Back from New York in a 24 hour event. Next week is SXSW, but hoping to get some content from the event. This week I show you how to use Garageband to create simple background music for your podcasts.
Apple’s Email: Optimize Your Show’s Metadata and resubmit RSS feeds. (see below)
Check out my guest appearance on Next Action. I talk about SXSW and podcasting:
iHeartMedia to Acquire Radiojar cloud based platform
Turning Podcasts into their own Ted-type talk? That is what Podcast LIVE hopes to accomplish. It’s no different than a musician playing gigs to sell albums, or book writers going on tour.
Spotify might change Gimlet, and that scares some of the creators. But as change happens, we need to understand the “normal way” might not be the best. What would you like Spotify to do that will change podcasting? Tom’s Guide looks at 3 things Spotify Shouldn’t change about Podcasts.
Podcasters and Advertising – should advertisers get over certain vulgarities to sponsor shows? More podcasts like this will start to populate, and they’ll want to be on major networks. Just like as Cable TV channels have changed their stance, Podcast platforms and sponsors might have to also re-evaluate what they can tolerate.
Apple Letter on Optimizing your show’s metadata and resubmit RSS feeds in Podcasts Connect:
Dear Podcast Provider,
To improve your experience with Apple Podcasts, we want to share the following information and updates.
Optimize Your Show’s Metadata
The metadata of your show is your product packaging. It includes all of the details about your show — such as title, author name, description — that potential listeners will see on Apple Podcasts. High-quality metadata can help your show be discovered and grow your audience, as it ultimately determines whether it appears in relevant user searches.
Conversely, poor-quality podcast metadata may affect new submissions as well as active shows to ensure our platform meets Apple’s quality standards.
Here are some things to avoid:
- Including placeholder text from your hosting provider. For example, descriptions such as “Podcast by [author name],” “New podcast weblog,” “Cover art photo provided by [name],” or “Description goes here.”
- Verbatim repetition of the title or author name in the description. For example, “The Very Hungry Tourists by Dr. María Sánchez and John Appleseed.”
- Incorporating irrelevant content or spam. For example, show titles like “The Very Hungry Tourists | Travel | Explore | Learn” or author names like “Dr. María Sánchez, coach and travel enthusiast.”
- Adding episode numbers in titles. For example, show titles like “The Very Hungry Tourists Episode 01” or episode titles like “01 Broken Heirloom.”
These practices could result in your show being rejected or removed from Apple Podcasts.
Review the resources below to learn more:
Resubmit RSS Feeds in Podcasts Connect
Users now have the ability to resubmit rejected feeds.
Should your show fail our review process or be removed from our catalog for the reasons described above, review your RSS fields to ensure compliance. Then, revalidate the feed and resubmit it via Podcasts Connect.