Category Archives: QuickHits

New Site Hosting at Blubrry.com! – PQH15



This is the first post on the new PowerPress Sites Deluxe powered Podcast Help Desk.

I’ve changed a few things on the transition over to PPS from Godaddy hosting (Nothing wrong with godaddy and I still have MikeDell.com over there).

First change is the main feed now includes both PHD and PHDQH. For those that don’t want the full episodes, and only the Quickhits, there is a feed for that here. Otherwise, stay subscribed to the main feed and you will get everything I put out.

Trying to simplify how I post things in the future.

Otherwise, business as Normal.

If you want to try a PowerPress site deluxe, you can get a Month free by using the promo code HELPDESK at checkout at blubrry.com


Should You Host Your Podcast on Soundcloud? – pqh14



My Opinion — NO!

Soundcloud is NOT a podcast company. They are a music and audio sharing platform kind of like YouTube is for Video. They have lost something like $300 Million since they started. Investors are bailing out on them. They tried to get $100 Million more and failed (so far) and came up with $70 million in a LOAN. They even say that may not take them to the end of the year. YIKES! Run, don't walk, away from Soundcloud for your primary podcast host.

Soundcloud takes a $70 million loan because they can't get another round of investment

David Noel, Soundcloud co-founder, leaving

If you insist of sticking with Soundcloud for podcast hosting, at least control your feed in some way!


LAUNCH! Your Podcast – PQH013



Don't fall for all the “launch” strategies that people are trying to sell you. Just “START” your podcast.

To get into iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and other places, you only need 1 podcast episode in your feed. Not 3, 5, 7 or whatever, just one. START your podcast and don't LAUNCH it.


What are ShowNotes? – PQH012



Shownotes are anything in this part of my post. Wherever you are seeing this, this is the show notes.

They are the main content area in your blog post.

Podcasting is just Blogging with media. So, no matter how you are doing your RSS feed, you are blogging. To get an episode you make a post. What you write in the main content area of that post, is your Show Notes.


Posting to Social Media With Blubrry Hosting – PQH011



Blubrry Podcasting has released Post to Social so you can post your episodes to Social Media (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) from your Podcaster Dashboard at blubrry.com

See the announcement here: http://www.powerpresspodcast.com/2016/12/13/5327/

Find out how to do it here: https://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/post-to-social/


Radio 2 Podcast – PQH10



My friend Steve launched his podcast today after being on local radio for 10 years in this area and 25 years total elsewhere. I think it's great when Passonate radio guys discover podcasting. It makes for an interesting show.

Go check out Omelette's new show here: http://omeletteradio.com/


New and/or Noteworthy – PQH9



Don't fall for the HYPE out there about podcasting and iTunes New & Noteworthy. it's all hype. Just post your first episode and go from there. There is no need to “LAUNCH” with more than 1 episode.

Just make content, do your own thing and promote it. The rest will come.


Rebranding Your Show – PQH8



Rebranding your show is something you can do as a podcaster if your show changes topic a bit, or you just get tired of the name. This podcast was rebranded with this episode. It's not Podcast Quick Hits – By PHD. It will likely just be Podcast Quick Hits soon, but that's what I did here.

I changed the artwork int he feed, and the title of the feed and it took about 8 hours for iTunes to pick up the change. And I'm going to watch the other directories and see how long that took, but I figure in 3 days, everyone will have the change.


Streaming or Downloading Podcasts – PHDQH7



In this Quick Hit, I talk about Streaming vs. Downloading podcasts.

Downloading a podcast and listening to it “streaming” on your phone (or pressing play on the player above) are really the same thing.

Also, check out this video of Tom Webster talking about podcasting for the next 10 years.