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How to Start & Run a Podcasting Network

Recently, we interviewed BlogTalkRadio host Iyanna Jones and the mastermind behind the Go Pro Radio Network. She is a writer, filmmaker and singer and has a background in entertainment and marketing by way of her tenure at media giants such as HBO, MTV and BET.

Iyanna came to BlogTalkRadio University to talk to our audience about how she started her podcasting network on BlogTalkRadio.  Her network features an array of quality shows including her own weekly radio show entitled, This is Iyanna Jones. As a member of her network, Iyanna provides a physical recording studio facility and production for her hosts.  She has created a very special and curated community of broadcasters and it was inspiring to hear her story.

 Listen as Iyanna shares her experience and best advice for running a network of podcast content.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Matty P Radio Happy Hour featured a star studded cast this week with actor Gary Busey and former Mets Cy Young winner, Dwight Gooden. Busey joins the show on his 67th birthday to celebrate and discuss what he’s been up to since wrapping up Celebrity Apprentice.

Notre Dame legend, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger joins The Drew Show.  Rudy speaks  about his inspiring story of overcoming all the odds on the gridiron and his 27 seconds of success that led him to becoming one of Notre Dame’s most famous graduate and the basis for the film, Rudy.

The Small Business Roundtable welcomes Guy Kawasaki to The Camp House in front of a live audience.  The former Chief Evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Alltop.com is one of the world’s most highly regarded entrepreneurs.  Kawasaki is also the author of the New York Times best selling book, Enchantment.

On this episode of the Todd Griffiths Show, Todd welcomes numismatist, James Digeorgia, author and renowned expert in gold and precious metals.  Todd also covers rare coins and the value they can add to your portfolio.

The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana welcomes to the show  Urban Access Media Group CEO, Bobby Lewis, who speaks with Frank about his new company that is providing programming content to black and minority communities and also about where traditional and new media is heading.  Frank is later joined by William Gurstelle, a science writer making a name for himself in creating new uses for technology.  William talks about his latest book The Practical Pyromaniac.

Dave Foley, Christine Lahti and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

dave-foleyDave Foley: The Kids in the Hall founder, who went on to star in News Radio, chats with Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis about his new flick, Cooper’s Christmas, just released on DVD. Plus: Olivia Williams, star of Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer.

christine-lahtiChristine Lahti: The Chicago Hope star, who broke onto the cinematic scene opposite Al Pacino in 1979’s And Justice for All, drops in on Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone to chat about her return to NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as Sonya Paxton.

jon-lindstromJon Lindstrom: The actor who played Kevin Collins on General Hospital chats with OutTakes host Laurie Baker about his guest turn on CBS’ Blue Bloods. A drummer with The High Lonesome, Jon Linstrom also fills us in on the band’s newly remastered CD, Feel Free to Do So.

mama-debargeEtterlene ‘Mama’ DeBarge: The DeBarge family matriarch, whose brood hit the pop charts in the ‘80s with hits like Rhythm of the Night and You Wear It Well, drops in to chat with DeAnna “Mz Deeva” Shields about her memoir, Other Side of the Pain. Plus: Ft. Hood’s USO director, Robin Crouse.

shayna-turkShanya Turk: The 2010 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, who was selected from 4,300 candidates throughout the U.S., talks with WIN Without Competing’s Dr. Arlene Barro about the project that earned her that honor: Shayna Turk’s Academy of Rising Stars, a drama camp for kids.

Programming Highlights; March 29, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

lucy-lieuAt 1 PM Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu—who rose to fame playing Ling Woo on Ally McBeal—drops in on The Ask Mom RN Show to discuss infant anemia and what’s being done to help eradicate this global health crisis.

 

 

someone-for-christieAt 2 PM Amy Cosper, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, drops in on Train with Shane to discuss the latest small-business trends.

 

 



Bonnie Jill LaflinAt 8 PM Somewhere in Vegas welcomes Deal or No Deal model Bonnie-Jill Laflin—who has also been a Maxim centerfold, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and the L.A. Lakers’ first-ever female scout—to discuss her plans for March Madness.

 

 



dangerous-for-christieAt 9 PM BTR’s favorite daughter, Dangerous Lee, returns for one night only to celebrate the release of her first book, Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down. Returning with DL—for book giveaways and other surprises—is co-host Hassahn Phenomenon.

 

 



vivian-green-for-christieAlso at 9 PM R&B star Vivian Green, who has had three singles—Emotional Rollercoaster, Gotta Go and I Like Itrocket to No. 1 on the dance charts, drops in on Mutha to preview her new album, Beautiful, which drops April 6.

 

 




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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with BlogTalkRadio

Entrepreneur Article Featuring BlogTalkRadioEntrepreneur recently published a great article, 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Site’s Search Engine Ranking, on how SEO can help individuals and businesses grow their online presence. There were some very helpful tips included in the article, and it actually features a member of our BlogTalkRadio host community Juliet Johnson. Nice work Juliet!

Juliet uses the BlogTalkRadio platform as part of her overall marketing and search engine optimization strategy for her High-End Real Estate Staging company. Her show, Carolina REAL Matters, features interviews with top realtors covering her geographic service footprint.

BlogTalkRadio can be very powerful from an SEO perspective if you spend a little time before you set up your shows and episodes to think about what your audience is searching for and what terms they use to search for it. Including strategic keywords in your show descriptions and in your keyword tags on BlogTalkRadio can be a great way for potential listeners to find you and your content. Tip number two in the Entrepreneur article, “Conduct keyword research,” gives some great information on how to explore what terms and phrases your target audience are searching on.

A social media and search engine consultant that I know here in Seattle, Rory Martin, did a test on our platform to explore its SEO strength for his clients. Within five days his show on BlogTalkRadio was on page one of Google for the term he was optimizing for, and it is still there.

So if you are thinking about creating your own online talk radio show on BlogTalkRadio, or you are setting up future episodes for your existing show, be sure to remember to:

1) Include unique keyword tags in your BlogTalkRadio Show Profile
2) Include unique keyword tags on each episode: Names of Guest, Topics, etc. Be specific!
3) Write keyword-rich descriptions for each episode
4) Include one or two keywords in each episode title
5) Once you find the right mix of terms, be consistent in using them

It might take a little more time, but it will help ensure that your audience finds your great content as they search online.