How to Embed the BlogTalkRadio Player on Your Blog or Website

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BlogTalkRadio gives hosts and listeners the opportunity to share our traffic. By embedding our show player on your blog, website, Ning or other page, you can keep listeners on your on site instead of sending them to us. This can be a good way for folks who came upon your site via a search or linkage to give a tentative listen before committing to becoming a regular listener. It’s also a way for non-hosts to share news about a topic. For instance, I post some of BlogTalkRadio’s  food programs on a cooking blog I share with my sisters, and many of the writing shows on my freelance writing network. I’m not the host for any of the shows I embed, but I do think my communities enjoy having a listen. The feedback has been positive. Embedding the player is simple.

 

13 thoughts on “How to Embed the BlogTalkRadio Player on Your Blog or Website

  1. Bob Andelman

    A few tips I’d add to the instructions for embedding the player:

    * If you embed a player for a specific show before it airs, the autostart will be off or set to “false” in the HTML code.

    * If you embed a player for a specific show after it airs, it is programming to automatically start playing. If you don’t mind, then don’t change a thing. If, however, you don’t want it to start when the page loads, you can change the HTML code. Look for: autostart=true and change it to autostart=false. Don’t change anything else.

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  2. Patrick Dacre

    Actually, the default in the promote your show panel, is for NON autoplay, and one needs to check that box. we’ve gotten some flashback from some social networks about this. Seems that autoplay is considered audio spam by some, so leaving it in press to play would make sense. And, we are only putting our widget in focused listening pools of pre agreed locations, where the folks hearing the shows, are most likely to be in our focus audience groups(women business owners).

    Hope that helps.

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  3. Patrick Dacre

    Also, if you wish to have one of our ‘Right By Your Side’ training sessions on this, send me a note and we’ll send you a ‘how to’ guide on this program.

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