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There are heaps of podcast tools out there, but there are some that just slip your mind and when you need them, ya just can’t think of their name. From microphones and editing software to apps and SEO, there is always a new tool coming out of the woodwork that makes up podcasting nerds pretty … Continue reading 4 Podcast Tools You Forgot Existed
There are heaps of podcast tools out there, but there are some that just slip your mind and when you need them, ya just can’t think of their name. From microphones and editing software to apps and SEO, there is always a new tool coming out of the woodwork that makes up podcasting nerds pretty dang excited. We have compiled a list or 4 that were finally able to pull up, and boy are they good.
While everyone was gauging at there major acquisitions of Gimlet, Parcast, and Anchor, the world seemed to miss one of the most important snags Spotify got during the summer of last year. That is Soundtrap. At its core, Soundtrap is google docs for audio. The UI is on point and miles above anything like Audacity or any other free software. Not only that, but Soundtrap allows you and any person on you’re media team simultaneously work on the same podcast. In today’s world, good communication and interpreting what to do with audio is hard enough. Soundtrap fixes that. Super amazing.
We have talked about Speakpipe before, SpeakPipe is a WordPress plugin that allows you to connect with your audience through bite sized audio clips. But this isn’t Anchor. Speakpipe is a plus in allows the user to record a question, like a call into the old-timey radio stations, and actually post their voice to the show itself. It is a fantastic way to integrate your audience into your show in a seamless and native way. It also is a great way to get feedback on your channel as opposed to surveys and other less personal methods. A fantastic podcasting tool.
Temi is great, but so is Sonia, which is a fantastic alternative for your podcast transcripts. At the end of the day, Google is already searching for your podcast’s transcripts, and Apple is as well. But as Google developed their indexing tag Podcast transcripts allow the bots to knowingly search your show and improves your search engine optimization. Considering that last year more than 60% of new podcasts were discovered via a search engine, you could say that discoverability and search optimization are almost one and the same.
Connecting your podcast to other more popular shows is a great way of growing your podcasting footprint. Imagine how much your audience would grow is you were able to jump on the top charts or be a guest on the most popular of shows. Podcasting Playlists are one of the many ways that you can show relations and hope to catch some of that overflow audience on Spotify. Podcast playlists are currently one of the top promoted things at Spotify, giving you a chance to put your content right at the top of the charts and right next to the best shows all by literally making your own list. Add your top ten, include your favorite episodes, and make sure to add yourself to the list.
There are tons of tools all over the interwebs that are being created to help grow podcast discoverability and production. What is your favorite podcaster’s tool?