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Congrats! You registered a Podomatic account and you're ready to get your podcast up and running...
BUT, before you grab your mic and start recording, you need to folow the tips below. Not doing so may cause your podcast to "lag" out there in the podcasting world in terms of gaining real traction.
Click on the button below to open up a new tab and follow along with our instruction tutorial on what you need to know regarding your "Basic Info" tab in your Podcast Settings to give your podcast an edge:
The title for your podcast says it all: what is your podcast about? How do you draw people to click in to listen? Keep these questions in mind when selecting to title your podcast.
Great podcast titles are:
Make it RELEVANT and descriptive of what your podcast is all about. Remember, if its easy to spell, it will be easy for people to share.
To add your Title, just fill in the field titled "Title" in your Podcast Settings. After clicking "save", the <title> tag will be added onto your RSS feed (this is good, as podcast directories require this tag in order to submit)
"Quick and Easy Spanish"
(Simple and memorable)
Extra, extra, read all about it! Your tagline should be your one-two punch at concisely defining the gist of your podcast. Think of a 30 second elevator pitch, except you have even less time. Make it a one sentence appeal that tells the listener how your podcast is going to change the world.
"Learn Spanish Quick and Easily with Podomatic!"
(Tells you exactly what you need to know in a short sentence)
Your description is where you want to fit in all of the juicy info about your show. It will make or break your Podcast! - most people read descriptions before they press play so make sure you grab their attention. Also keep in mind, keywords in your description can popup in search results.
Your description is where you let listeners know what your show is about, what topics you focus on, where listeners can find your show, and how listeners can connect with you (think social media info).
After you click fill in the Description and click "save", the <description> tag will be added to your RSS feed. You'll need to do this to submit to directories such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
"An easy way to learn the grammatical ins-and-outs and real world application of the Spanish language. We'll help you prepare in no time before your trip! Each episode provides a course, and breakdowns the basic phrases and grammar of the language."
(Breaks down the nature of the podcast in more detail and uses relatable examples for listeners)
Select a Category that is the most relevant to your content. When your podcast is placed in the iTunes and Podomatic directories, it will be listed under the category that you choose.
Category: "Education: Language Courses"
Tags are a way of adding meta data to your show. This means that search engines will have an easier time serving your podcast up to searchers if you include relevant and rich tags. Make sure to include a space between each set of keywords. If your keyword contains more than one word, add a "-" between each word.
For example, if your podcast is about learning Spanish, some examples of keywords you can include could be: "learn spanish language course teacher how to spanish-teacher learn-a-language" etc.
The last thing you want is to make your keywords too broad or irrelevant, such as using the tag "podcast". This isn't unique to your show, and doesn't help people discover your podcast. Be specific and find your niche!
Tags: learn spanish language course teacher how-to spanish-teacher learn-a-language
(Separated by spaces)
This one is pretty straight-forward - select the language of your podcast. Duh!
Your cover art might just be the first thing that grabs your listeners eye...if it's good. Much like your Title, your cover art should be creative, fun, and eye popping. If you have any design chops, now is the time to put 'em to work! Most importantly though, make your cover art ORIGINAL - something that people are going to see and identify your podcasts branding later down the road.. you want to be memorable!
After you've created your cover art, you can upload it from our uploader section and it'll be tucked away in your Media Library for you to use.
After the upload is successful, you can select the image from the drop down menu on your Podcast Settings page.
Give yourself a high-five! By following the above, you've now significantly improved the impact your podcast can have. Now you're ready to publish your first episode. Check out this post on what you need to know to when publishing your podcast episodes.