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What makes a good podcast?

We recently ran a Twitter poll, asking “what makes a podcast bad?” Here are the responses: Sometimes, as creators, we’re focused on improving the wrong things (like buying the best gear). Here are three ideas for making your podcast better. 🔥 Make your content compelling:  Lots of folks said the biggest reason they don’t listen to...

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How to get on iTunes podcast charts

“How do I get into Apple Podcast’s top ten?” is a question we get a lot. It’s a difficult question to answer because the charts are really competitive. (It’s akin to asking: “how do I get my movie to be a top-ten box office hit?) However, the folks at Chartable have written a great guide...

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How to get more podcast reviews on iTunes and Apple Podcasts

Once your podcast has been submitted to Apple Podcasts, it’s really important that you get initial traction. The number of ratings, downloads, and subscribers you get will determine how you rank in iTunes. Here’s how to ask people to review your podcast. Email template for asking for podcast reviews This is the template I use....

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Transistor vs Simplecast for podcast hosting

Today we launched on Product Hunt, and we had quite a few questions like this: How does Transistor compare to Spreaker and Simplecast? Transistor is focused on brands We’re building features for folks who want to use podcasting to grow their audience. This includes big brands like Kickstarter and smaller personal brands like Ashley Baxter....

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Transistor vs Anchor for podcast hosting

Daniel asked me this question on Slack: “We just started our company’s podcast on Anchor. Why should we switch to Transistor?” First, I’ll say I admire what Michael and his team are doing with Anchor. They’re trying to make podcasting more accessible to hobbyists and individuals that are new to the medium. That’s awesome. But...

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Podcast topics – how to find an idea for your show

Here are ideas for finding new themes and subject matter for your next podcast: Think about your expertise: If you’re currently getting paid for your time and expertise, that’s a good sign that you have something interesting to say on the topic. Ask yourself: How do I currently make a living? What kind of customers...

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How to automatically email your list when you publish a new podcast episode

Transistor integrates with MailChimp, which allows you to collect email addresses on your podcast’s website. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to automatically email your subscribers whenever you publish a new podcast episode. Step 1: In MailChimp, create a new campaign Once you’re logged in to MailChimp, create a new Automated email...

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