Education Automated subtitles and captions for LinkedIn videos

Problem: Creating captions is a headache

Creating subtitles and captions for your LinkedIn videos is time-consuming and painful. You could pay someone to do it for you, but that’s expensive and the turnaround time could be days or even weeks. There is a faster and easier way: An automated caption generator powered by artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Solution: Automated caption generator

Sonix uses the latest artificial intelligence to create subtitles and captions automatically for your LinkedIn videos. Simply upload your video file to Sonix and you’ll receive a full transcript of your video in less than 6 minutes. From there you just export an SRT (SubRip Subtitle) file and insert it into your video on LinkedIn. It’s that simple.

Step-by-step: Automated subtitles & captions step-by-step

In Sonix:

  1. Upload your file to Sonix (https://sonix.ai)
  2. Click Transcribe
  3. Once you receive your transcript (approx 6 minutes), open your transcript
  4. Click EXPORT and choose “SubRip subtitle file (*.srt)”

In LinkedIn:

  1. From the LinkedIn “Start a post” box, click the video icon
  2. Once the video preview appears, click the edit icon (small pencil) in the upper right corner below the X.
  3. Click “Select file” and choose the file you exported from Sonix and click save.
  4. You can add additional text or hashtags to your post and then click post.
  5. You will get a notification once the video is uploaded, processed, and ready to view.

That’s it. It only takes a few minutes to create captions. No more headaches creating subtitles manually!

Announcements Accurate automated transcription. Now even more accurate.

Introducing the Sonix Custom Dictionary

We’ve been working hard to improve our accuracy rates for all our users and we will never stop. But sometimes certain proper names, medical terms, and slang words can be challenging for our machines.

While we will continue to improve the models for these cases, we thought it would be good to build something that will work for you right now.

Enter the Sonix Custom Dictionary:

Select a word, correct the spelling, and then add it to the custom dictionary.
Sonix will always transcribe it that way going forward.

Now you can mark words you want transcribed a certain way and Sonix will always transcribe them that way.

The Sonix Custom Dictionary is available to all users and can be found on the right side of your home page: https://my.sonix.ai ??

Let us know if you have any feedback!

Education How to record better audio on your phone

Transcribe high quality audio from events with Sonix - how to better record audio from your phone

There’s a smartphone in your pocket everywhere you go. You can make phone calls with it using the built-in microphone. And with easy to use recording apps, you the ability to easily record in-person interviews, lectures, and meetings.

But when you re-listen to these recordings, the audio just doesn’t sound quite right. Sometimes the audio sounds muffled, or there’s a lot of intrusive background noise, or you can’t easily discern certain words and phrases. Don’t worry, this is completely normal.

Bad audio quality is something that you and your listeners can quickly detect and be frustrated about. Not only is it hard to listen to, but it’s hard to understand what is being said. Automated transcription services such as Sonix have a hard time with low quality audio recordings.

What should you do? Well, you don’t have to buy thousands of dollars of gear or book a recording studio to have great sound. It’s easy to capture great audio from your phone by simply tweaking a few key settings, changing how you record, and for the best results: invest in a portable microphone.

Tweak your recording settings:

Put your phone on airplane mode and mute your notifications.

By putting your phone in airplane mode, you prevent phone calls and text messages from interrupting your recordings. Also, most phones have a “Do not disturb” feature, this will prevent notifications and vibrations from interrupting your audio recording.

iPhone (iOS): Voice Memo app (included with your iPhone)

Improve the audio quality by recording in lossless format (which is a non-compressed audio file). You can easily do this by going to Settings > Voice Memos > Audio Quality and choosing “Lossless.”

iPhone (iOS): Voice Record Pro app (free with ads or ad-free for $7 USD)

Voice Record Pro is a more powerful version of the built in Voice Memos app. You can control the gain, sample rate, bit rate, and encode quality. You’ll need to use trial and error to see what settings will suit the environment that you are recording in. Try a short test recording and re-listen to it with headphones to see what settings decrease the environmental distortion and sounds clearest.

Android: Titanium Recorder (free with ads)

Titanium Recorder is a powerful voice recorder. Tap the menu button (it has three dots in the top right of the screen) and choose Settings. Here, like in Voice Record Pro, you can adjust the sample rate, bit rate, and gain to make sure that your audio recording is clear in the environment that you are recording in. Just like above, try a short test recording and re-listen to your recording with headphones and change the settings as necessary.

Change how you record:

Ensure that your microphones are not covered or obstructed.

First, find where your phone’s microphones are located. They are usually at the bottom of the smartphone because that’s where you’d speak into if you were making a phone call. They could also be by the camera(s). Just make sure that when you are recording, you don’t have a case or your finger covering these microphones. By uncovering your microphones, you will prevent your recording from sounding muffled or garbled.

Point your microphones towards your main speaker.

Most phone microphones are directional and if your microphones are pointed away from the main speaker, it relies on the echos or reverberations of the speaker’s voice off of the wall or table. These echos are really hard to decipher and cause the audio quality to be very poor.

For big rooms, bring the microphone closer to the speaker.

If you are recording in a conference room and want to better transcribe your meeting minutes, pass the phone around from speaker to speaker. Having the microphone closer to the speaker will make the audio sound much better. Also, if you are recording a lecture or a speech, sit in the front row if possible; do not try to record from ten rows back.

Portable microphones you should consider:

An external microphone will give you the best audio quality.

By supercharging your phone with an external microphone, you will ensure that you have the best recordings. However, it’s a challenge to choose which microphones will work best with your phone. iPhones require the microphones to have a Lightning connector, while Android phones require the microphones to have a USB-C connector.

Based on our interviews with a few of our most active customers here at Sonix, we have narrowed down the list to a few affordable options:

iPhone: Sennheiser HandMic Digital

The hand-held Sennheiser HandMic Digital is ideal for recording speeches and is great for mobile journalists, podcasters, and musicians. It is a top quality microphone with a high-quality cardioid microphone with a shockmount – which allows it to significantly reduce handling noise while recording only the speaker and eliminating any side noise. It has a lightning adapter so you just plug it into your iPhone and you’ll have instant broadcast quality recordings as long as you hold the microphone close to the speaker. The Sennheiser HandMic Digital Microphone is available on Amazon for $259.

iPhone: Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

The Shure MV88 iOS condenser microphone conveniently connects to the bottom of your iPhone and provides a stereo microphone to capture more of the surrounding environment instead of just one speaker. It automatically can adjust the EQ, compression, and limiting features to guarantee that you always get the optimal results. This microphone is built for the on-the-go journalist for when you need a quick and easy microphone to record that on-the-record interview. The Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone is available on Amazon for $149.

Android: Beyerdynamic FOX USB Condenser Microphone

The desktop Beyerdynamic Fox Microphone is a studio grade quality microphone that you can put on a desk or a table when recording and it will give you great audio quality over USB-C. It has a large diaphragm condenser capsule that will accurately reproduce your voice and eliminate a lot of environmental noise. The Beyerdynamic FOX USB Condenser Microphone is available on Amazon for $149.

Both iPhone and Android: Apogee MiC +

The Apogee MiC Plus is a professional studio quality microphone that you can plug into both your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), Andoid, or Mac/PC. This microphone is incredibly flexible and can record any sound from interviews to podcasts to vocals to music. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket so it is perfect for recording on the go and has flexible connectivity over both lighting and USB-C. Just plug it into your phone and you are ready to get a high quality recording with increased dynamic range. The Apogee MiC Plus is available on Amazon for $259.

Lavalier Microphone: BOYA Omnidirectional Clip-on Lapel Mic

For a more subtle approach, you might want to consider clipping a lavalier microphone to a tie, shirt, collar and then run the cable to your phone under your clothing. This is great for capturing great sound during a video without having to hand hold a microphone. A lavalier microphone helps capture high-quality, clear sounds because by clipping it to your clothing you guarantee that it is only capturing your voice.  The BOYA Lavalier Microphone model BY-DM1 is the iPhone/Lightning version that’s available on Amazon for $69.95, and the BOYA Lavalier Microphone model BY-DM2 is the Android/USB-C version that’s available on Amazon for $69.95.

One final thought:

Not only will having high quality audio recordings improve the quality of your automated transcriptions with Sonix, they will also benefit your listeners who have a higher likelihood to stay better engaged with your content. If you only were to do one thing as a result of reading this article, we would highly suggest that you add a portable microphone.

Or if you are truly rebellious, you can add a standalone portable digital recorder such as the Zoom H1n Portable Digital Recorder (available on Amazon for $139.95) and have a fully dedicated, pocket-sized device for your recording needs.

Education Automatically convert your video to text in three easy steps

Do you have a video file you need to convert to text? Do you want a quick way to create subtitles or captions? You’ve come to the right place.

The ability to easily, quickly, and inexpensively convert video to text can save countless hours. It’s mundane work that most people don’t enjoy. If you think about the last time you transcribed something you were probably pulling your hair out. An hour long video file can take the average person anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to transcribe. If you don’t want to be average, there’s a great solution for you. It’s called automated transcription and it will make your video transcription nightmares go away.

Here’s how it works. It’s super simple to convert your video to text.

  1. Upload your video file to Sonix
  2. Receive your video converted to text in minutes
  3. Edit & export subtitles

1. Upload your video file

Go to Sonix and click the upload button. You can drag and drop your file from your computer, select it directly from your desktop, or import it from Dropbox or Google Drive. If you don’t have a Sonix free trial account, you can create one by clicking the “Try Sonix for Free” button. It takes less than 60 seconds.

The ideal video file should have no background noise, no people talking over each other, and people speaking clearly. The better the quality of the sound, the more accurate the video transcription will be.

You can transcribe in multiple languages including:

English (including American, British, and Australia accents), Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Slovak, and Swedish. Sonix is constantly updating languages. For an up-to-date list of supported languages go here: Sonix upload page

Please make sure the file format you upload is compatible with Sonix. Here is a list of file types that work with Sonix:

Audio: .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .aac and .wav

Video: .mp4, .wma, .mov and .avi

2. Receive your video converted to text in minutes

The first 30 minutes of your transcript is completely free. You’ll receive an email notifying you when the transcription is complete. Sonix’s proprietary technology can return a transcript to you in less than 5 minutes.

You’ll be taken to your account page inside Sonix where all your completed transcripts will go. Just click on the transcript link and review the result.


3. Edit & export subtitles

While getting fast, accurate, timestamped transcripts are critical, it’s just the starting point for Sonix. This is where the magic starts. Because your transcript is online, we’ve created a way where you can edit the text while listening and watching the video. If you remove text using our strikethrough feature, you will actually remove the video portion too. It’s like editing video by editing text!

You can highlight parts of the video, make notes alongside the transcript, and you can share it with other video editors or collaborators.

You can also export your transcript in multiple formats including SubRip (SRT) and Web Video Text Tracks (VTT) which are file types you’ll need to create subtitles and captions. The SRT and VTT exports are super flexible. You can adjust the length of your subtitles by character or duration. You also have the option to include or exclude speaker names.

With Sonix you have everything you need to transcribe your video quickly and inexpensively. Creating captions and subtitles has never been easier.

Click here to convert your video to text and let your transcription nightmares drift away!

Education 7 best ways to market your podcast

You’ve created an awesome podcast and you want more people to know about it. What do you do? These 7 tips will help you market your podcast and drive more listeners.

Number 1: First impressions matter

You need your show to be awesome and catchy right from the start. Remember that your voice and your guest’s voice are literally in your listeners’ heads. And in many cases, during very intimate times like a run, on a train, or in the car. They’re on their own. Just you, your show, and them. So forming a relationship really matters. It’s easier to develop a relationship when you get off to a good start.

Number 2: Benefits, not features

In traditional marketing speak, it’s important to talk about the benefits, not the features of your product or service. This same philosophy applies to your podcast. What is the listener going to get out of your podcast? Why should they spend time listening to you versus doing something else? And listeners want to understand what they’re in for right away. Get right to the point or you will risk losing them. There are numerous stats that show that listenership drops off precipitously when podcasts have drawn out intros.

Number 3: Build a web presence

While many listeners may find you through iTunes, Spreaker, or GooglePlay, having a web presence is important. It shows your serious and gives a little more background as to who you are, and why you created your show. Your website needs to work well on any device. Especially mobile. Your listeners are on the go and so it follows that your website caters to mobile users.

Number 4: Transcribe your podcast

Optimizing SEO is paramount. Transcribing your podcast is the first step to getting SEO benefit. If you are not familiar with SEO, it stands for Search Engine Optimization. Search engines like Google can’t crawl audio so it’s best to have a transcript of your podcast alongside the audio. You can also use excerpts from the transcript in social media.

Services like Sonix convert audio to text very inexpensively. Sonix also provides a media player that will host your transcript with the full transcript driving you better SEO.

Number 5: Promote on social media

Social media is a relatively easy way to promote your show and engage with your audience. Best thing to do is just get in the habit of posting regularly on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Create a simple spreadsheet so you can keep track of your social posts. Also, you should consider posting things that aren’t readily available to your audience. Things like a quick behind-the-scenes video can add personality and help you develop a relationship with your audience.

Number 6: Collaborate with other podcasts

Get on other podcasts! This is one of the most useful things you can do. Many podcast listeners find out about other shows from the shows that they listen to regularly. Getting on another podcast gives you the perfect opportunity to plug your own show–if you have a big-name guest coming on your show, make some noise about it! A good way to develop relationships with other podcasts is to hype up other podcasts on your show.

Number 7: Send email and newsletters

Emails and newsletters are great for sharing details that entice people to listen to your podcast and spread the word. In these communications, you can talk about popular guests you’ve had on your show, share feedback you’ve received from listeners, or even ask your audience for ideas for upcoming shows. Email and newsletters help you cultivate a relationship with your listeners.

Announcements New! Transcription Realignment

After a lot of editing, words and phrases may no longer perfectly align to the audio or video file. Need your timecodes realigned after editing? No problem.

Just use our realignment feature and we’ll magically re-align your transcript to the audio. You can find this feature under the Timecode drop-down menu in the top nav. It’s $3 per hour.

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Announcements New! Transcription Status Labels

We’ve got a new feature we think you’ll love! It’s called: Status Labels

Our latest workflow feature is now live in Sonix! If you want an easy way to identify the status of a transcript (eg. Editing Complete, Ready for Review, etc), you’re going to love Status Labels. Simply select the status of your transcript and create your very own custom labels! ?



Status labels is available in our Premium & Enterprise Plans. These multiuser plans are great if you collaborate or work with multiple people on projects. It’s a multi-user plan so you can set up each collaborator with different levels of access. The Premium & Enterprise Plans also include detailed analytics for the Sonix media player and priority support.

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Announcements Sonix and Zapier take automated transcription to the next level

Why waste your time converting audio and video to text when a computer do that for you? Did you know that Sonix’s automated transcription can be even more automated?

Sonix’s new integration with Zapier lets you connect with more than 1,000 apps to automate your audio and video transcription. This way you can focus on your content and not the mundane tasks of content creation, transcription, and subtitling.

It’s simple: Zapier watches your apps for new data and then kicks off actions from the rules you preset.

For example, Zapier can:

  1. Automatically transcribe your audio and video files stored on other services

  2. Send your transcripts to predefined folders

  3. Send you notifications when your transcripts are complete

If this sounds awesome to you, get ready to feel both smart and powerful as you discover all the things you can automate when you combine the transcription power of Sonix and the automation power of Zapier.

Sonix plus Zapier equals awesome.

Add audio & video files to your favorite app and have them automatically transcribed

This is an obvious time-saver for audio and video producers that want to streamline their transcription process. Simply add your files to Dropbox, GDrive or any other storage app and your files will get transcribed. Do you spend a lot of time in your inbox? You can also forward an email to a Zapier address and have the audio or video attachments automatically transcribed.  

Here’s a full list of apps where you can add audio & video files and have them transcribed.

Send completed transcripts to your favorite apps

Once Sonix has transcribed your audio or video, you can have the transcript sent to almost any app you want. If you work with Dropbox, you can have Zapier save every new transcript as a new Microsoft Word document to Dropbox. The entire process automated and you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that all your transcripts are in one central location.

Here’s a full list of apps where Sonix can send completed transcripts.

Receive notifications when transcripts are complete

If you want the ultimate oversight of everything that’s happening with your transcriptions, you can create a Zap that will send you notifications to your place of choice. Heavy Slack user? With Zapier you can have all your transcripts slacked to a channel of your choice when they finish along with a link so you can view the final result.

Here’s a full list of apps that Sonix can send notifications to.

The power to streamline your workflow

Zapier gives you the power to streamline your audio & video content workflow. Incorporating automation into your process can save valuable time so you can focus on what’s important, not mundane, routine tasks.

You can explore all the Sonix and Zapier integrations or you can create your own integration with any of the 1,000+ apps on Zapier.

Happy transcribing!

Sonix Tutorials Sonix Tutorial: Sonix | Zapier – How to Create a Zap that will automatically transcribe files when placed in a Dropbox folder

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Sonix Tutorial – Sonix | Zapier – How to Create a Zap that will automatically transcribe files when placed in a Dropbox folder

Hello, everyone. My Name is David Nguyen, and I'm one of the folks here at Sonix. Today, we're going to show you how to automate your workflow with Sonix by using Zapier. We're going to make a zap that watches a folder in your Dropbox account. And when you upload an audio or video file to that folder, we'll have Sonix automatically transcribe that file for you. It's super easy, and it should only take a few minutes.

How to create a zap in Zapier

So, first thing you want to do is click on make new zap button or make a zap, same thing. And you're going to be taken to this page. It looks confusing, but it's actually not. There are two parts to a zap. The first part is the trigger and the second is an action. So, in this instance, Dropbox is going to be a trigger because we're going to watch a folder on Dropbox. And every single time a file is placed in that folder, that triggers an action, which is we're going to transcribe the file by Sonix.

So, you want to first set up the trigger. So, you're going to search for Dropbox. Obviously, I know it's right here, but we're just going to go through the search box, and you're going to choose new file and folder. Click that, save and continue.

Linking your Dropbox account to Zapier

Now, you're gonna have to link your Dropbox account to Zapier. So, what you're going to do is you're going to click connect an account. And you're going to log in to Dropbox. Click sign in, get the authorization, and it should look something like this. My information is a little blurred out right now. So, you click test just to make sure everything works. It does. And then, you click save and continue.

Choosing a folder you want Sonix to ‘watch’

Now, you have to choose a folder that you're going to watch. Please do not choose the route folder. That's not a good idea. So, I just created a folder that's called Sonix Uploaded Audio. Include file contents, yes. If you don't see your folder in there, especially if you just created it and want to see in this page, please click refresh fields, and it will appear in that dropropdowndown.

Now, click continue. And what it's going to do is it's going to look inside of that file or, excuse me, inside that folder for a file. In this case, it found File A, which is entitled Pete Combs Recording Tips, and there's all this metadata that's attached to it. This looks good because this file is in that folder. And then, you're going to click continue. Cool. So, you have the trigger, a new file in a folder in Dropbox.

Setting up the action to automatically transcribe a file

So, the action is going to be under Sonix. So, you want to search for Sonix. It looks something like this. And what we want to do is transcribe a file. So, click save and continue. And now, we have to connect to our Sonix account to Zapier. So, you want to click Connect an Account.

Where to find the API key

So, what we need from you is an API key. If you click on Sonix Preferences, it's going to open up the preferences page witin Sonix. On that page, you'll see an API key. Copy that, paste it here, click yes, and continue. It should look something like this. Click test just to make sure everything works. Success. So, now, click save and continue. Cool.

Extra settings with the zap

Each zap has a few extra settings that you need to configure. One of them as language. What language are all the audio files in that folder going to be? So, there is an edge case here, which is if you have both English files and, say, Spanish files that you are uploading, you need to actually make two zaps, apps one for all the English files and one for all the Spanish files. And just to make life easier, you should put them in separate folders. So, for our file, Pete Combs Recording Tips, it was actually spoken in English with an American accent. So, you want to click on that. File URL.

Going through the metadata in the file to find the direct media link

So, now, you have to go through the metadata of that file, and what you want it to do for File URL is the direct media link. That looks like this. It's a pretty long filename, but it's encoded by Dropbox. So, that's what you want to click. It's going to look something crazy like that. And then, finally the name. This is how you want the transcript to show up once it's fully uploaded and transcribed in Sonix.

So, usually, you would select this, choose the file name, and then you could say uploaded via API or via Zapier. That's just a good way, so that you know which files were automatically uploaded through Zapier and which files were manually uploaded by you through our uploading system. And then, you click continue.

And then, you have an option right here to run a test with Sonix. Basically, transcribe the file that it found in that folder that you created. So, you can click that. It will send the test the Sonix. It will send that files to us, and we'll automatically transcribe it, but we'll skip that test for now. Then, you click finish.

Name your zap

And we're not quite done yet. What you need to do is name your zap. So, in this case, it would be Upload to Dropbox – Transcribe with Sonix. There's sometimes a folder that you could put it into to stay organized. And then, you need to turn on your zap. Here we go.

But that's it. It was super simple. Now, you can upload any file you want into that folder, and have it be transcribed by Sonix. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] All right. See you guys.

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Tutorial – Sonix for Radio & Podcasters

Introduction

Sonix for Radio and Podcasters. Sonix makes transcription easy, fast, and affordable. In this tutorial, we'll go through how to upload a file using multitrack, how to create show notes in Sonix, and how to use the Sonix SEO-friendly media player.

How to upload a file using multitrack in Sonix

How to upload a file using multitrack. One of the major benefits of multitrack is that you can name speakers before you upload. This results in automatic speaker labeling, which can save a ton of time. Second, you'll get more accurate transcripts because voices on each track are isolated, so there's no crosstalk. Our machines don't like it when people speak over top of each other.

How to enable multitrack in Sonix

In order to use multitrack, you need to turn it on first. It's under your account preferences. Click enable multitrack uploads. Note that multitrack is only available to our paid versions. If you're using the trial version of Sonix, you don't have access to multitrack, and you'll need to upgrade to try it out. Just click save. And, now, you can go and upload.

So, here, you select multitrack upload. I'm going to drag in two tracks from my desktop. Here, you can name the recording. And, here, you can specify who is speaking. Next, we select the language. In this case, it's English American. And I'll put this into my Sonix tutorials folder. And, now, we hit start transcribing.

Once you hit transcribe, the file is sent to our machines, and you're now directed back to your homepage. You can see the status of the transcription right here. It takes roughly five minutes for a one hour file to transcribe.

And, now, we're finished transcribing. Simply click on the file to see your transcript. You can see that Sonix combines the two tracks into one transcript, and separates the speakers by name automatically.

How to create show notes in Sonix

How to create show notes in Sonix. You can create show notes in seconds with Sonix. Just click on the yellow note and enter a description. And there's a few more notes here already populated. All the notes show up in the top nav under the notes menu item.

Navigating to show notes in Sonix

By clicking on a note from here, you can easily navigate to that section. That's it.

How to use the Sonix SEO-friendly media player

How to use the Sonix SEO-friendly media player. Search engines like Google can't index audio nearly as well as text. With the full transcript of your audio in Sonix, every single word gets indexed by Google.

To use the media player, just click the embed button and simply copy the code to your website. Sonix gives you a few options before you copy and paste to your site. You can include show notes. You can allow users to download the audio and the transcript. And, lastly, you can point the Sonix media player and your host. You do this for a few reasons. First, so that you don't need to have two media players on your web page. Second, for RSS feeds. And third, to track downloads stats from your hosting service like Libsyn or Spreaker.

Hit copy, then paste to your website. The embed code will paste into any website provider like WordPress, Squarespace, or Weebly. Once you copy and paste on your website, this is what you'll see.

Overview of all the features in the SEO-friendly media player

The first big difference with the Sonix media player and other media players is that the full transcript is contained in the player. This means that every single word that is spoken can get indexed by search engines, boosting SEO to drive more traffic to your podcast or radio show.

Second, you can click on any word and start playing from that point. Third, the show notes are built right into the media player. Just click on the list icon, and the show notes display below. You can quickly navigate to a section in your podcast or radio show by clicking on that section.

And to boost your SEO even further, these show notes are recognized as headers for SEO purposes. This means your content appears structured to Google, and Google will rank that content higher. And then, if you ever need to make changes to the transcript inside Sonix, and you want those changes to appear in the player, no worries that will happen automatically, but it may take up to an hour to refresh.

Other features in the player include play and pause the audio, jump back or forward 15 seconds, turn the volume on and off, turn auto scrolling of the text on and off, and adjust the playback speed. You can also download the audio or the transcript. You can share the recording with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or by email.

SEO-friendly media player analytics dashboard

And last but not least, the Sonix subscription also comes with a full analytics dashboard. It tracks views, plays, downloads, and shares, as well as the top countries, and top 10 referrers.

SEO-friendly media player heatmap (listener entry and exit points)

And a really novel bit of technology we call the heatmap. This shows areas on your show that are listened to the most and the least. We can do this because we have the full transcript and can track entry and exit points to your content. Imagine how great this could be for your advertisers. You could show them exactly how many times their ads were listened to.

Thank you

Thanks for listening. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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