RSS Feed Optimization Tutorial Transcript:
Welcome to the RSS Optimization tutorial.
There are many, many things that separate
a "good" podcast from all the rest.
Here are a few to consider...
The quality of the recording is probably
the most critical component of a podcast.
A good podcast is easy to understand, and
should be recorded at a volume level that
makes it easy for listeners to hear all
that is said.
Adding background music polishes a podcast,
but be careful that the music does not overpower
the primary content. The background music
should be subtle and not distracting. Create
a balance that does not compromise the quality
of the recording. Also, be sure that the
music is not the focal point of a podcast
show, unless the topic is about the music
-- the emphasis should be on the primary
content, and not on the musical arrangements.
Use voice inflections to indicate feelings
and emotions. Do not use a monotone voice,
as that will seem as if it just drones on
and on. Listeners want to hear passion and
expression in the speaker's voice, and they
want to know that the speaker is actually
interested in the subject being discussed.
If the podcast is primarily an audio dialogue,
keep to the point, and do not ramble. Listeners
certainly do not want to hear the same thing
over and over, so make the points and then
The podcast should have personality. Keep
the podcast colorful and engaging.
A structured podcast requires timing for
intervals, as each segment in the podcast
is important. Create a format and structure
for podcast shows and stick to it!
Edit the audio file and remove any segments
that are not polished. Also, remove any
audio content or background noise that is
unprofessional or unnecessary.
It is critical that the podcast show be
consistent from day to day, or week to week.
Subscribers will have an expectation based
on previous shows, so try not to deviate
too much from the original format or show
themes. Subscribers will expect consistency,
so don't wander too far from your basic
format or theme.
Be sure to test the podcast after uploading
the file, to make sure there are no URL
typos or problems.
Subscribe To The Podcast
Be sure to subscribe to your own podcast,
so you can see and hear exactly the same
thing that your listeners do. It can often
be an eye opener!
Please visit our website, www.feedforall.com
, for more tutorials, including how to configure
the program to create and post RSS Feeds.