Make your Audio SEO Friendly, a New Study on AI Hosts, a Roundup of Shows to get you Through the Holiday Season, and More.
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The podcast industry is rapidly growing, so Sounder is making it easy for audio creators to stay on top of it all with This Week In Podcasting, where we discuss this week’s most exciting podcasting news and tips, all in under 10 minutes.

Episode 18 is wrapped tightly with brand new research.

According to Consumer Technology Association, tech spending during the upcoming 2019 holiday season is projected to reach $97.1 billion in revenue in the U.S. Last week we asked you to guess which tech is expected to be gifted the most this year. Did you guess right?

For the longest time, ranking on search engine results pages was largely a digital writing game. But a new article published by Search Engine Journal reveals Google is starting to index audio now too. Check out these simple steps.

Have you considered stepping out from behind the mic? Well new research done by Amira Valliani, co-founder and CEO of the membership platform Glow, might change your mind. She analyzed data from 460 live podcast show events and found that the live show industry will be worth over $55 million this year. Not sure how to host a live show? Check out this article by Bello Collective.

We interact with synthetic voices on our GPS and personal assistance device, but what about listening to a whole podcast hosted by AI? A new study reveals listener thoughts on the matter. But first, we want to ask you what you think about this AI-generated Joe Rogan clone.

Lastly, holidays can be tough, and it’s okay to admit! Thankfully NPR put together Life Kit, an arsenal of episodes to help us navigate stressful family gatherings, budgeting, holiday work events, and keeping the Santa magic alive with children.

Short Guitar Clip by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


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