This is video 2 of a 2 part series which shows you how to make your own podcast of audio or video files to build your subscriber list.
And you can also submit to sites like Apple’s iTunes to grow your audience reach even further.
Filed under Videocast (Videos Podcast)
This is the introductory episode to our podcast series. We recognise that many people like to listen to audio on the move as it gives them so many more options to learn and consume content which may be helpful to them or help them learn.
In this introductory episode we explain what you will learn from our series of podcasts..
Our podcast series will provide many helpful tips to help you grow your business online and each episode can be accessed by
- direct download
- subscribing to iTunes
- subscribing to our site feed(non iTunes)
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iTunes will be live shortly as we are awaiting approval from iTunes as explained in our post on how to make a podcast with WordPress.
Filed under Podcasts
Creating a podcast or videocast is a great way to let your visitors or subscribers to listen to or watch all of your videos or voice recordings in one place.
Obviously you will need to create your audio or video files first before creating a podcast. A podcast is simply an RSS feed with all of your sound or video files attached to each post as an attachment.
You will need to store your files somewhere online first (I recommend Amazon S3) but once you have done that you need to take only a few steps.
Firstly you need to set up a free site with Blogger.com which is owned by Google. Once you set up your free blog you will be publishing each audio or video file as a separate post and the title of your post will be attached to the audio or video file.
One important setting that you will need to change when setting up your Blogger site can be found in the Settings tab. You will need to find the formatting tab and scroll down to change the “Show Link Fields” button from “no” to “yes”.
This change of setting can only be done in the older Blogger interface so make sure to switch to it in your Blogger blog if you wish to create a podcast.
Each post will have some show notes indicating what that episode is about and the title of the episode will be linked to the mp3 or 4 file for that particular episode. You must also add the mp3 file in the “Add enclosure link” underneath the post title.
Once you have made a few posts all linking to different episodes of your podcast head over to Feedburner.com and burn a new feed with the Atom feed from your Blogger blog as the source feed.
When you are burning your new feed at Feedburner make sure to tick the box “I am a podcaster” option.
Once you have burned your new Feedburner feed you can then go to the Optimize feed tab, choose Smartcast, fill out your details and this will allow you to submit your feed to iTunes in the correct, acceptable format for iTunes.
You can then submit your podcast to various podcast directories on the web, distribute your podcast to Twitter and other social media sites to generate new visitors and hopefully subscribers.
The submission of your podcast or videocast to various podcast directories around the internet will give you new visitors and back links from a variety of sources, sources which your competition is unlikely to be using which will boost your website’s ranking in the eyes of the search engines.