Episode 306

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14th Feb 2022

Are YOU the Thing Stopping Your Podcast Growing?

The truth is that you and I, we don't know everything and remaining humble is a skill and mindset that we all, as podcasters, must practice and adopt so that we don't limit the potential of our podcast by letting our ego get in the way.

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Meet Captivate's Dynamic Show Notes Builder

Writing high-quality show notes is a vital part of a successful podcast but is often overlooked because, honestly, it’s a pretty cumbersome task. Captivate’s Dynamic Show Notes Builder does the heavy lifting for you by allowing you to build unlimited Show Notes Templates and set specific Templates as default for the podcast episodes that you publish. Your show notes become dynamic when you use Captivate’s advanced “Blocks” and “Shortcodes” to enhance your show notes by adding content that can be updated in one place and that, when changed, will then be updated in every single episode within which that content appears. Blocks are reusable chunks of content that can be utilised in several Templates at a time and Shortcodes are single pieces of data that are either included from your Captivate dashboard, such as your single promotional link, information on the guests that have been interviewed on your podcast using Captivate’s guest booking & interview management system, tip or donation links and your measurable attribution links plus any custom Shortcodes that you may have added to your Captivate dashboard such as custom hiatus messages or privacy messages. AMIE, Captivate’s Audio Monetisation & Integration Engine, works in a very special, highly useful way with the dynamic podcast Show Notes Builder. When uploading your own dynamic content for use in your episode pre-roll, post-roll or mid-roll, you can also include a text title, some free text and associate one of your Captivate attribution links to the piece of audio so that, when you dynamically insert the audio using AMIE, Captivate automatically includes the label, text and measurable attribution link in your show notes. Captivate will do this for every piece of dynamically inserted audio and will measure the traffic and clicks via each associated attribution link. If you remove (individually or in bulk) audio from your episodes using AMIE, the show notes will dynamically update for each episode affected. Welcome to dynamic show notes, brought to you by Captivate.

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The Podcast Accelerator, Learn How to Grow Your Podcast
Helping busy podcasters to grow their audience in tested, actionable ways.
Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the show that helps busy podcasters to grow their audience in specific, actionable ways.

I’m your host Mark Asquith, "That British Podcast Guy" and co-founder of https://www.captivate.fm">Captivate.fm, a podcast hosting, analytics, marketing & monetisation platform that focusses solely on helping the serious independent podcaster to grow their audience & leverage their audio influence.

I've been podcasting since 2012, have produced over 1,400 episodes, built a podcasting business that helps tens of thousands of podcasters and am a regular speaker at podcasting events across the globe, including Podcast Movement, Podfest and Harvard's "Sound Education" event - in short: I live and breathe independent podcasting full-time.

The Podcast Accelerator is a deep-dive podcast that releases every Monday (along with the accompanying newsletter at https://mark.live/learn) where I go into detail about growth strategies & tactics for your podcast that are based on my running & growing businesses & content platforms since 2005.

During each episode I give you three specific, actionable takeaways that you can implement right away and I'm always available to answer questions on Twitter (https://mark.live/twitter).