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Creating Memorable Shortlinks on a Podcasting Website with Pretty Link

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 6 This week, we’re on to enhancements. We’ll talk about the extra tools that you can add to your Podcasting website that will really help to entrance your audience, and keep them coming back for more. The first of these is a vital tool called Pretty Link: it allows you

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Keeping Your Podcasting Website Secure: WordPress Security Essentials

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 17 Today we’re looking at security – not the most sexy of subjects, but vital if you want to run a good Podcasting website long term, and particularly if you want to make a living from it. WordPress itself is not an insecure platform, but it’s massive popularity makes it

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Why You Need a Mailing List for Your Podcast & How to do it

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 12 In this episode we’re talking mailing lists. If you’ve investigated online marketing at all in the past, then no doubt you’ve come across the concept of mailing lists. If not, then you’re about to discover one of the most important aspects of growing a great audience on the web,

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Monetising Your Podcast Content with WordPress

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 20 In the final episode of the series, I’m talking monetisation. Now, before you start telling me off for using a dirty word, I think it’s pretty reasonable to think about getting something back from the effort you put into Podcasting. This is all dependent on giving huge value to

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Creating Compelling Calls to Action on Your Podcasting Website

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 11 In the 11th episode of series 3 we’re talking calls to action. A call to action is an element of any page on the web that tries to convince a user to do a certain thing. This might be to buy a product, or to sign up to a

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Podcasting Plugins for WordPress: The When & Why

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 3 WordPress is a great system for getting your content out into the world, and, even in it’s basic form, it can do many of the things we need as podcasters. One place in where it’s lacking, however, is RSS feeds – that’s the specially coded page which allows people

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Getting Social on Your Podcasting Website: Social Sharing with Shareaholic

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 15 In this episode we’re finally tackling the elephant in the room – social networking. It’s a rare person indeed who’s not involved, at all, in social media, and used well, it can be a huge driver of listeners for your podcast. In this episode I’m looking at one of

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Using SpeakPipe to Engage your Podcasting Audience & Source Content

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 16 Today on PodCraft we’re exploring the brilliant SpeakPipe. SpeakPipe is a tool which allows you to set up a voicemail system for your listeners, allowing them to leave audio messages directly on your website. As I’ll discuss on the episode, this can lead to huge engagement with your listeners, turning

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Installing WordPress as your Podcasting Website Platform

The PodCraft Podcast: Series 3, Episode 2 In this episode we’re looking at installing WordPress. WordPress is the software that we’ll be using to run our podcasting website and, luckily for us, our hosting package makes it really easy to get it up and running. Listen to the episode to find out how to use cPanel