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Todd Jones

Finding a business edge with podcasting and Google My Business Pages

A few years ago, I ran a football (American) blog. I had a blast and probably made $100 total. Maybe. We talked about football in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where I lived at the time. One of my writers, I had a couple, asked me if I wanted us to do a podcast. I thought, “why not?” So, using Blog Talk Radio, we launched a live hosted podcast more like a sports radio show. We had people call in, and sometimes they were pre-invited. For example, before she was a global sensation, we managed to talk digital marketing expert Shama

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Podcast Junkies: Nine podcasts many MainWP users love to listen to

Are you a podcast junkie? What is on your playlist? I did a random poll in the MainWP Users Facebook group asking members what podcasts they like to listen to. The first person to respond was Joshua Vandercar, and he informed me his favorites were not tech or WordPress based. No problem. I didn’t specify so I encouraged others to list their favorite podcast regardless of industry. The result is that one of the podcasts in this list is not WordPress related. So, here are the top nine listed. Nine podcasts mentioned by the MainWP community Think Like a Hacker

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Todd Jones

Choosing the top WordPress podcasts, using a new search engine, and using originality for better content

Today we are going to dive into three different topics from recent articles. We will discuss the top 20 WordPress podcasts, the release of a new search engine, and finally, how you can make your content even better. Buckle up, let’s ride. 20+ Best WordPress Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 In the past, we’ve talked about podcasts on the MainWP blog. We know a thing or two about good podcasts. Well, recently, WP Explorer put out a list of 20+ podcasts. I decided to take a look at the list. The list does have stellar podcasts such as WP-Tonic,

Finding women to speak at your WordPress event
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three places to find the women speakers for your WordPress event

I remember when I started to discover the power of WordPress. I had a football blog (American brand) and needed more help. Working at a bookstore, I had access to books, lots of books. As employees, we can check out books and read them or we could buy books for a nice discount. We had some perks. And I took advantage of those perks. For example, I checked out the latest books about college football and wrote reviews. Writing reviews lead to a few authors sending me copies of their book to review. Another thing I took advantage of was

DIGITAL MARKETING PODCASTS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Step out the WordPress ecosystem with these three digital marketing podcasts

Recently, one of my copywriter friends took some courses on Master Class while business was slow. It was a chance for her to learn from some masters in various areas of business, art, music, and more. It is always good for us to learn from experts in other areas. By now, undoubtedly you have dozens of podcasts on your list that you watch on a regular basis. You may have also stepped outside the WordPress space to listen to various other podcasts. There are so many areas from which we can learn, especially in an area where we might need

Podcast Roundup
Roundup
Todd Jones

Podcast Roundup for March: Fresh voices and new podcasts

In this month’s podcast roundup, we take a look at some brand new podcasts and hear some fresh voices. Podcasts are enlightening. One thing that makes a podcast so great is you get to listen in on a conversation between two veterans. As we continue the Podcast Roundups, I thought it might be good to look for fresh voices. This month, I tap into two new podcasts and we revisit one that is well known. This month, we listen to new podcasts by Paul Everitt and Mike Campbell. We also check in with Joe Casaba’s popular podcast. March 2018 Podcast

Podcast Roundup
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January Podcast Roundup: The future of SEO, voice search, and leaving behind bad habits

This week, we looked at SEO Courses so I thought we would follow up with podcasts related to Search Engine Optimization. Therefore, in this January Podcast Roundup, we take a look at the future of SEO, habits we need to leave in 2017, and the future of voice search and search using digital assistants. SEO Podcast Roundup The future of SEO with Stephan Spencer – WP Elevation Troy Dean interviews Stephan Spencer who is the co-author of The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice). Spencer tells the story of how he met Rand Fishkin after at an SEO conference. Apparently, Fishkin

WordPress Podcast Roundup
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WordPress Podcast Roundup: Hallway Chats about community

In this month’s WordPress podcast roundup, we take a look building community with Hallway Chats, specializing with WordPress Elevation, and eCommerce habits with WP eCommerce. Hallway Chats – Episode 16: Alison Knott Allison Knott is a WordPress professional and a community manager. She is extremely engaging and the guest on this episode of Hallway Chats. Hallway Chats is a podcast which is hosted by Tara Claeys and Liam Dempsey. The podcast launched in the middle of 2017 and already has several episodes available. The idea of Hallway Chats is the kind of conversations you might have in the hallway at

WordPress Podcast Roundup
Roundup
Todd Jones

Podcast Roundup: Networking, Patience & Frustrations — the September version

This month’s podcast roundup features two podcasting legends in Kim Doyal and Bob Dunn as well as the wacky, fun gang at the WP Watercooler. The topics these WordPress professionals discuss include frustrations with WordPress, networking amongst WordPress professionals at WordCamps, and having a little patience and grace with yourself for your business. Check out this month’s podcast roundup from the WordPress Chick, the WP Watercooler, and WP Elevation. Wondering Why You Haven’t “Made It” Yet? WPCP: 160 The WordPress Chick Podcast Kim Doyal Veteran podcaster and WordPress professional Kim Doyal is a podcast and content creating-machine of which many