In this episode, I give a shout-out to the place where 10% of my podcast downloads come from (surprisingly, not Texas). I also talk at length about why I podcast, and about the impact the mobile devices should be having on your site.
This is the 32nd episode, and I am already struggling with the weekly publishing schedule again. Still shooting for the next episode on Thursday August 30. As always, I will keep trying until I can make it happen.
In This Show…
In this show, I mention that lots of my site traffic comes from China. I actually call China a continent in the show– I know that China is a country and Asia is a continent. But when it is 1AM in the morning, sometimes mistakes are made. Here you can see almost 10% of the podcast download traffic coming from China.
I mention this cool article about smartphone traffic where a 100% annual increase in visits from internet-enabled mobile devices is claimed. I am not seeing an increase like this, but if you have not updated your site to handle mobile browsers, I suggest that you take a look at the WordPress Plugin WPTouch.
I spend lots of time talking about why I do this podcast. Cliff Ravenscraft (in audio stolen from Podcast Answerman Episode 272) discusses some amazing statistics that he came across in a recording by Earl Nightingale called The Strangest Secret.
After the show, I mention Zig Ziglar. You can find him on Audible.
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Episode 032 Transcript
Why I Podcast, Mobile Website Plugin, and Much More…
I’m really glad to be here. I hope everyone has had a fantastic several days since I’ve spoke to you last.
This is Late Night Internet Marketing and we had a little shout out there to China. I did that because I was looking at my podcast stats and it’s a little crazy, but tons of traffic from China. I’m not sure what the real root source of all that traffic is, but it’s very cool. I’ve been to China many times, I really love going over there, I love the food, the whole thing. China is a really a lot of fun for me. The only problem is that China is very far from Dallas, so in order to get there you have to ride in the aluminum torture tube for a long time and I don’t like that part.
Super Cool Website Plugin for Voice Messages and Feedback
I wanted to make a little administrative announcement here. My buddy Cliff, who we’re going to be hearing from later in the episode as we play some unauthorized audio from Cliff’s podcast, was talking on the Podcast Answer Man Podcast the other day about this cool tool call Speak Pipe. Speak Pipe is a really neat tool that you can add to your website so that people can give you voice feedback. What I’m doing is I’m giving you yet another way to leave me feedback.
I do want to do a monthly question and answer podcast once a month, so I’m really looking for that feedback. The really cool thing about Speak Pipe is that the quality of the feedback is really good. It requires you to have Flash installed, so if you’ve got that installed on your computer it works. I think that also means that it will not work on the iPad – I have to admit I have not tried that yet.
If you’d like to give me some feedback or ask a question that you’d like played on the show, head on over to MasonWorld.com/feedback and that will you throw you to my Speak Pipe page and you can leave feedback. If you want to do something easier, you can of course call my voicemail hotline at 214-444-8655 and leave your question there. Either way, be sure and mention your website so we can plug you on the show and get you a little free press there on the Mason World Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast.
That’s the administrative part of the announcement, but the truth of the matter is if you’ve got some kind of affiliate website where you’re trying to build a community and you’re interacting with that community – let’s say you have a scuba diving website and you’re trying to be the go-to guy for scuba diving in your community or anything like that – Speak Pipe is a really cool tool that you can use in order to touch the people that you’re trying to reach and build community and get those kind of raving fans that are going to be visiting your website because you’re adding unique value and driving traffic to affiliate products or your own products or whatever you’re doing.
Call me on me Speak Pipe, that’s the first thing. The second thing is look at adding Speak Pipe to your own website. It’s really cool and it gives that feeling to people that there really is someone behind this website who gives a crap about what I have to say.