In today's show we answer questions about YouTube and RSS, we talk about Podcasting Stats, and I review the Broadcasting Studio Microphone Boom Scissor Arm Suspension Stand Desk Table Universal Mic Mount DJ Radio Griffin (http://astore.amazon.com/sop-20/detail/B0057RWAYU)
I also talk about the latest episode of the Podcasters Roundtable where we talk about Podcast "Competition."
Because of my Podcast Featuring Max Flight
This segment can be heard at 6:20 mark
Find max at:
See my Thirty Thousand Feet aviation directory: http://www.ThirtyThousandFeet.com/ (http://www.ThirtyThousandFeet.com/)
Listen to me on the Airplane Geeks Podcast: http://www.airplanegeeks.com/ (http://www.airplanegeeks.com/)
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaxFlight (http://twitter.com/MaxFlight)
Learn the craft of podcasting: http://PodcastingPassion.com/ (http://PodcastingPassion.com/)
YouTube and Podcasting
I have a question for you. I am starting up the Theme Review Show podcast in January. I was going to start it over the summer but I realized that it was kind of weird to do an audio podcast about something inately visual.
What I decided to do was to produce an audio review like I was initially planning, but I am also going to do a supplemental video tour of the given theme that would basically be a screen share showing the theme and talking about what I like/dislike, and how to build a site using the given theme. I am creating a specific youtube channel for these videos and will point back to my site.
My question is: If I embed a youtube video into my shownotes, would that end up in the podcast RSS feed? I don't want to do that because the idea of the videos is to drive traffic to my blog from the podcast.. and youtube. How would you organize something like this?
Answer: I have done this on Weekly Web Tools where I put a youtube video and an audio file. I place my url to the media in the box provided by the PowerPress plugin. It has never caused an issue. Some tools yo may look into to monetize the videos is Viewbix (http://schoolofpodcasting.com/viewbix)or Leadplayer (http://schoolofpodcasting.com/leadplayer)
Sound Boards for Android Phone
Adam from the Laptcast (http://www.lapcastpodcast.com/)wanted to know if there are any Soundboard for Android. I was unaware of any so until Mark in Russia (http://markinrussia.com/?p=1362) clued me in. He likes this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ix.com.android.CustomSoundboard&feature=related_apps (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ix.com.android.CustomSoundboard&feature=related_apps) Read his full review of this one and two others here (http://markinrussia.com/?p=1362)
Podcast Stat Packages - Podbean Advertising
Bill Hutchinson wanted to know if Blubrry stats are better than Libsyn stats. I had previously mentioned podtrac.com and blubrry.com for free stats. When you compare blubrry.com and Libsyn.com stats they are simliar. You can see them in a video I did about how awful podbean is.
I mention how podbean places a preroll in your show when you sign up for their advertising program. The pre-roll stated that you could get 1000 downloads for $1.
Understanding Podcast Subscriptions
If there weren't tools like iTunes and the new Podcasts app from Apple, I would have to visit 71 different web pages to see if there were any new episodes. This is one of the most powerful features of podcasting. Now when I fire up whatever software you are using (iTunes, Pocket Casts) it checks all of those websites for me.
Podcast Gear View
(http://schoolofpodcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/radio_boom_arm.jpg)I just got a new boom arm for my wife to use. There are mic boom arms that cost over $100
This package includes:
A mic cable
A shock mount
for $65 (http://astore.amazon.com/sop-20/detail/B0057RWAYU). I love it and it seems very durable.
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