Podcasts = Traffic

We recommend incorporating Podcasts into your marketing.

Why? Two reasons:

  1.  Interaction from your visitors = Return Visitors = Traffic

2.  Podcasts are easy to do, can be a lot of fun to do, and really can get you some great traffic!

Podcasts are an MP3 file of you talking about anything you can imagine. Once again, these should be informative, entertaining, and valuable. You must then take these podcasts and submit them to Podcast directories. People will load them onto their MP3 players and listen to them at their leisure.

Podcasts work very well because they require what most people avoid: Work.

I recommend incorporating podcasts and youtube videos into your blogs to generate more interaction from your visitors.

The competition is picking up for Podcasts, but most markets are still wide open.

Audacity is great free audio mixing software – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

You’ll need the lame plug-in for MP3s – http://lame.jthz.com/

Formatting your Podcast is simple with the software above, but you need to make sure it compares to your competition.

Find a Podcast from a name you recognize in your industry. Listen to it! Do your best to mirror the level of professionalism found in the Podcast.

To manage your Podcast, I strongly recommend creating a new WordPress blog and adding the Powerpress plugin to it. It will add a second RSS feed to your blog automatically that will give you the ability to distribute your podcast to podcast directories and RSS aggregators. It also makes it a breeze to set your podcast up for ITunes and other sites.

Below are some links to good directories for podcasting.

Podcast Directories

http://www.podcast411.com/page7.html

https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/publishPodcast

http://stitcher.com/contentProviders.php

http://www.libsyn.com/podcast-source-submit/

http://www.allpodcasts.com/PingAll/Default.aspx

http://www.audio-podcast.fm/submit-your-podcast.html

http://www.blinkx.com/rssupload

http://www.blogdigger.com/add.jsp

http://www.blubrry.com/addpodcast.php

http://britcaster.com/

http://castroller.com/podcasts/add

http://www.castwing.com/submit-podcast-feed/

http://dailysplice.com/directory/podcasts/submit

http://www.digitalpodcast.com/login.php?f=1&b=add_anywhere.php%3Fcat%3D1

http://djconnexion.co.uk/add-listing/

http://www.doubletwist.com/contact/

http://www.fluctu8.com/add-podcast.php

http://www.getapodcast.com/AddFeed.aspx

http://www.gigadial.net/public/

http://www.ipodder.org/hints/new

http://itunestracks.co.uk/podcasts/howtosubmit.asp

http://audio.weblogs.com/?action=home&contentTab=podcasts

http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory

http://www.lisn.cc/#/upload

http://www.mefeedia.com/addmedia

http://www.miroguide.com/accounts/login/?next=/submit/

http://www.mirpod.com/addpodcast.php?lang=en

http://theovernightscape.com/newtimeradio/

http://www.theoutdoorradionetwork.com/

http://ozpodcasts.com.au/submit/

http://suggest.player.fm/

http://www.plazoo.com/en/addrss.asp

http://www.podbean.com/addpodcast

http://www.podcast.com/submit.php

http://www.podcast.de/podcastcore/submit/

http://www.podcast.tv/submit-your-podcast.html

http://podcastalley.com/add_a_podcast.php

http://www.podcastblaster.com/directory/add-podcast/

http://www.podcastdirectory.com/submit-your-podcast.html

http://www.podcast-directory.co.uk/submit-your-podcast.html

http://www.podcastellano.com/

http://www.podcast-es.org/

http://www.podcastpickle.com/AddPodcast.php

http://www.podcastpup.com/addpodcastform.asp

http://www.podcastzoom.com/

http://poddirectory.com/submit

http://www.podfeed.net/add_podcast.asp

http://www.podkicker.com/submitpodcast.php

http://www.podseek.net/index.php?env=-inlink/suggest_link:m2-1-1-5-s

http://www.publicradiofan.com/podcasts.html

http://applian.com/guide/enter_podcast.php

http://www.shortorange.com/rssfeed.php

http://twothumbsupmedia.com/creator/

http://www.videopodcasts.tv/vc.php?action=add

 

Ninja trick: Most people do a weekly podcast, which is fine. What if you recorded a short series that solved a specific problem for your audience? 5 – 10 audio files that take the listener from start to finish through a process that ends with buying what you sell. Nobody does it, but it’s totally acceptable (there are no written rules when it comes to podcasting). Once you have one up, record another, and another.

Please take a moment to download your Podcasting Guide below:

Podcasting Guide PDF