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Episode Info: Every Podcast Needs a Good Name Howdy -- I’m Kyle Bondo, and this is Podfader! My weekly podcast for helping you survive the day-to-day struggle that comes with keeping a podcast going. S1:E17 -- Every Podcast Needs a Good Name TL:DR - Naming a podcast is incredibly difficult without a strategy for naming your podcast that can actually help you stand out from the competition. Dog Names Would you name your dog "Dogfader"? Actually, that sounds like a great name for a dog! Maybe it could be an Old English Bulldog. Dogfader does sound like a Bulldog's name, especially after the first mile of any walk. Nothing fades faster than a Bulldog going uphill. But when it comes to names, I like names that work on multiple levels. The Secret Name of your Podcast I share a story about the A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin and how it matters to your naming quest. Podcast Naming Strategy At-a-Glance Understand how podcasts are searched Learn how names are categorized and why Describe your podcast idea as if you were a listener Know your space and what niche you will fit into Define your keywords and keyword associations Define literal, abstract, and antonym keywords Blend portmanteau, puns, and weird sounding words Test your names with friends and family Pick the One Name that works Discover if the TLD is available (or an alternative version) Discover if the Social Media version is available Podcast Naming Tools Evernote - Keep track of your naming ideas - Find Like Names - Find Definitions Igor Naming Guide - Naming Categories - Book Descriptions and Reviews Macmillan - Open Dictionaries of Invented Words BrainyQuote - Quotes with Weird Word Combos Pinterest - Art Named with Weird Word Combos Kickass Headline Generator - Keyword Combo Service - Domain Name Search - Find open social media names - Lost Cost Domain Registration US Patent and Trademark Office - Name Search for Business And now you know! Are you going Podfest Multimedia Expo 2019? Podfest Expo is a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video. This is my favorite conference and if you can only go to one this year, make it Podfest! Learn more about the next PODFEST conference being held on March 7th-9th, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. About the ShowPodfader, hosted by Kyle Bondo, focuses on tackling the challenges all podcasters face when the drive to keep podcasting becomes a struggle. If you’re a podcaster or trying to become one, Podfader is your sanctuary for getting you through the messy middle of any podcasting journey. Stop podfading and start podcasting! Presented by
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