When it comes to podcasting (i.e. sharing audio and video information online), one of the most popular is Snipcasts. It’s free to download, it’s easy to use and it quickly syndicates content across the web for playback on mobile devices and desktops. As a result, if you’re interested in podcasting, you’ve probably already tried out Snipcasts. In this article, I’ll explain why it’s one of the best social podcasting apps out there.
Like many other social podcasting app applications, Snipcasts lets you make a podcast to share with your friends. Unlike some other apps, however, you can’t just have one podcast: Each episode must be created within the program, and you’ll need to add new channels as you go along. Like many other podcasting applications, Snipcasts has an extensive help section that explains exactly how to set up your channel, what kinds of files you can use and how to syndicate your content across the web. If you want to go a different route with your podcasting application, you’ll find plenty of guidance there as well.
Like many other podcasting applications, Snipcasts allows you to search for podcasts based on several criteria: genre, current popularity, channel name, etc. The channel name is the key feature here; if you’re podcasting about movies or TV, you’ll probably want to use “mp3 podcasts” to ensure that you’re able to play those files on the site. If you want to target a particular sub-category, you can do so as well. If you’re going more in-depth, you can also search for podcasting events based on specific keywords and determine which ones are happening where. This helps you plan your upcoming podcast events, and it’s a good way to be sure that your upcoming shows are picked up by those who are interested in the same kinds of things you do.
Social media has become huge in recent years, and if you’re podcasting you’ll likely have accounts on sites like WordPress, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Tumbler. Many people think that using these sites is enough to get their podcast seen, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, some of the best social media marketing is done through these kinds of accounts. If your podcast is relatively new, it might not make sense to start promoting it on all of the major sites right away. Give some of your focus to accounts that have a fair amount of followers already. As you get closer to a million subscribers or more, you can start giving more attention to your main account, which will drive even more traffic to it.
It goes without saying that you’ll want to promote your podcast using various social media networks. The best ones out there right now are Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. The three seem to have the most influence on users, so it makes sense that you’d want to make the most use of them as you build your list. You should also start adding your podcast episodes to your profile page on Facebook and tweet them out from time to time using your chosen social media sites. There are many other ways that you can spread the word, and you’ll find that as your list grows, you can share even more information with your audience through other channels.
There are obviously many other possibilities for a great podcasting app. But if you’re looking for one that will really maximize your potential and help you reach your audience and increase your sales, look no further than iTunes. It may not be the perfect podcasting app, but it has all of the features you need. Plus, it allows free and paid downloads, so you can choose the kind that you want. That way, you’ll never run out of ways to provide your audience with great information, and you can expand your business by building a list of customers who trust your podcasts and who will become loyal listeners.