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Podcast Websites That Convert, Plus SEO for the Web & Podcast Players with James Cridland of Podnews

Podcast Websites That Convert, Plus SEO for the Web & Podcast Players with James Cridland of Podnews

The first episode of Podcast Bestie is HERE!
Ep. 1: Podcast Websites That Convert + SEO for the Web & Podcast Players with James Cridland

Hi Besties!

Today is the day… Podcast Bestie, the Podcast has officially dropped its debut episode.

I’ve got James Cridland of Podnews on the show today talking all about SEO for websites and podcast apps, how he’s helping audit your podcast, press release tips, and more. First, we discuss James’s place in podcasting history, which I found very interesting, but if you’re just here for the tips and the fish ‘n’ chips references, jump ahead to the six-and-a-half-minute mark.

Here’s a link to the TRANSCRIPT.

For more from James, check out his previous Podcast Bestie Q&A: Business & Tech 101 for Indie Podcasters.

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Podcast Bestie
Podcast Bestie, the Podcast
Podcast Bestie is a best friend to podcasters trying to grow and monetize their shows. First, a popular Substack, now also a podcast! Hosted by Podcast Bestie founder Courtney Kocak.