Ileane Smith

Google Embraces Podcasting and Accepts Podcasts in the Play Store

Google made the announcement on their Android Blog in a post titled “Podcasters, welcome to Google Play Music”. This means that after years of patiently waiting for a native podcast app on Android, the wait is over, and at long last: Google embraces podcasting!

After hearing the news first from Daniel J. Lewis and then later from Rob Walch and Elsie Escobar on The Feed the official Libsyn podcast, I quickly rushed over to tell my friend on Blab. I also wanted to share my initial reaction and discuss the impact this will have on podcasting as a whole. I’m sure that over time I be able to share more “big picture” ideas and thoughts but a few things popped into my head right away so I wanted to Blab about them.

Find Your Most Popular Tweets and Add the to Buffer

How To Buffer Your Most Popular Tweets to Keep Your Followers Engaged

I met Buffer’s co-founder Leo Widrich back in the day when the young start-up was just getting off the ground. He got in touch because he wanted to write a guest post for me and I was happy to oblige. I got excited when I heard about all the cool scheduling features Buffer offered for Twitter (at the time) and my readers loved the post too. I later put him in touch with Kristi Hines, whose blog was about 20 times more popular than mine (remember #FetchingFriday) and after Leo’s Buffer was featured there, it wasn’t long before Buffer was King of the Twitter Scheduling Hill!
After experimenting with a dozen or more social media scheduling tools (some free, some paid) I always seemed to come back home to Buffer. I remember when they purchased the DiggDigg social sharing plugin – I even did a video tutorial for DiggDigg back in 2012! In this post I’ll show you how to use Twitter analytics and Buffer you can find your most popular tweets so that you can add them back into your queue with the Buffer Power Scheduler.

7 YouTube Stats Tracking Tools Reviewed

YouTube Stats tracking tools are on the rise, it seems there is a new one everyday. The huge advantage of using a third party tool to optimize the performance of your YouTube videos is the competitor analysis and metrics. You can find out everything from what keywords are being used all the way to where they rank in YouTube search. In this Blab I introduce 6 third party apps you can connect to your YouTube channel to help improve the performance of your videos.