How to Get Successful Podcast and Video Transcription

How to Get Successful Podcast and Video Transcription
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


Since transcription can take time and cut into other activities, most businesses are better off outsourcing this work to experienced professionals. Outsourced transcription services are particularly helpful when it comes to documenting podcasts and videos.

Not only can hiring a real transcriptionist spare you from mind-numbing work and conditions that may lead to arthritis, but you're also likely to get an accurate transcription that doesn't have to be redone.

Benefits of Transcribing Podcasts and Videos

One of the main benefits of transcribing podcasts or videos for your website is that the content can help boost your search rankings.

  • Get Indexed.
    Google and other search engines have begun favoring videos and podcasts, as long as the text is full of useful information. But if that same content is not transcribed, then search engines will not be able to crawl or index it beyond the limited information you provide in tags and descriptions.
  • Wider Reach.
    Another benefit to video and podcast transcription is that the content can reach a wider audience since not everyone is able to listen to audio or view video at work. Office computers tend to block multimedia content, as workers are expected to just visit text-only web pages. Other people simply don't always want to hear the noise on their computer, especially when someone is trying to sleep in another room.
  • Multiple Versions.
    One of the biggest benefits to transcribing audio is that the content can be repurposed; it is ideal content for creating different versions to reach different market segments or to keep content fresh.

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How to Transcribe Podcasts

There are two main ways to transcribe podcasts: either through voice recognition software or transcription done by a human.

The former is only a better option if you can't find an accurate transcriptionist, but the latter is often the better option for accuracy.

  • Voice Recognition Software.
    Transcription automation software, however, is very useful for transcriptionists to use for creating drafts, which can speed up the process.
  • Human Transcribers.
    Using humans will likely cost more, but it's worth it due to better accuracy. Especially, while transcribing a legal document, software is at risk for a data breach. They could also prove inconsistent in transcribing complicated legal terms. While a human transcriber can help resolve the complexities and ensure accurate work. A professional transcriber will also come under legal supervision to maintain confidentiality on the job, which can be difficult to obtain from the software.

How to Transcribe Video

A useful and common way to transcribe video is with YouTube combined with transcription software. Keep in mind that text works better than video for mobile users because text uses fewer resources. But, transcribing videos into text takes up a lot of time and effort. Using human transcribers can help you save both.

A professional transcriber ensures efficient, accurate, cost-saving, and reliable services. If you use transcribed text offered by some software, there are chances of inaccurate results that could affect your brand image.

Employing the services of competitively priced, 100% accuracy guaranteed professional transcription services can get you the desired results without wasting time and money over unreliable tools.

GMR Transcription offers affordable, accurate, and on-time transcription and translation services. Call us at (714) 202-9653 or Contact us for transcribing your podcasts and videos efficiently.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Cofounder & President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California-based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed nearly ten years of success at GMR, playing a pivotal role in the company's growth. Under Beth's leadership, GMR Transcription doubled its sales within two years, earning recognition as one of the OC Business Journal's fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids.