Podcast homepages weren’t one thing I gave any thought to till I launched my very own standalone present. And actually, even then I most likely didn’t give sufficient thought to the topic. For that purpose, many or most of my reveals have Tumblr pages – which is, at finest, a little bit of a combined blessing in 2020.
The largest purpose many podcasters give little consideration to the topic is the truth that most individuals are platform-dependent in relation to listening. Individuals who eat quite a lot of podcasts typically achieve this by means of a single platform/app, be it Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, Castbox, and many others. However in relation to truly selling your present on social media, you’re finest served by sharing a hyperlink that’s platform agnostic.
I’ve been taking part in round with Podpage a bit right now. The brand new providing was created by Brenden Mulligan, cofounder of app developer toolbox LaunchKit, which bought its instruments to Google means again in 2016. The providing has been round for some time now, however Mulligan has supplied some updates and lately listed it on ProductHunt.
I’m digging it to date. It’s principally plug-and-play to stand up and operating, although you may customise a good bit past that. For reference, a easy web page I made this morning for my podcast, RiYL:
After a few hours, I’m fairly critically contemplating dropping the long-standing Tumblr in favor of the service. My web page is fairly easy to date, and actually, that’s by design. Or, relatively, partially by design and partially because of the truth that I haven’t been excellent about updating episode artwork, which has sort of restricted my choices right here (maybe I’ll undergo the 400+ episodes on some future wet day).
You begin by coming into your podcast identify, and the service goes to work, scraping the related data and constructing it right into a web page. From there, you may add a Patreon (or different technique for monetization) and all associated social media. One of many good issues about having a purpose-built service like that is the way it pulls collectively all the related data right into a single spot. The sidebar contains a breakdown of the totally different podcatchers the place you may hearken to the present, coupled with a signup kind to get present updates.
On the underside are a collection of critiques from totally different podcasting providers. Up prime is a hyperlink to the providers the place you may go away that suggestions. There’s additionally a subscription hyperlink and phone kind, which is a helpful means of permitting folks to electronic mail you with out giving out private data. Notes submitted to the shape shall be despatched to your related electronic mail.
The fundamental expertise is free and there are presently two improve choices. At $5 a month, you may host it by yourself web site and for $12, there are a bunch extra customization choices, together with a extra fully-featured web site, together with weblog performance and the power so as to add transcripts.