Podcast Voting end Drawing Near

I have been watching the voting every day and I can tell you that a few sites are really coming on strong and what I expected to be a slam dunk in a couple of categories is shaping up to be a race to the finish line.
I want to congratulate Coverville for driving the most traffic to the site over the past 10 days. Incredible number of hits from his site. Their were over 20 other sites that were within 2000 hits each.
Good luck to all 6 days left! www.podcastawards.com

THE TECHPODCASTS.COM NETWORK AND AFFILIATES TO BE SPONSORED BY GOTOMEETING.COM

TechPodCasts.com If it’s Tech It’s Here
Honolulu, Hawaii. (Jul 21, 2005) Podcast Connect, Inc., administrative managers of TechPodCasts.com, the top technical audio podcast resource worldwide, announced today a first of its kind sponsorship deal with GotoMeeting.com, a Citrix Online product
Spokesperson Todd Cochrane says, what is significant is that this is the very first multi-podcast sponsorship deal. This agreement is a large win for our members and the techpodcasts.com network. A significant amount of work lead to getting to this day, with the network barely being 6 months old it is evident that when like minded podcasters come together and build a branded network, along with developing a legal marketable framework, with the necessary statistics reporting, then by presenting a well laid out marketing plan, we were able to sign this sponsorship deal. This solidifies our ideals that “podcasters do the work, and indeed podcasters get paid”.
TechPodcasts.com is uniquely positioned to deliver the GoToMeeting.com message. More impressive in June the network reached 135,000 unique listeners, and saw record traffic of over 750,000 unique downloads among the 20 reporting affiliates.
This sponsorship is the perfect marketing fit, we have the technical audience, and we will be able to directly reach decision makers in the technical community. We look forward to a successful campaign and a long term relationship with GotoMeeting.com.
TechPodcasts.com is a network of independent audio content producers who have agreed to create child safe, educational content as well as work collectively to build the best collection of Technical Podcast available on the Internet. Each member has been screened by his peers for membership suitability. Additionally the network has a affiliation program that is voluntary, and is tied to the commercial aspect of podcasting. All member no mater their status have an equal vote in the development of the network.
Detailed descriptions of our on site content and member biographies and show links can be found at www.techpodcasts.com. Be sure to tune in to our weekly Techpodcasts.com Round Table and TechPodCasts this week.
About Podcast Connect Inc. Podcast Connect Inc. (www.podcastconnect.com) is the world’s leading innovator in podcast marketing, acting as financial administrator for the TechPodCasts.com Network. The Podcast Connect Team has developed itself into a power house marketing arm for the Podcasting Community. Their mission statement is simple podcasters do the work podcasters get paid. Their model is based on trust and respect with good moral and family values.
– Podcast Connect Inc –

You did not get nominated get over it!

I am simply amazed that a show that I listen to from time to time would be so bold as to think their was a conspiracy to keep them from being on the candidate slate. I find the e-mail exchange I had to be very arogant which shows me how little respect some of the bigger sites have for podcasters out their building their fan base. We laid out the contest process very clearly, and only one person has disputed how we organized the event. I will say that we have learned some things, and will make some changes next year but for being a initial event we can’t be expected to be perfect.
I will say this the slate of shows was put together largely from the nominations, some shows missed the cut because of some of the rules criteria. There were no ties luckily, and some shows that I consider to be pretty popular simply did not end up with very many nominations.
We did our best to advertise, and announce the contest in various forums and ran a significant number of paid ads on podcast specific websites. I feel we got the word did get out as the nomination, post nomination and now voting traffic is at the expected level, with the site seeing close to 500,000 unique hits in the past 4 days. This is on mark with what I expected, and the website bandwidth is holding it’s own. The number of votes is staggering and the vote spread across most of categories is very narrow within 3-5%
Todd..

Voting Progress

Well I am very happy and we are learning a lot about the process surrounding people voting, and the verification process. Probably make some changes next year but we are going to roll with what we have now. The site is seeing about 120,000 front page loads a day. The shows that have been nominated are really getting out the vote.
The script writers have been busy also but so far the voting engine is doing what it is supposed to do. I have even received some probing questions which the developer has found useful in defending the integrity of the voting. Regardless everything has been logged.
I cannot even count the number of hours Podcast Connect and, One Technologies has put in to make sure that we have a viable awards site for future years. [The People’s Choice Podcast Awards]
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Podcast Awards Voting Open

The Podcast Awards site is open for Voting
The server was just about brought to it’s upon turning on the slate. We did detect within 15 minutes a group trying to cheat but those tries were going straight to the trashcan. We tested quite heavily but I have the team watching the server and the log files to make sure that if a bug pops up we squash it right away. In the first hour we did have one issue that we fixed and thus far the voting is off to a good start.
Vote every day for your Favorite Podcast at www.podcastawards.com
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Podcast Awards Slate of Nominees

The following is the slate of sites that will go live for voting tonight at the www.podcastawards.com website. Their were quite literally thousands upon thousands of submissions. Congratulations to the slate of Podcast and we look forward to a very wild two weeks of voting.
People Choice Podcast of the Year
Catholic Insider
http://feeds.feedburner.com/catholicinsider
http://www.catholicinsider.com
MacCast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/maccast
http://www.maccast.com/
Slice of SciFi
http://sliceofscifi.com/podcast.xml
http://www.sliceofscifi.com
The Dawn and Drew Show
http://dawnanddrew.podshow.com/wp-rss2.php
http://www.dawnanddrew.com/
This Week In Tech
http://feeds.feedburner.com/twit
http://thisweekintech.com
People Choice Best Produced
Daily Source Code
http://radio.weblogs.com/0001014/categories/dailySourceCode/rss.xml
http://www.dailysourcecode.com
Digital Flotsam Email
http://digitalflotsam.org/rss.xml
http://digitalflotsam.org/
Inside Mac Radio
http://www.osxfaq.com/rss/radio.xml
http://www.osxfaq.com/radio/
Fake Science Lab Report
http://fakescience.libsyn.com/rss
http://www.fakescience.com/labreport.htm
The Richard Vobes Radio show
http://feeds.feedburner.com/RichardVobesRadioShow
http://www.vobes.com
Business
In Business
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/radio4/inbusiness/rss.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/inbusiness/index.shtml
For Immediate Release
http://www.forimmediaterelease.biz
http://www.forimmediaterelease.biz
Media Artist Secrets Podcast
http://www.fmstudio.com/podcasts/rss2.xml
http://www.mediaartist.com/
SmallBizPod
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Smallbizpod-TheSmallBusinessPodcast
http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk/
The Cubicle Escape Pod
http://feeds.feedburner.com/cubicleescape
http://www.cubicleescape.com/
Comedy
Area 51
http://bonsaidigital.com/area51/area51podcastfeed.xml
http://area51show.com/
Distorted View Daily
http://www.distortedview.com/show/index.xml
http://distortedview.com/show
Simulacrum
http://www.listentothestars.co.uk/simulacrum_podcast.xml
http://www.listentothestars.co.uk
The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd
http://www.doctorfloyd.com/blog/rss.xml
http://www.doctorfloyd.com/
The Whip Report
http://www.thewhipreport.com/index.xml
http://www.thewhipreport.com/
Cultural / Political
blogTo Podcast
http://www.blogto.com/podcasts/index.xml
http://www.blogto.com
Free Talk Live
http://freetalklive.com/files/dircaster.php
http://freetalklive.com
Israelisms Podcast
http://www.israelisms.com/rss
http://www.israelisms.com
The Overnightscape
http://TheOvernightscape.com/rss.xml
http://theovernightscape.com
Yeast Radio
http://feeds.feedburner.com/yeastradio
http://yeastradio.com/
Education
Allegheny College Podcast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Allegheny
http://webtools.allegheny.edu/podcast
Connect Learning Email
http://davidwarlick.com/podcasts/syndicate.php
http://davidwarlick.com/connectlearning/
Matt’s guitar lick of the week
www.learntoplayrockguitar.com/mattsguitarlickoftheweek.rss
http://www.learntoplayrockguitar.com
Teach42
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Teachfourtwo
http://www.teach42.com
Tips from the top floor
http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/wp-rss2.php
http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/
Food and Drink
Eat Feed
http://www.eatfeed.com/eatfeed.xml
http://www.eatfeed.com/
Good Beer Show!
http://goodbeershow.com/wp-rss2.php
http://goodbeershow.com/
Grape Radio
http://graperadio.com/wp-rss2.php
http://graperadio.com
Podchef
http://syndication.motime.com/podchef/rss2.xml
http://podchef.motime.com/
Wine Cast
http://winecast.net/wp-rss2.php
http://winecast.net/
Gaming
DreamStation
http://www.dreamstation.cc/podcast/dreamstationcc_podcast.xml
http://www.dreamstation.cc/
Gamer’s Radiocast
http://www.yankidank.com/episodes/combo.xml
http://www.gamersradiocast.com/
Gaming Steve Podcast
http://www.gamingsteve.com/index.xml
http://gamingsteve.com/
Orange Lounge Radio – To Go
http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/phpnuke/podcast.rss
http://www.orangeloungeradio.com
RPGMP3 World’s Largest Dungeon Audio Review
http://www.rpgmp3.com/downloads/data/wld/rss.xml
http://www.rpgmp3.com
General
Bizzycast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Bizzycast
http://www.barefeetstudios.com
Exit50.com
http://www.exit50.com
http://www.exit50.com/?p=29
illinoise!
http://feeds.feedburner.com/illinoise
http://www.illinoise.net
Mondays – What Sunday Threw Up
http://mondays.pwop.com/

Radio GoDaddy podcast
http://radiogodaddy.com/feed
http://www.radiogodaddy.com
Health and Fitness
Arthritis Central Podcast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/arthritiscentral
http://www.arthritiscentral.com/
DrRubin Podcast
http://www.drrubin.com/rss.xml
http://www.drrubin.com/
MARINA’s Walking & Aerobics Workout Podcast
http://www.marinaspodcast.com/walking.xml
http://www.marinaspodcast.com/highnrg_podcasts/
HerbalEd.org
http://feeds.feedburner.com/herbaled
http://www.herbaled.org
Intraspectus Psychotherapy Podcast
http://www.intraspectus.com/learn/audio/podcast.xml
http://intraspectus.com/learn/audio/
Mature
Dawn And Drew Show
http://dawnanddrew.podshow.com/wp-rss2.php
http://dawnanddrew.com/
Keith and the Girl
http://shitecom.libsyn.com/rss
http://www.shite.com
MXL
http://feeds.feedburner.com/MxlPodcast
http://www.mxlpodcast.blogspot.com
Soccergirl Incorporated
http://soccergirlincorporated.com/SGINC.xml
http://soccergirlincorporated.com/
The Viking Youth Power Hour
http://www.thefeedlot.org/feeds/vikingyouth/feed.xml
http://www.thefeedlot.org/vikingyouth/index.php
Movies / Films
(Cool) Shite on the Tube
http://www.coolshite.net/wp-rss2.php?category_name=podcasts
http://www.coolshite.net
Cinecast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Cinecast
http://cinecastshow.com/
DVDWeekly
http://www.dvdweeklypodcast.com/podcasts/dvdweekly.xml
http://www.dvdweeklypodcast.com
Reel Reviews Radio
http://reelreviewsradio.com/podcast.xml
http://reelreviewsradio.com/index.php
TheForce.net
http://feeds.feedburner.com/tfn
http://www.theforce.net
Music / Radio
Coverville
http://www.coverville.com/index.xml
http://www.coverville.com/
Insomnia Radio
http://insomniaradio.net/rss
http://insomniaradio.net
PODMEGO
http://podmego.libsyn.com/rss
http://www.podmego.com
Tartanpodcast
http://tartanpodcast.libsyn.com/rss
http://tartanpodcast.libsyn.com/
Tracks Up the Tree
http://tracks.upthetree.com/index.xml
http://www.upthetree.com
Non English
Annik Rubens: Schlaflos in München
http://annik_rubens.podspot.de/rss
http://annikrubens.de/
chilepodcast
http://chilepodcast.libsyn.com/rss
http://chilepodcast.libsyn.com
Le podcasteur
http://feeds.feedburner.com/BertrandLenotreMultiPodcasting
http://www.podcasteur.com
RedPlaneta Radio
http://blogs.planetachat.com/xmlsrv/rss2.php?blog=6
http://redplaneta.com
Tellerrand – where marketeers meet brainiacs
http://tellerrand.podhost.de/rss
http://www.markendreiklang.de
Religion / Inspiration
A New Beginning with Greg Laurie
http://harvest.org/podcast/anb
http://www.harvest.org
Catholic Insider
http://feeds.feedburner.com/catholicinsider
http://www.catholicinsider.com
LifeSpring! Podcast
http://lifespringonline.com/rss.xml
http://lifespringonline.com/podcast
RevTim Podcast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/RevtimPodcast
http://www.podshownotes.com
Vatican Radio
http://feeds.feedburner.com/vaticanradio105live
http://www.105live.vaticanradio.org/
SoundSeeing
Audio Collective
http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheAudioCollective
http://www.audiocollective.net
Herro Flom Japan
http://feeds.feedburner.com/herroflomjapan
http://www.herroflomjapan.com
Notes From Spain
http://notesfromspain.libsyn.com/rss
http://www.notesfromspain.com/
Sound Seeing Tours
http://soundseeingtours.podshow.com/
http://soundseeingtours.podshow.com/?feed=rss2
The Richard Vobes Radio Show
http://feeds.feedburner.com/RichardVobesRadioShow
http://www.vobes.com/
Sports
1954 and Counting
http://feeds.feedburner.com/giants
http://giants.mysportsradio.com/
Cubcast
http://cubscast.com/podcasts/index.xml
http://cubscast.com/
FormulaPod
http://www.formulapod.com/feed.xml
http://www.formulapod.com/
Raider Podcast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/RaiderNationPodcast
Raidernationpodcast.com
TheSportsGeeks.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/thesportsgeeks
http://www.thesportsgeeks.com
Technology
DotNet Rocks!
http://www.dotnetrocks.com/DotNetRocks_FullMP3.xml
http://www.dotnetrocks.com/
IT Conversations
http://www.itconversations.com/rss/recentWithEnclosures.php
http://www.itconversations.com/index.html
Slashdot Review
http://slashdotreview.com/wp-rss2.php
http://slashdotreview.com/
The Maccast
http://feeds.feedburner.com/maccast
http://www.maccast.com/
This Week In Tech
http://feeds.feedburner.com/twit
http://thisweekintech.com/
Top Rated
Dave’s iPAQ Podcast
http://www.davesipaq.com/podcast.xml
http://www.davesipaq.com
Daily Source Code
http://radio.weblogs.com/0001014/categories/dailySourceCode/rss.xml
http://dailysourcecode.com
Podcast 411
http://feeds.feedburner.com/podcast411a
http://www.podcast411.com/
Slice of SciFi
http://sliceofscifi.com/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/sliceofscifi
The Bitterest Pill
http://www.danklass.com/pill/pill.xml
http://www.thebitterestpill.com/
World News
Brian Lehrer Show
http://www.wnyc.org/rss/show.py?show=bl
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl
From Our Correspondent
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/radio4/fromourowncorrespondent/rss.xml
http://www.bbc.co.uk
kathleen keating
http://feeds.feedburner.com/EnigmaRadioNetworksPodcast
http://www.kathleenkeating.com
The Marty Roberts Show
http://www.israelnewsradio.net/support-files/podcast.xml
http://www.israelnewsradio.net/
WGBH Morning Stories
http://streams.wgbh.org/podcast/morningstories.xml
http://www.wgbh.org/article?item_id=2020890