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Tips for getting more Twitter followers for your podcast

On Reddit, a user asks: We have somewhere between 500-800 regular listeners, but only about 100 of them follow us on Twitter. What can we do to build up our Twitter followers? Remember, growing an audience on Twitter (or for your podcast!) is a long-term game. Thankfully, the rule for growing followers is the same,...

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How to switch podcast hosting platforms without losing subscribers

On Reddit, a user asked: I am wanting to switch podcast hosting services. When I switch, will all the podcast directories upload new episodes when I put the link to my new RSS feed into the RSS feed redirect of the old host? For instance, after I switch services and upload a new episode via...

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2019 podcast predictions

What will happen in the podcasting industry this year? Here are our 2019 podcast predictions. Smart speakers will not be big for podcasters Many in the industry are heralding the popularity of smart speakers as a possible boon for podcasting. I disagree. Yes,  Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are becoming more popular. Usage is growing...

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Free SSL certificate for your podcast website – why you need HTTPS

From the beginning, Transistor has featured secure (SSL) podcast feeds. For example, the feed URL for our Build your SaaS podcast is: https://feeds.transistor.fm/build-your-saas On Podbase (the podcast feed validator) Transistor’s feeds get the highest score possible: Our built-in podcast websites are also secured by SSL when hosted on our domain: https://saas.transistor.fm What we haven’t had, until now, is...

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How to upload a podcast to iTunes and Apple Podcasts

The most confusing step for new podcasters is figuring out how to upload a podcast to iTunes and Apple Podcasts. Spoiler: you can’t actually upload your podcast to iTunes. Apple doesn’t host your podcast’s audio files, RSS feed, or website. I’ll tell you more about that below. Apple’s podcast directory is important, for three reasons:...

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How to embed a podcast in WordPress

Here’s how to insert your podcast episode inside of a WordPress post or page. First, switch to the “Text” editor in WordPress When you edit a post or page in WordPress it defaults to the “Visual” editor. To paste in our podcast episode embed code, we’ll need to switch to the “Text” editor. Next, go...

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Create a private podcast that only your employees can access

One of the more innovative uses for podcasting we’ve seen came from a CEO: I’m doing a weekly podcast that I share only with my team. You can do this with Transistor. We already have customers using it for internal company podcasts! How to create an internal podcast for your team In Transistor, you can...

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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. 5 ways to ask people to review your podcast: There are five methods...

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