Tech Info

Learn how to get started podcasting!

Podcasting Equipment

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Setting up Wordpress

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Setting up Feedburner

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Adding Google Analytics

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Setting up iTunes

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Changing from RSS to Feedburner

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Making a Show Entertaining

from Wedge:
FIRST: When doing show prep, make sure to have an opinion to argue that is contrary to at least one person on the show. This makes better Radio.

Second: Push to be Proper for your audience. If you say fuck and shit then you shouldn't have a problem talking about eating pussy, this is what he told me, don't be go around saying things when it's uncensored. If it is censored, then keep it that way and watch the content.

Finally: Know your cohosts and their buttons. Push their buttons to get them heated about topics. Take the Helm and make the people in the show MAD! They get upset, then it creates a great radio show because it's real. Even though you might be arguing shit that's not what you believe. You're playing a character, you're not you. Make it work.

Getting Listeners & Traffic

from King Lou:
I've been at this for about 2 years and I have some insight to share about getting traffic.

I started out just hammering my friends (sending them links) and trying to find places to spam my podcast links. I bought a banner ad here on SA. I signed up with projectwonderful to buy traffic from high traffic sites and sell banner space on my low traffic blog. I post my podcast on reddit in a section I think will appreciate it. (atheism, wtf, ponies, etc…) I submit to Digg, stumbleupon and anywhere else I think wouldn't be a bad place to do. I also did the whole site map thing for google and try to use good keywords in my titles and so on.

The SA Banner ad is a great bargain. One thing thats annoying is that so many people banner spam like 10 banners at once so they have a greater chance of popping up. I've thought about buying a fark ad but those people seem to be such judgy jerkoffs. I never get links approved there anyway. I've also thought about buying a reddit ad from their self-serve ad thing. That one seems like it might be worth it since its cheap ($20 a day I think…) but its only one day if IIRC.

Promotionally I've given away magnets (still giving them away) I've offered voice mail recording and personalized messaging for people. I basically make a long plea for ratings and so on at the end of every podcast. I carry business cards and leave them all over the place and give them to people all the time.

I also have a facebook fan page and I post to it frequently and get interesting feedback and suggestions there.

What is amazing to me is how many of my friends don't listen to podcasts at all. They've listened to mine maybe once or twice but thats it. They'll always be like "Oh yeah, I fell behind…." There is only so much you can do. I mean if you could get a famous person to mention your podcast on their podcast or something that would probably be the best. I mean imagine if you could get Patton Oswalt to tweet about your podcast? Your server would get shut down!