New YouTube Studio Podcast Help

Overlook the unending conversations this week about Microsoft’s CoPilot, OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT-4, and the U.S. Copyright Workplace steering for AI-created works.

No, the buried information deserving your consideration comes from a “large” announcement by YouTube.

Get Robert Rose’s take on this week’s CMI Information video, or hold studying for the highlights.

Pay attention up on YouTube

TeamYouTube made this announcement on Twitter final week: “podcasts are a go.” Meaning new options in YouTube Studio desktop allow you to create a podcast, set an current playlist as a podcast, and measure your podcast’s efficiency.

It was a public announcement of plans that had been whispered about for the previous yr. However Robert Rose calls it the “most underwhelming product launch” he’s seen in current instances.

As YouTube explains in this “helpful” video, YouTube podcasts are playlists. If you happen to can create a playlist on YouTube, you’ll be able to create a podcast. “It’s actually only a tag assigned to your playlist that you simply’re calling a podcast,” Robert says.

@YouTube’s #podcast features – a year in the making – earned the “most underwhelming product launch” in recent times, says @Robert_Rose via @CMIContent. Click To Tweet

Why would your model need to do that? YouTube says podcast-tagged content material will get featured in podcast-specific searches and possibly even on its podcast residence web page. YouTube Music subscribers can entry content material tagged as podcasts. Oh, and your podcast and video content material might get particular badges.

So if you wish to improve your current podcast promotion or use YouTube and need to create a podcast, go forward with YouTube’s podcast options.

Nonetheless pondering the worth of podcasting?

In case your content material advertising and marketing technique doesn’t embrace podcasting since you’re involved about market saturation, Robert has some ideas.

“Whereas there’s been a basic slowdown in promoting income for podcasts, the viewers for them has by no means been larger or extra keen for excellent content material,” he says. “Podcasts stay an extremely viable technique to develop relationships with audiences.”

However earlier than you hit document, contemplate these two items of recommendation. If you happen to’re going to do it in any respect, decide to it. Recent research found that 26% of podcasts have solely a single episode. Virtually two-thirds (66%) have three or fewer episodes. If you happen to can’t give you and decide to 12 episodes, don’t begin a podcast.

Commit to 12 #podcast episodes before you launch, and you’ll do better than 66% of podcasts created, says @Robert_Rose via @CMIContent. Click To Tweet

You additionally shouldn’t view podcasts as a technique to construct audiences. As an alternative, contemplate them a possibility to develop nearer relationships together with your current viewers. Sure, you’ll add subscribers, and other people will develop into launched to your organization by way of podcasts. However many of the podcast’s worth will come from individuals who know you just a little and develop into nearer to you thru your podcast.

Does that imply you must contemplate podcasts a buyer loyalty play? Robert says that’s one of the best profit he can see – whether or not you utilize YouTube to start out it up or not.

What are your podcast plans for this yr? Tell us within the feedback.

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