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Topic: Where are My "Apple iOS App" Viewers Coming From
monkeywisdom

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PostForum: General Podcast Questions   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:38 am   Subject: Where are My "Apple iOS App" Viewers Coming From
I was podcasting on Blip in 2010-2011 and kind of neglected that. Now they're getting rid of normal video syndication, and I'm going to start from scratch with a new podcast. I blew the dust off my podcast the other day and looked at the stats, and I was amazed that just five or six rinky dink videos got 1,600-1,800 views in the past thirty days. That blew my mind. Clearly, podcasting is the way to go.

The question is: Almost all of them watched the podcast through "Apple iOS App". Can anyone take a wild guess as to where these people are coming from? I want to submit my new feed(s) to that site. Just over a hundred of them were labeled "iTunes", so it probably wasn't that. I really want to find these people again.

Thanks a bunch.
Topic: Should My Blog Double as a Podcast or is Subdirectory Better
monkeywisdom

Replies: 1
Views: 5176

PostForum: General Podcast Questions   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:21 am   Subject: Should My Blog Double as a Podcast or is Subdirectory Better
One of my statements was ambiguous: "I'd rather have people not coming through the podcast feed to go to the blog."

Translation: I'd rather have people go to the blog rather than the podcast pages unless they signed up for the podcast on a third party site or iTunes or something. That's, of course, only if I choose to put the podcast on a separate subdirectory.
Topic: Should My Blog Double as a Podcast or is Subdirectory Better
monkeywisdom

Replies: 1
Views: 5176

PostForum: General Podcast Questions   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:16 am   Subject: Should My Blog Double as a Podcast or is Subdirectory Better
Howdy folks,

I'm about to drop the bomb on y'all. It's a very complex question and arguably four or five questions.

I have a dilemma. I'm a meditation trainer with a new blog. Each post has an embedded YouTube video and a text version in the post, essentially a modified transcript. I want to do a podcast on my own site using Powerpress and either Lisbyn or Blubrry for hosting the files.

Here's the dilemma.

If I have a separate podcast, with a new Wordpress installation, on a /podcast/ subdirectory, that could cause confusion with Google. The titles, of course, would be the same as the corresponding blog pages and the descriptions similar. I'd rather have people not coming through the podcast feed to go to the blog. Uncle Google may not like that, and that could kind of dilute the traffic. No-indexing the podcast pages would also dilute traffic, and there wouldn't be any credit at all for those visits.

I'm also thinking about just putting an audio and a video download link under the YouTube video so that iTunes and other podcast directories can just find the files on my blog from the audio or video podcast feed and deliver the content.

If I choose the second option, will a lot of podcast directories reject the feeds because the webpage is technically a full blog post and not specifically a podcast? Should I have separate feeds for mp3 and mp4 (the Powerpress forum guy suggested two "channels")? Will I have to choose which one to submit to any given podcast directory?

Another question: Will Powerpress insist on their emedded player instead of the YouTube vid (I'd like to keep the embed for YouTube SEO purposes)?

Thanks.
 

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