Internet Radio Directories: Submitting and Promoting
Internet Radio Directories, Everyone knows if you want to sell something, you have to promote the item, and online radio stations are not the exception. You can create a web page, use a banner, or even send emails to promote your station and get more listeners, but sometimes that is not enough. You have to promote your station where people go to find a station to listen to. If you have been asking yourself one of these questions:
- How do I promote my Internet radio station?
- How do I get more listeners?
- Where can I start promoting my station?
This article will help you to get a few more listeners and let everyone know you exist in the world of Internet Radio and Audio Streaming.
Internet Radio Directories are an easy and faster way to promote your online radio station and get more listeners. Directories are websites with thousands of radio stations divided into categories where listeners can search for something to listen to live. We omitted two directories in this article, Shoutcast Directory and Icecast Directory.
Why? Well, Shoutcast Directory is the biggest directory, followed by Icecast Directory. Still, if you are streaming using one of these two systems, Shoutcast or Icecast, your radio station is already in the directory if the option “public” has been selected.
The following directories allow you to submit your radio station for free:
iTunes Radio is a trendy one, but it is a little challenging to submit your station.
Not because you need a degree in computer science but because apple is a little selective when they accept the submission. If your station is accepted, it will bring good traffic to your station. See our article How do I get listed on iTunes Radio?
Another popular directory where you can submit your Radio Station Online. Like iTunes Radio, you will have to go through a process to be accepted. However, it is not so difficult as iTunes Radio. See our article How do I get listed on Windows Media Radio Guide?
TuneIn Radio is a top-rated directory among iPhone and Android users. Not only can people find your station online, but they also can download the free application of TuneIn Radio and Listen from their mobile devices.
These are only a few of the top internet radio directories of thousands and thousands you can find online. If you want to be heard, you have to promote your online station. Sell your station like a product; expose your logo, name, and link everywhere you can, and the listeners will come.
Social media is a powerful tool but does not work by itself; you have to work it out. This is another good method of promotion and also communication with your audience. I will talk to you more about this later.