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11 Online Resources to Help Promote Your Radio Show

I’m always on the lookout for resources to help BlogTalkRadio hosts bring in new listeners.  I took some time this afternoon to compile a list for you. I hope you find it useful. Mind you, not all of these promotion techniques are radio or podcast specific, but I believe you can cull some useful tips out of them just the same.:

Behold: 11 Online Resources to Help Promote Your Radio Show

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Using Social Networks to Bring in Listeners

Use Twitter to help promote the segment.

Use Twitter to help promote your segments

What do you do to promote your BlogTalkRadio shows? Many of our hosts use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Yahoo Groups.

If you don’t mind, I’d like to throw out a few suggestions for spreading the word. This is an open forum so please feel free to add your own tips in the comments.

Facebook – By setting up your segment as an event on FaceBook you can alert your friends and followers. Also, find like-minded Facebook groups and friend people with similar interests.

MySpace – MySpace is a wonderful social networking tool and a great way to spread the word about your radio show. Many BTR’s hosts have MySpace profiles and would love to interact. It’s a great way to promote each other.

Yahoo - Did you know BlogTalkRadio has a large Yahoo group? This is a great place to talk about your show and share ideas and tips with other hosts and BTR Insiders. It’s a very active forum so it’s in a hosts best interests to join.

Twitter – I admit it. I’m addicted to my Twitter. It’s a wonderful way to keep in touch with others and share links to blog posts and radio shows. If you have a good following on Twitter, you’re sure to bring in listeners. Because it’s a 140 character microblogging site, you don’t have to worry about committing to a deep conversation.

Blogs & Websites- Blogs and radio are the perfect pairing. Use a blog to promote the days topic and embed the player for your segment, and use BlogTalkRadio for expanding your day or week’s topic. Use keywods and phrases to create articles and promo pieces to get the attention of the search engines.

What do you do to promote your radio shows? Share your tips in the comments.

Media Lizzy: ‘Heading Right’ One Year (and counting)

Media Lizzy

The first thing they teach us in blogging school is to be passionate about our topic. As someone who offers tips to others on how to blog, it’s hard to define passion; you either have it or you don’t. Today, I learned more about passion during a 15-minute Skype call than in all my years blogging. Trust me when I tell you there is no one more passionate about her topic than Media Lizzy.

Lizzy and I probably don’t see eye to eye politically, but there is no doubt in my mind she loves doing what she does and lives for politics. When she speaks, you can hear the passion.

It was a fortunate meeting on MyBlogLog that brought us Media Lizzy. BlogTalkRadio‘s own Amy Domestico met Lizzy while doing a little social networking and the rest, as they say, is history. We’re happy to report Lizzy is celebrating a year Heading Right with us. It’s lucky for us, and Lizzy’s listeners, that she made the transition from full-time electoral politics to full-time radio politics. Lizzy realized she had an opportunity to reach people and truly discuss the issues “without a filter.” She noticed the same television news people asking the candidates the same exact questions and felt she could go beyond scripted television news – and she has.

And like Lizzy, all our amazing hosts can broadcast their views and talk without fear of censorship and that’s a beautiful thing.

I asked Lizzy if she had any tips to share with other hosts for putting on a successful show and she said this: “Trust your instinct and be true to yourself. If your listeners have a positive experience, they’ll be with you every time.”  In fact, she recommends scheduling programs for the same time each day or week (what’s known as “appointment listening”) because people will be more likely to tune in if they know when to find you.

Lizzy offered one last tip, and it’s a good one: Take advantage of social-networking sites like Twtter, MyBlogLog and FaceBook to promote shows and spread your message.

MediaLizzy is so passionate she has no desire to do anything else. Being a host on BTR has exceeded her expectations and she hopes to do this for a long time to come – and we hope she does too!

Media Lizzy: 'Heading Right' One Year (and counting)

Media Lizzy

The first thing they teach us in blogging school is to be passionate about our topic. As someone who offers tips to others on how to blog, it’s hard to define passion; you either have it or you don’t. Today, I learned more about passion during a 15-minute Skype call than in all my years blogging. Trust me when I tell you there is no one more passionate about her topic than Media Lizzy.

Lizzy and I probably don’t see eye to eye politically, but there is no doubt in my mind she loves doing what she does and lives for politics. When she speaks, you can hear the passion.

It was a fortunate meeting on MyBlogLog that brought us Media Lizzy. BlogTalkRadio‘s own Amy Domestico met Lizzy while doing a little social networking and the rest, as they say, is history. We’re happy to report Lizzy is celebrating a year Heading Right with us. It’s lucky for us, and Lizzy’s listeners, that she made the transition from full-time electoral politics to full-time radio politics. Lizzy realized she had an opportunity to reach people and truly discuss the issues “without a filter.” She noticed the same television news people asking the candidates the same exact questions and felt she could go beyond scripted television news – and she has.

And like Lizzy, all our amazing hosts can broadcast their views and talk without fear of censorship and that’s a beautiful thing.

I asked Lizzy if she had any tips to share with other hosts for putting on a successful show and she said this: “Trust your instinct and be true to yourself. If your listeners have a positive experience, they’ll be with you every time.”  In fact, she recommends scheduling programs for the same time each day or week (what’s known as “appointment listening”) because people will be more likely to tune in if they know when to find you.

Lizzy offered one last tip, and it’s a good one: Take advantage of social-networking sites like Twtter, MyBlogLog and FaceBook to promote shows and spread your message.

MediaLizzy is so passionate she has no desire to do anything else. Being a host on BTR has exceeded her expectations and she hopes to do this for a long time to come – and we hope she does too!

BlogTalkRadio Groups on Facebook

BlogTalkRadio recently launched six new niche groups on Facebook to compliment our own social radio network. Get involved, post, share and discuss.

Knowing that every host or listener on the network has certain interests, we’re trying to make finding, sharing and communicating about our diverse content even easier. Never miss an outstanding live show again!

To help, we’ve created six categorized groups on Facebook to add to our original BlogTalkRadio Facebook group.

FBEntertainment BlogTalkRadio Entertainment – From television and movie stars to authors, musicians and comedians. If it’s hot in entertainment, it’s on BlogTalkRadio.

FBHealth BlogTalkRadio Health – Health experts often provide fitness and living tips on BlogTalkRadio. Looking to make or maintain a healthy lifestyle? Here’s a programming guide and place to share.

FBPolitics BlogTalkRadio Politics – We’ve got it all from both sides of the coin. Our notable guest list for Politics is outstanding. Exclusive interviews and heated discussions abound.

FBSports BlogTalkRadio Sports – We run the gamut on sports. Baseball, football, hockey, WWE, MMA, and sports. Your favorite team is on BlogTalkRadio, are you listening?

FBTechnology BlogTalkRadio Technology – The best from the Web. High profile bloggers and web pioneers talk tech. This group gives you the heads up on what’s shaking on the ‘net.

FBWomen BlogTalkRadio Women – A virtual meet up for women’s issues and lifestyle features that you’ll want to know about and share. It’s our eclectic mix of mom, family, and business.

And of course, to get caught up, check out our constantly updated Best Of BTR page to see what you’ve already missed.

If you have an interest – as a host or listener – in any of these topics, join these groups. We post the best guests, topics and photos and more in each group and we encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences. Invite your friends. We all work hard to put the best shows “on the air” so we need to spread the word.

The Rise of the Non-Blogger

The non-blogger is taking over the blogosphere.

Who is the non-blogger? He is the financial advisor who closely follows a couple reputable stock and financial blogs but never posts comments. She is the entertainment executive keeping tabs on the pulse of the market to gauge emerging trends. The non-blogger has perhaps dabbled in blogging but can’t keep up with the daily posting; or prefers to only occasionally post comments.

As blogs have grown in popularity, they have become a staple of daily internet life – not just for bloggers, but as sources of information for non-bloggers.

But Isn’t Everyone a Blogger Nowadays?
Looking at the numbers, you’d think so. Technorati has indexed over 47 million blogs. Social networking sites like MySpace, FaceBook, and Catch27 don’t often get indexed and I remember somewhere that there are roughly 50 million social networking blogs.

That puts the blogosphere at close to 100 million blogs. 100 Million!

But that does not equal 100 million bloggers. Unfortunately, many of the blogs indexed on the web are no longer operational. The majority of bloggers write a few posts and then their desire to blog dies out.

Additionally, several bloggers operate multiple blogs. So though the numbers are quite staggering, the reality is that there aren’t nearly as many bloggers in the world as you would initially expect. Instead, what we realize, is that there are far more non-bloggers.

Why do non-bloggers refrain from keeping a blog when blogs have become a staple resource for personal and commercial benefit? The fact is that many people don’t have the time to dedicate to daily posts. And frankly, the majority of people don’t like to write.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the blogosphere could accommodate non-bloggers as more than content consumers and allow them a platform for communication and interaction as well?

If You’d Rather Talk Than Type…
You’re in luck! BlogTalkRadio.com will officially launch within the next weel to allow you to host your own talk show! Each BlogTalkRadio.com host will have the choice to maintain a blog within BlogTalkRadio.com or just host their show.

That way, hosts who already have blogs don’t have to alter their existing blog, but keep updates and comments about their show separate, on our site.

For hosts who have never kept blogs in the past, they can now promote, communicate, and connect with others in a live talk show format, no longer limited by their ability or preference to write. They can try out our blogging feature or just stick with hosting their talk show.

Either way, BlogTalkRadio.com is allowing bloggers and non-bloggers to unite in a new media platform that reaches new segments of the online and offline audience.

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