Simple Podcast Press was created by Hani Mourra; he is very friendly and I am really grateful that he gave me the opportunity to try it out, and he even shared a really interesting PDF: 10 Podcasting Productivity Hacks. I have yet to extensively test it, but I’ve had a very nice chat with the developer and have had a lot of good words about the Simple Podcast Press from some of our podcasting friends, like John Lee Dumas on entrepreneuronfire.com, as well as Dave Jackson from theschoolofpodcasting.com, who also uses it. That just goes to show that it has features which may be especially good to podcasters.
Podcasting and List-Building
Izabela and I reckoned that list-building is essential, even if you’re just starting out. Capturing the email addresses of people who are interested in what you do is very important, which gives you control over what you would like to do with it in the future.
Simple Podcast Press Plugin has a built-in list-building feature. So essentially, you get the play bar with buttons underneath that link out to download, iTunes, Stitcher buttons and other audio websites where your podcast may be hosted. You can also put a mailing list sign-up!
An interesting feature of the Simple Podcast Press plugin, which I really like, is that you can get your iTunes reviews conveniently inside the WordPress dashboard, so you can know exactly what your listeners are saying about your podcast.
Izabela and I always like to share things, so the plugin fits right in. It has sidebar widgets to get more listeners and one-click Twitter balls for easy sharing.
Podcast Host Integration
Simple Podcast Press integrates with the big podcast hosts like Blubrry, Libsyn, Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher and even Spreaker! The plugin is also mobile-friendly, which Izabela just recently talked about in her podcast as being very important. We currently use Blubrry PowerPress to syndicate all our episodes and display them on the show notes pages. Hani actually told me about this fantastic feature they have, called ‘Replace Powerpress‘, with Simple Podcast Press, so I’m going to try that out.
Best-Looking Podcast Player
It is very clean and easy to use. I also like the fact that instead of having the download and iTunes link, there are little text links under your player, and you actually have big call to action buttons.
Another great feature is being able to customise the buttons and change the colours to suit your own branding.
Exciting News About New Media!
If you’re interested in podcasting, blogging, looking to have an online presence or in new media in general, we are having the biggest conference next year (2015), New Media Europe, during September 12-13 in Manchester.
This is the place for you to be! All you have to do is go to newmediaeurope.com and check out all the details. This is a conference that will sell out fast, so book your tickets and avail of the early bird rate!