Transcription City, Podcasts and Google Plus Hangout Video!

July 26, 2012 Samantha

Podcast Transcription and Google Hangouts!

The team at Transcription City loves to transcribe podcasts. The sound quality is always good, the subject matter is informative and we are kept entertained! So in this post, I thought I’d go through some of the benefits of podcast transcription and then leave you with our very first Google Hangout video with a group of Podcasters.

Having your podcasts transcribed can really help with SEO. This is because the search engines (such as Google) can’t interpret information contained within sound or video files. Having textual information to accompany your podcasts means that your content can be accurately indexed by the search engines. This is something that many podcasters don’t take advantage of, so can give you a big head start over the competition. It can also help your podcasts to be more easily searched on and found by your target audience.

It is also a great way to connect with audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as those who just prefer reading over listening to audio. Giving people the option to read the transcripts from your podcasts also means that you can appeal to a larger, more diverse audience, whocan easily share, like and tweet your message over the internet and amongst friends. You might even go viral!

Transcripts can make a very practical addition to podcasts that are academic in nature. This will allow students to study information visually and give them the choice to make additional notes or highlight important points within the transcript.

Last week Sam and Stephanie from Transcription City were lucky enough to be invited to take part in a Google Plus hangout with a group of experienced Podcasters. This was a lot of fun and meant that we were able to share with them the benefits podcast transcription. It also meant that we had the opportunity to learn more about the production of podcasts from the experts!

Here’s the video, we hope you enjoy it.

 

If you would like any further information about our podcast transcription services or have a video conference, such as a Google hangout, Skype call or online video that you would like to have transcribed, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

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