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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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These Five Tips to Podcast Are All You Need

Want to become a successful podcaster? ME TOO! The reality is: success is what you make it. There are no magic steps. There are definitely plans to podcasting – from building a decent system, to publishing with artwork, an interactive webpage, and more. The more important thing – even though podcasting is over 10 years old, the podcast medium is ever-expanding. In fact, I asked a group what they thought we would see in podcasts in the next 5-10 years. Would holographic podcasts come into play? Will we switch formats – MP3 or MP4 to some new codec that puts...

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YouTube Adding Tip Jar, Crowdsource Captions, and More at VidCon

Last week was VidCon – a conference for Internet Video creators. A great way for people to network and learn how to make their videos better. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was on hand and announced a bunch of great goodies for content creators. Fan Subtitles If you have fans that are willing to help, why not have them translate or transcribe a video. Turning this into a major wiki or crowdsource project, the fan subtitles option encourages people to help you expand your reach with subtitles in different languages. Hopefully, there will be some type of lockdown for those who...

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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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GoDaddy Shutting Down Podcast Service Quick Blog Cast

I just received confirmation that GoDaddy.com has decided to shutter a few services due to lack of interest. One of those services is called “Quick Blog Cast” which is an easy site building tool for bloggers and podcasters. As GoDaddy stated: Sometimes we discover there is no longer a high demand for certain products. This is the case with the product(s) listed below. Each will be discontinued on June 25, 2014.  Quick Blog Cast allowed for easy posting without worrying on the backend too much. You could set up a theme style and color scheme then post content right away. Quick...

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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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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...

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When Listeners Stop Listening – Podcasts You Have Moved Away From

I have to admit: there are a few podcasts I just don’t listen to anymore. The format has changed or the show has become inconsistent. One podcast I took off my list because they ran a very annoying segment that went from a couple weeks in the year to 4-5 times a year. It didn’t fit the show and the voices they had were making me cringe. You might change your podcast to get more audience, but you also want to make sure your not loosing listeners/viewers because of what you are doing. On the other hand, you might loose one...