Category: Promoting and Marketing Your Podcast

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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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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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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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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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Sarah Rosensweet | The Peaceful Parenting Podcast

I always thought, “Maybe someday,” but I was nervous about putting myself out there. What if it’s not any good or no one listens to a parenting podcast? This series is all about Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as

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Apple Podcasts Shares Tips On Growing Your Podcast

The Apple Podcasts Team has shared some tools that they believe will be beneficial to grow your podcast! What you will read below is an email that went out to podcasters on November 18, 2021. Sometimes these emails miss a lot of podcasters, so we like to publish them for

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Promote Your Show on Amazon Music

Promote Your Show on Amazon Music

“Alexa, play the podcast _____!” There’s an exciting new way to help you promote your show on Amazon Music! To start, set up your Amazon Music Destination. Check out the steps on our Support blog here. It takes less than one minute to complete on your Libsyn account. Okay, now

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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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The Benefits of Seasons for Your Podcast

You might be thinking of ways to upgrade your podcast, different avenues to take to make it better than the year before, or have a better way to organize your podcast (and brain) with all of your episodes. Episodes (episodic) vs seasons (serial) is a big subject! We get many

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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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A Father’s Day Wish List – For Podcasters

  👀*PODCASTER*👀 Father figures! What would be in your podcasting wish list? *share with us!👇🏽* #podcaster #podcasting Imagine cost and time didn’t matter… 😬 pic.twitter.com/qwFfYqRbjq — libsyn (@libsyn) June 14, 2020 We begin this celebratory Father’s Day post focusing on the responses that we got from our podcasting community and

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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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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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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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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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Podcast Specific Thumbnail Graphics for your Facebook Page!

OMG! Is our awesome web/graphic superhero the coolest or what? Here’s the deal: our FABULOSO Chuck, the one we all go pounce on whenever we need anything graphic/web related over at libsyn, just created a gazillion little Facebook Page tab thumbnail images for YOU!!! Those in the above graphic are

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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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Awesome New Podcaster Facebook Timeline Pages

What do you think of the new Timeline for Facebook Pages? Some podcasters have done a great job getting their timeline pages updated. We recently asked our podcasters via Twitter and Facebook to share their newly pimped out timeline pages with us and here is what we got! A little

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Using Mylibsyn To Offer Premium Subscription Content: Marc Maron

So you guys know about the cool new feature for libsyn users to monetize their content and create premium content crazy easily right? Quick summary of Mylibsyn: As a podcast producer you have the ability to offer premium content subscriptions to your audience with one login across multiple platforms. You

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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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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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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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Podcast Clean-Up: Don’t Use That Link!

Do you want to make your downloads count? Are you making sure that you are using all the proper links in as many channels as you can so that they do count? Do you know the proper link to use, when you are sharing your links on your site, Twitter,

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Podcast Clean Up: Have You Edited Your ID3 Tags Today?

Do you know what your ID3 tags are? First let’s just get a quick definition: ID3, according to id3.org means “IDentify an MP3.” Although this definition refers particularly to MP3s (due to it’s origin) it doesn’t pertain specifically to MP3s, in fact there are other audio formats whose ID3 tags

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Marketing Your Podcast- Keywords

How would you feel if you walked into your neighborhood grocery store and the isles no longer had descriptions of what was in the isles, and to make it worse, everything was randomly put on the shelves: milk with make-up, flour with vegetables, etc. How in the world would you

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Podcast Clean-Up Series: Check Your Links!

Image via Wikipedia A couple of years ago, I was interviewed for podcast. Of course I linked to it in one of my blog posts as well as my own podcast show notes. About a year or so later I received an email from one of my podcast listeners informing

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Podcast Podcasting Starter Kit For Absolute Newbies

You’ve been hearing about podcasting for a while and you’re finally up for jumping in. Where do you begin if you want to podcast? Especially if you are not too familiar with what exactly podcasting really is. In order to offer the best advice I decided to put on my

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The Season of Giving: Give Back To The Podcasts Your Love!

Podcasting really changed my life. Encountering the voices of incredible people sharing passionately about themselves and what they love, gave me the strength to do it myself 🙂 Thus, I’ve made it a priority every year to give a little something back to my favorite podcasters. Last year a had

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What’s The Story Behind Your Podcast?

I was flipping through the blogs I like to follow about social media and noticed a bunch of posts about the idea of story – your story, the story behind your business or your blog.  A few careers ago I worked on political campaigns.  I was new to campaigns and was

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Podcast Artwork Support and Resources

Everybody loves pictures. I’m sure that you’ve had your attention drawn by them at some point during your day. Images are power. Images, design, color and graphics hold within them the power to convey distinct and compelling information. They have the strength to engage the viewer to step closer to

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Surefire Ways To Kill Your Ability To Monetize Your Podcast

Not all podcasters want to monetize their podcast. In fact a lot of indie podcasters start a podcast because they love podcasting, have an overwhelming passion for something and simply want to share it with the world. As time goes on (if they don’t podfade!) their passion grows and they

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iTunes Podcast Store comes to 67 new countries

​June 29th 2010 will mark the 5 Year anniversary of iTunes v4.9 and as a Podcaster you may know that was when podcasting support was added to iTunes.  That is also when the iTunes Podcasting page was launched.  What you may not know is that over the past 5 years

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