PowerPress did not just happen, it came to be because ofÂ a vision to give Podcasters better tools so they can focus on creating content letting PowerPress and our tools do the heavy lifting. Support the team that is supporting you! I show you the power of how we continue to power your podcast with hosting and podcast publishing as easy as 1,2,3.
Exciting news Blubrry Podcasters! BlubrryÂ is proud to announce the launch of the Blubrry Channel on Roku. The channel is live with 200 shows and we’ll be adding more shows throughout the coming weeks as we qualify your podcasts.
The Roku Digital Video Player offers your shows unprecedented exposure — seen and/or heard directly on your audiences’ television sets. Sit back in your Lazy Boy and watch your favorite video podcast or clean the house and listen to your favorite audio podcast directly through the exclusive Blubrry Channel on Roku.
And, trust us, that’s only the start. This year marks an apex in the evolution of alternative distribution capabilities for RawVoice and our family of podcasting sites. Keep an eye out: We plan to launch other alternative distribution applications in the coming weeks and throughout the year.
Are you ready to Roku? We’re thinking yes! Let us know what you think!
Hey everyone! Heads up! This is a call to action for all of you who are part of our RawVoice community.
In the coming weeks weâ€™ll be making a number of exciting announcements that youâ€™re going to love. During our teamâ€™s February meetings we made some radical, strategic decisions that are now in the process of implementation.
We have a bunch of cool stuff coming out that your show will want to be a part of, one being a major redesign to the Blubrry home page. But in order to take full advantage, your Blubrry show profile must be up to date and complete. Log into your account, click â€œManage Account,â€ followed by â€œSettingsâ€ to update your profile.
Hereâ€™s how we like it:
300×300 or 600×600 album art, aka iTunes Art (JPG or PNG format)
Accurate program title (no HTML)
Descriptive program summary (200 characters max)
Detailed program description
Five or more keywords
Talent name filled in
An RSS feed that validates through http://www.feedvalidator.org
A header image on your account
If you are a podcaster that mixes audio and video together, weâ€™ll classify your show as a video podcast in our new layout. If you don’t want them combined as video be sure to have two feeds.
For the first time, RawVoice will be taking an active look at shows on our network on a weekly basis and will feature some shows in a special section of the website. Each show in the network will be reviewed in the coming weeks. Make sure yours is in tip-top shape so you have a greater chance at substantially increased exposure.
That’s not all! What we have planned is going to knock your socks off and I canâ€™t wait to tell you more! Donâ€™t miss out. Get your show’s listings squared away now!
The results of our recent Podcast Consumer Attitudes study, in conjunction with the Association for Downloadable Media, will be presented by Edison Researchâ€™s Tom Webster in a webinar on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. CST and noon PST. The webinar is free but registration is required at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/909488120. Join us!
Shows within the RawVoice family that participated in the survey (as outlined in the November 2009 bulletin) will receive our segment results in the coming weeks.
The results of this groundbreaking look at the attitudes and behaviors of active podcast consumers will include:
A comparison of the effectiveness of advertising approaches across various new and traditional media channels.
An examination of post-exposure purchase and trial behaviors for consumers exposed to podcast advertising.
A quantification of the “halo” effect –Â the transfer of good feelings about one characteristic to another, possibly unrelated, characteristic — ofÂ podcast advertising for prospective brands and sponsors.
A look at the rapid adoption of mobile audio and video consumption.
The effectiveness of pre-recorded advertisements, sponsorships and host-read messaging in podcasts.
We heard from you â€“ a lot â€“ and so we checked it out ourselves: PodBean.com has had service problems for the past couple of days. We understand that those of you hosting your podcasts through PodBean want to get back online, like, now if not sooner, so Blubrry is giving you 30 free days hosting to sort out the situation. Reach us at email@example.com. Warning, though, once you get a taste of Blubrry, you might not want to go back â€“ and thatâ€™s fine with us, too! 😉
It is nice to see that Blubrry.com continues to be recognized as a hot destination to find podcast. We think our clean lines and ease to consume and find content is what makes Blubrry.com a very special listener destination. MSN
Why is it that podcasters will spend hours editing the content of their podcast but fail to spend 30 minutes one time to make sure that their RSS feed is setup properly. In some cases I blame whole heartedly the service they are on for hijacking the internal data of their RSS feed and not giving podcasters many choices in configuring them.
But in large part we see huge numbers of shows that have simply failed to put the time into making sure that their RSS feed is representing their show as well as their content.
We see massive numbers of shows rss feeds fail validation each and everyday. We see shows that are whole heartedly missing important data many shows have no description, no keywords, no contact information, no titles, no iTunes specific tags etc. The list goes on and the issue is growing each day.
Every year I have posted a state of the RSS feeds as a report I do for the annual Peoples Choice Podcast Awards. This year I would like to see a trend be reversed and quite honestly it would help us and all of the other sites that are syndicating content.
This Saturday I will be doing a online Tech Podcast Round Table event that will discuss RSS in detail and show you what should be in your rss feed and how taking a few minutes to get it squarred away will pay off big dividends. I hope you will join me.