There are three keys to podcast growth: Interview top people in your field (get the right guests). Two, get featured on iTunes (not just listed but featured on their front page). Three, encourage your guests to share their interviews via their blogs and social networks.
Once you create a podcast, you need to get the word out so people can find what you have to offer. Below are some of the major websites that aggregate podcasts and offer accessible directories for people interested in various topics. Be sure to list your podcasts with some of these directories and hosting services:
Anchor.fm — This free podcasting platform offers all the recording, editing, hosting, and distribution you need to start a successful podcast.
Free Hosting – Anchor offers unlimited free hosting with no trial period, no storage limits, no catch.
One-Click Distribution – Make your podcast available everywhere most people listen: Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and more. All with just one click.
Record from Anywhere – Record via your desktop, iPad, or mobile apps.
Monetize Your Podcast – Add a button to your profile so listeners can support your work with recurring monthly payments.
Straightfoward Analytics – See at a glance how your prodcast episodes are doing so you can grow your audience.
Podcast with Friends – Record your podcast with friends or cohosts. Or take voice messages from your listeners to include in your episodes.
AudioBoom — Unlimited 10-minute podcasts for free. $90 per year for unlimited 1-hour podcasts (and full iTunes integration and AudioBoom syndication). You can also record and post podcasts via an iPhone/iPad, Android, or Kindle app.
BlogTalkRadio.com — Hosts thousands of Internet talk radio shows, many of which are syndicated on other networks like iTunes. Fees range from $39 to $249 per month. Alexa: 14,897.
Blubrry — Offers podcast hosting and syndication as well as a directory of 35,000 podcasts at http://blubrry.com/programs. Alexa: 52,955.
CastBox — Offers podcast hosting and syndication. Upload audios for free and find an audience for your podcast.
Castbox is the leading global spoken audio platform pioneering in-audio search to deliver contextual recommendations for listeners of podcasts, on-demand radio, and audiobooks. Since its launch in 2016, Castbox has gained over 15 million users worldwide and grown its audio library to 50 million episodes.
Google Podcasts — Google allows podcasters to submit their podcast to Google Play and allows users to find podcasts to meet their mood or interest. This gives podcasters access to millions of new listeners on Android phones. You can submit your podcast here: https://podcastsmanager.google.com/add-feed.
iTunes.com — Apple’s popular podcasting venue. It has 75% of the podcast syndication market. How to submit your podcast: https://podcasters.apple.com/support/823-podcast-requirements.
Libsyn.com — A podcast hosting site with plans starting at $5 per month. They host 25,000 shows with 44 million monthly listeners and 2.6 billion downloads.
Midroll — Midroll is the leading podcast advertising network, connecting companies and brands with respected podcasters. They match advertisers with your podcast. You control how many ads run. For details, see http://www.midroll.com/podcasters.
Omny Studio — $99 per month for enterprise-level podcasting.
Podbean.com — Offers free and paid hosting with 816,772 podcasters and 4 billion downloads. Podbean allows anyone to create professional podcasts in minutes without programming knowledge. Our user-friendly interface allows you to upload, publish, manage and promote your podcasts with just a few clicks of your mouse. Just point, click and execute. How easy is that?
PodcastAlley.com — Podcasting news and featured podcasts.
PodcastOne.com — Currently hosts more than 200 high profile and celebrity podcasters. To submit your show idea, use their contact form: http://podcastone.com/contactus.
Podtrac.com — Offers measurement and advertising for audio and video podcasts.
SoundCloud.com — Offers three hours of time for your free uploads as well as paid hosting of music and audio ($15 pro plan with no limits on uploads). SoundCloud reaches 175 million unique listeners every month. Note: The SoundCloud player can be embedded into tweets.
Stitcher.com — Features and hosts 40,000+ podcasts and radio shows available via iPhone, Android, and PC.
TalkShoe.com — TalkShoe is a FREE, easy to use, reliable, all-in-one podcasting platform. Create professional podcasts quickly without prior production experience.
The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Podcast — https://djcity.com.au/blog/start-a-podcast-the-ultimate-guide-to-podcasts
About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.
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