Monthly Archives: August 2019

Lorna Bremner – Closure Optional – PI-153



We’ve got lots to talk about with podcast statistics, new deals, such as Sound Exchange, and confirmations from Podcast Movement. We start the episode with a fantastic interview from Lorna, and close it with Todd and Mike joined by Barry Kantz, General Counsel and CFO of RawVoice/Blubrry. If you haven’t taken a look at the Blubrry site in a while, take a minute to review the changes we’ve made recently.

Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider.

Interview:

Lorna Bremner – Closure Optional

Podcasting News

  • Apple transcripts (in IOS13 beta): It seems they’re active at the moment!
  • Google making big changes for podcasts
  • Spotify: Making it easier for you to manage your show listing within their platform.
  • SoundExchange and SourceAudio: New deal for licensed music in podcasts.

Best Practices

  • The Blubrry way is the Google way! Talks from Podcast Movement confirm our way of podcasting.

Blubrry News

  • Homepage and directory: Blubrry.com changes continuing to take shape.
  • New service coming soon: Network Plugin / Newly Redesigned TechPodcasts.com
  • RODECASTER Pro contest at Podcast Movement was a success, our winner has already received their gift. Thanks for everyone for participating.

Blubrry Support

  • You must publish an episode before submitting to directories. The first rule in getting on a podcast directory or app is to HAVE A PODCAST — posted, public and ready to go. (no coming soon mode or private posts)
  • Stats: there is a delay between when you post an episode and when it will show in the stats.  It takes time for us to process the data and report it to you.

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PJ Ewing – The Bee’s Knees Podcast – PI-152



From the show floor at Podcast Movement 2019, Todd and Mike go over some of the news and happenings at this years show in Orlando Florida.

This episode does not follow our normal format.  Next week, we will go over more of the news from the show and how this will matter to you and your show.

Mike interviewed PJ Ewing from the Bee’s Knees Podcast and X10 Therapy about how they are using podcasting to build business and how PJ has fallen in love with podcasting.


Jeremy Bassetti from All Over The Place Podcast – PI-151



 

With only a few days left until Podcast Movement we’re getting antsy to head to Orlando. Before that, we’ve got lots to talk about in podcasting. The Podcast Awards, hosted by Todd, is announcing the nominees this weekend, iHeart is translating shows and Entercom bought up two podcast companies. We also discuss files names, specifically best practices and how to not cause an issue for yourself and your podcast. Lastly, we ask that you please be kind and patient to tech support. Again, we’ll be at Podcast Movement next week and we want to see you so, stop by booth #114 to record a promo — maybe you’ll win a RODEcaster Pro — and ask your podcasting questions at our help desk.

Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider.

Interview:

Jeremy Bassetti, All Over the Place Podcast
Twitter: @jeremybassetti

Podcasting News

Best Practices

  • File names: your media file names do nothing for SEO so simple is better.
    • No spaces or symbols
    • Just letters, numbers, dashes (-) or underscores (_)
    • Do not start the file name with anything but a number or letter
    • Do not end the file name with anything but a number or letter
    • Shorter is better
    • Unique file names (Numbers or dates work for that)
    • This show uses the naming convention with the date. Example, this show’s file name is PCI-2019-08-08.mp3
    • Mike’s show, Podcast Help Desk, uses an even simpler one. PHD123.mp3. The number represents the episode number, to keep the names unique.

Blubrry News

Blubrry Support

  • Security Plugins or add-ons for WordPress: Some of them can block things like APPLE. If your feed checks out in CastFeedValidator.com but Apple says they can’t read your feed, then likely you have a firewall or security plugin that is blocking Apple. The user agent for Apple starts with CFNetworks and their IP addresses all start with 17.xxx.xxx.xxx. So, if you are having that issue, check with your web host that you are not blocking those things. Another possible work-around for that would be to use PodcastMirror.com (a free service by Blubrry).
  • Be nice to tech support 😃 (or any customer service person you use) They ARE there to help. Lately, we have had a rash of people just start out mean. Our Tech Support guys are very good at not acting in kind, but it’s so much nicer to start out with the facts of the issue, answer a few questions and we can solve the issue or tell you how to solve it. We are not here as a punching bag for your frustrations. We do understand that it can be frustrating, believe me! But, we are humans as well. It’s a lot nicer when you don’t feel like screaming 🙂

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Lee Ball from This is Rammy – PI-150



Our guest Lee Rammy has a podcast on the happenings where he lives, Ramsbottom. Todd discusses his show and then catches up on podcasting news and best practices with Mike. We’ve got quite a bit updating with Blubrry at the moment, including a second recent release of PowerPress and our dynamic advertising insertion system is available for podcasters.

We’re coming to close to Podcast Movement and tell you just what we have planned this time around, our 6th time attending. Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider.

 

Interview:

Lee Ball – This is Rammy

Podcasting News:

Best Practices:

  • Show intros should include: Who you are, where they can find you, whats on the show today, subscribe options.

Blubrry News

  • Podcast Movement – We can’t wait to get there, use this link to get 10% off your ticket.
  • Podcasting Help Desk and Recording Promo Content: Don’t miss the opportunity to record a promo for your show and win a RODEcaster. And of course ask Mike all your podcasting questions.
  • Dynamic Advertising Insertion: Full Ad Insertion has been released!
  • PowerPress Update: Yep, we put out a new version after our main release. Minor change, but go ahead and update please!
  • Spotify Stats and Pass Through: In the near future Spotify stats will be counted exactly like all other podcast apps in stats.

Blubrry Support

  • Blubrry Directory URLs: We can’t change them. They’re irrevocably tied to your stats and hosting folder. The only way to change it is to start over. We’ll help in every way possible, but we will try to talk you out of it first 🙂
  • Blubrry Publisher to WordPress and PowerPress: Upgrading is easy; we can move you over without any feed issues.

Coming at you from the Convo By Design podcast studio at Blubrry’s Columbus, Ohio office.

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