SLS: How To Enable Midroll Ads, Show Scheduling, Spotify Update

SLS: How To Enable Midroll Ads, Show Scheduling, Spotify Update

By Spreaker Live Show

Spreaker Live Show #154 for May 9th, 2018

Show Duration: 50 minutes

-Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Partnerships, Voxnest and Spreaker @robgreenlee - rob(at)voxnest(dotcom)
-Co-Host: Alex Exum, Host of “The Exum Experience Podcast” on Spreaker
-We stream LIVE every Weds at 3 Pacific /6pm EST from
-Back from World Wide Radio Summit in LA - kinda podcasting panel in Hollywood
-Back from in Edmonton, Canada - was a great event - that event will grow next year
-Next: I am traveling to Lisbon, Portugal to give a two day podcasting workshop to journalists at a conference called the - May 27-June 3
-You also may have noticed that my other podcast called episodes sometimes get published to SLS feed and that is because my co-host is traveling and we can do the show live from anywhere. We normally do live video.

Show Today:
- We discuss Midroll Revenue available on Spreaker Now
- We got some of your comments to discuss on this midroll topic today too
- Get Ahead Of The Podcast Game With Spreaker’s New Episode Scheduling Features
- Spotify Update - Delay in getting into Spotify continues, but will open again up soon

On the show today:

- Mid-Rolls are available on Spreaker NOW - Get them while they are HOT!
Visit your Ads Options area of your shows CMS area - select PRE,MID,POST options
Then Set Max Ad Duration - 15, 30, 60 sec ?
Then visit episodes below on the page and click on episodes - message seen “Mid-Rolls are only available on downloads and distribution platforms using your RSS Feed. They are not yet available on the Spreaker website and on the Embedded player”.
Then select Cue Points/Insertion points in your show with wave form view.
Be sure to signup for getting paid in Monetization button in left main column
We got a midroll topic comment from Joe Bunzerelly of the Bunzerelly Show -
I may have a solution to a lot of what you guys were talking about as far as midroll is concerned.
In the ad settings, i enabled pre-roll, you can also set it for no ads if you really don't want pre roll.
Then, when i add a midroll to an episode, i select override pre roll and override midroll settings. That way, i don't have to address my back catalog until i'm ready, they'll just have pre-roll until i make the time to change them.
Also, when i edit a new show, i make sure to edit in an extra little few seconds gap in the spot where i'm going to put the midroll, like when i start a new thought.
Finally, a really cool trick, if you have a live read, or just want to make an affiliate commercial. You can do a hard commercial break, that way if the midroll isn't there (spotify) there's still your live read, so it doesn't sound weird.
Also, its letting me have individual midroll points for each episode, so it doesn’t have to be the same time for each

- Get Ahead Of The Podcast Game With Scheduling Features - Spreaker’s New Episode Scheduling Features

We’ve made it possible to share episode links, schedule social sharing and embed episodes in your blog – all of which are unpublished and all well in advance.

From now on, once you record and create your show you will have the opportunity to create a scheduled episode page for future episodes, informing your audience of when they can expect your next episode to be released.

How far in advance can you go? More than two years! The holding page will show your podcast’s image and will state the exact time and date of when the episode will go live.

Furthermore, by having access to your show’s link you will be able to share your unpublished episode with your audience, ahead of time,

For example via e-mail or website. It will also allow you to programme your social media channels – offering you the chance to promote each episode to its maximum capability.
Last but not least, you will also be able to insert unpublished episodes into your blog, giving you complete flexibility with how you want to promote upcoming episodes.

We also want to make it as easy as possible for you. You’ll find your episode links and embedded codes by accessing your Content Management System on Spreaker’s homepage and then all you need to do is copy and paste them to your desired places and get promoting your podcast as much as possible!

Happy scheduling!

-Spotify Submissions Button is NOW in Spreaker CMS
-Official Statement: Due to the overwhelming uptake in podcast consumption and podcasters submitting - that Spotify is going to be making some back end updates to better serve both groups. There may be some latency in publishing new feeds during this maintenance period lasting approximately four to six weeks.
We are all hoping the pipeline for submitting show feeds to Spotify will open up again in early June, but we don’t know for sure if they will hit that time frame or not.
I am hoping to get a representative from Spotify on the show soon to talk about Spotify Podcasts


Shelf Addiction
I have a question about the mid-roll. Will you always get a mid-roll? For example, if you leave a purposeful spot for the mid-roll will it show up every time? Or sometimes it will sound odd because you just kind of prepared for a mid-roll ad and it's not there.

Spreaker Live Show
An ad may not always be included in your show, depends on advertiser campaign date range and insertion of impressions/downloads.

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