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Indirectly Promote Your Podcast via Forums

Take it to the forums to promote your podcast! Next on Podcast Hacks. Podcasters have always said that if you want your show to get more successful, then you have to promote. What better way than to be part of a group or forum in your podcast genre. Now keep in mind – you are there to promote, but don’t over do it. If you find a forum you like, simply start replying to questions and being a part of the community. Let them get comfortable with you before you start blasting your show. Make sure you have your show’s...

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The State of #Podcast Hashtag Social Media

With all this talk of Twitter bombing, and how we really use the term “Podcast” in our social media, I was curious how the hashtags in our profession are getting used. I wanted to know if I use #Podcast, will my post be seen more or less in today’s social universe.  Further, I wanted to know if there was a way to spot those who might be abusing the term. The Use of Podcast Hashtags I utilized a free trial of Talkwalker to get an understanding of how hashtags are used. I monitored 30 days of the four important hashtags –...

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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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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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How To Use the Selfie to Your Podcast’s Advantage

The Sinatra song goes: When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling. Then the whole world smiles at you… Selfies are big business because you can capture the moment by pointing a camera at yourself. Watching social media I see a lot of people are doing the “Ellen Show selfie” hoping to break a record on Twitter. Unless they have Bradley Cooper taking the picture, Samsung hosting the photo, or Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, or other major stars in it during a prime time event, you’ll most likely not hit that number. You WILL get noticed, though. A...

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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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Creating a Podcast Intro that People will Remember

If the first 2 seconds of a song is what makes you decide to switch channels, then the first 30 seconds of a podcast may be all your audience hears. You have to keep them around much longer than that. So how do you do it – what’s the magic behind an intro? Structure Your Podcast Intro Creating a catchy opening is important to keeping people around. If you don’t put your best foot forward in the first 30 seconds, then why would people want to stick around? Of course, it’s more than just a catchy intro, but that is...

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Royalty Free Music

For podcasters and video podcasters. Trying to find intros and background music can be tough. I hope to simplify with a list of tracks you can use for your podcast. This is Royalty Free only for podcasters. If you would like to use these tracks in TV, Movie, or other professional production, you must first get written permission. Here are the caveats Must link back to www.howtorecordpodcasts.com Must give credit in the show to How to Record Podcasts with twitter @RecordAPodcast Would you Like to Add Your MP3 to the list? If you have created original music, send me the MP3...