The Success of Your Podcast Downloads Depends on These Two Things

The success of your podcast’s downloads is largely dependent on two things. “This week’s episode got a lot of downloads. It must be a good show. Let’s do all our episodes just like that one.” I challenge you to think about that statement – and see for yourself that it isn’t true. Why? Because there…

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How Many Characters Display in iTunes Episode Descriptions (and other Podcast Directories)

When it comes to show notes and episode descriptions: Less is more. It’s natural for a podcaster to write in the way that we think or speak. However, we need to get to the point when it comes to the limited space iTunes/Apple Podcasts and other podcatchers give us to explain what’s “today’s episode is…

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How to Customize Folder Icons on a Mac

This has nothing to do with podcast editing, but it does have everything to do with making your workstation a lot more fun. (Follow these instructions for Windows machines) How to change folder icons on a Mac: 1) Open the image you want to use and Command-C to copy Note: Do not click on the…

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Using Levelator? Split the tracks before leveling the audio

I’ve been asked if I level the audio before or after editing. I always run audio through a normalizing, compression and leveling process BEFORE editing. My reason for this is so I don’t have to go through the project a second time if the process increases the volume of breaths between sentences. I always use…

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How many times does my RSS feed get pinged?

Have you ever wondered how often your podcast RSS feed gets pinged? It’s a lot more than you think. I was recently tasked with moving the Money Tree Investing Podcast‘s RSS feed away from their WordPress website feed to the one provided by their libsyn account. One of the steps was to create a permanent…

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