Spreaker Resources

How to Organize Your Podcast #1

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Today, we kick off a new blog series that will help you get the most out of your Spreaker experience. It’s called Spreaker Resources, and through our tips and suggestions, we hope it can assist in improving your presence on our platform.

Let’s start with an evergreen issue: we know that organizing your content can be a complicated problem to deal with.

When you’re ready to start a new podcast on Spreaker, the first question you should ask yourself is:

Do I want to create one show with different episodes unrelated to each other (by topic), or do I want to have different shows with related episodes in each?

Depending on how you reply, there are a couple of good ways to go about it.

1) If you want to create one show with different, unrelated episodes.

By default, Spreaker collects your episodes or tracks into one container that we call a SHOW. If you don’t take that extra step to customize that show, you’ll have a page that looks like this:

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It will have a default title based on your username (in this case my name and surname), and the list of the episodes you’ve been creating.

If your episodes are unrelated, and each episode deals with different topics, I strongly suggest you give a generic name to your show (different from the default given), add an image and a cover image, and insert a description of what the show is about (even if topics vary greatly, try to explain to your listeners what you’re doing and who you are).

Once you have updated your show’s art and info, you’ll have a customized show page with a list of your episodes. Here’s an example of how it could look:

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2) If you want to create different shows, and each has episodes related to each other.

In this second case, you have to follow the same actions explained in the step 1, just more than once. You can have as many shows as you want, but again, I recommend customizing each with a specific image, cover, and description. Keep in mind that the look and feel of your page is the first thing that listeners will notice, even before they’ve had the chance to press play, so it’s really important to take care of your style.

Here’s a good example of a very well organized account:

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Emilcar has a list of shows with specific logos and descriptions, and this helps his listeners rapidly find the content they want to listen to first. In addition, having a logo and a specific name for each show helps you a lot in your marketing as well as branding purposes, but we’ll talk about this in the next episodes.

Now it’s time for you to go to your profile and double check that you’ve organized your content in the best way!

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  • diegomrosa May 13,2015 at 1:08 pm

    Yeah!!! Now it all makes sense. Thanks a lot Tonia.

  • Tonia May 13,2015 at 7:49 am

    Hi Diego,
    the names you see on your profile are linked to the occupation you have set. If you are a “Podcaster” you’ll have Episodes/Shows, if you are a band or a musician you’ll have Tracks/Albums etc. You can check out and change your occupation at this link: https://www.spreaker.com/account/profile
    Let me know if now it’s clear.
    Cheers!

  • diegomrosa May 13,2015 at 4:49 am

    Hi, I am a bit confused about the difference between tracks/collections and episodes/shows. The image on the post shows Episodes/Shows, but my profile is showing Tracks/Collections. Is this just the same thing? Did it change names recently? Or is there something I am missing? Thanks in advance.

  • Giovanna lombardo May 5,2015 at 6:33 pm

    In italiano?

    • Tonia May 6,2015 at 7:34 am

      Ciao Giovanna, il blog è solo in inglese, puoi provare a usare Google Translator o se hai qualche dubbio scrivere a me: tonia.maffeo@spreaker.com 🙂 Grazie!

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