Category Archives: Social Media

BlogTalkRadio’s New Integration With Facebook Gets You More Listens!

Exciting news for BlogTalkRadio hosts! Your listeners will now able to connect their BlogTalkRadio accounts to Facebook and begin automatically sharing the BTR shows they are listening to on their Facebook timeline, in addition to seeing what their Facebook friends are listening to on the network.

What It Means For You

As a host on BlogTalkRadio, your show will now gain exposure to a much wider population and be more easily discovered by new listeners, in addition to boosting engagement with your current audience.  BUT for this all to happen, you need to communicate this new feature to your current listeners.

How To Get Your Listeners On Board

Let your listeners know that they can now easily share their love for BTR hosts like yourself with their Facebook community and discover new hosts from their friend’s Facebook timelines by connecting their BlogTalkRadio accounts to Facebook.

Instruct your listeners to go to BlogTalkRadio.com and click on the “Connect using Facebook” button at the top of the page and follow the prompts.  You can encourage your audience to do so when you are on air, through your social networks, your blog or even by email so they can easily share your show with their Facebook network.

Read up on this FAQ we prepared and share it with your listeners so they have all the facts.  Then, sit back and get ready to be discovered by a whole new audience of listeners!

Why We’re Excited

It has been amazing to read the recent successes of other companies such as Spotify, Pinterest, Vevo, Fab.com, Foodspotting that have integrated with Facebook to drive significant traffic increases and engagement with content on their site.  We are very excited to be working with Facebook on this update and help our hosts get the exposure they deserve!

Need More Info?

We did a special BlogTalkRadio University show all about our new integration with Facebook. You can listen to the archived show here.

Tips on Working with Advertisers From Nick Faber of Blogads

Last week, Nick Faber of Blogads made a special visit to our Marketing Club show to talk about tips on working with advertisers and sponsors. He is the Social Media Coordinator at Blogads, a network that connects bloggers with advertisers.  Blogads helps bloggers generate revenue and helps advertisers reach niche communities online.

Nick shared best practices on the topic as it related to how BlogTalkRadio hosts could work with advertisers more effectively.  He had some great advice to share on getting your show ready for advertisers, examples of effective advertising partnerships he has seen on his network, tips on putting together a media kit and much more. Tune in here to listen to the broadcast in its entirety.

Don’t forget to tune into future Marketing Club shows every other Tuesday at 1PM EST and listen to archived shows that you may have missed here.  You can see the complete list of educational shows for hosts that we offer on our BlogTalkRadio University page here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Bottom Lines Sports show welcome critically acclaimed comedian and actor, Chris Rock.  Chris talks sports and reflects on his character, Lil’ Penny from the popular Nike ad campaign with the real Penny Hardaway in addition to talking about what’s on the horizon.  Tune in here.

Paul Vann interviews Shama Kabani, CEO of The Marketing Zen Group, a global digital marketing firm. Shama has been dubbed an online marketing shaman by Fast Company and Business Week honored her as the Top under 25 entrepreneurs.  Tune in here.

The Stupid Cancer Show sits down with three time Oscar and Emmy nominated actress, Laura Linney from Showtime’s The Big C, as well as the show’s Creator/Executive Producer, Darlene Hunt. Tune in here.

 

Remember The Love Connection? Former game show host Chuck Woolery joins The Don Smith show to talk about his time on the popular show.  Find out what Chuck is doing now!  Tune in here.

 

Joy Keys chats about spring cleaning with Professional Organizer Geralin Thomas from the hit A&E show, Hoarders.  She has advised professional athletes, politicians, artists, small business owners and many others.  Tune in here.

7 BlogTalkRadio Sharing Tools To Grow Your Audience

BlogTalkRadio makes it easy for you to share your show with the world. And in 2011 we were happy to announce a number of *NEW* ways to help you spread the word. Take advantage of all of it to grow your listener base:

*NEW* Update your Settings with your Facebook page so you can easily communicate with your audience right from the Studio.

*NEW* Encourage your listeners to connect their accounts to Facebook so that they can share and discover new BlogTalkradio shows  from their network.  Here’s how.

*NEW* Update your Settings with your Twitter handle so you can easily send updates to your followers right from the Studio. Twitter tips.

 

It’s easy to to embed your show on your website or blog.  Here’s how.

 

Make your show available on ITunes to attract listeners on the go. Learn about it.

 

 

*NEW* Remember to blast your show out to all of your email contacts and followers. Read up on our email update to take advantage of the feature.

 

You can fill in keywords for your show and episode descriptions to drive traffic & listeners from search engines. SEO Tips.

 

*NEW* Encourage listeners to like, share and +1 your content on Google+. Read up on this update.

 

And last but not least, take a listen to Marketing Club for tips on how to better market and monetize your show. Tune into the archives here and follow us to get updates of upcoming broadcasts!

BlogTalkRadio + Facebook = Awesome!

We just released a brand new feature on BlogTalkRadio that integrates Facebook commenting on all of our show pages.  Now, when a listener leaves a comment on a BlogTalkRadio show page, they have the ability to post that comment right onto their Facebook wall in order to continue the conversation here at BlogTalkRadio or on Facebook.

Try it! Just go to your favorite show on BlogTalkRadio, click on an episode and leave a comment for the host.  Check the box that says “Post to Facebook” and just like that, you’re opening up the conversation to all of your friends on Facebook.

We’re really excited about this new update because it increases the interactivity between our hosts and their listeners and also gives our listeners the ability to promote their favorite hosts to their Facebook network.  We hope all of our hosts will encourage their listeners to use this new feature to help spread the word and give their content an extra boost to be heard across the Internet!

Show Highlight: Tweeting Under Castro

On Wednesday morning at 10AM, Columbia Journalism School presents a revolutionary webcast, their first ever in Spanish, with Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez (@YoaniSanchez) to discuss how social media breaks down the walls of censorship in Cuba and elsewhere.

Yoani will be interviewed from Havana and talking with Prof. Mirta Ojito (@mirtaojito), author of “Finding Manana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus.”  Please email your questions to sree@sree.net (subject=Cuba) or call in live!

Tune in here tomorrow at 10AM for this exciting broadcast!

 

 

Now You Can 1+ Your Favorite BlogTalkRadio Shows!

We are really loving Google+ over here at BlogTalkRadio.  So much so, that we’ve added a 1+ button to all of our profile and show pages. Now our listeners can share what they are loving on BlogTalkRadio on Google+ with the click of a button.  And to top it off, now our hosts will be reaching a whole new set of people through their 1+’ing listeners!

And if you haven’t added our Google+ page yet to your circles, get to it here!