Podcast and Video Transcription

June 8, 2012 Samantha

Five Reasons Why You Should Use Transcription Services For Your Podcast.

If you make podcasts on a regular basis, the chances are that you put a lot of time and effort into the content and presentation of your recordings. Getting your podcasts found by a larger and wider audience can often be difficult to achieve, especially if you are just starting out.

Podcast transcription might be the solution you are looking for.

Reasons to have your podcast and videos transcribed

Transcription Services for Podcast and Video Files

Although you may not have considered it or even heard of it for that matter, podcast transcription has a number of benefits. Here are my top five:

• SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Search engines are unable to interpret audio or video files. Even if you have hundreds of podcasts, they cannot be found If you have not included relevant text to describe the subject and content of your podcasts. The best way of doing this is by including a transcript with your podcasts. This means that you will have plenty of text in order for your website and podcasts to be found by the search engines and therefore, attract a wider audience. You can even include all of your relevant keywords to target your audience even more effectively.

• Resources for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Having a transcript of your podcast is essential for reaching audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing. It also means that your podcast content can be easily shared, embedded and commented on. This can mean a wider and more diverse audience.

• Information can be absorbed more quickly. Not only is text faster to read than listening to audio, but many people also prefer to read information than to listen to it. This can be of particular use to students who are trying to learn from your podcasts as they can highlight important points or make notes more easily – not to mention, that some people simply prefer to read.

• Articles, Ebooks and Blogs. Transcripts can often be easily edited into the form of an article, ebook or blog. This means that you can share your information across a variety of platforms in order to reach a wider audience. It also means that you will be able to interact with your audience through their blog comments, which can be a good way to learn what your audience likes and dislikes about your podcasts.

• Translation. Having a transcript of your podcast means that it can be easily translated and shared across the world in any language. This can also be added in the form of subtitles if you happen to make video podcasts. Overcoming the language barrier means that your podcasts can become an international success and reach a global audience.

If you would like more information regarding our podcast or video transcription services, please feel free to drop us a line via email or give us a call to discuss your individual requirements. We can even offer you a free five minute transcription of your audio or video files, to help you decide what you need.

 

Samantha

Transcriptionist and Virtual Assistant.

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