Monthly Archives: November 2019

Nick Howell – Orbital Jigsaw Network – PCI-165



Nick Howell, shares his trials and tribulations of podcasting, and being involved in multiple shows. Since Todd is attending and speaking at Digital Hollywood, Angelo Mandato guest hosted this week. He’s got lots of Blubrry information to share and information on podcasting growth. If you’re planning on starting a show before the New Year, we highly recommend paying attention to the Apple portion of this episode as they take time off for the holidays.

Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider.

News:

  • As of November 2019 63% of the worlds smartphones are Android. According to Scientia Mobile’s Mobile Overview Report for Q3 2019.
  • Castbox.fm is the most popular app in Brazil!
  • Sony and the Onion are teaming up! For a new podcast, called The Tropical
  • Adobe demo’d Automatic de-umming feature. Here’s a video from Project SoundSeek.
  • Launch Control from Apple Podcasts is now available in Podcasts Connect.

Manage Show Launches

“You can now hide shows while being reviewed for approval. This way you can easily manage the launch of new shows directly from Podcasts Connect.

Simply select Hide Podcast after submitting it for review — this action will not impact or delay the feed’s review process. When approved, you can then select Unhide Podcast and allow up to 24 hours for your show to become searchable on Apple Podcasts.” – Apple Podcasts

 

Best Practice:

  • File name: simple is better for your media file names.

Blubrry News:

  • Podcast Network Plugin launches today! Read the press release.
  • Who is Angelo? CIO, co-founder and Lead Developer for Blubrry Podcasting / RawVoice Inc.
  • Blubrry PowerPress updates are moving along. Getting started is replacing Simple Mode in PowerPress (The support team approves!)

Interview:

Nick Howell – Orbital Jigsaw Network

Support:

  • Dreaded Apple Podcasts login loop has been solved.
  • Spotify stats: they’re not the same as “podcast” stats.
  • Expanded phone support hours starting Monday, Nov 18. 9AM – 7PM Eastern Monday – Thursday. Expanded Phone hours for support starting Monday!  9a-7p eastern to Monday -Thursday and 9AM – 5PM Eastern Friday. Saturday hours will be coming soon. As always, you can contact support at blubrry.com/contact

Promo code INSIDER for a free month at Blubrry.com

Coming at you this week from the Convo by Design Studio in Columbus, Ohio and Mike Dell’s World Studio in Traverse City, Michigan.

Contact Us:
todd@blubrry.com
mike@blubrry.com
mackenzie@blubrry.com


Joshua Manley – Nerd On! The Podcast – PCI-164



Lots of podcasting news to discuss, specifically well-known organizations making changes to their podcasting plans. Mike and Todd talk about some failed or difficult services at the moment and how best to deal with those challenges. Such as with Google, PodPress and Pandora and iHeart.

Thanks for joining us on this episode of Podcast Insider.

News:

Best Practice:  Lets Talk Marketing

  • Be where your audience is.
  • Attend one event a year in your subject area.

Blubrry News:

  • Our Next Best Tool contest is ending soon.
  • The Divi Theme version 4 upgrade is causing issues with PowerPress feeds (mostly missing episodes in the feed) to fix this only publish podcast posts without using the Divi builder to avoid the issue. Divi is working on a solution. You can also use the previous version of Divi theme until they get it fixed. Contact Elegant Themes support for help with this issue.
  • Reminder: The new TechPodcasts.com is live.

Interview:

Joshua Manley – Nerd On! The Podcast

Support:

  • Google Podcasts – Your link might not work, find your Google Podcasts link here: https://search.google.com/devtools/podcast/preview (do a google search for Google Podcasts Preview)
  • Feed Discovery Setting (this helps you get on Google Podcasts) in PowerPress.
  • Pandora and iHeart radio: They can be picky and it will take a while to get on them. We put the destination in PowerPress for those who are in those directories. No guarantees you will get into those directories.
  • If you’re hosting with us, Spotify will accept you as long as your feed is technically good. (no M4A files) Pass thru coming.
  • Deezer, will accept you if your feed is technically good. No need to host with Blubrry but you must be listed in Blubrry and have claimed your show listing.
  • Anyone out there still using PodPress (a really old podcasting plugin for WordPress) needs to change to PowerPress (or something else I guess) right away. PodPress has been hacked. WordPress.org even says it’s no longer available for download.
  • One-on-one video screen-sharing support: Yes, we do that! but only for paying customers. Our free products (stats, PowerPress without hosting and directory listings) are not eligible for that level of support. Our Support team will help you via our contact form (currently blubrry.com/contact/ ).

Promo code INSIDER for a free month at Blubrry.com

Coming to you from the New Media Studio in Southern Michigan and Mike Dell’s World studio in Northern Michigan.

Contact Us:
todd@blubrry.com
mike@blubrry.com
mackenzie@blubrry.com