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iTunes desktop app excluding third-party apps from 'podcasts' search

iTunes desktop app excluding third-party apps from 'podcasts' search | Podcasts | Scoop.it
Apple's iTunes desktop client is currently excluding third-party applications when users search the App Store for "podcasts," returning only the company's official Podcasts app as the sole result....
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Make your Spreaker podcasts even better by sharing them on YouTube | Spreaker's Corner

Make your Spreaker podcasts even better by sharing them on YouTube | Spreaker's Corner | Podcasts | Scoop.it

Yesterday we got a great present from Willem Karssenberg who recorded and shared this video which explains how to get the best from Spreaker podcasts shared on YouTube.

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Top 3 Tips For Starting A Podcast - With Cliff Ravenscraft

http://www.becomeablogger.com - Cliff Ravenscraft, a.k.a. the Podcast Answer Man, shares his top 3 tips for any blogger considering starting a podcast. Enjoy!
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Can These Expensive Microphones Give You the Best Quality? | How To Record Podcasts

Can These Expensive Microphones Give You the Best Quality? | How To Record Podcasts | Podcasts | Scoop.it

I look at 8 expensive microphones that you can use for your podcast. Are these microphones worth the price when it comes to podcasting?

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Simple Tips To Find Out Where Your Audience Is So You Stop Wasting Your Time - i make libsyn

Simple Tips To Find Out Where Your Audience Is So You Stop Wasting Your Time - i make libsyn | Podcasts | Scoop.it

Test your Calls To Action

It’s rare that you, podcasting genius, do not ask your audience to do something, such as: listen to my show, review me in iTunes, subscribe to my show, or send me feedback.

Have you ever tested what works?

Try the following basic tips for a while to see where you get the most bang for your buck in social media.

Use bit.ly and create different bit.ly links for each of your episodes that you are posting on social media, depending on the platform you are using ie. bit.ly/yourpodcastepisodenumber-fb, bit.ly/yourpodcastepisodenumber-twitter
Create a bit.ly link for your about section in social media accounts.
In the website section in your twitter account paste a bit.ly link specific for twitter. This would mean that you create a bit.ly link for your podcast website, customize it (bit.ly.com/yourpodcastfromtwitter). You can do the same from your about page in your Facebook Page or Profile or other places like Google+ or YouTube.

Give it a go for a month and then check out the data. See how many people clicked through, and where they were coming from most consistently. This can also help you see if your social media updates are actually converting folks.

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Audio Technica 2005 USB Podcasting Microphone

http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/youtube This is a great DYNAMIC USB microphone that can operate as an XLR microphone as well and it sounds great. It's arou...
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libsyn Stats Got a Little Love - i make libsyn

libsyn Stats Got a Little Love - i make libsyn | Podcasts | Scoop.it

You may now behold your beloved stats via your iOS devices

As you can see from the twitter updates above, folks think they look purty :)

And they do look quite lovely, all those charts and pretty colors…that is if you’re into stuff like that.

Now you can obsessively check your stats from your iOS device every single moment of the day.

The nasty flash has been eradicated.

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4 steps to make every podcast voicemail feedback better

4 steps to make every podcast voicemail feedback better | Podcasts | Scoop.it

As a podcaster, you probably know how exciting it is to receive a voicemail! It confirms that you have human beings listening and wanting a conversation with you. With some basic editing, these voicemail messages can also be enjoyable for the rest of your listeners.
All of these ideas and tips will apply in any audio-editing software, but I focus on Audacity’s specifics in the audio podcast, so make sure you listen to hear all the details!

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How to Record a Webinar – 7 Reasons Online Presentations Rock | SlideRocket Online Presentation Software

How to Record a Webinar – 7 Reasons Online Presentations Rock | SlideRocket Online Presentation Software | Podcasts | Scoop.it

We often make recording a webinar more complex than it needs to be, particularly when recording on-demand webinars.

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Podcasting Tip: Speaking faster and more clearly | Spreaker's Corner

Podcasting Tip: Speaking faster and more clearly | Spreaker's Corner | Podcasts | Scoop.it

Our friends over at radiospeaker.it presentanother clever radio technique from the book Theories and Techniques on Radio Management.

Oftentimes radio hosts are expected to present a lot of information in a short amount of time, like 60 to 90 seconds. The goal is to speak quickly, yet articulate clearly.

It sounds difficult, but there’s a nifty little trick out there to help you with this skill: start practicing to speak with a pencil in your mouth once a day

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SoundCloud for Podcasts - 101 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

SoundCloud for Podcasts - 101 on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free | Podcasts | Scoop.it

Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere to friends, family and the world with SoundCloud, the world's largest community of sound creators.

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What is the Best USB Microphone for Podcasting?

What is the Best USB Microphone for Podcasting? | Podcasts | Scoop.it

I’m told there are exceptions, but I’m yet to hear one that impressed me enough to recommend it to you. If you want me to recommend a USB microphone I’m going to go for the Röde Podcaster, which I use when creating video walk-thrus. I use a Heil PR-40 dynamic mic when recording podcasts.

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How to Grow a Blog and Following With Podcasting

How to Grow a Blog and Following With Podcasting | Podcasts | Scoop.it
Pat Flynn tells the story behind his successful online business and shares the importance of podcasting for his business.
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5 Things I Love About Podcasting

5 Things I Love About Podcasting | Podcasts | Scoop.it
My post about podcasting earlier this week attracted a lot of insightful comments. There were also a few insulting comments, but overall the feedback showcased what makes podcasts worth consuming: passionate voices.
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Podcasters Round Table | Control and Ownership of Your Podcast

Podcasters' Roundtable is a live video discussion about topics relevant to podcasters. The goal is to get beyond the how-to of podcasting and dig into the lively conversations about the issues that all podcasters face.

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TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser

TalkTyper - Speech Recognition in a Browser | Podcasts | Scoop.it

An easy to use web app that gives you free speech to text dictation in a browser. Make your transcripts now!

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How-To Create a Podcast Feed Optimized for iTunes

How-To Create a Podcast Feed Optimized for iTunes | Podcasts | Scoop.it

This video takes you through the process of using a free service, Feedburner, to create an iTunes compliant feed. Along with providing some tips on SEO for the iTunes search engine to help others find your podcast more easily.

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New features: quicker commands for instant podcasting! | Spreaker's Corner

New features: quicker commands for instant podcasting! | Spreaker's Corner | Podcasts | Scoop.it

The ever evolving Spreaker is always working on making our users happy. We’ve revamped the site a bit, and now our broadcast page has a lovely new layout that helps get your episodes up and running in a snap!

Getting to the console or uploading an episode is even easier and faster than before, and Premium users will have quick access to Tube as well:

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Apple spins out Podcasts app ahead of iOS 6

Apple spins out Podcasts app ahead of iOS 6 | Podcasts | Scoop.it

Apple has spun out a standalone iOS app for subscribing and listening to podcasts from iTunes outside of its iTunes app. Read this blog post by Josh Lowensohn on Apple.

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Podcasting, Syndicate Your Message

Podcasting, Syndicate Your Message | Podcasts | Scoop.it
In this episode you'll learn about syndicating your podcast audio and how to submit it to podcast directories.
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The Podcast Consumer 2012 « Edison Research

The Podcast Consumer 2012 « Edison Research | Podcasts | Scoop.it

Among the main findings:

* The percentage of Americans who have ever listened to an audio podcast is 29%

* Similarly, 26% of Americans 12+ have ever viewed a video podcast

* The podcast audience is significantly more likely to have viewed television programming through non-traditional means

* One in four podcast consumers plug their MP3 players or smartphones into their car audio system “nearly every day”

This study was originally presented by Edison Research VP of Strategy and Marketing Tom Webster, and can be viewed and or downloaded below.

 

My Comment on this report:

 

Is there a difference between subscribing to a YouTube channel and subscribing to a podcast? I think they are the same....except you can't get the videos from the iTunes store unless the content creator makes them available. But 'technically' speaking having a YouTube channel is a video podcast.

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Podcasting | 8 Ways to Rock Your Communication with Podcasting

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Podcasting and 8 Ways It Can Rock Your Communication...
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FEATURED ARTICLE: Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone. The only mic a podcaster will ever need.

FEATURED ARTICLE: Audio Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone. The only mic a podcaster will ever need. | Podcasts | Scoop.it

The ATR2100-USB from Audio-Technica is a fabulous microphone as either a main mic for a casual podcaster or as a mic for use by guests or in the field. It includes an XLR connector for studio use and a USB connection for stand-alone use. There is even a headphone jack to hear the return audio as you would want with Skype. Best of all, the microphone is available for less than $50US. It's not a Heil PR40, but it's a lot more useful than a Shure SM58. 

 

UPDATE: April 14, 2012. Leo Laporte has just discovered the awesomeness of the ATR2100-USB microphone. At one point during his show, he did an A-B comparison with the fabulous Heil PR40. The difference was not as dramatic as you would think. 


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TopDawg's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:13 AM

I purchased this the ATR2100-USB after reading this article by Mike Phillips. Thanks!

Erik Marshall's comment, July 10, 2013 12:09 PM
I love this mic. Cheap and versatile and sounds good.
JudyHalle's comment, September 7, 2013 4:28 AM
fantastic