Today we have introduced a new feature to our podcast media hosting called No-Fault Hosting. We have found that some of our podcast hosting customers bump against their monthly storage limit on the hosting plan they have paid for time to time most only needing a little extra storage to carry them into the next month and not force them to upgrade.
So we are introducing ‘No-Fault Hosting’ to give our podcasters a way to go over their storage limit when they need just a little more before their storage resets.
The service allows the client to go over his or her quota up to 25 percent once each month. Customers that are consistently exceeding their quota should consider upgrading to the next plan, but in most cases, shows will not need to upgrade to the next service level.
In addition, starting Aug. 1, quotas will be reset on the first of each month, making it easier for customers to manage their quota storage. Customers are welcome to maximize their account up to the days before August 1st if they like. No matter what they publish in July, it will be reset on the 1st and from that point on their quota will be reset on the first of every month.
We are hard at work adding new features to PowerPress. Here’s a sneak peek at the podcast playlist shortcode feature for the video’s on the PowerPress Podcast. (There’s an audio playlist as well.)
This playlist was created by using the following shortcode in PowerPress 6.0 beta: [powerpressplaylist type="video"]
The playlist expands on the audio and video playlist already built into WordPress 3.9. Anything you can do styling wise you can do with the PowerPress podcast playlist as well.
For a complete list of options, please see our documentation on the PowerPress playlist shortcode page.
Only a small part of our infrastructure was vulnerable and was promptly patched Wednesday.
Important billing and payment information is managed by our merchant service provided by PayPal which was not affected by the HeartBleed bug.
The Blubrry team today announces the official launch of its first affiliate program that will allow podcast consultants, podcasters and enthusiasts to earn rewards for promoting and selling the large range of services offered here at Blubrry.com
The program is unique in the affiliate marketing space in that it will benefit affiliates with cash rewards for sales of services. Affiliates then can earn additional annual revenue based on the annual gross revenue of sales.
“We want to take care of our affiliates and make them a integrated part of our sales team, making our customers their customers,” explains RawVoice CEO Todd Cochrane. “Too often affiliate programs do not reward affiliates over a long period of time for delivering business. We want long-term relationships with our affiliates and that is the reason we introduced annual bonuses.”
A variety of promotions will be launched throughout this year with myriad offerings to bring great deals to podcasters and their affiliates. The first program offers podcasters a free month of service and the affiliate earns a reward equal to one month of service. Top rewards in this promotion could reach $80 per new account plus go toward the affiliate’s annual bonus.
To apply for the Blubrry Affiliate program, login to the Blubrry.com website, click manage account followed by make money and apply.
The team here at Blubrry.com looks forward to long term relationships with all of our new Affiliates.
We have had a flood of Podcast Advertising deals pending, and a lot of shows that are missing the boat. Watch the video and see what it takes to be invited to an advertising campaign.
Do you want to see why people are choosing Blubrry Hosting in conjunction with WordPress and the PowerPress Plugin.. Watch and see how we have made it incredibly easy for you to publish your podcast.
We have added some features to the Blubrry Podcast Stats. So we have created a new demo to show off all the features of our stats.
RawVoice announced the release of PowerPress 5.0, a platform that provides content creators everything they need to podcast with a WordPress website or blog. The latest version includes Taxonomy Podcasting and Post Type Podcasting, which expands on the ability to podcast with blog posts and categories.
“Taxonomy Podcasting and Post Type Podcasting add additional control for content creators to organize and display podcast content,” RawVoice CIO Angelo Mandato said. Custom Post Types allow users to organize content into specific types, while custom taxonomies help users to classify content. Taxonomy Podcasting, co-sponsored by AfterBuzzTV.com, can be used to add podcast to a custom taxonomy-built website, navigation system or search mechanism.
“Before PowerPress 5.0, we were limited to organizing our podcasts by category or custom channels,” RawVoice CEO Todd Cochrane said. “Now we can separate and organize our websites into silo’s of podcast content, organized with category navigation separate from our blog categories.”
PowerPress 5.0 also introduces podcasters to the latest in Web-based media playback by including the MediaElement.js HTML5 Media Player.
“Playing media on your podcast website just got better by utilizing the MediaElement.js media player library,” Mandato said. “This open source HTML5-based player provides Flash and Silverlight fallback for older browsers and supports iPhone, iPad and Android.”
PowerPress 5.0 continues to make podcasting easier with its new Advanced and Default Modes that will help new podcasters get setup within minutes of installation.
“With Advanced Mode, all of the settings and features are available,” Mandato explained. “In Default mode, only the essential settings are provided, these two setting give both the novice and the professional the right amount of tools to syndicate their podcast.”
RawVoice, parent company to Blubrry and Tech Podcast Network, has provided content creators the power to expand their audiences, make money through advertising, receive detailed audience measurements and host their audio and video since 2005.