Monthly Archives: July 2019

Kami Guildner from Extraordinary Women Radio – PI-149

Significant changes coming from Apple this time around. Categories are changing and that includes throwing some out, adding new ones and a bit of consolidating. Podcasters don’t need to worry, Blubrry has it all taken care of on their end. But stick around for suggestions on what to do if a new category would be in your best interest.

More than that, PowerPress was updated again for this category change and some other cool features. They chat about other podcasting news, and have an extraordinary interview with Kami Guildner you don’t want to miss. Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider.



Kami Guildner – Extraordinary Women Radio

Podcasting News

  • Apple Podcast Categories changing soon. Apple has disabled categories for now while they make the change. Angelo explains the new categories here.
  • A partner of ours launched on Android Auto and Samsung – Audioburst
  • Calling all Trekkies! The Official Star Trek Podcast (Yeah!)

Best Practices

  • What link should you share on social for your episode? The link to YOUR website!

Blubrry News

  • Blubrry platform (publisher) has been updated for the new Apple Categories
  • PowerPress has been updated recently. New Categories, Multi-account login and Websub. PowerPress version 7.5.1 was released on 7/23/19.
  • At long last, advertising insertion. See the demo here:

Blubrry Support

  • Feed Limit settings: only 10 episodes in the feed.
    • Podcast migration to Blubrry… but from who?
    • Recreating the RSS feed on PowerPress (use import podcast)
    • Migrate the media (also within PowerPress)
    • Once that is done, do the 301 redirect. Try to leave this in place for 30 days if you can.
    • Also, set the “iTunes new feed URL” tag (in PowerPress settings > Apple Tab) to your new PowerPress based RSS feed.
    • Publish from PowerPress/WordPress for any new episodes.
      ** The idea is to move in such a way that NOBODY knows you moved.

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Interview with Brandon Dawson from The Distiller Podcast – PI 148

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Interview this week with Brandon Dawson from  The Distiller Podcast.

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Podcasting News

Best Practices

Do not take a break in fhe first 2 years of your show. Listen to the show for why this is a good idea.

Blubrry News

  • Ad insertion
  • New PowerPress with NEW Apple Categories, Websub, and Multi-account login. PP7.5
  • New Partner StagePass


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Blubrry Support Topics

  • Choices – We give you choices!     Your own WordPress? (A free WordPress or Deluxe WordPress that we host) Or no WordPress.  We can help you know  the difference.
  • PPS Deluxe domain mapping.

Welcome to Podcast Insider! Blubrry’s NEW Official Podcast

Just a short announcement.

PowerPress Podcast and Your Podcast by Blubrry are now combined into Podcast Insider.  (found at

If you were subscribed to one or the other, you do not need to do anything continue to get the new show.  If you were subscribed to BOTH shows, you can remove one of them as they are both the same feed now.

You may notice some episdoes you have never seen or heard before.  That is because of the combining of the 2 feeds.  Feel free to listen to them or ignore them as you see fit 🙂

We will have the first official episode of Podcast Insider on Friday!

Music in Podcasting – YP61

Music in podcasting; there are many questions out there regarding the legality and capabilities, we’re here to clear that up. A knowledgable and experienced podcaster looked into who is the fastest media host in podcast and shared their findings. PowerPress 7.5 is coming soon and the original Podcast Awards are coming soon. Guest host, Barry Kantz, CFO and General Counsel for RawVoice / Blubrry.






  • Daniel J. Lewis, from the Audacity to Podcast, has done a very technical review, article and research about who is the fastest podcast media host. (Spoiler, Blubrry tied for 1st place!). Also, some very interesting facts about stats for some hosts.
  • PowerPress 7.5 (coming soon) will support WebSub, which does instant updating of Google Podcasts and others, and Multi Blubrry hosting accounts. This is good for people that want more than one podcast feed coming from their site.
  • The original podcast awards show: People’s Choice Podcast Awards nominations are open.


  • Do you want to use music in your podcasts? Barry, the Master of Fine Print, received a call from a Blubrry customer asking about the legalities of starting a music podcast. This question comes up from time-to-time so Barry explains the ins-and-outs of using music in your show.


  • If you do not see your latest episode in apps or directories, make sure its in your RSS feed first.
  • Mike’s Publishing Checklist:
    • Publish episode (see:
    • Clear the cache on your website (how to do that or if you need to do that varies with where you are hosting your site and what caching plugin you may or may not have)
    • Check feed on to make sure nothing went wrong and to make sure the episode made the RSS feed.
    • Check your favorite podcast app to see that you got the new episode. (YES, subscribe to your own show!)
    • Relax 😀 If all the above is good, it WILL get to the directories and apps when they PULL it next. Nothing is wrong!
  • Email addresses when contacting tech support: if you need to contact support at Blubrry, please either use the email address on your account or TELL us what it is in the first email so we don’t have to ask.  To find your account we need the email address you use to login to Also, the name of the show you are asking about is helpful. It will speed up your response time.
  • iTunes new feed URL box in the Apple tab of PowerPress. DO NOT USE THIS unless you know what it’s for. It is NOT where your Apple Podcasts subscription link goes. That goes in the destinations tab in PowerPress where it says Apple Listing URL.