Podcast artwork is often times the first thing potential listeners will see before they even hear anything. It’s an opportunity you don’t want to mess up as a podcaster, so we’ve got some tips on how to make the best and don’t hinder yourself.
And it’s getting to that time of year when everyone releases their predictions for the coming year and wrap-ups of the past 12 months, Todd and Mike went over some of them in this episode.
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Recorded live from two well-separated and socially distanced podcast studios in northern and southern Michigan; here’s Podcast Insider.
- Edison Research “Super Listeners 2020” survey results.
- Pacific Content’s predictions for podcasting in 2021.
- YouTube taking down anything that alleges 2020 USA election voter fraud.
- Podcasts from Fox News now available on Amazon Music.
- IAB released Podcast Measurement 2.1 guidelines, open for public comment.
- Cool Tool! OnlyPod lets you review how your artwork will look in several podcast syndication points.
Best Practice: Podcast Artwork
- Image Size (pixels): Must be 1400x1400px and no larger than 3000x3000px
- File Size (mb): No more than 500kb (.5mb) in file size
- Filename: Letters, numbers, underscores, or dashes only. No spaces in filenames!
- Content: Make sure that your image looks good at about 1 inch by 1 inch (2.5cm). That is the size most people will see, on a mobile device. If there is fine text, it won’t be readable when sized down that far.
- PowerPress 8.4.6 released because of a PHP update and WordPress update.
- Tell a better story on your podcast, from our blog.
- Tiana from The Part-Time Jungle was our Instagram giveaway winner. She won herself an ATR2100x-USB microphone.
- You can now submit your show to JioSaavn, India-based music and podcast streaming app, via the Blubrry Podcaster Dashboard.
- Starting next week, Podcast Help Desk, Mike’s podcast about podcasting, will start 2 short episodes weekly (Wednesday and Saturday). Podcast Help Desk is the unofficial companion podcast to Podcast Insider. A place to dig a bit deeper in the geeky technical subjects for podcasters and to answer listener questions. Check it out at PodcastHelpDesk.com.
Question(s) of the Week:
Question: I’ve noticed that my show notes in iTunes podcast player do not have the URLs hyperlinked. Is this normal? Or is there a setting I have to change?
Answer: Apple Podcasts will show links, but only if the person that is looking is already subscribed in Apple Podcasts and is looking in their Library.
BONUS: Best Practice for show notes in PowerPress/WordPress:
First, in the reading menu of WordPress Settings (plain settings in the sidebar) select full text where it says “For each post in a feed, include” select “Full Text”, save changes.
Second, if you are using Classic Editor, in the post editor, click “Screen Options” and check the box for Summary. If you are using the Block editor, click the little 3 dot icon in the upper right, select Settings, and make sure the Summary box is checked.
Then, when you work on a post, type out your formatted show notes in the big text box, the main content area of the post. Put a summary (a few lines describing the episode) in the summary box.
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