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Ready for a talk-specific embeddable player? We thought so.

Most embeddable players are designed for music content. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new podcast player. We set out to design a highly-shareable podcast player with a talk-format specific user interface and our accurate measurement system under the hood.

You can embed our new, sleek player anywhere – from mobile pages and social media feeds to websites and blogs. Our player measures all of these listens, whether they happen via a tweet, mobile visit, or fan blog post.

You can track listens from all channels in one place – including listens from the BTR site and RSS feed, your website, social media, external blogs and websites, mobile, iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, and other pod catchers. 

Everyone can embed the single-episode player and multiplayer. You can even encourage listeners to embed episodes on their blogs and social media posts. Hosts with large accounts can also use the player to stream their live shows.

During our soft-launch phase, we saw a significant increase in listens for hosts who adopted the player on websites, blogs, and social media posts.

If you’ve embedded the old player, you’ll notice we’ve updated the look and feel. If you’d like your listeners to see the wave animation, you’ll need to update the embed code.

We’ve written a support article that explains how to embed the single-episode and multiplayer. Check it out and feel free to email support@blogtalkradio.com if you have any questions. We’d also love to hear host feedback about the player. Email your feedback to community@blogtalkradio.com.

Host Tip of the Week: Update or Install the BlogTalkRadio Player

hosttip-of-the-week1You can reach more people with your show by using the easy-to-install BTR player on your Blog, Website, and/or Facebook profile. The recently released new player helps increase the search strength of the BlogTalkRadio platform, which means even more people will be able to find your online radio show. And, if you are part of BlogTalkRadio’s revenue-sharing program, the new player enables you to earn more money with advertising on the new player.

Overall the player works to your benefit in the following ways:
Amplifies Revenue Sharing
Spreads the word about your show
Increases your listenership
Makes your show easier to find

It’s easy to add.
Just look for the “Add this player to your website” button on your show profile (see below) and simply copy and paste the code or post using the gigya tool. Here is a brief screencast on how to install the player.

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Where can you install the player? Here are a few ideas:

On your website or blog
On your Facebook profile or fan page
On your MySpace blog and profile profile page
Encourage your friends and loyal listeners to share your player on their blogs and social networking profiles

Maximizing Listens for Individual Shows
To maximize listens on individual shows with the player here are a few suggestions: 
Use the single episode player to share individual shows next to similar content on your website or blog; for example if you do a show on Michael Jackson and then write a blog about him; embed that player into your blog.
Also, don’t forget to post links to your individual shows on Facebook and Twitter after they been archive to the player.

And, one cool thing to remember for those of you that have a Branded Profile on BlogTalkRadio,  you can actually simulcast live shows on your own website with the player. To find out more about the Branded service on BlogTalkRadio, you can visit our Premium Services page.

So what are you waiting for, install your player today. Until next time, have a great week!