New Year, new privacy laws
January 1, 2020 · 1.8 minutes to read
Happy New Year!
New privacy laws come into effect in California today, dubbed the CCPA. Chartable have published a guide to how they affect podcasters. (They’re also sponsoring Podnews this month, too: thanks!)
Libsyn have published their review of 2019. They claim 5.1bn downloads in the first nine months of the year, and highlight the welcome hiring of Rob Greenlee, who joined Libsyn earlier in 2019 as VP of Content and Partnerships.
A British radio professional has listened to iHeartRadio’s Podcast Channel, and shared his thoughts, describing it as “poorly executed” and “without any sense of love, careful crafting or curation.”
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Google’s John Mueller, their Webmaster Trends Analyst, answered a question about how to get search engine optimisation right for a podcast website. Users of Reddit also added their own thoughts.
What’s your New Year’s Resolution? The Podcast Host posts some resolutions for podcasters.
WeEditPodcasts have published their look back at big podcast developments in the last decade. No mention of Podnews’s launch in May 2017, though… ;)
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