Over the years, I have developed my own personal list of requirements for live streaming software that I use and recommend. It takes a lot for me to endorse and put my stamp of approval on a live streaming platform or tool. In this post I share my review of Streamyard and why it checks off the boxes on my streaming software requirements list.
The long awaited business model for Anchor.fm is finally here. Listener Support is the new option that can be turned on inside your Anchor dashboard if you are a U.S. based podcaster. In this post I share my thoughts on taking donations through Anchor’s Listener Support and I even share a demo of how you can donate. Watch as I sign up to support one of my favorite Anchor podcasters during a YouTube live stream.
If you want to build a loyal following on YouTube it’s really important to post fresh content consistently. Your goal is to become part of your viewer’s daily or weekly routine. I do weekly live streams on YouTube and in this video I share 5 YouTube productivity tools, that I use and recommend to help you easily publish and promote your YouTube videos. I’ll even include my favorite tools that help build engagement with your audience during live streams!
Digital Media News for August 2018 I had the pleasure of attending Podcast Movement 2018, which took place in my home town of Philadelphia. Follow the hashtag #PM18 streams on Twitter and Instagram for an overall picture of the experience of the attendees. In this video and in my Podcast Movement related live streams on …
The long awaited YouTube Live integration has finally arrived to your mobile device. This is wonderful news for those of us with the required number of subscribers (which is currently 1,000) necessary to start a YouTube Live Stream. You probably didn’t know this but you can engage with a live audience on YouTube directly from your desktop computer! There’s really no down side to going live on YouTube, especially if you want to grow your channel and reach your target audience. In this post I’ll show you how to get started with YouTube live right from your desktop computer.
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.
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.