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.
Check out these 10 common podcast misconceptions!
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.
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.
Reasons You Should Listen to Podcasts
If you are new to podcasts, I hope you’ll start listening
to them and reap the benefits.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Podcasting Should Be Part of Content Marketing Strategy
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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.
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.
Audio Recording Software For Podcasting
Use audio recording software that is designed specifically
Recording Software for Podcasters
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
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.
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
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.
Things Learned From 10 Podcasts
Here are ten things learned from recording the first ten
Pastors Should Podcast
Have you thought of expanding your ministries podcast beyond
the sermon? Podcasting is a great ministry tool for many different
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.
Benefits of Using Podcasting in Higher Education
While the tech has evolved, the image is pretty prescient
in terms of the role audio has come to play in higher education.
As technology has made audio recordings easier and easier, faculty
and students are finding ways for podcasting to help enhance
the educational experience. While they still trail behind most
other forms of social media, nearly 20% of faculty say they
have used podcasts professionally.
Will Never Die
Podcasting will never die. That is a bold statement to open
with, but in it is true to say the soul of podcasting is a hardier
beast than many give it credit for.
Podcasts are a great way to get your messages out to people.
They offer the advantage over blogs that they can be downloaded
and listened to at any time, so are great for people on the
Because it is technology however, some people are a little nervous
of this as a medium. There are some great tools out there to
get the job done however, if you are unsure of how to use this.
Increasingly, there are also blog directories to submit your
content to and get more exposure.
is Podcasting in 2014?
Podcasting has changed dramatically in 2014 with many professional
ex-broadcasters looking to find their niche and podcast
about it along with smart business owners who are looking for
the opportunity to have a one-to-one personal chat with hundreds
or thousands of their potential customers on a weekly basis.