Podcasting Tools

Written by S. Housley

Podcasting is increasing in popularity and, realizing that many are interested in providing audio content in a podcast, we have assembled a collection of tools that make creation, promotion and listening to podcasts a little easier.

1.) Podcasting Tools - Podcasts are simply RSS feeds that contain audio content. By using a combination of RSS and podcast related tools users can use this new communication medium.. The following tools assist webmasters in using RSS and podcasts to maximize their time:

Tools for Listening to Podcasts Listen to Podcasts -Listen to Podcasts - Many RSS readers now include podcast support. The reader allowsrepparttar user to viewrepparttar 139669 contents ofrepparttar 139670 cast before making a decision about listening. Podcasts that are deemed important can be flagged or set to auto-download. The following are some tools for listening to podcasts:

Podcast Receiver - Podcast Receiver is a free client used to keep up-to-date onrepparttar 139671 latest and greatest podcast feeds without any effort. The Podcast Receiver manages podcast subscriptions and schedules automatic scans for new podcasts. http://www.primetimepodcast.com

FeedDemon - FeedDemon is a desktop client that can retrieve and organize RSS feeds fromrepparttar 139672 internet. It comes pre-configured with several news-feeds, and you can easily add your own by addingrepparttar 139673 URL for an RSS feed of your choice. FeedDemon offers an attractive and easy-to-use interface with integrated web browsing. http://www.feeddemon.com

Create Podcasts - As podcasts have become increasingly popular, radio personalities and hobbyists have struggled to find a solution to create podcasts, not realizing that podcasts are simply RSS feeds which merely contain an audio component inrepparttar 139674 enclosure field.

FeedForAll - Desktop software used to create, edit, manage, publish RSS feeds and podcasts. New podcasts and feeds can be quickly and easily created with FeedForAll. Podcast feeds generated by other means can be automatically repaired so that they conform torepparttar 139675 RSS 2.0 specification. Existing feeds can be enhanced to contain advanced feed properties, and give them a more professional look. http://www.feedforall.com/podcasting-tutorial.htm

2.) Podcasting Articles and Tutorials - Articles and tutorials based on podcasting and RSS. The articles are designed to demystify podcasting and Really Simple Syndication for users and publishers.

Podcasting Articles - Podcasting Tools contains a collection of articles related to podcasting and RSS that assist both broadcasters and listeners in deciphering RSS and podcasting. http://www.podcasting-tools.com/podcasting-articles.htm or repparttar 139676 articles can be read in an RSS feed reader. http://www.podcasting-tools.com/podcasting-articles.xml

RSS Articles - RSS Specifications contains a collection of articles related to RSS and news feeds that assist both publishers and users in deciphering Really Simple Syndication. http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-articles.htm or repparttar 139677 articles can be read in an RSS feed reader. http://www.rss-specifications.com/article-feed.xml

3.) Podcast Directories - Directories make finding podcasts easier.

Podcasting Station - A categorized podcast directory that allows visitors to search for podcasts that are topic-specific. http://www.podcasting-station.com

Podcast Bunker - Before Podcast Bunker adds a podcast to their list, they first listen torepparttar 139678 podcast for audio quality and content. They only list what they think arerepparttar 139679 very best podcasts. They add new podcasts as they are submitted for review, and as they find them. http://www.podcastbunker.com

Podcasting News -Popular podcasting directory. All podcasts are categorized by topic, making it easier for listeners to find podcasts of interest. http://www.podcastingnews.com/forum/links.php

4.) Podcasting Graphics - Websites that have podcasts available use colorful graphics to indicate to website visitors that podcasts are available for specific content.

Podcast Graphics - Create custom podcast graphics in seconds. If you wish to customize your podcast buttons and are crunched for time or lacking artistic abilities, use this free online podcasting graphic tool that is cabable of creating a podcast button. The button's color and text can be customized to suitrepparttar 139680 creator. http://www.feedforall.com/podcasting-graphics.htm or create custom graphics http://www.feedforall.com/public/rss-graphic-tool.htm

Building Content Sites

Written by S. Housley

Targeted Content Sites By S. Housley

Highly targeted, focused sites that are related to specific market segments are highly advantageous and can often be created using existing web content. The key is to provide value.

Think ofrepparttar time spent surfingrepparttar 139267 web gathering resources and information. By creating a topic-centric resource compiling information, webmasters are providing a service or value. In many cases that value is simplyrepparttar 139268 compilation of topic-specific information in a single resource. The compilation of this information in itself isrepparttar 139269 value.

These highly focused content sites can be great supplemental portals that are invaluable as a marketing tool for niche products. Niche portals help define expertise in a specific market segment, not to mentionrepparttar 139270 added benefit of providing valuable topic-specific links. The topic-centric portals also tend to achieve high search placement and will often provide advertisers high quality exposure, allowing webmastersrepparttar 139271 opportunity to capitalize on their efforts.

What to put in topical portal?

ARTICLES Many article writers allow webmasters to republish their articles.

Searchrepparttar 139272 large article directories for quality topic-specific articles using keyword searches. The articles contained in these directories often allow publishers to freely reproducerepparttar 139273 article's contents as long asrepparttar 139274 hyperlinks inrepparttar 139275 article and article resource box remain intact.

Resource for finding articles for publication: GoArticles - http://www.goarticles.com

RSS FEEDS By nature, RSS feeds are designed for syndication. Most RSS feeds can be freely reproduced. Locate topic-specific feeds using keyword or category searches. The contents ofrepparttar 139276 feeds can be used to populate web pages. There are a number of free scripts available that allow webmasters to displayrepparttar 139277 contents of an RSS feed (see http://www.rss-specifications.com/displaying-rss-feeds.htm for instructions on displaying feeds).

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