TPS 070 – Show intros, Zoom H4n and the Top Podcast Directories

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I recently spoke on the topic of podcasting at Social Media Week D.C. (#SMWDC) and it presented some great opportunities to use gear that I don’t always use and speak to people face to face instead of from behind the mic. This of course led to some insights that are perfect for podcasters.

Public speaking introduces an added element of excitement, nervousness and adrenaline that you might also experience the first few times you sit down to a microphone to record your podcast. In each scenario it’s a good idea to remind yourself to slow down. Even after recording hundreds of podcasts episodes, I still find myself having to slow down when speaking in public. [Read more…]

Best Podcasting Directories – Where to Submit Your Podcast

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Whether you just started a new podcast or are looking to grow your audience, being in the best podcasting directories will make your show more visible to potential viewers.

Where to Submit Your Podcast [Infographic]

Ranked in the order of where my shows are seeing the largest audiences, below is a list of the best podcast directories (a.k.a. podcatchers) to submit your RSS feed. itunes

iTunes – Still the number one place podcasts are found. iTunes is the first place you should submit your podcast. Watch this video on how to submit your show to the iTunes store.

Stitcher – A mobile podcast app, Stitcher is on the rise with lots of podcasts being consumed by its users. They’re also leading the charge to get podcasts into the car (their app now works natively inside some BMW’s).

Google Play Music – While not currently available to podcast listeners, podcast producers can submit their RSS feeds now. With native support for Android devices and hopefully some strong marketing by Google, this directory is likely to become the most popular place to find podcasts behind iTunes.

Miro – The open-source podcatcher. Available for users on most major operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux).

TuneIn – A blend of terrestrial radio, music and podcasts, TuneIn Radio provides users with a wealth of audio content.

Submitting here will also make your podcast available on the Amazon Echo.

Submitting your show to all of these directories will grow your podcast by making it available to more people searching for content they enjoy at the place they are already consuming podcasts.

Get more details on how to submit your podcast to the above directories.

TPS Ep. 010 – Plugins and Widgets for Your Podcast’s WordPress Blog

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courtesy Flickr user Darren Hester

courtesy Flickr user Darren Hester

On this episode I take a look at increasing the value of your blog through plugins and widgets. These are some of the plugins and widgets that I use here at The Podcasters Studio dot com and the ones I feel will benefit you the most as a podcaster. If you start a blog to support your podcast, take a look at each of these plugins and/or widgets listed below and integrate the ones that you feel will work best for your blog and podcasting needs.

Links to Plugins and Widgets Mentioned in this Episode:
1 Pixel Out Audio Player – a clean looking flash player for your visitors to play your podcast mp3’s on your site
Tweetmeme – an easy way to let your viewers retweet your blog post and it shows how many times this has occurred
Lijit – a better search for your site
Feedjit – a live view of who visited your site, how they got there, and where they came from

music used for this episode: 37hz “Spiral Song”, Adam Woodall Band “Runaway”,  3ce “Outside-Inside” – All songs are licensed via CC license and found at music.podshow.com.

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