Podcast Help Desk News Flash Briefing available on Alexa

Podcast Help Desk News Flash Briefing available on Alexa

Just a short note and announcement to let you know that a new Skill is available from the Podcast Help Desk (me). Just look for Podcast Help Desk News and add the skill.  Then in your flash briefing on your Alexa device, you will hear a 1-2 min news clip from Podcast Help Desk News …

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Why Does Real Podcast Hosting Cost So Much More Than Soundcloud? – PHD099

Why Does Real Podcast Hosting Cost So Much More Than Soundcloud? – PHD099

News: Messengers movie available for Pre-order at iTunes Soundcloud is dying.  Run for your lives!  (really, make other plans if you are on soundcloud). Audioboom makes deal with Deezer (or is it the other way around?) ————- Q: Why is XXX (Blubrry, Libsyn, Spreaker) so much more expensive than Soundcloud? A: Because, businesses that host …

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New Site Hosting at Blubrry.com! – PQH15

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 …

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What You Shouldn’t Worry About – PHD098

What You Shouldn’t Worry About – PHD098

Here are the things I DO NOT worry so much about in my Podcasting: 1. My Statistics / Numbers 2. My Reviews, Ratings and Rankings 3. iTunes 4. Audio Perfection 5. Being Absolutely Everywhere 6. MP3 File Names Things I do worry about: 1. Audience – Give them a reason to listen 2. Knowing my …

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Should You Host Your Podcast on Soundcloud? – pqh14

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 …

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New Beginner Series – Getting Started – PHD097

New Beginner Series – Getting Started – PHD097

He’s Baaaaackkkk! 🙂 Today I give a bit of an overview of what you need to do BEFORE you put out your first episode of your podcast. 1. Pick a Topic 2. Pick a Title (for the show) 3. Pick and get your domain name 4. Figure out how you are going to do your …

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LAUNCH! Your Podcast – PQH013

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

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 …

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How Wrong Was Mike? – Podcast Predictions From Last Year – PHD095

How Wrong Was Mike? – Podcast Predictions From Last Year – PHD095

My Predictions from 2015 in podcasting for the Year 2016 I Made some guesses on what was going to happen in 2016 back in Episode 71. Now we find out just how wrong I was. Soundcloud will no longer be a podcast media host (Wrong, they are still here) Soundcloud is still here and still …

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