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A Podcasting Blog from Podcasting Tools - Daily Podcasting News and Information for Podcasters and Listeners.

Daily Podcasting Blog and news related to podcasting, RSS, podcast news and aggregation. Information related to podcasts are added on a daily business and cover the gamut, from new podcast product announcements, podcast directories, marketing for podcasters and much, much more.

07/24/2014 Podcast Consumption Rises by 25 Percent
Just when everybody thought that podcasting was no longer relevant and popular, new reports show that the digital medium is regaining strength and has even logged a 25 percent increase.

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07/22/2014 Tips for Picking a Podcasting Mic
Your microphone is everything when it comes to effective podcasting. The rule would be to spend as much as you could manage inside your microphone to get the best podcasting microphone.

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07/22/2014 10 Reasons to Start A Podcast
1. Build A Deeper Connection With Your Audience
2. Your Audience Can Take You Almost Anywhere
3. People Will Listen For A LONGER Time
4. Connect With Professionals In Your Industry
5. Get Recognized As An Industry Expert

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07/21/2014 Why You Should Never Host Podcasts on Your Own Website
As you begin to explore podcasting, you soon realize it’s going to cost you something. There are a multitude of businesses out there offering to host your podcast. For a price, of course.

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07/18/2014 Video Podcasting – Why you should or Should not
Can Videos be Podcasts? Yes, As long as the media is delivered via RSS, then it is a podcast so in a way and in definition you can actually have a PDF podcast if you chose to have one. Now, many people are just beginning to understand what a podcast is and how it actually works, but they have tied everything to just audio

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07/17/2014 Should You Be Podcasting
One of the advantages of running your own show is that you have ultimate control. You can set it up the way you want, target who you want, and determine how you want it to benefit you.
One of the disadvantages of running your own show is maintaining it. It will take time, energy, and dedication to keep it running smoothly and on schedule. Like anything else, people love consistency. If you can’t dedicate the time to managing your podcast for that consistent schedule, it might not be for you.

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07/16/2014 Top 5 Local Podcasting Ideas
1) Sports Commentary
2) Political Talk
3) Open Mic
4) Live News Event
5) Lifestyle:

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07/15/2014 Podcasting for Your Transcription Company
Even if you provide the best transcription services, if you do not know how to market them the right way, then you will never be able to achieve the success that you want.

Marketing is quite vital to the bloodline of your business and it is not just a one-time activity that you do, but rather, it is an on-going profitable one. One of the effective ways you can do this is through podcasting. Podcasting can open doors for your transcription business and expand your horizons.

Podcasting provides a lot of benefits not only to your business, but also to your devoted clients. Not only are you bringing in more revenue for your business, you are also providing information and resources that can help your clients.

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07/14/2014 Using a Podcast for Your Small Business
Why does it make sense for small business owners to have a podcast?
How can a podcast help attract new clients?
How do you build an audience for your podcast?
How do people prepare to deliver good content on a weekly basis?
What is the next level of podcasting to start sounding like a pro?

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07/11/2014 From Article to Script
Turning your articles into a podcasting script is really very easy. This article explains the points to bear in mind while writing your script and more...

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07/10/2014 Why You Should Use Blogs and Podcasts to Market Your Business
In the old days, five to 10 years ago in Internet years, a common question asked of small-business owners was if they had or planned to have a website in their marketing arsenal. Now having a website is almost a prerequisite to being in business. The updated question is now, Do you have a blog or plan to have one? A blog is important as you continue to strive for those guerrilla relationships that motivate prospects and customers to take action and/or buy.


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07/09/2014 Why a Podcast is Great for Content Marketing
Podcasting is a dynamic form of media and one that continues to grow in popularity. Used strategically, it can also pack a powerful marketing punch. Audio content delivered on a regular schedule builds long-term relationships with new and existing customers.

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07/08/2014 7 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Start a Podcast
Allows bloggers to connect with their readers in much more authentic and personal ways.
Podcasting is another avenue to monetize your blog and work with brands.
Podcasting provides new opportunities to grow  subscriber list at scale.
Podcasting allows bloggers to attract a new audience segment.
Can increase traffic to your blog by over 50 percent.
Podcasting allows you to interview industry experts and leaders and share their expertise with your audience.
Allows you to dominate another channel to reach your audience.

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07/07/2014 How To Rank Your Podcast Higher In iTunes
These tips do not guarantee it gets to the top but I’ve found that it works very well in getting your podcast ranked higher.

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07/04/2014 Five Reasons Podcasting Might Be Right For Your Home-based Business
Podcasting has been called the wave of the future. The truth, however, is that podcasting is the here-and-now and is rapidly gaining momentum across the world. There are podcasts available for just about any topic you can think of from cooking to video games to religion. As of February 2006, a Google search for the term podcast returns over 205,000,000 results. The amazing reality of this is that it is still, in effect, an untapped market that will continue its growth in the years to come.

Podcasting can have many uses for the home-based business owner. It can be useful not only advertise, but to also communicate your business message.

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07/03/2014 Is Podcasting Worth a Revisit?
Content creators focus on many tactical forms, from blogs and infographics to events and video. These days more content creators are turning to podcasting as a method of differentiation.

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07/02/2014 7 Benefits of Podcasting for Small Businesses
Think of it as an audio blog or an audio e-newsletter.  Like both of those tools, podcasts are an excellent and cost effective way to reach your target market in a personal and informative way.  Additionally, podcasts can be distributed through RSS format, which is a subscription service that announces and delivers the podcast to your subscribers like a blog or a newsletter

One of the reasons for the popularity of podcasts is that users, your customers and your target market, are able to easily access the information and listen to it on their computer, phone, tablet or just about anywhere.

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07/01/2014 Podcast Your Sermons
If your church does not podcast, stop everything you are doing and get one started.

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06/30/2014 2014 National Podcasting Conference
In August 2014, hundreds of past, present, and future podcasters will converge on the Westin Galleria Dallas for two packed days and nights at the first ever Podcast Movement. We want you there. Podcast Movement 2014 will be THE gathering for anyone interested in podcasting. You can expect to find a place where not only will you leave motivated and inspired, you'll leave a BETTER PODCASTER.

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06/20/2014 Fantastic Podcasting Bundle
- records audio files
- add music to tracks
- edit audio files
- export as WAV, MP3 or WMA
- edit meta tags related to audio file (ID3)
- creates podcast feed
- easily add iTunes tags to podcast
- auto-publish FTP
- auto detects file type
- publishes podcast feed
- export to HTML or CSV
- manage unlimited number of feeds
- automatically repairs incorrectly formatted podcasts and feeds
- built in wizard for easy podcast creation

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06/18/2014 20 Audio an Video Podcast Sites for Web Designers
Podcasting is the new trend in the blogging community, and it is growing like a storm. So, whether you are just starting out, or you already have an established audience that is ready to purchase anything you put in front of them, chances are that you still want to keep them engaged, because they are your audience.

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06/17/2014 MyPodcastReviews
New International Podcast Review site.

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06/16/2014 London Podcasting Event - June 25th
Do you listen to podcasts? Do you make podcasts? Do you want to make podcasts? Are you unsure what a podcast even is?
If the answer is yes to any of the above, then this is the event for you.

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06/12/2014 Four Benefits to Podcasting
In order to become highly influential in your niche, you need to definitely move out of your comfort zone and go beyond only sharing intriguing content on your social media networks. You need to create a podcast, and add your episodes as part of the content you are sharing on your networks. Below I will list the benefits of having your own podcast.

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06/11/2014 Turn Podcasting into a Business
You can create your own podcasts and talk about whatever you want to with your audience. The key to making this a full-time gig is to attract a large group of listeners. Do you have a message you want to tell the world?

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06/10/2014 Newly Uncovered Opportunities
One of the truly amazing aspects of the internet so often take for granted is the amazing wealth of diverse and differing information. There is something for everyone hidden in the dark corners of the web waiting to be discovered. This is power. It gives us options in our daily lives and how we wish to fill them with purpose, understanding and influence.

In particular the growth of podcasting in recent years has radically accelerated and allowed for many amazing choices.

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06/09/2014 Podcasting Creates Leverage
With the rise of technology to the tune of over 1 Billion podcast subscribers in just iTunes alone, there is a new age of content curation available for every day entrepreneurs to position themselves in front of the mainstream with your message, programs, products, services, entertainment, and information.

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06/06/2014 Start a Podcast
Podcasting is taking off like a rocket ship!

As an online entrepreneur, you have a tremendous opportunity to leverage this platform to get your content, your brand and your marketing message out to a wider audience.

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06/04/2014 Podcasting for Speakers
The Speaking circuit is competitive, so giving potential clients an easy insight to what type of speaker you are and the value you can bring to any event is important.

In an ideal world, a video may be a good way to represent you as a speaker, but audio offers a unique element for speakers – an opportunity to connect with one listener at a time and establish rapport easily. You can share more about who you are and your areas of specialism in an engaging and relaxed manner.

Audio is an effective marketing tool. You can embed the clip on their website and share across social media whenever they wish.

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06/02/2014 Musicians Podcasting
In general, musicians probably have not thought about starting their own podcast to promote their career activities. It can be a bit of a time-sink, but it does have several advantages. Consider the following:

1. A podcast runs on a RSS feed. When your audience subscribes to your feed, they automatically receive new updates as you upload new content.
2. A podcast is a great way to stay in touch with your audience, communicate with them, and build a relationship with them.
3. Your audience will engage with your podcast for longer than they are likely to stay on your website. Your podcast can be just about any length, and the listeners who like your content will stay until the very end.

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05/30/2014 Tap Into Podcasting
Remember that adding audio content can create synergies with your existing online presence, giving current fans and clients something to share when referring you, as well as giving you an SEO boost for prospective customers. So think about what kind of investment might make sense for your business and what the possible returns would be from tapping the power of podcasting.

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05/29/2014 Common Podcast Misconceptions
Check out these 10 common podcast misconceptions!

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05/28/2014 How Often Does iTunes Update?
If you are curious on how often iTunes reaches out to your feed and updates it then wait no more. I am about to give you an ambiguous answer. They state that the poll all the main feeds every 24 hours. However, I have seen mine update right away, sometimes being an hour or less. iTunes is unpredictable sometimes and it needs patience.

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05/26/2014 Social Media Tips for Churches
With millions of people attending some sort of weekly worship experience, you would think that the online phenomena of social media would be a natural go to spot for faith influencers. Well, it is not. At least not for many of them.

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05/28/2014 7 Reasons You Should Listen to Podcasts
If you are new to podcasts, I hope you’ll start listening to them and reap the benefits.

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05/27/2014 Podcasting 101
Podcasting has become quite popular as a relatively cheap and simple way to produce easily accessible content through the internet. From sports to politics to fashion, there is now a podcast or two, or twenty for it. A basic podcast is simply an audio recording, although usually edited with added bells and whistles such as music. Any computer with a microphone can record a podcast using bundled software such as Windows Sound Recorder in the case of PCs.

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05/26/2014 What I Need to Podcast
What do you need to start podcasting? Really, just a computer and a microphone. And perhaps some headphones, and a USB audio interface.

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05/23/2014 Write Loud Start Podcasting
Studies show that 70 percent of podcast listening happens on mobile devices and 50 percent of podcast listening happens in cars. These are group you cannot reach by blog alone. This is reason enough.

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05/22/2014 Trials and Tribulations for Podcasting
Perhaps some of my trials, reasoning and mis-steps can be of use to others who are contemplating taking the first steps into the world of podcasting. As always, the following is based on my own experiences and personal preferences, so others may not agree.

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05/21/2014 Creating a Noise Gate
One of the most annoying things for podcasters and their listeners is hearing background noise when someone isn not even talking. This is especially an issue on interview or panel-style shows with multiple people involved. If participants have fans or other noise in the background when they're not talking that can be very distracting... and is avoidable!

A noise gate can easily solve this problem by only allowing sound through when the input volume reaches a certain level – i.e. when someone is talking and only then.

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05/20/2014 Why Podcasting Should Be Part of Content Marketing Strategy
Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the worlds largest professional content sharing community. Watch a slide share about Podcasting.

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05/19/2014 Is Podcasting a Fit for Your Business?
If you own a business chances are you have a website and you pay attention to SEO and Social Media. You also are interested in finding other ways to promote and improve your business operations. Maybe it is time to look at podcasting.

Many podcasters focus on content that appeals to a location independent audience but there are some key benefits to creating content for a local audience.

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05/16/2014 How to Get Your Podcast Kicked Off iTunes
How to get your podcast kicked off of iTunes and other things that will tick off your audience or get you sued.

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05/15/2014 Great Audio Recording Software For Podcasting
Use audio recording software that is designed specifically for Podcasting.

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05/14/2014 Growing Your Podcast Audience
1. There is power when your show has a narrow niche focus.

2. I suggest only podcasting about things for which you are passionate about.

3. Before you record your first episode, you should know why are you podcasting in the first place. I recommend having a having a mission or purpose for your show.

4. Become crystal clear on exactly who your target audience is! Imagine your occupation was that of a bounty hunter.

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05/13/2014 Going Pro with Podcasting Tools
Much as with high-end audio gear and cameras, people tend to be very loyal to particular kinds and brands of microphones—embracing the mics they have chosen and dismissing those that they find unworthy.

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05/12/2014 How to Grow Your Business Knowledge Through Listening to Podcasts
The best way to listen to podcasts is on your smartphone. Regardless of whether you have an iPhone, Android, or Windows phone, there are podcast apps that you can download for either free, or at a very low cost.

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05/08/2014 10 Things Learned From 10 Podcasts
Here are ten things learned from recording the first ten episodes.

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05/07/2014 Why Pastors Should Podcast
Have you thought of expanding your ministries podcast beyond the sermon? Podcasting is a great ministry tool for many different reasons.

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05/06/2014 Creating Audio Authority One Interview at a Time
Podcasts are back in fashion again, but my view of why you should be creating interview style audio content has not changed since I started podcasting back in 2005 or so.

Whether you ever plan to view your podcast as a show or publication or just another way to create a highly portable form of content, a podcast can open doors.

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