It’s official, Google Play Music has announced that it will now include podcasts in its lineup of things to listen to. According to the Official Android Blog, “…we plan to start offering podcasts on Google Play Music, giving podcasters access to millions of new listeners on Android phones and tablets.”
There are multiple companies that will host your podcast, including Soundcloud, Blubrry, Podbean, Podomatic, and even Amazon S3. I personally use Libsyn as it was highly recommended to me. And now, after using them for almost 3 years, I can say they are a dream to work with and well worth it. If you choose to go with Libsyn, make sure to use the promotional code “brain” and you’ll get the rest of this month, and the entire next month free!
Anyway, here is an overview of the stats that Libsyn provides:
Total downloads by month and all-time:
If you’ve ever wanted to copy those amazing podcast reviews from iTunes to paste into your own website, but were discouraged to find out that the iTunes’ interface doesn’t allow text selection or highlighting of any sort, here’s one method I found to do it (note: This method seems to only work with the latest 50 reviews)
PS: In order for this to work, your show needs to be listed on podbay.fm. If your show is already listed in iTunes, it is most likely listed in podbay.fm as well.
Here are the steps: [Read more…] about The Easy Way to Copy Your iTunes Podcast Reviews
This article describes how to use a free program to automatically post your new blog posts to Twitter and Linkedin (note: The program I describe here will also auto-post to Facebook as well, but I haven’t tested that function).
Here are the steps! [Read more…] about How to Auto-Post Your New Blog Posts to Twitter and LinkedIn
If you are using Libsyn for your media host, they have an app that will allow visitors to your Facebook page view and play your podcast episodes. If you’re not using Libsyn, seriously consider it! And to give you an incentive, use the promo code “brain” when checking out and you’ll get the rest of this month, and the entire next month free!
Anyway, here’s what your Facebook page will look like after you do this: