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A Podcasting Blog from Podcasting Tools - Daily Podcasting News and Information for Podcasters and Listeners.

Daily Podcasting Blog and news related to podcasting, RSS, podcast news and aggregation. Information related to podcasts are added on a daily business and cover the gamut, from new podcast product announcements, podcast directories, marketing for podcasters and much, much more.

09/05/2013 100 Uses for RSS Feeds
Many equate RSS with blogs and little else. However, we have found that RSS is multi-faceted and has a scope far beyond blogs. Take a look at these 100 ways that RSS is being used in real world situations:

100 Uses of RSS Feeds
09/03/2013 Podcasts as a Content Strategy
Every day we hear more experts preaching the gospel of podcasting as a content marketing tool. It’s a very enticing sermon. We get to have our own cute little pre-recorded radio show our audience can listen to when they’re working out or driving in the car.

But how is a podcast supposed to help grow our business?

In theory, podcasts create brand fanatics, people who are deeply invested in who we are as people and as business professionals. This is essence of long-form content marketing.

Every minute that a customer or prospect listens to us speak with authority we’re establishing ourselves as a thought-leader. Conceptually the more time our audience spends with our content the more authority we have as content marketers.

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09/02/2013 Geek History of the Podcast
But where did podcasting come from?

To answer this, think about what podcasting is, and how it differs from mediums before it. A podcast is kind of like a radio show, but it is not delivered (or intended to be listened to) at a certain time. Instead, it’s automatically delivered to a listeners device — thanks to RSS. It’s stored on their own hard drive — thanks to compressed audio. And it is listened to on their own schedule thanks to portable devices.

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08/30/2013 Podcasting Transforming Media
Podcasts are still relatively new to this world, but over the last decade or so they have really made an impact on the way people listen to radio. As opposed to NPR, shock-jockeys or even satellite radio SiriusXM, podcasts are pre-recorded shows that can be stored on portable devices or computers, and they are usually commercial-free. Relistenable and typically inexpensive or free of charge, podcasts cover a wide array of topics, genres, subjects and themes, meaning there is more than likely a podcast out there for everyone to enjoy! Yep, even adult male fans of My Little Pony!

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08/29/2013 Podcasts Relevance
Some thoughts on why podcasting still has relevance and passes on some tips.

As Apple celebrates one billion podcast subscriptions via iTunes, is 'the day of the podcast' over? No. More people watch and listen to podcasts every day, creating strong bonds and having fun with brands, blogs, and their best friends online.

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08/28/2013 Ten Reasons You Need a Podcast
Podcasts can help you attract a new type of follower, expanding your audience beyond your current community.
Podcasting often helps you improve your speaking skills, which allows you to get more speaking gigs and opens other opportunities to you.
You can build loyalty with your voice that you don’t get with text, as it makes it easier for people to connect to you and trust you.
Podcasting is not as hard as you think!
With a podcast, you get the opportunity to talk to others in your niche, which helps you become a master of your subject.
Podcasts are easy to consume, since you can listen in the car, at the gym, etc.
You can recycle some of your best written content ideas by recording a podcast about these same topics.
Podcasts allow you to tap into a new community.
Having a regular podcast helps you improve perceived credibility.
You can make money with a podcast.

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08/28/2013 Podcasting Remembered
Anyone who is anyone has a podcast these days, and they are finding millions of listeners. iTunes now boasts 250,000 podcasts, up from 200,000 in 2010. iTunes, where podcasts began, is about to get a new cousin in the fall, iTunes Radio, which is billed as a way to get personalized radio -- such as Pandora and Slacker -- to Apple consumers.

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08/27/2013 What is Your Podcast Worth?
If I was to put together the top ten questions I get asked, this would be one of them. You’ve been podcasting for a while and the cost of doing it needs to be covered. Maybe you are not in it to make a million, which you should not be but you definitely want to treat the family to a steak dinner every month.

Where do you start? Do you give everyone a flat rate and hope someone bites? Once you get a sponsor, how do you keep them?

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08/26/2013 New iTunes Affiliate Program
Apple has set up a new iTunes affiliate program for those who promote their podcasts on their network.
08/21/2013 Podcasting Social Media Power
As I said in one of my latest newsletters research suggests they are not stealing masses amounts of time from other activities and instead are filling dead time.

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08/20/2013 17 Simple Tricks to Promote Your Podcast
Setting up a podcast has never been easier. With professional broadcasting equipment available at a fraction of the price it once used to cost, anyone who wants to can host their own show.

But what is a show without listeners? Sure, your Mum, your girlfriend and your pet goldfish might tune in. But how do you grow from there?

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08/19/2013 Comic Podcasts
The Comics Podcast network is a collection of comics book podcasters, looking to assist and spread the word of our fellow podcasters in any way, shape or form.
08/16/2013 Tips for Making Your Podcast Standout in iTunes
I do not know the secrets but I do know all of my stats when I got featured this week and last year, and I have researched  and have case studies on how others have done it. Even without ANY list to start with.

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08/15/2013 The Podcasting Bible
Free eBook called the Podcasting Bible
08/14/2013 Tips for Promoting Your Podcast
iTunes recently announced that the platform has reached over 1 billion podcast subscriptions. This is a huge accomplishment considering that there are only around 250,000 active podcasts currently listed in the worlds most well known podcast directory. This explosion in growth, often referred to as the podcasting renaissance, is typically attributed to the increased use of iPhones and Android phones which make listening to podcasts more accessible to users across the globe.

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08/13/2013 Podcasting Not a Fringe Medium
Podcasting is no longer a fringe medium. As radio broadcasting experiences nationwide downsizing and local stations are playing pre-recorded syndicated voices, upstart audio engineers and talented minds with a voice finding audiences in a different way.

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08/12/2013 EMS Podcasts for Emergency Personnel
A diverse collection of EMS podcasts deliver episodes regularly to a thriving online community of EMS leaders, practitioners, managers, and educators. During a recent online video conference many EMS podcasters met to discuss the state of EMS podcasting. EMS podcasts, which can trace their roots to the earliest days of podcasting, are more vibrant than ever.

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08/09/2013 How to Succeed Podcasting
Do you produce – or are thinking about starting – a podcast? Will we be talking about it in another 10 years?

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08/08/2013 Podcasting Out of Style
Think podcasting is going out of style? Think again.

On Monday Apple announced iTunes podcasts surpassed a major milestone with 1 billion subscriptions worldwide. According to MacWorld, that’s across 250,000 unique podcasts, in more than 100 languages, with 8 million podcasts published to the iTunes Store to date.

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08/07/2013 Podcast Subscriptions Top 1 Billion
Podcast subscriptions have topped the 1 billion mark at the iTunes Store, and to celebrate the milestone Apple highlighting popular shows dating back to 2005 when the podcasting section was first added to iTunes.

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08/06/2013 Ways People Consume Podcasts
1. In noisy environments

Because a podcast can be consumed everywhere, this often means somewhere with a lot of noise.

While driving or riding in a vehicle
While working out at the gym
While working in the office
While mowing the yard
Or anywhere else in public with a lot of people around

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08/05/2013 Podcasting Myths Debunked
Myths of Podcasting - You Need To Be A Sound Engineer

Fact: You do not need to be a tech genius. You don’t need to know the intricate workings of audio equipment. You do not need to be a sound guy. You do not need a sound room.

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08/02/2013 Are Podcasts Worth the Content Marketers Time?
According to Content Marketing Institute data from late 2012, podcasts are commonly used information sources by companies across all industries. In fact, 27 percent of B2Bs and 26 percent of B2Cs produce podcasts to discuss trending issues in their respective fields. More, a 2012 Edison Research Study discovered that podcasting awareness has increased 105 percent since 2006, and the percentage of people listening to these broadcasts has grown 163 percent in the same time period.

Content marketers may have established solid blog content and video marketing strategies, but they must continue to enhance their efforts by experimenting with new mediums. Podcasts may be a new channel to help growing organizations appeal to more consumers, especially with people tuning into presentations while on the go via their mobile devices.

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08/21/2013 Insiders Guide to Google+, Podcasting and More
Podcasting offers the opportunity to bring in additional traffic to your site, showcase your ability to master speaking engagements and can also be beneficial when developing relationships with influential individuals. However, despite the historic success that a podcast can bring a brand, it also yields the limitation of being a strictly audio format.

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07/31/2013 What is the Future of Podcasting and Radio
How Podcasts and Radio Content will blend together in the Car?
Possible changes coming to broadcast radio?
Does radio needs some of the current podcasts talent to succeed now and in the future?

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07/30/2013 9 Advantages to Podcasting for Business
Podcasts…

…allow you to share your expertise: Podcasts are the perfect platform to share your industry expertise and, in the process, become known as an authority in your field. Customers want a company that knows its industry, so building up that level of trust is essential. Producing a consistently informative podcast will gradually position your company as a thought leader in your market.

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07/29/2013 Podcasting Your Design Business
No matter what you love to do, you most likely have collected books or torn out articles on that passion; always at the ready for inspiration. Designers, being visually driven, have a tendency to know no boundaries when it comes to amassing a library of glossy, picture filled, design books or notebooks filled with tear sheets. We know the faces of our favorite designers as well as we do our good friends.

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