Podcast Distribution Resources

[2:45]What did you learn from New Media Expo?

People need to make sure what they say their podcast is about – is accurate. We come up with a great title, but it has nothing to do with the episode.

Dave is ready to see people blow up the podcast bluebprint, and do something original.

Podcasting For Free forced Dave to get out of his comfort zone.

Make the beginning of your show great to get people sucked in.

Its going to be interesting to see if people start growing their audience through podcast spots.

[11:52]Clammr Guys on Home Gadget Geeks

[11:52]Jim will have the guys from Clammr on Home Gadget Geeks

[16:37] Cross Platform Knowledge

Jim explains how we should know how people consume your content. This means knowing phones, tablets, etc.

Fire tablets are really cheap.

Fire HD 7, 7″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

[20:00] RSS Feeds are Not For Humans

Think of your RSS feed as the paper in a player piano. Its gibberish until you put it into the piano. Likewise your RSS feed is just noise until you put it into software (like iTunes) to decode it.

Cast Feed Validator is a great service to use to see if your RSS feed is valid

[23:35] Podcasts.com Free Hosting

Podcasts.com a Good Idea?

[23:35]This is to a good choice for a primary solution, but as a secondary point of distribution it may be valuable.

[25:30] How Should Politicians Use Podcasting?

Dave feels politicians can use “behind the scenes” and explain why they are the better candidate (instead of ripping on the other candidate).

[35:22] What Directories Should I Be Listed In?

I recommend iTunes, Stitcher, and Tunein. From there go to www.podcast411.com and use the directory of directories.

When you go to list yourself in directories have your artwork URL, your description and everything you will be asked in a document and copy and paste to speed up this process.

iTunes watches your RSS feed, and your RSS feed is updated by your posts.

[49:00] Why Do People Love SoundCloud?

[49:00]Different companies have embraced SoundCloud and they appear successful because of associations. They are technically not as cool as they were years ago, and they still need to make money.

Jim uses different services for different strategies. Some players look better in different places. If you have multiple websites you visit, organize the websites into a folder (as bookmarks) then you can right click on the folder and open all the websites in the folder with different tabs.

[58:45] Subscribe on Android

[58:45] This is a great initiative from the folks at Blubrry to help make subscribing on an Android platform easier. The idea is you can make a button and if the person has the right app it wil subscribe. If they don't have the app, they will be prompted to download one of the approved apps.  Check it out at on www.subscribeonandroid.com

[1:04:00]Dave's on Facebook!

He made a Facebook for podcast people (and he has a separate one for Family only). Be his friend at www.facebook.com/schoolofpodcasting

 

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