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There are PLENTY offer media hosts (buzzsprout, podbean,blogtalk radio, talkshoe) and in the past I’ve said not to use them. Today I explain WHY.The Best Podcast Website Configuration
Ask any podcast consultant worth their price that and they will THE BEST configuration for your podcast is to use a self hosted WordPress install (see my quick start page for more information) for your website, and either Libsyn.com or Blubrry.com for your media. If you use Libsyn, use the coupon code sopfree to get a free month.
This allows you to completely control he look of your website. Any advertising on your website are there because you put the there and you benefit from them. Any RSS feeds icons are to RSS feeds YOU control.
Neither Libsyn or Blubrry change your file. Blubrry can add id3 tags if you set it up. But the name, format and publishing quality are not touched.
Libsyn and Blubrry do not limit how many listeners you can have. They do not limit how many episodes you can have in your history. The only limitation you have is how much you can upload a month (so you set a target length for each podcast and determine how much hosting you need). This means you have ONE price no matter the size of your audience. This means people that find you today can go back and download your entire back catalog (I have over 300 episodes online). The more episodes your audience consumes, the better the relationship you build with them.Now Let’s Look at Free Media Hosting For Your Podcast
As we go through this list you will see where they break the above rules.
Blog Talk Radio
1. This company has unlimited bandwidth and storage (when you pay). If you go free you back catalog is online for 90 days.
2. They change the format of your audio to CD quality mono (I didn’t see a way to change this).
3. They offer an RSS feed that you can’t control
4. When I uploaded a file and downloaded, the ID3 Tags came up in Japanese.Feedburner is on Thin Ice
While I don’t think Feedburner is going away (although it could) Google has turned off some of the “back end” of this service. Consequently, I do not recommend using this service, and instead recommend using the PowerPress Plugin. If you are not using WordPress, then go through Libsyn.com as you media host (and use their system).Tweriod Help You Know When To Tweet
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