Despite all SoundCloud’s problems, they really do have the most attractive, engaging media player out today.
I mean, REALLY! WOW!
USE SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER TO
SHARE YOUR PODCAST
If you have a show that features other people, such as a guest interview, then offering them the chance to put a SoundCloud player on their site is a win-win-win:
- You win because it helps bring your show more exposure through your guest’s audience/fans
- It’s a win for the audience because they get to hear an interview without having to click away from your guest’s website, Facebook or Twitter
- It’s a win for the guest because they get to offer new content that features themselves with very little involvement on their part (and keeps their audience on their site longer too!)
The best part?
Nobody needs to have a SoundCloud account other than you.
HOW TO EMBED A SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER
ON ANY WEBSITE
CUSTOMIZE SOUNDCLOUD’S PLAYER
Want to make the Play button match your theme? Click the “More Options” triangle to change colors or have the episode play automatically.
Blue is bold but orange matches Ryan Rhoten’s brand better.
SOUNDCLOUD SHORTCODE VS IFRAME HTML
You could go as far as to click the “WordPress code” to turn the iframe html into a [shortcode] that can be pasted into a WordPress page or post.
Using a shortcode could reduce confusion for a less-than-experienced guest who has never put anything other than pictures and text on their blog.
Shortcodes can be included in both the Text and Visual writing modes of a WordPress post or page.
HOW TO PLACE A SOUNDCLOUD PLAYER IN FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
Want to quickly share a clickable player to your social media channels?
Instead of clicking the “Embed” tab (see image above), just click on the social channel icon of your choice.
A pop-up window will open and give you more options to choose from.
Here is what it looks like on Twitter (yes, the play button is REAL!)
That’s it, really.
Visit SoundCloud.com and try sharing some podcasts on your social media channels.
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