Man oh man has this been a year for The Feed
Here are some fun podcast points:
- We featured seventy-two 30 second podcast promos.
- We featured 34 pieces of audio feedback from our audience.
- We created 30 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds worth of content.
- We had our very first podcast recording with 4 of our Podcast Hall of Famers – in one room
And that’s just for starters!
Apple Podcasts as always was a massive focus on 2019.
Apple really coming out with much more communication to podcasters this year, letting us know general Apple Podcasts information but also marketing and branding best practices.
We are incredibly happy of the amount of communication that went out to everyone and we hope that it will continue next year – with a bit more context and explanation 😅
The first email that went out this year got some confused, but hey, we’ve all been there at some point. There were:
- Episode number best practices
- Browser Apple Podcasts landing pages changed from itunes to apple
- Category changes were announced and implemented (148)
- All kinds of great new marketing and branding material to help folks transition out of using iTunes to Apple Podcasts (this seems to be the most challenging thing for folks to adopt) (145)
We also discussed a slew of rumors that had to do with Apple developing and having a proper podcasting strategy. The year started with rumors and ended up with verifyable hires to their podcast business.
Money, money, money!
Oh was it a thing! So much of it due to acquisitions. It was a bit In 2020 we will, possibly see the fruits of those acquisitions, their true impact – or not. Anyone out there up for taking bets?
This year, Morgan Stanley suggested that Spotify focus on podcasts (136) and it seems like they followed suit. We covered Spotify throughout the entire year, in fact, we might have talked about them just as much as we talk about Apple Podcasts, and that’s saying a lot.
Privacy and Podcasting
One thing that Libsyn advocates for is privacy in podcasting. The discussion around podcasting privacy started on our show sometime in mid year and continued throughout the later part of 2019. We will continue to address privacy and podcasting in 2020 for sure!
Feel free to scroll through our episodes below. We look forward to another year of podcasting and bringing you the best podcasting commentary and analysis out there with an every so slight libsyn bias
Updating your copyright, podcasting predictions for 2019, Flash briefings vs Alexa Skills, LUFS and LKFS, Rob’s first soapbox of the year and it’s about RAD, and of course stats, median and mean for November episodes!
Featuring great feedback about the RODEcaster Pro, a local podcast being adapted for TV which offers us an opportunity for commentary on the business model of creating podcast to TV shows, and of course stats!
Google including podcasts in their search results, Podfund thoughts & feelings, advice on making agreements w/ advertising companies, tackling the Apple Podcasts review myth, as always, STATS, country breakdowns, Spotify country breakdowns and user agents
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