Category: Podcasting Tips

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The 5-Step Podcast Interview Process — Book to Record

What if you could do a fantastic podcast interview with fascinating people every time? Following these 5 easy steps, you’ll develop strong creative processes that inspire insightful conversations and the best content. First, what makes a good interview podcast? An iconic interviewer like Oprah Winfrey or a record-breaking podcast from

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Podcast Planning 2023 — Phase 3, Podcast Campaigns

Scheduling podcast campaigns is the final step in planning your podcast for the new year. What ARE Podcast Campaigns? Imagine that you are your own podcast advertiser.  Podcast ad campaigns are the ads and assets that you would run on your show. You can think of them strictly in a

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Podcast Planning 2023 — Phase 2, Growth & Goals

The Podcast Growth Phase of Planning is less about achieving and more about being able to consciously make choices that best suit what you need to do to hit your own goals. As part of your planning process, focus on something that can be reviewed annually, every 6 months, or every

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Podcast Planning 2023 — Phase 1, What If …

In my next three blogs, I will be looking at podcast planning for 2023. By separating the plan into three distinct phases, I’ll give you a roadmap to follow and get yourself primed for a New Year of podcasting success — even better than this year! In each phase, adjust

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Podcast Planning — What’s left to do in 2022?

Podcast planning is one of the best strategies you can utilize on a regular basis. Most folks get to planning at the end of the year or the beginning of the year, but you can “plan” at any time.  With a plan in place, you don’t need to be reactionary

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Podcast Plan — Look Back to Move Forward in 2023

It’s the end of the year and maybe you’re feeling like your podcast plan has all gone to crap, like you haven’t even come close to achieving all your podcast plan goals.  Like, “where the heck did all my time and energy go, and what do I have to show

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Podcast Conferences, 2023 — Top 10 Travel Tips!

Podcasters! Who is ready for ALL of the peopleing? Going outside? Talking to other folks in real life – face to face? And attending your very first podcast conference! Why attend a podcast conference? Conferences are where we get together as a community to learn, share, network, grow and simply

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Keeping Listeners Turned on While Taking Time Off

Certain seasons during the year the world takes time off.  For example, as we head toward the end of the year, it’s holiday time! Many people take time off the last two weeks of the calendar year to be with family and friends. In many parts of the world, one

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How to Create a Podcast that’s Scary Good

Creating a podcast is, for some, the dream of making a living doing something you love. It can feel so lofty and elusive … it’s scary. For Jim Harold, it is a reality that changed his life. His desire to create a podcast started with a sneaking suspicion that he

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Podcasting Education — Experience is the Best Teacher

A podcasting education is integral to podcasting. I’ve been teaching podcasting for more than a decade. In fact, back when I started, I was asked to do a “How To Podcast Workshop” a year after I had started my podcast! Here are my receipts circa July 2007!  Many things have

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Create a Podcast in 2023 — Just Start!

[Updated] Should you create a podcast? Can you create a podcast? Yes, the answer is YES, just start. We interviewed 500 podcasters in our Rockin Libsyn Podcast series at all stages of podcasting and asked them:  “What do you wish you knew before you started podcasting?” We found there are

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2023 Podcast Monetization — Niche Content

[Updated] Niche content is where it’s at! Last week we spoke with Kate Erickson who is the engine at Entrepreneurs On Fire (EOF) and co-author of The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days. We talked with her about the importance of establishing content systems to prepare your podcast

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Christie Lazo | Vida with Christie Podcast | Motherhood

Podcasting about my motherhood journey gave me the opportunity to put my voice out there. It inspired me to be bold and unapologetic. This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts, like Vida With Christie Podcast to the world as well as

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2023 Podcast Monetization — Content Systems Before Sales

[Updated] What do content systems have to do with monetizing your new podcast? Everything! So, if you are launching a podcast and thinking “How do I get sponsors?” Or, even these questions: How do I get sponsorship BEFORE I launch my podcast?  How do I get a sponsorship now that

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Brenda Hernández Jaimes | Ellas

| “Ellas is about amplifying the inspiring journeys of trailblazing Latina leaders.” This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community! Q & A with Brenda from Ellas  

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Easy Podcast Subscription Content in 2023!

[Updated] Maybe you are starting a podcast to make money and see a podcast subscription as the first step. Or, perhaps you have been podcasting for years and are thinking about introducing a podcast subscription just to see how it goes. Wherever you are in your podcasting journey, a podcast

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Vincent Didiano | The Patronarchy

 “Entertaining people has always been on my mind … The Patronarchy does just that!” This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts, like The Patronarchy, to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community! Q & A

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Remote Podcast Recording with Libsyn’s Brian Cottington

In the podcasting industry, remote podcast recording is evolving very quickly, due to hardware, software, and remote recording studios constantly being developed and iterated. Do you have a co-host for your podcast? Are you inspired to interview subject matter experts all over the world? If you are considering any situation

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Eric Montgomery | Clipped | A Podcast About Podcasting

“I’ve learned so much about podcasting over the past seven years and now share that knowledge with a podcast about podcasting.” ~Eric Montgomery This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to

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Sister Rejane Cytacki | A Nun’s Life Ministry

“For us, a podcast seemed a logical extension of the ministry, which strives to connect people with Catholic sisters for meaningful conversation about God, faith, religious life, and more.”    Q & A with Sister Rejane Cytacki from A Nun’s Life Ministry When did you start podcasting? We kicked off

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Automatic Podcast Advertising — Good For All!

Automatic podcast advertising? Yes. Let’s explain. Podcast advertising has long been a growing medium for personalized, targeted sales. Traditionally featuring a host-read ad or prerecorded ad speaking to listeners with a personal recommendation for a product or service, this marketing technique has been extremely successful.  Why Podcast Advertising? The podcast

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A Closer Look at Dynamic Ad Insertion 

“Dynamic” means pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action. So, when we talk about dynamic ad insertion, we are talking about ads that can quickly and effectively change to suit current audience relevance. They are easily removed and added at will.  Relevancy  Think about it. It used to

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Your Podcast Website — One of Your Best Marketing Tools!

One of the most important places for podcast discovery is your podcast website — a must — in addition to being listed in podcast directories. Your website serves as the nexus for all of the content you’re creating, not just your audio. It houses your show notes, transcripts, guest bios,

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Consistency is Key! Make Money Podcasting

Is podcasting a money-making business for the majority of people? This was a question posed to Rob Walch, VP of Podcaster Relations at Libsyn, during his session “The Truth about Podcasting” at the How To Make Money Podcasting Virtual Event. And surprisingly, for him, it’s a hard NO. Shocking, right? But

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IAB Tech Lab Verified Podcast Statistics

What Are IAB Podcast Statistics? As a podcaster, you’ve probably heard of IAB podcast statistics, but what are they really, and why should they be important to you? IAB stands for Interactive Advertising Bureau, and they provide the industry standard in podcast stats measurement. IAB stats are what advertisers look

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Choosing a Podcast Format

When you start thinking about your podcast format — what kind/style of podcast you would like to create — we recommend considering three things: established configurations, number of regular host/s and future evolution.   In general, your podcast format should be reflective of subject and style. It should have room for

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Jay Ray & Sir Daniel | Queue Points | Black Music & History

“Imagine a conversation between you and your favorite person, and you both just happen to be audiophiles who feel a deep connection to music artistry. That’s Queue Points.”   This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well

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How to Create the Best Podcast Titles

Your podcast title is what allows people to find you when they search the internet or their podcast app. In addition to your podcast title, other search fields play pivotal roles in listeners finding your show. Here we are going to discuss some important things to think about when selecting:

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Adrian Austin | Adrian’s Playlist of Conversations

“Adrian’s Playlist of Conversations happened because I am a podcast junkie and am always looking for conversations that appeal to many parts of me. When I couldn’t find it, I created it.” This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the

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209 Starting A Podcast in 2022?

New public domain work, more podcasting acquisitions, adding video or not to your podcasting workflow, we have an affiliate program, yas! What you need to start a podcast in 2022, the power of host read ads, ad insertion best practices, from promo codes to insertion points, and of course stats!

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The Perfect Length for a Podcast Episode

Here are some of the top questions that we hear from podcasters… “How long should my episode be?” “What is the approximate length of an episode?” “Is having a shorter or longer episode help me gain an audience?” No matter what way the question is asked, we’ve always told our

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Podcast Artwork FAQs

Do you know when to use show artwork vs widescreen images?  You might have seen both options in the Libsyn dashboard, but wondered what exactly is the difference? Each format has a purpose!  In this post, we’ll cover some podcast artwork etiquette for your show, from dimensions to best practices

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Get Ready to Record Your Podcast

You’ve planned your show. You’ve curated your recording space. Now it’s time to get set up for recording!

We’ll walk you through preparing the intro & outro, adding music, and recording tips specific to each podcaster level (1, 2 and 3).

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¿Cómo Configurar Tu Estudio De Podcast

En este artículo, vamos a discutir dónde grabar un podcast y cómo ajustar tu espacio para obtener el mejor sonido. Lo más probable es que puedas comenzar con ajustes mínimos en el espacio que ya tienes disponible.

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Planning Your Podcast

Planifica Tu Podcast

La planificación de un podcast puede llevar desde una media hora hasta un esfuerzo de planificación de varias personas y algunos gastos de investigación. Es un tiempo bien invertido al comienzo para prepararse para el éxito y ahorrar tiempo y molestias más adelante.

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Planning Your Podcast

Plan Your Podcast

Planning a podcast can take anywhere from as little as a half hour all the way up to a multi-person planning effort and some expenses for research. It’s time well spent at the start to set yourself up for success and save time and hassles later.

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Libsyn Supports Google’s Podcasting Strategy

  Updated: May 4, 2018. For some time now, Google has been enhancing the way they handle how podcasts display in search results using an Android device. There have been several new articles which are gaining a lot of coverage in the podcasting community and are bringing a new light

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Google Play Music: An FAQ

In October, 2015, our very own Rob Walch ate paper. No, really, he ate paper. Why? Because Google announced that podcasting would be joining Google Play Music, meaning Android would finally have a native podcast directory. Guess what… It’s here! That’s right, podcasts in Google Play Music has gone live.

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Troubleshooting Show Updates in the iTunes Store

Hellooo podcasters! This is Krystal from the Libsyn support team, and we wanted to let you know about an issue many producers are running into – and what you can do to fix it, or avoid it all together. Note, this affects all podcast shows, not just shows hosted as

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Podcasting For Two Years, Now What?

There are times that you earn the right to wax poetic about podcasting. When you podcast for two years, you’ve earned that right. When you’ve podcast for two years and you’re still learning, iterating and evolving, then you need to share that, like, now. Meet Prescott from The Busy Creator

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Podcast Musings 2015

Podcasting schoolin’ As a podcast producer and podcast host, I love to look back and see if I did any kind of learning this year. After doing this podcasting thing for 9 plus years, and learning from my own personal podcasting experience as well as having a chance to work

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Podcasting Voices: Podcasting Happiness in 2015 is…

Another year. Some say this is THE year of the podcast (we’ll revisit that prediction December 2015.) Eyes and ears are upon the podcasting industry. Some of us have been at this for half a decade or more and others of us are just starting to tap into the well

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Your Podcast Elevator Pitch in 140 Characters

It doesn’t seem like it can be done right? Sharing your podcast in 140 characters or less. There’s just so much more to say. You are just SO much more than 140 characters. Humor me. This is an exercise. An exercise in getting clear. An exercise on learning how to

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Podcasting Luminary: Dave Jackson

You do know Dave Jackson, no? If you happen to not know him, he is one of the old school podcasters. He started podcasting in April 2005! Wowza! Two years short of a DECADE of podcasting! He’s been a teacher and source of inspiration via his long running podcast about

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The iTunes Mini Player No Longer Plays Enhanced Podcasts

  In the latest version of iTunes 11.0.4 (4) enhanced podcasts no longer play the way that they used to With an enhanced podcast, the podcaster is able to set chapter markers and individual images that go along with those markers. In iTunes, when playing these enhanced podcasts you were

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The Top 6 Reasons To Quit Your Podcast

This is a guest post by Caleb Bacon. This article was originally published on the Huffington Post. Podcasting is one the greatest DIY movements ever. Inspired do-it-yourselfers from around the globe have filled the iTunes Store with nearly 250,000 podcasts. However, I believe the next phase in podcasting is quitting.

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Podcast Consumption as easy as Angry Birds

Consuming Podcasts on mobile devices has come a long way since Libsyn started 8 ½ Years ago (Nov 2004). In the early days consuming a podcast on a mobile device took a lot of work by the end users. First listeners needed to download a special program like iPodderX – then

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Podcaster Voices: Podcasting Happiness in 2013 is…

We started by asking podcasters what was the hardest podcasting related thing that they had to overcome in 2012. We got answers. We continued by asking podcasters to share a few lessons learned about podcasting in 2012. We got some amazing responses. We now finish up our first series of

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The Best Podcasting Posts on The Libsyn Blog for 2012

Looking back at the year we’ve gathered up all the best posts all about podcasting that have been the most popular, contain tons of podcasting tips or were simply moments in the podcasting space that started to shift something within the industry in 2012 It’s great reading to start your

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Rockin’ New libsyn Podcasts: Tiny Odd Conversations

This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community! Q & A with Travis from Tiny Odd Conversations When did you start podcasting? We released our first episode

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Rockin’ New libsyn Podcasts: The Shows of New Mommy Media

This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community! Q & A with Sunny Gault from Preggie Pals and more When did you start podcasting? I produced my

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Check Out Our Sessions at Podcamp Pittsburgh 7

The Podcamp Pittsburgh kick-off party starts in just a few hours – we are super excited to get to spend the weekend talking shop with some of our favorite customers and folks who are new to podcasting. Rob and Elsie from our team have put together some great presentations for

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Publish Your Podcast Episodes Straight To Blogger

Blogger OnPublish is Out! We’ve been asking for your feedback on Twitter and on our Facebook Page. We note everything you guys say…and you wanted Blogger support. So here it is! The process is the same as when you publish for WordPress, Twitter and Facebook through OnPublish, everything is done

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Break Through Roadblocks To Increase Your Listeners

What are the hardest roadblocks toward getting new listeners for your podcast? The potential listeners that I’m referring to here, are not those that are familiar with podcasts. I’m talking about those people that you know would love your content but are not techy, nor do they include iTunes in

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Can Facebook Help Podcasters Grow Our Audience?

Have you guys heard of what SocialCam has been able to do in a short period of time? According to Business Insider it looks like Facebook helped them explode to 75 million users in 15 months! In my humble opinion, I don’t think Facebook did it. I think Facebook helped

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Libsyn OnPublish Now For Facebook Pages!

Remember the cool functionality to easily cross-post your favorite episodes over to twitter and Facebook via our sweet OnPublish feature? (If you have no idea what I’m talking about check it out here) New Facebook OnPublish Features One of the BIGGEST features that you requested was being able to cross-post

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Podcasting Wisdom From The Very Best

Keeping up with this podcasting thing is not easy. We’ve been in the podcasting game since 2004 and have seen a gazillion podcasts (and that’s a total fact) come through libsyn. We’ve observed the longevity of podcasts for almost a decade. Here is just one very important piece of data:

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Podcasting Advice From Mom

Podcasting Advice From Mom s One of the most powerful qualities about motherhood is our voice. Our voice will be heard by our children, long past the time they’ve left home. I know that I still hear my Mother’s voice somewhere deep inside me, sometimes it’s great, and other times,

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Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: Recovery People

The kind of reach and impact podcasting can have is not exclusive to entertainment or creative self expression. It can also become a powerful tool for vital community support that serves very specific needs within society. Recovery People has built their podcast directly being of service to a community whose

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Podcasting Luminaries: The Manic Mommies

Working mothers talking about motherhood, kids, life, parenthood and everything else! Who would have thought that it would be going on for 7 years this July. That is indeed impressive. Kristin and Erin the Manic Mommies have managed to consistently publish content, build raving fans, have a yearly Mom Escape

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Mylibsyn: The Easy Way To Make Your Podcast Premium

We are so excited to be able to introduce Mylibsyn! Mylibsyn is the power to offer your audience access to your Premium Content across all platforms in a totally simple way. We know that you’ve had ideas to monetize your podcast. We know that you’ve been wanting to offer more

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Your Favorite Podcasting Microphones

Man do podcasters love their microphones! And it seems that there are a lot of podcasters interested in knowing more about what microphone to use as well as what others use. We asked on twitter: What’s your favorite podcasting microphone? It certainly was a lively conversation! I’m amazed by all

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Podcasting Luminaries: Danny Pena (Gamertag Radio)

Danny Pena and Gamertag Radio have been rockin’ the podcasting world since 2005. During these past 6 years GTR has been featured by high profile main stream media and has steadily built a devoted following. GTR continues to innovate with their Podcast App which features exclusive content as well as

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Podcasting Luminaries: Dan Carlin

Podcasting since 2005, Dan Carlin has built a steady, strong and powerful body of work, as well as an engaged following. Make sure you check out and subscribe to Hardcore History and Common Sense with Dan Carlin…if you don’t, you are seriously missing out. Fun, Fame or Profit? Why are

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Podcasting Luminaries: Polymer Clay

Ilysa and Kira have been podcasting for over 4 years, and in that amount of time have created an incredible community and business all flowering from their awesome podcast Polymer Clay. Make sure you SUBSCRIBE! Have you found that social media has expanded your listener base/reach? Social media has made

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Featuring Podcasting Luminaries: Phedippidations with Steve Runner

Steve Runner from Pheddipidations (“Fed-hip-id-ay-shuns”) has been podcasting since July 4, 2005. A true and steady podcasting pioneer, steady, inspiring, determined and an all around lovely man. Check out what’s kept him going and as always SUBSCRIBE! Fun, Fame or Profit? Why are you podcasting? I produce Phedippidations both for

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Best Ways To Grow Your Podcast Audience: Summer Time!

More listeners please! The podcasters call to arms. Although there are some tangible and tactical ways to grow your audience, there is a yet another opportunity that sometimes is left untouched by many of us podcasters… Summer Time! I’ll focus specifically on summer time at this moment, as that’s the

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Podcast Clean Up: WordPress 101 Permalink Power

What Are Permalinks? In the podcasting world, these would be the unique url or location of each of your shownotes/posts on your blog. You can find the permalink for each and every one of your posts by looking up at the browser’s address bar. According to Wikipidia: A permalink, or

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Facebook For Podcasters (Part 1)

As podcasters, any social media strategy we choose to use to help us better connect with our audience is all about OUR unique and individual audience. There are certain podcasts whose audience is primarily voice feedback and emails, others are all about twitter conversations, for others audience engagement is solely

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Twitter For Podcasters

There are tons of podcasters that are currently using Twitter as another way to enhance relationships with existing listeners as well as to extend their reach. In this post we’ll assume that you already know about Twitter and either already have a twitter account or are ready to jump on

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