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The show that takes it beyond how to podcast into keeping you podcasting with podcasting tips and information for the everyday podcaster + taking you inside Libsyn the largest podcast host and distribution network since 2004!

    190 It's all About Us

    190 It's all About Us

    All the Libsyn news! Libsyn 5 beta is released, Libsyn acquires Advertisecast, Samsung Podcasts are in the house 🔥
    Plus Apple teams up with Common Sense Media, Audacy, email worst practices, breaking down the steps to DMCA takedown notices, Podstatus, and of course Mean and Median numbers!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 3:48 PROMO 1: Unitatiran Christian Alliance 4:18 Rob and Elsie Conversation Floods and van breakdowns Libsyn 5! Advertisecast! Samsung Podcasts! Apple teaming up with Common Sense Media Where do Soundcloud analytics come from? 32:46 Audio feedback from Michael from Gospel in Real Life Congratulations to Dave Ramsey on hitting the 1 billion download mark How is Clubhouse the same as Second Life, Snapchat, Meerkat, and Periscope? Say hello to Audacy 41:08 PROMO 2: Dance of Joy - A Perfect Strangers Rewatch When you wish folks wouldn’t just blanket email all the podcasters ever And please don’t add public email addresses to your email list just because they are public and interested in the same things that you are 54:53 The step by step of DMCA takedowns for podcast hosts 1:03:26 How to ask Apple to take down an anti-semite review Listen Notes global rankings and listen scores Thoughts on Podstatus? 1:13:24 PROMO 3: The Jock and Nerd Podcast 1:14:33 Stats! Mean and Median 1:16:54 Where have we been and where are we going? Featured Podcast Promos + Audio PROMO 1: Unitarian Christian Alliance PROMO 2: Dance of Joy: A Perfect Strangers Rewatch PROMO 3: The Jock and Nerd Podcast Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Our SpeakPipe Feedback page! Leave us feedback :) Libsyn to Match #Reviews4Good Donations on Libsyn Hosted-Podcasts! Podcast Movement University Product Release Libsyn 5 Beta 1.0 Libsyn 5 on Libsyn Libsyn Announces Agreements to Acquire AdvertiseCast & Raise $25 Million in New Equity Commitments Libsyn Launch Partnership with “Listen” Tab of Samsung Free Bonus The Feed Samsung Episode The Ramsey Show Hits One Billion Podcast Downloads Livestreaming app Periscope will shut down on April 1 345: Hovering Over My Desk on New Years Eve Entercom Changes Name to Audacy, Kills Off Radio.com Brand Podsafe music Podstatus What to expect from the new Libsyn with Elsie Escobar Planet Progress the new podcast from Google.org Impact Challenge with a trailer voiced by Elsie! Social Media Best Practices for Podcasters! Free webinar for podcasters! featuring Erik Fisher from Agorapulse HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We’d love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bonus: Samsung

    Bonus: Samsung

    Announcing our new Samsung destination! We are once again a launch partner, this time with Samsung as they bring podcasts under the “Listen” tab in the Samsung Free application! Listen to get the scoop 🎧
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    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412–573–1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page Demystifying Visibility: Podcast Branding Beyond the Cover Art

    • 8 min
    The Pendulum Swings Back

    The Pendulum Swings Back

    More acquisitions, breaking down iOS 14.5 updates, plus a bit of a clarification from Rob, the privacy conversation and when the pendulum swings back, The Feed was listened to in the Arctic! Podcasters on the cover of a magazine, the worth of festivals and awards, stats geographic and user agent plus a bonus recap of The Infinite Dial data!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:59 PROMO 1: Backyard Ecology 3:28 Rob and Elsie Convo! Podcorn acquired by Entercom Update on iOS 14.5 and the new features When eCamm Call Recorder keeps working Auto-updating player that updates to the latest episode 15:38 Audio feedback - listener privacy The pendulum swinging back, when a brand does not want to advertise with you if you are tracking your audience Questions about Gaana’s TOS Our show was listened to in the Arctic! This is amazing!!! A request to Apple and Spotify to offer prepaid music plans for military members Overcast episode artwork changes, how and when does that happen? 27:53 PROMO 2: Video Fuzzy Where have YOU been? Getting featured on a magazine cover! Festivals and awards shows, are they worth it? Do podcast category settings have an impact on search in Apple Podcasts? When the world’s biggest flower is your episode artwork Good bots and bad bots 42:27 PROMO 3: Mojo For Musicians 43:00 STATS: Geographic and user agent A recap of the Infinite Dial data Where have we been Where are we going Featured Podcast Promos + Audio PROMO 1: Radiant Fire Radio PROMO 2: Video Fuzzy PROMO 3: Mojo for Musicians Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Our SpeakPipe Feedback page! Leave us feedback :) Entercom Buys Podcorn Podcasting Ad-Tech Platform For Up To $22.5 Million The Difference Between the Current & NEW Apple Podcast App LARGEST FLOWER PICTURE! Mongabay Explores Sumatra: Solutions and optimism that drive conservation the infinite dial 2021 Demystifying Visibility: Podcast Branding Beyond the Cover Art - if you missed it you can get the replay! Libsyn 5 Q & A and Demo - if you missed it you can get the replay! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We’d love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show!
    Follow The Feed wherever you listen to audio! → Follow via Apple Podcasts
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    FEEDBACK AND PROMOTION ON THE SHOW You can ask your questions, make comments and create a segment about podcasting for podcasters! Let your voice be heard.
    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412–573–1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Per The Word Subscribe

    Per The Word Subscribe

    Updates! Apple Podcasts 14.5 and what you should expect, The most important information for podcasters from the Spotify event, Podcast Movement submissions are open, CDPA is signed into law and what that means for podcasting, no, Spotify is not bigger than Apple Podcasts, mean and median download numbers + bonus data on the appropriate length for podcast episodes.
    If you’re interested in Podcast Branding and how that can help you grow your show attend our free webinar!
    Join the Libsyn Beta Community TODAY!
    Audience feedback drives the show. We’d love for you to email us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com or call 412–573–1934. We’d love to hear from you!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:59 PROMO 1: Backyard Ecology 3:21 Rob and Elsie Convo! It seems like Vitamin D looks just like Melatonin, now you know Update on Apple Podcasts iOS 14.5 and what you should expect The most important information for podcasters from the Spotify event Goats traveling in cars Elsie got a new standing boom arm Podcast Movement submission are open An article about podcasting and adtech that got things right Virginia’s governor signed CDPA into law and what that means for privacy and podcasting What to look for when you’re asked to be part of a podcast network Where have YOU been? Why Wondercon@Home of course! 12 years of Tapping Q & A! Happy birthday! 41:14 PROMO 2: Location Sound Podcast Why did you leave us? Flaky co-hosts! Is there a way to upload a different picture or size graphic for YouTube? It seems like the narrative of Spotify being bigger than Apple Podcasts is still going strong 50:48 PROMO 3: Podcast4Scifi 51:18 Stats, stats, stats! Median and mean numbers! What is the appropriate length of a podcast? We’ve got data Where have you been? Slumberland, Podwoman and Amplifying Her Voice Where are we going? Awesome Libsyn webinars! Featured Podcast Promos + Audio PROMO 1: Backyard Ecology PROMO 2: Location Sound Podcast PROMO 3: Podcast4Scifi Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Our SpeakPipe Feedback page! Leave us feedback :) Podcast Companies Are Betting on Advertising Technology to Boost Business, but Some Remain Hesitant Virginia’s Gov. Signs The Customer Data Protection Act Into Law Spotify podcast listener numbers will surpass Apple’s this year Spotify Bigger Than Apple? Really? Elsie on Slumberland “Sugar Smacks” PODWOMAN Amplifying Her Voice Demystifying Visibility: Podcast Branding Beyond the Cover Art Libsyn 5 Q & A and Demo HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We’d love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show!
    Follow The Feed wherever you listen to audio! → Follow via Apple Podcasts
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    FEEDBACK AND PROMOTION ON THE SHOW You can ask your questions, make comments and create a segment about podcasting for podcasters! Let your voice be heard.
    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412–573–1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Acquisitions, Social Audio and Receipts

    Acquisitions, Social Audio and Receipts

    So many acquisitions! And this time we get in the game with acquiring Auxbus, chatting about Quilt, Spotify takedowns and patents, Vurbl, podcaster in the news, updates on the Google block tag, and Apple Podcasts podcasting strategy plus download stats, this time geographic and user agent!
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    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 2:19 PROMO 1: Living a Life in Full 2:56 Rob and Elsie Convo! An update on Super Bowl advertising numbers. Woah. Feedback for speaking truth and a goat zoom call service! We purchased AuxBus, yahoo! iHeart has acquired Triton from Scripps And goodness, MORE Acast acquired RadioPublic Quilt! Another audio community Spotify was sending out some notifications of podcasts that were removed for content takedowns And Spotify there was a story going around about a Spotify patent that would allow them to suggest audio content based on your mood 18:50 Audio feedback from Moxie, so let’s talk about Vurbl Where have you been? Congrats to Kimberly Sumpter 27:00 PROMO 2: Sneaky Art Podcast eCamm Call Recorder is going away! And what we are doing to adjust More numbering questions Why would you want to add the Google block tag to your feed? We got an answer! Ad insertion tool feedback Podcasts on Amazon Music are now available in Canada Why did you leave us segment Remember when we first talked about Apple Podcasts and their possible strategy for creating podcasts? Followed up by covering what has just been announced about Apple Podcasts and their podcasting strategy 45:56 PROMO 3: Weird Darkness Advanced stats! Geographic and user agent Where have we been? Where are we going: PODFEST! Featured Podcast Promos + Audio PROMO 1: Living a Life in Full PROMO 2: Sneaky Art Podcast PROMO 3: Weird Darkness Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Our SpeakPipe Feedback page! Leave us feedback :) CBS Set Super Bowl Record With $545M In Ad Revenue, Research Firm Estimates Auxbus PR IHeartMedia to buy Triton Digital for $230 million in podcast push Acast acquires podcasting startup RadioPublic Quilt, an audio social network focused on self care, raises $3.5 million in seed Spotify’s latest invention monitors your speech, determines your emotional state…and suggests music based on it Kimberly Sumpter video on local news! Call Recorder for Skype is joining the Hall of Fame Apple Plans to Bankroll Original Podcasts to Fend Off Rivals For All Mankind: The Official Podcas‪t Paid Content Subscriptions - Selling Your Podcast webinar! PODWOMAN Amplifying Her Voice HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We’d love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show!
    Follow The Feed wherever you listen to audio! → Follow via Apple Podcasts
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    FEEDBACK AND PROMOTION ON THE SHOW You can ask your questions, make comments and create a segment about podcasting for podcasters! Let your voice be heard.
    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412–573–1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 56 min
    Follow Us!

    Follow Us!

    Covering iOS beta 14.5 and big changes to Apple Podcasts, a new strategy for promoting our podcast via blog, Stitcher search results, a changing podcast artwork, getting the video of your transcoded audio podcast, data privacy discussion inspired by Tim Cook and stats, this time, mean and median download numbers!
    Libsyn Meet-up, sign up!
    Join the Libsyn Beta Community TODAY!
    Audience feedback drives the show. We’d love for you to email us and keep the conversation going! Email thefeed@libsyn.com or call 412–573–1934. We’d love to hear from you!
    SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE!
    Quick Episode Summary :13 Intro 3:25 PROMO 1: The Perfect Stool 3:45 Rob and Elsie Convo! Oh wowza! Pretty big change to the Apple Podcasts App in iOS 14.5 beta - the biggest change in quite some time The many ways this change could possibly change so much about what we currently know about Apple Podcasts (speculation on steroids) Should you include episode numbers in the title in Apple Podcasts? 18:44 PROMO 2: In Clear Focus MacBook Air and the keyboard issues! New The Feed strategy going on on the blog The problem with Stitcher search A tip on changing your show artwork How to get the video of your episode audio to crosspost in different audio platforms Oh, oh! VODcasting making a comeback? Ummmmmmmm How can show owners see how many downloads are generated per dedicated/custom tracking URL that they create 46:29 AUDIO FEEDBACK: Pandora issues via Stephane  A quote from Tim Cook on data privacy Why did you leave us? A little perspective time for the Podcast industry Chartable a pretty in depth amount of podcast consumption data! 1:02:14 PROMO 3: Legends from The Pacific 1:02:45 Stats! Mean and median numbers Where are we going? Where have we been? Featured Podcast Promos + Audio PROMO 1: Childless not by Choice PROMO 2: In Clear Focus PROMO 3: Legends from The Pacific Thank you to Nick from MicMe for our awesome intro!
    Podcasting Articles and Links mentioned by Rob and Elsie
    Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro The Best Boom Arms for Your Home Podcasting Studio The Benefits of Seasons for Your Podcast Adam Carolla on the ‘evolution of podcasting’ Tim Cook May Have Just Ended FacebookLooks like it’s no more Mr. Nice Guy. Podcasts Power Through The Pandemic The Shure Microphone webinar! Rob on Own Thy Audience - Why Podcasting Leads All The Audience Enagagement Channels So Far‬ Paid Content Subscriptions - Selling Your Podcast Show Your Podcast Some Love - All About Upgrades For 2021 HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! We’d love it if you could please share The Feed with your Twitter followers. Click here to post a tweet!
    If you dug this episode, head over to Podchaser and kindly leave us a review and follow the show!
    Follow The Feed wherever you listen to audio! → Follow via Apple Podcasts
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    → Here’s our RSS feed!
    FEEDBACK AND PROMOTION ON THE SHOW You can ask your questions, make comments and create a segment about podcasting for podcasters! Let your voice be heard.
    Download The Feed App for iOS and Android Call 412–573–1934 Email thefeed@libsyn.com Use our Speakpipe Page

    • 1 hr 11 min

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117 Ratings

117 Ratings

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