The Nerd Appreciation Podcast Episode 1

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The Nerd Appreciation Podcast Episode 1

Post by nerdappreciation12 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Hi guys, I spent a lot of time in recording, editing and trying to upload it.

Nerd Appreciation honestly is my passion project, trying to create a place for people to geek out and discuss nerdy things;
Ir's my pleasure to announce that first episode is up; I'm currently waiting for iTunes approval, I'll post a reply when it's ready but for now, you can use the link at the bottom.

I would love to hear what you guys think, I'm completely open to feedback; I know the audio quality might not be perfect, honestly, I could do with some pointers. I'm doing my best with what I can afford... and all I can afford is Audacity.

I'm a little confused as to whether or not the podcast will be shared with third-party apps... Do I have to share the RSS with each one?

I'm not sure about the rules on here regarding sharing my links but they're all in the podcast anyway so feel free to follow/like them if you wish.

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to this episode and I look forward to hearing from you!

http://nerdappreciation.libsyn.com/

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Re: The Nerd Appreciation Podcast Episode 1

Post by StargatePioneer » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:16 am

nerdappreciation12 wrote:Hi guys, I spent a lot of time in recording, editing and trying to upload it.

Nerd Appreciation honestly is my passion project, trying to create a place for people to geek out and discuss nerdy things;
Ir's my pleasure to announce that first episode is up; I'm currently waiting for iTunes approval, I'll post a reply when it's ready but for now, you can use the link at the bottom.

I would love to hear what you guys think, I'm completely open to feedback; I know the audio quality might not be perfect, honestly, I could do with some pointers. I'm doing my best with what I can afford... and all I can afford is Audacity.

I'm a little confused as to whether or not the podcast will be shared with third-party apps... Do I have to share the RSS with each one?

I'm not sure about the rules on here regarding sharing my links but they're all in the podcast anyway so feel free to follow/like them if you wish.

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to this episode and I look forward to hearing from you!

http://nerdappreciation.libsyn.com/
I’ll take an easy one first. Last month I wrote a Reddit post on where to apply to distribute your RSS to. Here’s the post and it will help you decide where to send your feed to:

Available destinations/directories for your podcasts has always been slightly changing since podcasting was first invented in 2004. Believe it or not at one point Microsoft's Zune Marketplace was a hot directory as was to ensure your podcast was included in auto dashboard applications. Because technology capabilities and services have been contantly evolving the list of major podcast distribution hubs and directories for your podcasts have changed with it. While Starlord from Guardians Of The Galaxy may still be listening to audio on his Zune the rest of humanity really isn't anymore. And that popularly hyped car destination from a few years ago never really panned out as smartphones came more commonplace. And don't get me started on "Set Top Boxes" like Roku and XBox.

If you track consumption habits of podcast listeners thorugh annual surveys such as Edison Research and Triton Digital's Infinitie Dial http://geeks.link/dial2018 and pay attention to measurable download stastics that are IAB Compliant https://www.iab.com/guidelines/podcast ... uidelines/ such as the ones Rob Walch updates monthly on Libsyn's The Feed https://thefeed.libsyn.com you start to see who the main players are in terms of podcast directories and distribution applications and skills. I won't bore you with the specifics but I will extract what I've learned are the main destinations to apply to send your RSS to in March 2018 and I'll link how to submit your RSS feed if a process is not already in place through wherever your host your RSS.

The first destination should be no shocker to you. It's been the primary RSS destination since podcasting began and continues to dominate the stastics as being the single most important podcast directory. This is Apple Podcasts (a.k.a. iTunes). Yes, I know you are really submitting your RSS to the iTunes directory but since Apple knows most of the podcasts are consumed through their application and not iTunes anymore they have officially rebranded to Apple Podcasts. Once you are accepted make sure your website is updated with all the new branding and verbiage of Apple Podcasts since they have threatened to pull any shows from iTunes/Apple Podcasts that are still refering to iTunes. You submit to Apple Podcasts/iTunes by using their process found at http://www.podcastsconnect.com This is an important website to remember because once Apple Podcasts/iTunes does accept your show you can get listener statistics through this portal of shows that have been consumed through on iOS device running iOS 11 or higher. To speed acceptance please make sure your artwork and RSS size are within their specified limits and you've filled out all of the new Apple ID3 tags that will optimize your show in Apple Podcasts App. In case I haven't hit home how important Apple Podcasts/iTunes is, the preponderance of podcatcher applications pull your show directly from the Apple Podcasts/iTunes directory so if your show isn't there it will not be in applications like Overcast, BeyondPod and Podcast Addict.

The next podcast directory has been rapidly developing over the past 6 months or so. And if you haven't been paying attention to the podcast industry you might have missed this one but last last year Spotify started to accept podcast RSS feeds in mass from a very limited Beta over the previous 30 months. And it was 30 months because that's literally how long it took 3 of my shows to be accepted. However, since opening the floodgates I can tell you that my shows receive 10-20% of their downloads through Spotify and Rob Walch will tell you that industry wide within Libsyn it is at 10% and growing of all Libsyn downloads. If you happen to host your show with a media provider that has negotiated a process directly with Spotify like Libsyn has done I would stick to your media host (if you plan to stay with them) and use their application process. This helps your media host enable the listening stastics to be included within your total podcast download statistics. However, if your media host does not provide this application path or you self host check out the Spotify Application Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... rm?c=0&w=1 to make sure your podcast is submitted.

From here on out the percentages aren't as large but it's still statistically important to have your show available through these following podcast Directories:

TuneIn https://help.tunein.com/contact/add-podcast-S19TR3Sdf

Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/content-providers *You must register for a Content Provider account and then once in your account Add Show. This is another destination that you can login to and see listening statistics and habits*

Google Play Music https://play.google.com/music/podcasts/publish *Login To Your Google Account and click on the Publish button*

iHeartRadio https://www.iheart.com/news/submit-your ... -15298037/ *This is another destination that I would recommend you apply through your podcast media host if you have that process available to you. Otherwise use the linked form to apply*

As I mentioned the ones I listed above are the main podcast directories to submit your RSS feed to. They are statistically relevant. However, there are many additional statistically insignificant Podcast Directories out there. To see a complete and comprehensive list of podcast destinations I can point you to three reseources. 1) Podcast411 http://podcast411.libsyn.com/directories 2) Daniel J Lewis' Audacity To Podcast Podcast Places https://podcastplaces.com and 3) Podcast Fast Track's 2017 Podcast Directory List https://podcastfasttrack.com/the-2017-2 ... -in-ep-79/

And finally, there is a new up-and-comer in the podcast consumption space known as Home Smart Assistants like Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Personally I think this may just be another early hyped podcast destination that might not go anywhere statistically like the Carplay applications but in case this does take off you want to be on that train now rather than later. If you have the opportunity to create a Skill or Application for these devices now I would take it. Libsyn has started offering Beta Amazon Skills if you host with Libsyn for free. I was fortunate enough to have a few of my shows early in the queue to be built and developed and one is now active. If you have an Amazon personal assistance home smart device you can check out what this skill does by telling your assistance device "Alexa, enable the Legends Of SHIELD skill" or heading over to your Amazon store and enabling the Legends Of Shield skill https://www.amazon.com/Wizzard-Media-Le ... B07B6C5YJ5 there.

I hope this has helped you focus on where to ensure your podcast is available for consumption in March, 2018. If you have any questions please let me know and if not, I'll see you around

~SP


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