Here at Transcription City, we regularly transcribe videos and podcasts. Although you might not be aware of it, having your videos and podcasts transcribed offers a variety of benefits. So in this post, we thought we’d outline some of the many reasons to have your videos and podcasts transcribed.
Podcast Transcription and Accessibility
One of the best reasons to have your podcasts transcribed is the accessibility it provides to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Having a readily available transcript to accompany your podcast or video means that everyone can enjoy the content, regardless of any hearing difficulties they may have. It is also a great idea to offer your viewers the option of closed captioning where possible.
Podcast Transcription and SEO
Podcast transcription is great for your SEO (search engine optimisation). As the search engines are unable to read audio or video content very accurately, having text to accompany your podcast or vlog will provide a huge advantage over your competitors.
Having your transcripts translated is also a great option for you if you wish to rank in the search results on a global scale.
Podcast Transcription Social Media and Sharing Content
The great thing about transcripts is that they can be easily shared amongst your friends and peers. For instance, a transcript can easily be emailed or posted, then read on the go. We have found that this can really help to expand your listener or viewership numbers. You can also turn your transcripts into blogs and post links or excerpts on to social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Podcast Transcription and Creating a Great Press Release
Exclusive podcasts, that contain interviews that are news worthy (think MP’s or celebrities) are great to have transcribe ready for a press release. Having a transcript available, makes finding the quotes you need, much quicker and easier than having to listen to a long audio or video file for the best headlines.
So there you have it! If you’re not having your videos or podcasts transcribed, then you should be!
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