The peeling of Apple’s iPod broke all the records of the digital world. Use of Internet had become THE necessity for youth. Therefore, in 2004, the big dogs of internet fashioned an amalgam of portable playlists and internet (known as podcasting) which was another terrific addition to the toolkit of Internet Marketing.
A podcast is your talking blog and users can subscribe to it through RSS feeds where they receive the podcasts automatically. You don’t have to own an IPod to create your podcast. In fact, it’s just an audio file that you record on your computer. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Creating a podcast is a tiring process. At first, you have to identify your niche and narrow it down. Then, you need to plan out your speech i.e. what all you’re going to talk about. Finally, you record your speech, maybe, a hundred times before you get an appealing podcast. After you have recorded the podcast, you have to host it just like you host your websites. The host looks for RSS feeds and get audience to listen to your recordings.
Though, the real question is: Are podcasts worth all this effort? I believe that they are the most effective marketing tools there have ever been. In an era of change within change, the voice has and will always have the deepest impact on people. By creating your podcasts, you have your very own online radio show where you can talk to people about anything relating you, your business or your corporation.
The use of internet is limited but when we talk about iPods, they can be used anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re working in your cubical or jogging in the park; you can listen to your IPod everywhere. Now, you can do the math and get an idea about how many people may “listen” to your talking blog. If you sound lively and energetic, you can easily gain your listener’s attention and they are more likely to make a purchase at your store or whatever action you are asking them for because they will eventually start falling for your product/service.
iTunes, the leading resource of podcasts, is becoming more popular each day. Millions of people search iTunes everyday looking for exactly what you offer. Moreover, there’s not much competition for your business on iTunes as it is on search engines because not many people are even acquainted with the term podcasting.
Above all, it’s the best way to build relationships. Your convincing tone represents the strength and capabilities of your products/services. At times, people would…