All posts by Mike Dell

Your Podcast: A New Podcast From Blubrry



What is “Your Podcast” All About?

It’s all about Your Brand, Your Ideas, Your Intellectual Property and Your Time — and how Blubrry services can help you keep all of these things. Your Podcast is going to feature company news & announcements, discussion about podcasting in general, tech topics that relate to your podcast and some inside information coming from a combined 24 years of experience in podcasting. This show will run every 2 weeks opposite of the PowerPress Podcast.

Host Todd Cochrane is the CEO of RawVoice Inc. (parent company of Blubrry Podcasting) and the host and producer of the Geek News Central Podcast and co-host of the New Media Show.

Host Mike Dell is the Customer Support Coordinator for RawVoice and Blubrry and is the host and producer of Mike Dell’s World and Podcast Help Desk (among others).

Company Philosophy – What Makes Blubrry Different?

  • We strongly believe in podcasters controlling and owning their own brand.
  • Our team – we’re all podcasters.
  • We provide the tools and service to make podcasting as easy as possible and get out of the way.

Just Two Examples:

  • PowerPress – our open-source plugin helps over 65,000 content creators power their podcast and build their brands.
  • Our unbranded podcast players. We don’t advertise on YOUR site (unless of course you’d like to join our Affiliate Program).

Company News

  • Todd and Mike talk about our Professional Hosting and our integration with the Triton Digital advertising platform.
  • Our WordPress plugin, PowerPress, reached 1 million downloads last week!

Customer Question

  • Why do you just post two minutes to Facebook and YouTube with Post to Social?
  • Some strange support questions.

Be sure to click Play or Subscribe so you don’t miss any new episodes of Your Podcast!

If you have any comments, questions or topics you would like us to cover on the show, email us at yourpodcast@blubrry.com. We’re excited to get started!

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Proclaim16, Apple changes and the New PowerPress



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In this episode Mike Dell, Lead Support Tech for Blubrry & RawVoice fills in for MacKenzie who is on assignment. Actually, she’s in Nashville at the Proclaim16 conference along with our CIO Angelo Mandato who reports LIVE from Nashville.

 

Proclaim16

News:
Blubrry Community Newsletter is out on the street, so to speak.

Political Podcasts – There is now a plethora of political podcasts for “political junkies” to enjoy. Jen Thorpe over at PodcasterNews has a list of some of the best political podcasts out there.

Proclaim 2016 – Nashville, TN

Angelo and MacKenzie reporting “live” from Nashville.

PowerPress Update:

The current version of PowerPress is 6.3.2.

It includes some updates for required iTunes items such as Explicit tags and quite a few others. Here is the change log:

    • Added import podcast from Squarespace option (thanks Steve for bringing to our attention that importing from Squarespace requires added logic)
    • The itunes:summary tag values can now use CDATA encapsulation. Note updated that may not contain HTML, except for hyperlinks. (Thanks Apple iTunes team!)
    • Added checkbox to enable wrapping iTunes summary values with
    • Added new define option POWERPRESS_FEED_TEMPLATE. (Thanks Ron for the suggestion!)
    • Added new define option POWERPRESS_PREMIUM_GROUPS_PLUGIN, for premium podcasting with Groups plugin commonly paired with WooCommerce.
    • Removed iTunes explicit ‘no’ value from tag. (iTunes change – February, 2016)
    • Updated iTunes recommended image size to 3000 x 3000 saved in a compressed format such as JPG. (iTunes change – February, 2016)
  • Fixed notice message from appearing when using the playlist player (Thanks chefjoef for bringing to our attention).
  • Added width and height attributes to img tag for the HTML5 audio player image. (Thanks Eduard for the patch and information about the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project!)
  • Fixed tab control styling when other themes or plugins use newer versions of jquery-ui.
  • Added dismissable notification message to alert PowerPress users of the latest iTunes changes.


Apple Podcasts Connect:
 Apple changed the way you submit a feed to them to a website based system. We have updated the Podcast Manual with the new information: http://create.blubrry.com/manual/podcast-promotion/submit-podcast-to-itunes/

Blubrry Tip of the Week: (A feature I do at Podcast Help Desk)

Populate your RSS feed setting at blubrry.com if you are not using the blubrry.com feed for your podcast. This gives your listing in the Blubrry directory a way to stay up to date. It also makes it easier for us tech support types to help you troubleshoot any problems you might have.

If you are using blubrry.com for your podcast website, this is not needed and can cause your listing to have duplicates.
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Thanks for listening to the PowerPress podcast, Information and Ideas to Power your Podcast, from the Team at Blubrry.

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Setting up Podcast Stats On blubrry.com and PowerPress



This is a screencast of me setting up podcast statistics on the Blubrry.com website using powerpress on my own wordpress site.

Follow these steps (in order) and you will have no problem getting the best podcasting stats in the business!

-Mike Dell

Tech Support

Rawvoice Inc / blubrry.com

 

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