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Podcasting How To – What Plugins Do I Need to Optimize My Blog?

Let’s have a look at some of the plugins you need to have to effectively market and promote your podcast on a blog.

First of all, lets have a look at plugins and what they actually are just in case you have not heard the term. A plugin is an addon (very simple, as simple as plugging it in!), that makes your WordPress Blog more functional- making it work better.

Better, meaning more effective at being seen in the search engines- ‘cos you want people to see what you are doing online don’t you- otherwise you are winking in the dark, you know you are doing it but no one else does.

You can download the plugins by googling the names- they may well come in zipped up form, you just double click on the zip file, and you can open it, interestingly, once you have opened it you can discard the zip file, it is just a shell- it is the yellow file inside you want.

All plugins are loaded into the folder “plugins”, which you will find in the “WP-content” folder.

Once the plugins are installed, you need to configure them, this is done by logging in to your blog, and clicking “Activate” in the section for plugins.

OK, on to plugin number one for your Podcasting How To.

1. All in 1 SEO pack- This effectively simplifies the process of optimizing your posts for the search engines. You just fill in the title, and a short description, and the all important keywords. Then, when you update, you get the

2. Podpress- This would make sense of course being that we are talking about Podcasting How To. Once configured, this clever little plugin will allow podcasts to appear on your blog posts when you put in the command [display_podcast]. It is rather clever to be honest. It detects all the necessary components of your podcast that is has to.

3. Max Blog Press- Psychic Search- this plugin will let you know what phrases people are typing in to view your blog… what a useful thing to know!

4. Asikmet- All blogs worth their salt would have this plugin. It stops spam, and we could all do with a bit less of that.

There are many other plugins, hundreds actually, but for our purposes- making a podcast these are the primary ones you need. It can be worth researching other ones though as we all have different needs and desires.