How'd you find Drabblecast?

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How did you find out about the Drabblecast?

A friend told me about it
5
12%
Heard it talked up on another podcast
24
56%
Discovered it on my own at _________ while searching for new podcasts
4
9%
Saw an advertisement on the web at _________
0
No votes
Saw someone blogging about it at _________
3
7%
Saw an advertisement in the real world at ________
0
No votes
Other: ___________
7
16%
 
Total votes: 43

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by Caid » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:55 am

I would say I found DC because of Escape Pod, but I believe I've heard it mentioned in other places as well (Starship Sofa?).

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by Foxfyre Recluse » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:44 am

I think its funny how ads got 0. Nobody pays attention to them, with a few exceptions of course.

A friend emailed a link to Drabblecast, saying that it would be somthing I would find interesting. And guess what...
Umm... left then right

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by myke_deschain » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:14 am

Foxfyre Recluse wrote:I think its funny how ads got 0. Nobody pays attention to them, with a few exceptions of course.
Well by now i think that people that tend to frequent the internets understand that ads are how most sites make enough money to stay alive and look over them assuming their something they don't need.

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by moonowl » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:24 am

I love Norm's hosting on Escapepod and came on over.

I love this podcast! My favorite stories cross genres, and every episode here is scifi/fantasy and horror together. Wrapped up in an unholy podcast burrito. Yum.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by tbaker2500 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:01 am

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by m_a_kelly » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:12 am

I heard Norm narrate a great story on an older episode of Escape Pod I downloaded, called "Harry the Crow." Thought it was a great narration, did what they asked and checked out "The Drabblecast" and WAS TOTALLY CHUFFED that the first ep I got was "Dagon!!!" :D

I was, from then on, hopelessly hooked.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by dreamrock » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:52 am

I had heard about Drabblecast on other podcasts before, but didn't get around to checking it out. Listening to Norm narrate On The Eyeball floor on Escape Pod, I was finally inspired to check out Drabblecast. I found Escape Pod by googling for science fiction podcasts when I bought my new MP3 player.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by endersgame29 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:54 am

Norm, I love you on Escapepod which i have listened to for years (surprising that i can say years). your hosting at EP led me to listen to the Drabblecast....am sorry that i didn't get here sooner...

are there t shirts?

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:16 am

endersgame29 wrote:Norm, I love you on Escapepod which i have listened to for years (surprising that i can say years). your hosting at EP led me to listen to the Drabblecast....am sorry that i didn't get here sooner...

are there t shirts?
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These be quality swag.

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by endersgame29 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:25 am

I would love to be a walking billboard for the podcast, altho am worried that that particular t shirt design looks too much like the dolphin is humping the pig.....

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by normsherman » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:44 am

Haha, we will probably have more designs soonish in 2010.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by strawman » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:30 pm

I think the T might violate kosher laws.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by TheJebi » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:24 pm

I, like many others here it seems, heard about you from Escape Pod.

And it seems, judging by the poll results, that advertisements are not very effective, zero votes for them anyways...

Keep up the great work. :D
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by endersgame29 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:18 pm

actually i think that neither the dolphin or pig are kosher

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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by alhilton » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:07 am

normsherman wrote:"What? does the Bible forbid this too?!"
*snort* :lol: Actually, that oughtta be on the back of the T-shirt.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by StalinSays » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:57 am

If only I'd drawn it dolphin on bottom, pig on top, no one would have to live in fear of their friends and neighbors' filthy inner penchant for perceiving bestiality.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by strawman » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:39 pm

Aw man, a pig doing a dolphin? Now THAT's Dateline sick.
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by TheJebi » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:40 am

dreamrock wrote:I found Escape Pod by googling for science fiction podcasts
That is also how I found EP, (my first SF podcast) at the top of the google results page. Starship Sofa is around the 5th link down, but the DC is nowhere to be found when googling "science fiction podcasts".

And so, since this is the "Don't Be Shy, Suggestion Box thread", I will suggest that whoever is responsible for this kind of stuff gets to work, and makes the DC have a higher google ranking, or whatever you call it, so that people just getting interested in this kind of podcasts can find us directly, and not have to go through EP, or anybody else.
Save 'em some time, and get 'em started earlier... :)
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by strawman » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:33 pm

Ears are a terrible thing to waste
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Re: How'd you find Drabblecast?

Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:46 pm

TheJebi wrote:
dreamrock wrote:I found Escape Pod by googling for science fiction podcasts
That is also how I found EP, (my first SF podcast) at the top of the google results page. Starship Sofa is around the 5th link down, but the DC is nowhere to be found when googling "science fiction podcasts".

And so, since this is the "Don't Be Shy, Suggestion Box thread", I will suggest that whoever is responsible for this kind of stuff gets to work, and makes the DC have a higher google ranking, or whatever you call it, so that people just getting interested in this kind of podcasts can find us directly, and not have to go through EP, or anybody else.
Save 'em some time, and get 'em started earlier... :)
Yea! c'mon Google, rank DC higher!

I'm kinda the defacto person to try and figure this stuff out. The problem, as I see it is:

Science Fiction doesn't appear anywhere on drabblecast.org

Now, you can say, "just put it in there!" And several of you would make dirty jokes. But if you look at EP, you will see they are titled "The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine", and much of their textual content repeats this.

DC.org is organized with very little text, and many episodes. It makes for a clean design, but google really really likes lotsa text to provide it with some context as to how to rank it.

The most common way is to provide a sub-page which contains lots of text talking about what Drabblecast is. Any suggestions?
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