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How To Launch a Podcast and Capture #1 Ranking. Podcasts are hot. It seems everyone is either thinking of launching a podcast, producing one or being interviewed. Podcasts are a very engaging way to communicate with your audience. They can be listened to while sitting on the beach, driving the car and working out at the gym. The sound of the voice reveals a lot about a person. You can feel their passion and the meaning that intonation and pitch and volume reveals. I recently launched a podcast called “The Top” which is like an audio version of a monthly income report and had the fastest growth any business podcast has ever had in its first month. We learned a lot along the way and in this in-depth 4,000 word post we will reveal the specific strategies and tactics that worked. So what were the exact results? Here’s the results Before we tell you the stats why don’t you check the podcast out.

This post will be one of the most useful pieces of content you can study if you’re curious about podcast launches in 2015 and beyond. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. Feed. HOWTO: Create a podcast. Background A couple of months ago, Dai Barnes and I decided to start podcasting again. We’d previously been regular hosts of EdTechRoundUp and wanted to get back into the routine. We decided to meet each weekend with a loose agenda, talk for between 45 minutes and an hour, edit the recording, and put it out each Tuesday. We’re calling this Today In Digital Education (TIDE). Quick note: technology A podcast is an audio file plus an RSS feed. Just sticking an MP3 on a web server doesn’t make it a podcast – there has to be an enclosure generated that allows users to have each episode delivered to them. Recording the audio Perhaps the easiest way to record a conversation is to use Skype and a plugin that records both sides of the audio. Quick note: naming You should double-check that there’s no-one else using the name you came up with.

Publishing your audio In the first instance we decided to try Tumblr to make the podcast available to listeners. Sorting out your RSS feed Conclusion. 3 Steps to Create Podcasts With Google Hangouts On Air. Are you thinking of starting a podcast? Have you considered using Google Hangouts On Air? Your podcasts don’t have to stop with basic audio files. Google Hangouts On Air offer ways to create audio, video and better SEO. In this article you’ll discover how to create more dynamic podcasts using the built-in features of Google Hangouts On Air.

Why Podcasts With Google Hangouts On Air? Traditionally, interview-based podcasts are done via Skype using either eCamm’s Skype Call Recorder on a Mac or Pamela for Skype on a PC. Aviary Photo Editor provides a number of useful tools to edit your photos. Google Hangouts On Air are a progressive form of content marketing. The feature that separates Hangouts On Air from a pre-recorded Skype call is the live audience (but the video option and enhanced SEO opportunities don’t hurt either). Conducting a live online interview brings a new element to your podcasts—you have people watching, commenting and asking questions in real time. Where to Go From Here. Vocaroo | Online voice recorder. My example. Twisted Wave. SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds. Audio Recording on Monday afternoon by Phil Bradley 11.

Podcasting Legal Guide. Colette Vogele, Esq. Vogele & Stanford Center for Internet And Mia Garlick Creative Stanford Center for Internet And The Berkman Center Clinical Program in Acknowledgements Foreword, By Lawrence Lessig Welcome to the Podcasting Legal Guide. If you have suggestions, comments or questions about the Guide, please post your comments on the talk page of our wiki (located at Purpose The purpose of this Guide is to provide you with a general roadmap of some of the legal issues specific to podcasting. US-Law Only This Guide covers only US-based legal questions. This Guide Does Not Provide Legal Advice Please also note that this Guide attempts to provide an overview of how the law is likely to treat many of the issues that arise in relation to podcasting. Technophilia: Find great podcasts. Podcasting Toolbox.

Podcasting may not have lived up to the early hype, but with iPods and other MP3 players still selling like crazy, the potential audience for these audio shows is huge. We've compiled a monster list of 70+ tools and resources for podcasters and wannabes. Podcast Creation Guides How To Create a Podcast -'s step-by-step tutorial for podcast beginners.iLounge Guide to Podcast Creation - another guide for creating your own podcast for absolute beginners.Podcasting Legal Guide - find about legal issues relevant to podcasting in this Creative Commons guide. Podcast Hosting, Sharing and Networking (Free) Pickstation - A Digg for podcasts and music.Collectik - "Mixtapes for podcasts": find, share and organize podcasts.Podbean - Free podcast hosting and publishing.Castpost - Free hosting for audio and video clips.HeyCast - A tool to create video podcasts. Podcast Advertising Audio Tours Video Podcasting Mobile Podcasting Text to Podcasts Podcasts to Text Podcast Directories Live Podcasting.

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Can't Afford Podcast Hosting? Try These Free Alternatives. If your podcast is outgrowing the space you have on your blog, the time has probably come to find a new home for it. But if you’re already paying for hosting, this might be beyond your budget unless you can find somewhere to host your musings and discussions for free… Yes, Free Podcast Hosting Exists! Has your podcast taken on a life of its own?

Does your website or blog seem to revolve around organising recordings and uploading new editions, rather than focusing on its original core aim? In such a situation, it’s a good idea to give your podcast room to breathe, and the best way you can do this is to give it some space. But hold on, aren’t you already paying for hosting for your existing blog? Well, no we’re not. Audioboo First up is Audioboo, the popular audio upload and instant sharing service. With a free Audioboo account, you can upload audio of up to 3 minutes, with no limit to the number of posts.

SoundCloud Turn Your Podcast Into An Audio-Visual Presentation For YouTube. Free Podcast Hosting, Podcast Social Subscribing. Buzzsprout » Create and publish your own podcast. Podcast hosting, promotion and tracking. All the tools for the media creator - Blubrry Podcast Community. How to Podcast. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder. Lame Installation. Legal issues While the LAME source code is free, the encoding technology that ready-compiled LAME binaries use is patented. The patents are held by Fraunhofer and administered by Thomson.

Patenting raises a theoretical possibility that in some countries a user might need to pay a licence fee to legally encode MP3s. This might vary according to the purpose of the encoding and whether the software being used is licensed. There is no definitive list of countries where the patents unambiguously hold sway. The best advice that can be given is that the user makes their own decision, based on their conscience, the country they are in, and taking into account the following: Windows Instructions New or inexperienced users are recommended to follow the easy steps in the Simple Installation section and skip the "Advanced options for MP3 encoding" section that follows "Simple Installation". Simple Installation For 1.3.3 and later users All users Advanced options for MP3 encoding Audacity 1.3.3 and later.