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Re: The Shameless Plug!
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2005, 01:18:26 pm »
Actually, I need to change that as Podcastalley is nice to have, but I think a high ranking in iTunes is actually something better to have.

I'm not 100% sure how the rankings work in iTunes, but I think it just counts the number of times people subscribe and download the podcasts via iTunes. So make sure to give iTunes a try (since I have an iPod I use it).

Here is the link to open up the iTunes subscription:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=73331446
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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2005, 01:50:12 pm »
Ok.. that I have actually done! Subscribed and downloaded. :)

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« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2005, 06:12:59 pm »
Just did it myself. So, this will automatically download each new podcast? (First time iTunes user, don't listen to much music.)

Also, I think you rate it by right-clicking on a podcast and selecting "My Rating." I haven't found a way to see the over all rating though.

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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2005, 09:01:18 pm »
I believe it will download the new podcasts whenever you load iTunes automatically. This is a new feature so I haven't tested it out a ton yet, but from what I can tell iTunes will automatically check the feed on the site and automatically download the latest episode into your iPod. So basically when you see a new episode has been posted on the site you can just open up iTunes and it will automatically download the new episode and copy it over to your iPod (if you have it hooked up). Or you can just download the episode and listen to it on your computer.

Need to fool around with it a bit more, but that is basic gist.
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« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2005, 04:47:30 am »
The rating your showing rates the song/podcast in your own iPod/computer I believe. You have a playlist of highest rated songs. It could possibly go back to the iTunes site but I don't think it does, I think it stays rated on your computer.

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« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2005, 07:55:16 am »
I'll post if the page decides to ever load =).

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« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2005, 11:48:24 am »
I think the ratings are based on the subscribtion count.
iTune keep track how many times you click on that button to each podcast, and they have this list of top podcasts to the right of the Podcast page on iTMS.
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« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2005, 12:26:26 pm »
From what I have heard/read getting into the Top 100 podcasts isn't that hard. We just need to around 1,300 subscribers in iTunes to get listed. A lot more than listen to the show (FYI, I won't give exact numbers for various reasons, but it's in the neighborhood of several thousand listeners per show) so I think this is completely realistic. Now I just need people to subscribe to the show via iTunes...
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« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2005, 01:35:20 pm »
AH!


It should be noted that I, the most awesome person EVER, just voted for the show.


In a good way.

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« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2005, 04:08:08 pm »
I would get iTunes but other than helping your podcast, there is no reason for me to do so.

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Re: The Shameless Plug!
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2005, 06:24:15 pm »
I believe it will download the new podcasts whenever you load iTunes automatically. This is a new feature so I haven't tested it out a ton yet, but from what I can tell iTunes will automatically check the feed on the site and automatically download the latest episode into your iPod. So basically when you see a new episode has been posted on the site you can just open up iTunes and it will automatically download the new episode and copy it over to your iPod (if you have it hooked up). Or you can just download the episode and listen to it on your computer.

Need to fool around with it a bit more, but that is basic gist.

I just got the newest podcast #16. What you do is when your in iTunes and in your Podcast section, you click update in the upper right corner to update the newest poscast to your list. It did not do it on its own.


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Re: The Shameless Plug!
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2005, 06:27:55 pm »
newest podcast #16. What you do is when your in iTunes and in your Podcast section, you click update in the upper right corner to update the newest poscast to your list. It did not do it on its own.

Well, mine automatically downloaded 16 as soon as I opened iTunes. I didn't have to click anything.

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« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2005, 06:38:26 pm »
Really? Maybe I didn't give it enough time.. mine didn't do it on its own. I had to click the update.

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« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2005, 06:46:50 pm »
In the lower left corner you can change the preferences as to how often it checks for new podcasts. It defaults to once a day, but if you set it to once an hour it will check more often (or you can do it manually).
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2005, 08:38:03 am »
I just downloaded Ep 17 but I waited to see if it would automaticly do it after I opened the program and it did not. I do have the default set to once a day. So I still have to manually click update. Wonder why it works for some and not for me.