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Dear Podcasters: Stop Making Your Coverart & Thumbnails Look Like This

YouTube is truly an amazing opportunity for podcasters, especially now that ingesting your feed is easier than ever. Unlike traditional RSS aggregators, YouTube will actively search out potential viewers and deliver your content to them on a silver platter.

The only thing YouTube can’t do is force them to click play.

We’ve all seen it. The host is on one side, the guest on the other. The episode's title is in big, bold letters, and — lest anyone forget it’s a podcast — there’s even a microphone icon for good measure.

Unfortunately, this just doesn’t fly on YouTube.

YouTube is a game of attention

It’s not enough to create beautiful thumbnails. As a matter of fact, there may even be times when “ugly” thumbnails are better suited. It’s not the beauty or lack thereof that’s important. The only thing that matters is whether or not the image catches the attention of potential viewers. Read More

Article originally written by Josh Taylor and published on Medium.

Community Hot Take

As podcasts continue to gain popularity, key SEO strategies can help your show stand out in a crowded landscape.

Podcast SEO begins by making your content easily discoverable by search engines and potential listeners. It uses a mix of traditional SEO strategies adapted for audio content. The goal is to reach new audiences who may not know you and strengthen connections with existing listeners. Read More

Article originally written by Claire Taylor and published on Search Engine Land.

So, you landed your dream podcast guest. (*Cue that victory dance and fist pump, my friend, you did it!*)

After the confetti settles, the real work begins: Making your remote podcast guest feel and sound incredible while recording their episode — even though they won’t be in the room with you.

Luckily, setting your guest up for success doesn’t have to be a monumental task. We’ve put together nine tried-and-true tips and tricks (say that five times fast!) to make sure your remote podcast guest feels comfortable and sounds amazing. Read More.

Article originally written by Zachariah Moreno and published on SquadCast.

Good lighting goes a long way. Unfortunately, it is usually last on the priority list for new creators. Here's a tutorial on how to light your podcast or YouTube video. Watch Here

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