Podpage Blog

Thoughts on podcast websites and podcast website strategy

April 12, 2024

Spotlight: My First Million Podcast

Podpage is proud to host some of the fastest growing podcasts, including My First Million. Whether you’re looking for financial tips or simply looking for ideas on making your own show a success, we’ll show you what you can expect.

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April 9, 2024

Podcast Episode Page SEO

Aside from optimizing your podcast website, you should also be optimizing each episode page's SEO. Fortunately for you, Podpage makes this easy and effective.

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April 2, 2024

The 10 Best Food Podcasts

Whether you’re entranced by food culture, curious about culinary history, or simply love sitting down to a good meal, these food podcasts will have you coming back for seconds!

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March 28, 2024

The Podcaster's Guide to Google Search Console

Your podcast is only as healthy as its website. Google Search Console allows you to measure the health and performance of your podcast website so you can pivot accordingly. Dive into our Google Search Console guide.

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March 26, 2024

How Podcast Ads Work (and why they’re so effective)

Listeners tend to pay more attention to podcast ads than ones on the radio, TV, billboards, and even social media. Learn exactly how podcast ads work and how you can use them to monetize your content in a way that resonates with your listeners!

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March 19, 2024

The Best Fashion Podcasts

From staying on top of the latest trends to taking deep dives into your favorite fashion houses, these fashion podcasts will inspire you to refresh your wardrobe and express yourself!

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March 13, 2024

How To Set Up Your Podpage Website

Creating a podcast website is a powerful way to leverage all benefits of the podcasting medium and grow your show to its full potential. With Podpage, the process is simple and straightforward. In this blog, we’ll walk you step by step through setting up your own Podpage podcast website and answer some of the common questions you might have along the way!

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March 12, 2024

How To Understand Your Podcast Analytics

Understanding your podcast analytics is key to building and sustaining a successful show. But how do you know which metrics to track and how to apply the data to make a better podcast? In this blog, we’ll break down everything you need to know to track your podcast statistics and make informed decisions about the direction of your show!

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March 7, 2024

Spotlight: Lenny's Podcast

Podpage is proud to be a part of growing the audience of some of the best podcasts, including Lenny’s Podcast. Whether you’re interested in bringing a new product to market, launching a new company, or just looking for inspiration for your own podcast, we’ll show you what to expect.

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March 5, 2024

The 20 Best Self Help Podcasts

Whether it’s your career or your personal life, we’re all looking for ways to live our best lives. Here are 20 of the best self help podcasts to help you not just survive, but thrive.

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Feb. 27, 2024

How To Find Good Podcast Names

Want to make a great first impression? It starts with your podcast name. Luckily, there’s an easy way to come up with good podcast names to attract your audience and get your show off on the right foot.

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Feb. 23, 2024

How To Create a Podcast Editorial Calendar

It takes a lot of planning to create a polished, engaging podcast. Here’s how to plan out your editorial calendar to increase your reach.

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Feb. 20, 2024

Best News Podcasts

Whether you prefer a deep dive or a quick overview of the top headlines, podcasts are an easy way to stay current on the news. Here are 18 of the best news podcasts that you can listen to on your daily commute.

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Feb. 16, 2024

Spotlight: Rich On Tech

Podpage is proud to host some of the country’s most helpful and engaging podcasts, including “Rich On Tech.” Whether you’re interested in the latest technology news or simply looking for ideas on how to make your own podcast shine, we’ll show you what to expect in this hit show.

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Feb. 13, 2024

How to Start a Podcast in 2024

In this blog, we'll walk through everything you need to know to create your own podcast, including what to do after your launch to promote growth and expand your reach!

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Feb. 6, 2024

The 15 Best Comedy Podcasts

From witty banter about pop culture to dissecting what makes a joke funny, here are 15 of the best comedy podcasts that’ll have you rolling out of your seat.

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Jan. 29, 2024

The Best DSLR Mics for Podcasters

A great quality podcast starts with great quality sound. Here are our top recommendations for the best DSLR mics for podcasters so you can up your game in 2024.

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Jan. 25, 2024

SEO For Podcasts 101

Boosting your reach is crucial if you want to increase your followers. Here’s how to leverage SEO for podcasts so you rank higher and get more listeners.

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Jan. 23, 2024

How To Use RSS Feeds For Your Podcast

What exactly is an RSS feed, and how can you optimize it to get more listeners? In this blog, we break down everything you need to know about RSS feeds and how they relate to you and your content!

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Jan. 16, 2024

The 15 Best Travel Podcasts

There’s no better way to use your vacation days than by traveling the world, but listening to the top travel podcasts is a close second! Tune in to hear your favorite travel writers and professionals share their top tips and stories.

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Jan. 9, 2024

The Top 10 Best Sports Podcasts

Whether you’re looking for sports stories, fantasy football analysis, or just want to follow the latest ESPN personality, here are the best sports podcasts to listen to.

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Jan. 2, 2024

10 Best True Crime Podcasts

If you know anything about podcasting, you know that the true crime genre is huge! Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to help you up your game.

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Dec. 27, 2023

The Power of Collaboration: Should you start a podcast network?

Learn all the advantages and disadvantages of creating your own podcast network, including navigating through the key stages of research, content creation, team building, distribution, and monetization so you can decide if it’s the right move for you.

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Dec. 19, 2023

Top 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2023

Every year, Apple Podcasts releases its top 10 most popular podcasts of the year. In this blog, we'll go over that list, explain how it can help you as a podcaster, and also share some honorable mentions that didn't make the cut.

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Dec. 12, 2023

Podcast Producers: The Unsung Heroes of Podcasting

Interested in working with (or becoming) a podcast producer? Learn everything podcast producers do, what they cost, and how to weigh the pros and cons of working with one so you can decide if it's the right move for you!

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Dec. 5, 2023

50 Podcast Topic Ideas (+ free episode creation guide)

Choosing a podcast topic idea that resonates with you and is tailored to your target audience is a crucial part of starting a podcast. In this blog, we share how to choose a good podcast topic, 50 ideas to get you brainstorming, and how to take any topic and make it your own!

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Nov. 28, 2023

The Official Podcast Cover Art Guide [2023]

Learn everything you need to know to create eye-catching podcast cover art that converts passive scrollers to active and loyal listeners!

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Nov. 21, 2023

The Podcast Studio Setup Guide (+ free checklist)

Learn everything you need to know about making a home podcast studio, including how to choose a location, what equipment you need equipment, how to soundproof, and more!

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Nov. 14, 2023

The Ultimate Podcasting Headphones Guide: How to pick the right ones for you

Whether you're a podcaster on a budget or have the resources to splurge on the best, you want to get the best pair possible with all the features you'll love. Whichever end of the spectrum you're on, this guide breaks down everything you need to know!

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Nov. 7, 2023

Choosing the Right Podcast Category (and other ways to improve visibility)

How do you determine the right ones for you? And what are some other ways to boost your visibility within directories? This short guide breaks down everything you need to know.

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Oct. 31, 2023

How to Create Podcast Audiograms That Drive Traffic to Your Episodes

Like all things in marketing and social media, audiograms can be effective or ineffective based on how they are created and used. In this guide, we'll explore how to create impactful audiograms that drive traffic to your podcast episodes.

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Oct. 25, 2023

How to Create The Perfect Episode Intro (that keeps people listening)

Learn exactly how to create episode intros that measurably impact your data and lead to lasting, loyal engagement!

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Oct. 17, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Podcast Sponsorships

This blog post will break down how podcast sponsorships work, major concepts like ad spots, how to find potential sponsors, as well as how (and when) to effectively monetize through brand deals!

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Oct. 10, 2023

Top 10 Best Places to Find and Subscribe to Podcasts

In this blog, we'll analyze the best platforms where you can effortlessly discover, subscribe, and listen to podcasts, ensuring you stay connected to the best content.

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Oct. 3, 2023

Pop filters: An underrated part of your podcast setup

In this blog, we'll go over the types of pop filters out there so you can choose the best one for your mic and some basic mic techniques so you can ensure you work with your gear to produce the best-sounding recording possible.

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Sept. 26, 2023

The Best Podcast Equipment: Everything you need (and nothing you don't)

This blog guides you through everything you need to know about podcast equipment so you can make informed purchases!

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Sept. 19, 2023

Podcast Networks 101: Everything to know before you join

Should you join a podcast network? What are the pros and cons? In this blog, we break down everything you need to know about whether or not to join a network, including the most popular major networks and the best ones for independent podcasters!

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Sept. 12, 2023

Top 15 Best History Podcasts

We put together this list to break down the top 15 best history podcasts to listen to! Podcasts on this list are also a great resource if you’re a podcaster within the history genre!

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Sept. 5, 2023

The Top 8 Best Ways to Promote Your Podcast and Get More Listeners

In the vast sea of content available today, standing out hinges on leveraging effective podcast marketing strategies to put your show in front of potential listeners. In this blog, we break down the eight ways you can promote your show and grow your audience!

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Aug. 28, 2023

6 Things to Include in Your Podcast Show Notes (+ free template)

Learn the art of writing compelling podcast show notes and exactly what you need to include to maximize your content's potential!

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Aug. 21, 2023

The 6 Best Ways to Monetize Your Podcast (at any stage of the game)

Find out how to set yourself up for maximum monetary success as a podcaster and which method is the best approach for your unique podcast!

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Aug. 15, 2023

How to Streamline Your Podcast Editing Workflow

For most podcasters, some amount of editing is usually necessary to create engaging, high-quality episodes. The question is, how can you consistently edit content without sacrificing hours of your time?

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Aug. 8, 2023

The 20 Most Popular Story Podcasts

We compiled a list of 20 of the most popular story podcasts- from highly produced content from media moguls like NPR to smaller, independent creators who've struck it big; this list has it all. These podcasts provide a wealth of narrative techniques, character development strategies, and innovative storytelling structures that can offer inspiration (and enjoyment).

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Aug. 1, 2023

The Ultimate Podcast Planning Guide (7 principles of sustainable success)

Use this blog as a guide to help you plan your podcast episodes and ensure you have the right resources in place for long-term success!

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July 24, 2023

The Optimal Length for Your Podcast Episodes

Podcast length varies, but, there is usually a certain length that will work best for you and will get the most engagement from listeners. Let's dive into all the considerations so you can figure out the ideal podcast episode length for your content!

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July 18, 2023

The 5 Pillars of Ultra-Compelling Podcast Content

Learn the 5 fundamental elements of captivating podcast episodes to help you create consistent, engaging content!

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July 10, 2023

The Best Interview Podcasts [2023]

Find out what makes interview-style podcasts the most popular format out there, the built-in benefits of having this type of podcast yourself, and the top-ranked shows within the category!

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July 3, 2023

The Top 6 Reasons to Use Podcast Transcripts

Find out the 6 reasons you should use podcast transcripts and the best way to get high-quality, accurate transcripts without spending a dime.

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June 28, 2023

Get Your Podcast on YouTube (and leverage the medium for all it’s worth)

Uploading your episode video is easy, but how do you leverage the platform to expand your reach and get subscribers? In this blog, we’ll share three tips for maximizing your success on YouTube!

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June 19, 2023

The Best 10 Marketing Podcasts for Digital Creators and Podcasters

Learn the top 10 best marketing podcasts out there for digital creators and podcasters looking to grow their brands, expand their reach, and even make passive income from their content!

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June 12, 2023

How to Vlog Your Podcast (free and paid options)

According to a recent study by Podcast Download, 57% of people prefer podcasts with video. Learn the benefits of having a video element to your podcast, all the best tools to make it happen, and how to make your video content stand out from the crowd.

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June 5, 2023

The 10 Best Mic Stands for Podcasters [2023]

A good podcast mic stand helps keep your microphone positioned correctly, helping to ensure the highest quality recording. This guide breaks down the best mic stands for podcasters and how to pick the best one for you!

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May 29, 2023

Podcast Spotlight: All the Hacks

In this Podcast Spotlight, we highlight the successful podcast All the Hacks and break down what it can teach you about making successful content that stands out from the crowd!

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May 8, 2023

The Best Podcast Music Resources (free and paid)

Podcast music is an essential for most podcasters, but how do you find legal music that isn't protected by copyright (and doesn't sound generic)? In this blog, we'll break down the basics of podcast copyright law and the three resources you can use to find legal podcast music.

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April 24, 2023

Spotlight: Danger Close with Jack Carr

In each Spotlight, we'll break down noteworthy elements of the featured podcast and walk through how the host leveraged their podcast website to draw visitors and help support their content!

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April 4, 2023

RSS Feeds 101: What you need to know

What exactly is an RSS feed, and how can you optimize it to get more listeners? In this blog, we break down everything you need to know about RSS feeds and how they relate to you and your content!

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March 27, 2023

How to Get More Podcast Reviews (5 tips)

Want to get more podcast reviews but aren't sure how? In this blog, we'll break down why podcast reviews are so important and how to get listeners to leave them!

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March 20, 2023

The Top 10 Best Business Podcasts (and how they can help podcasters)

Business podcasts are becoming increasingly popular as a way to stay up-to-date on business topics, the latest news, trends, and tips in the business world. In this blog, we'll go over the top business podcasts that can help you stay on top of business trends. We’ll also break down how to find quality business podcasts and how you can benefit from them as a podcaster.

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March 14, 2023

The Podpage™ Dashboard Breakdown: How to use and apply the features within your account

We work hard to make Podpage intuitive and straightforward for everyone--tech-savvy or not! Use this blog to help you navigate your account so you can take full advantage of every tool.

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March 6, 2023

How to Turn Listeners into Loyal Supporters of Your Show (4 tips)

Listener donations are one of the most effective ways to monetize your podcast because it builds loyalty between the podcaster and their audience. In this blog, we'll break down four steps to encourage listeners to support your show financially so you can increase podcast revenue and ensure the long-term sustainable growth of your podcast!

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Feb. 27, 2023

How to Get More Traffic to Your Podcast Website (8 key strategies)

Having a podcast website provides people with an easy way to access your content and other materials so that they can stay connected with you and your work. But in order for your podcast website to be effective, it needs to attract visitors. In this blog, we review the foundations of a successful podcast website and 8 key strategies to help support its growth!

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Feb. 21, 2023

The Top 15 Things All Beginner Podcasters Should Know (before and after launch)

Setting realistic goals can help ensure that your podcast stays fresh and engaging for the long haul! In this blog, we'll break down what to know before you launch your podcast and also include tips for after-launch to help you optimize your content and get it in the ears of listeners!

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Feb. 4, 2023

The Importance of Having a Podcast Website (5 key benefits)

Having a presence online is becoming increasingly important for podcasters. And with the industry growing at an unprecedented rate, standing out from the crowd is an essential part of getting your content noticed, drawing in listeners, and turning them into faithful subscribers. In this blog, we'll look at the top five benefits of having a podcast website and why it's a crucial part of your podcast marketing.

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June 29, 2022

Job: Podpage Community Support Lead

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Aug. 14, 2021

Headliner's 12 reasons you need a podcast website for your show

Our friends at Headliner wrote an amazing post that everyone should read about the key reasons to have a website for your podcast

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Aug. 9, 2021

Google now requires all podcasts to have a website

Podpage is an easy, free solution to use for Google's new podcast requirement

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July 14, 2021

124 Podcasters Reveal 9 Best Podcast Hosting Websites

Which podcast hosts do podcasters recommend? We asked 124 podcasters to review the best podcast hosting platforms. Here are their top 9 podcast hosting websites.

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Oct. 19, 2020

The Podcast Host reviewed Podpage!

"Podpage is perfect for podcasters who want the best possible podcast website, for the minimum amount of time, cost, and technical know-how."

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Oct. 14, 2020

Why it’s critical to have a website for your podcast

After years of helping creative professionals think about the role their homepage plays in their overall strategy, my belief is an emphatic YES, you need a website, but NO you shouldn’t have to think about it very often.

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Oct. 14, 2020

Why it’s critical to have a website for your podcast

After years of helping creative professionals think about the role their homepage plays in their overall strategy, my belief is an emphatic YES, you need a website, but NO you shouldn’t have to think about it very often.

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Oct. 2, 2020

Watch our interview on the Business Storytelling Podcast

We just joined the Business Storytelling Podcast to talk about podcast websites, Podpage, and the industry in general.

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Oct. 2, 2020

Watch our interview on the Business Storytelling Podcast

We just joined the Business Storytelling Podcast to talk about podcast websites, Podpage, and the industry in general.

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July 18, 2020

Setting up your Podpage with a Squarespace domain name

This is tricky, because their user interface does a really dumb thing.

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July 17, 2020

Comparing Wordpress and Podpage

Which website platform should you use for your podcast website, Wordpress or Podpage?

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July 6, 2020

Podpage now supports the Megaphone media player!

Podpage now fully supports Megaphone's native media player. If you're a Megaphone user, the native player will automatically show up on your website!

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July 5, 2020

Podpage now supports the Anchor media player!

Customers who host on Anchor will now see the official Anchor player on their website!

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June 30, 2020

Podpage now supports the Podcast.co media player!

If your feed is powered by Podcast.co, your episode pages just got waaaaay better

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June 29, 2020

How to monetize your podcast on your podcast website

If you monetize your audience in any way (advertising, memberships, or donations), make sure that's prominently displayed on your website!

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June 29, 2020

How to monetize your podcast on your podcast website

If you monetize your audience in any way (advertising, memberships, or donations), make sure that's prominently displayed on your website!

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June 24, 2020

Add commenting to your Podpage

We've added a commenting feature to your episode pages, blog posts, and custom pages, letting you connect with your listening audience in a whole new way!

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June 23, 2020

School of Podcasting Interview

Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting interviewed the founder of Podpage about the platform and future features

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June 22, 2020

You can now take a course about Podpage

The School of Podcasting has created an entire course teaching you how to get the most out of Podpage. It's fantastic, and it's FREE!

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May 25, 2020

How to make your podcast website sharing friendly

There's a big difference between sharing a link on Twitter or Facebook without the proper setup and sharing with things set correctly. A properly formatted link will stand out far more in a feed than a simple text link.

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May 25, 2020

How to make your podcast website sharing friendly

There's a big difference between sharing a link on Twitter or Facebook without the proper setup and sharing with things set correctly. A properly formatted link will stand out far more in a feed than a simple text link.

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May 24, 2020

How to use the Apple Smart Banner on your podcast website

Every podcast website should utilize this handy tool that gets you more subscribers on Apple Devices

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April 22, 2020

SEO for Podcasts

How to optimize your podcast website for search engines. Search engine optimization (SEO) is more of an art than a science, but with the right strategy, you can achieve high SEO scores and a high Google ranking.

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April 22, 2020

SEO for Podcasts

How to optimize your podcast website for search engines. Search engine optimization (SEO) is more of an art than a science, but with the right strategy, you can achieve high SEO scores and a high Google ranking.

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