last year and start anew. You can change up your show to hopefully bring in a new or expanded audience. But in order to do it, you must first make the resolution to do it. But what should you change? Hopefully this article will help out. I order what I believe to be the top 10 changes you can make to inject new life in your podcast. 10. Change the music Intro and outtro music is one of the best ways to...

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5 Tips to Make Your Podcast Better, Fresher, Newer

So you’ve been podcasting for a few years now. You like your show but there has been something nagging in the back of your head saying things are getting a little stale. Your numbers have been stagnant for a while now and you want to push the audience a little more. But what do you do? Well fear not! Today we’ll look at 5 things you can do to breathe some new life into that old podcast. It might just bring more listeners / viewers and make you excited about podcasting again. 1. Change the Name of the Podcast –...

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Zune and Podcasts on Microsoft – Podchat with Rob Greenlee

This week we had Rob Greenlee on the Podchat talking about what happened with Zune and if podcasting is gone on Microsoft. From this chat we learned: Zune.net is closed but you can still download and use the software Podcasts can be found on Windows Phone 8 through the Music section The old Zune links are dead. Podcasters can walk listeners through the prompts Right now there is no plan to do more with podcasts beyond keeping the directory up to date If you would like to add your podcasts, please message Rob on Twitter.   RecordAPodcast Thanks to @robgreenlee to help us...

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Time to Restructure – Make Your Podcast Successful

I know – It’s your baby – You built it and feel it is doing well. But maybe a change could bring more listeners. Maybe a change will keep people on your podcast a little longer. It could be a difference from 100 listens and 1,000 or more. It’s important to review how your show is doing and make changes. After all – how do you get better if you don’t review what you are doing? Do you even listen to your own podcast? If not (or have no reason to even after this post), then stop reading here. If...

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Podcast 101: Submitting Your Podcast to iTunes [How to]

If you are brand new to podcasting, you know one thing – your show has to be on iTunes. It’s not difficult, you just have to know how to do it. I’ll show you how. Check Your Feeds First Before you submit your podcast to iTunes, you want to make sure your feed is valid. Otherwise, Apple will reject it. W3c can validate your feed. If your feed is not valid, it will let you know so you can make the proper fixes. Your feed can be valid and still have some issues to it. It’s just a question of...

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Turn a Blog Post into a Podcast

When I started Geekazine, I was recording the Geekazine Quickcast – 5 minutes of a subject I wanted to talk about. It basically had a 500 word blog attached to it. I would write the blog, then turn on the podcast machine and recite it. Most podcasters talk off the cuff. This process was time consuming and more difficult because I had to read it word-for-word. If I made a mistake, I had to stop, and start again. By doing that show, it definitely taught me a lot. It also got me prepared for my Day in Tech History podcast...

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Do You Listen to Your Own Podcast?

You spend time prepping for the show. You spend time recording the show. You spend even more time uploading and posting the show. But do you listen to your own Podcast? More often than not, I get people asking me what they should do to change their show. I also go on the newsgroups, and see people say “Why can’t I get more listeners?” Every time I’ve been approached with this question, I ask them: “Do you listen to your own show? The WHOLE show?” More than not, the answer is “no”. Why not? Why are you not your best...

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Podcast Pacing: Learn to Slow Down Your Speaking.

Wedothisallthetime. Wetalkwaytoofastwhenwepodcast. We do this all the time. We get excited for something, and we speed through things with energy and vigor. However, sometimes, we need to pace ourselves. Slow down the conversation a bit. Put a pace on it, so the listeners can listen and understand. Easier said than done. You might say you’re going to slow down, but then you rock through a show like no tomorrow – just to get all the information you need to talk about in a 7 minute show. How can one slow down? Better yet, what if the excitement should show the...

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8 Great Topic Ideas to Podcast On

Making a podcast is fun, but putting together topics can be a pain. What can you talk about, and worse yet – What topics will bring listeners to your show? You want to have topics that will keep people interersted in your show. After all, we all cannot get President Obama or Justin Bieber on our shows to talk about what’s going on. So here are some great topics you can podcast on Top 5/ Top 10 lists. I used to do a podcasts called “5 Tech Things You Should Know”. The title alone brought traffic to the site. The...