5 Reasons to Have Your Video Blogs and Podcasts Transcribed

Podcasts and video blogs are great for allowing people to express their ideas, opinions and views in a more natural form with facial expressions and vocal tones. They prevent the loss of such visual and vocal cues like sarcasm or anger, which can be misconstrued in the written form. Despite this, there are still many reasons to have video blogs, or vlogs, and podcasts transcribed.

Search Engine Indexing

One huge benefit to transcribing podcasts and video blogs is because in their audio form, content from podcasts and video blogs cannot be found by search engines. By transcribing these, the written form becomes searchable by search engines, thus increasing the podcast or vlog’s accessibility.

A Wider Market

Simply put, some people simply don’t like listening to podcasts or video blogs and instead prefer to read the information. The instant gratification of visual accessibility of written words may be preferential to certain people; though others may simply prefer the written format because they retain the information better when it is read rather than listened to. By accommodating these people, a podcast or video blog can create a larger following.

Creating Accessible Quotes

Some vlogs and podcasts benefit from being ‘quotable’ and this is even more true when those quoting can easily find the quote they are looking for without having to listen to the entire broadcast. Having quotes around the web on other websites can help drive more listeners and readers to the podcasts or vlogs.

Additional Product

By transcribing a vlog or podcast, the creator has the potential to turn these transcriptions into additional products. This could include eBooks, print books, blogs or other websites. This can lead to additional monetary income through advertising and additional page views as with online publication. Additional products translates into additional income and a larger following.

Personal Reference

Transcripts do not have to be published, but having them on hand can benefit the creator. After so many podcasts or vlogs have been produced, it can be difficult to remember exactly where or if something was said. Having transcripts can help the creator or followers search back to find quotes, references or specific guest speakers.

In short, transcribing a video blog or podcast has a number of benefits. Not only does it create a written record, it also can help promote the podcast or vlog through search engines and create a larger following. It can create additional income for the creator or it can simply be a reference point for future needs.

About the Author: Patty Kleen is a full-time writer with a passion for helping entrepreneurs find their way, no matter what business they’re in. She enjoys writing about personal finance, credit repair, and secure bad credit loans.

MyPodcast.com Ceases Operation

MyPodcast.com a free podcast host and podcast directory will cease operations December 1, 2011.

The hundreds of podcasters will need to find a new home.  All podcasts hosted on the site will be deleted.

Not only that they will have to back up their podcasts and host them somewhere more safe!

Below is the email from MyPodcast.com.

Hello MyPodcast.com Broadcasters –

We must regretfully inform you that effective December 1, 2011, MyPodcast.com will cease all operations.  Due to the current business climate, our current revenues can no longer cover the operational costs associated with hosting and serving the large amount of podcasts avialable on the site.  We would like to thank all our podcasters and listeners for their years of support in making MyPodcast one of the most popular podcast hosting sites on the web.

Effective December 1, 2011, all podcasts currently hosted on the site will become permanently deleted and unavailable for download.  For this reason, we strongly encourage all of our podcasters who do not have locally stored copies of their recordings to please take the time to download and save them from the site.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide ANY recordings on or after December 1, 2011, as they will have been permanently deleted from our storage servers.

Once again, we would like to thank everyone for using the site over the years, and wish you all the best of luck with your podcasts in the future!

Regards, MyPodcast Team.


4 Best Podcast Managers for iPhone

Listening to podcasts has become a way of life. With so many good podcasts from bloggers no wonder iPhone users are in need of a good podcast manager.

Here is 4 of the best podcast managers for iPhone.

  1. Downcast – Downcast handles practically every podcast need you’ve got, offering easy updating, streaming, multitouch gestures, and much more. Price $2.
  2. iPhone’s built-in iPod app – this is on every iPhone and free. It lack automatic updating.
  3. Podcaster 4 – Priced at $2. Very similar to Downcast. It can even backup and restore to Dropbox.
  4. Podcatcher – Priced at $2. Similar to Downcast and podcaster; does what it’s supposed to do but lacks in its abilities.
Get one of these on your iPhone and enjoy your favorite podcasts on the go!

We transcribe Youtube Videos As Well

At Transcriptionist For Bloggers, we transcribe not only podcasts but also Youtube videos as well.

Our charges for transcribing Youtube videos is the same for other types of transcription.

Do check out our Services & Rates page for our charges.

We have one of the most competitive transcription services rates ever and we guarantee our quality and turn around time.

If you have Youtube or any other videos to transcribe, do contact us.