The blog for podcasters and those who want to become one
Warning, a truism: podcasts are usually made for an audience that is intended to listen to the podcast. That's why the very majority of podcasters have a purpose behind their show.
You might have already heard about the brand new Podigee Dynamic Ad Server? If not, no problem. This is not about the tool itself, but about what you can do with it.
Dear Podigee users: Today is a great day for the Podigee community and of course for us as the Podigee Team. We would like to announce to you the pricing model for the Podigee Dynamic Ad Server.
Podcasts have grown significantly in the last few years, gaining millions of listeners around the world. Thanks to the growth of this industry, companies, and brands are more and more interested in advertising in podcasts.
Starting with ads, promotions or sponsorships in podcasts can be challenging. First, of course, you need to find the right advertising partner. Once you have signed a deal, you need to figure out how and where to place the advertisement in your podcast.
Before Dynamic Ad Insertion, podcasts were generally monetized by adding baked-in ads to the audio. Pre-recorded or spoken by the hosts, they have been placed at very different points in a podcast episode. Not only the ad itself, but also the position of the ad can have an essential impact on the success of a campaign.
Podcast productions are becoming more and more complex. This is accompanied by an increase in the number of people involved with very different requirements and responsibilities. We are very proud that we can present a feature that allows you to manage roles and permissions for your users and podcasts - as simply as possible and as detailed as necessary - today.
What makes your podcast outstanding? What should be the first your listeners hear, when they are listening to the newest or one of your older episodes? You would like to introduce yourself or the podcast at the beginning of each episode, but you don't want to record it again and again? Make your life easier then and record an intro once and we will take care of everything else.
For all the users that appreciate and benefit from our Private podcasts feature, get ready to enjoy it even more! And for all those, who are not using them yet, two more arguments to try them out.
Samsung Podcasts is a new podcast platform from one of the largest smartphone brands in the world.
Episode descriptions and show notes play a central role when publishing new episodes – they give your listeners the insights needed to understand what they are going to get – or miss if they don’t tune in!
The Podigee Podcast Player has got a new design!
Welcome Podimo as our latest export platform family member. Podimo is growing podcast app with some cool discoverability features. More importantly: it could enable a new revenue stream for podcasters.
We improved one of your most fundamental workflows in Podigee - publishing a new episode. Additionally, your podcast data will now be updated for you automatically without any additional cost.
Insights from the data analysis of Germany's largest podcast hoster
Once the decision for your own podcast has been made, it's all about the right concept. In the corporate world, the formats and specialisations are diverse. Part 2 of our Mini-Special by Jasmin Lörchner shows you some successful productions from which you can learn.
More and more companies are launching their own podcasts. Who should have their own podcast and what do you need to keep in mind? In part 1, Jasmin Lörchner, our guest author, gives us mini special tips on how to get started, and in part 2 we discuss successful productions.
If you want to start podcasting, sooner or later you have to deal with the technology behind it. The right equipment is the basis of every quality podcast and ensures a pleasant introduction to the world of audio. Before you dive into the floods of Google research - just let three industry professionals recommend their favourite starter packages here.
With our tips and tricks for remote recording, you can guarantee your podcast fans the best listening experience.
Anyone who produces podcasts knows the typical technical challenges that lurk in the background, such as background noise, interrupted connections or microphones that are suddenly no longer recognized by the PC's system control. The most important part of every recording is the excellent quality. But how is this achieved? Especially in times of #StayAtHome, when we cannot meet our podcast guests face to face?
To make websites more secure, Google's chrome browser will soon start blocking so-called Mixed Content, which is integrated from non-secure or non-SSL-encrypted pages. The update also affects podcasters - we explain what you need to know and what to do now.
How to make your podcast accessible via voice assistance
This time we will have a closer look into transcripts
You ask yourself why your podcast is not working properly, what you should be recording all the time and whether podcasts are (still) worthwhile for your business. Are you thinking about dropping your podcast? Here are some aspects you should think about before you finish your podcast.
Get your podcast out of solitary confinement
Word has gotten around that podcast charts play a role in your visibility. But if you want to be successful on a broad scale and maybe even bring new listeners to the medium podcast, then you should pimp your podcast info not only for Cupertino & Co. but also for web search engines.
As part of a new agreement with Spotify, we are offering "Spotify Passthrough" to our customers. With this, we avoid the usual caching mechanism of the streaming service
The shutdown of the old statistics is imminent.
Let's have a look at platform popularity on Podigee
We're announcing our largest and most impactful analytics upgrade so far and it's called "Listener Insights"
Podigee and Audion, the German and French podcast technology leaders, have signed a partnership to provide an integrated solution for industry professionals: editors, media groups, producers and brands
In the series "Podcasts - everything you need to know to get started" we take a closer look at different aspects of podcasting. Part 7 is about the final step: the podcast release.
In der Serie "Podcasts – alles, was du für den Einstieg wissen musst" schauen wir uns verschiedene Aspekte des Podcastings genauer an. In Teil 6 zeigen wir dir, wie du dein Podcast-Cover selbst gestalten kannst.
In the series "Podcasts - everything you need to know to get started" we take a closer look at different aspects of podcasting. Part 5 clarifies what you need to consider if you want to use music in your podcast.
oDL wants to track podcast downloads in an open and transparent way. Here's why we think this is great
In the series "Podcasts - everything you need to know to get started" we take a closer look at different aspects of podcasting. Part 4 is about audio editing.
With our new Unified Podcast Analytics, we are killing two birds with one stone: We are standardizing data collection and introducing new functions for podcast producers at the same time.
In the series "Podcasts - everything you need to know to get started" we take a closer look at different aspects of podcasting. Part 3 is about microphones, recorders and surround sound.
In the series "Podcasts - everything you need to know to get started" we take a closer look at different aspects of podcasting. In part 2 we will address the question of how to listen to podcasts.
The new podcast categories are coming to Apple Podcasts. Here's a little overview for you:
In the series "Podcasts - everything you need to know to get started" we take a closer look at different aspects of podcasting. In part 1, we clarify what podcasts are.
Podcasts are a great medium, because the entry hurdle is quite low. But usually you don't make a podcast just for yourself, you want to reach other people with it. Find out how you can increase the number of listeners of your podcast.
Apple announced yesterday that they will soon be making some changes to the podcast categories in their directory. We explain what this means for Podigee customers.
In a talk Dave Taylor presented our vision of the future of audio. He thinks we need to serve the audience better.
Podigee, one of the largest podcast hosting companies in Europe, is now available in Spanish. The user interface is completely translated and our friendly customer service will answer you in Spanish as well.
One of the newest, and most fun, ways for podcasters to grow their audience is through Twitch
Podcasts are an exciting way to support your key products
We're media partner of re:publica Thessalniki and are giving away two free tickets to the event.
Automatic transcripts powered by Auphonic are coming to Podigee! Get your podcast transcripted with no extra steps and for the fraction of the cost of a manual transcription.
TL;DR: We recently had some issues with our statistics system. Some data did not get tracked. We were able to recover most of the missing stats.
We are really happy to announce that the Podigee Podcast Player is now the default for all Podigee Podcast Hosting accounts.
Apple introduced a new way to submit and manage entries in their iTunes Podcast directory: iTunes Podcast Connect
In our new series WTF podcasting we explain today what the iTunes podcast directory is, why your podcast needs to be in it and what you need to consider before submitting your podcast.
We at Podigee believe that having your podcast transcribed will benefit you and your audience. This is why we are launching a private beta of our latest and greatest feature: the automated podcast transcription service.
A Transcript, a textual version of your podcast episode, is awesome on many levels. It improves accessibility, makes it easier for people to find your content and gives you the chance of repurposing your valuable content for other uses.
How you can use the power of podcasting to get recognized as an expert in your field.
How to use Podigee to get more listeners by improving the quality of your podcast's metadata
Dave Jackson, podcast coach, book author and most certainly a well known podcaster, has a post on his blog named "What I Look For in A Media Host". In 7 points Dave describes what he considers to be a good podcast media host. Here is, point by point, how Podigee holds up to his criteria and if not, why.
After a lot of work and a few setbacks we're proud to finally make our new podcast statistics system available for all Podigee users.
See how you can record your first podcast episode without having to buy expensive gear first
In this series we explain how Podigee works. This time we talk about the measures we have in place to make sure Podigee is always available to you and your listeners.
Our partner Auphonic recently introduced their pricing model. Our plans & prices will stay the same.
Our pricing was too complicated. So we made it simpler and more transparent by removing restrictions.
As you might have heard, yesterday was a pretty bad day for secure communication on the internet. Due to a critical bug in the widely used OpenSSL library which is used to encrypt communication between your browser and a website it was possible to gain access to usernames, passwords and other confidential information. Podigee was also affected by this bug (as were many others like Yahoo.com, Adobe.com, etc.). How was podigee.com affected?
Here we will talk about all aspects of podcasting in general and of course in relation to our Podcast Hosting Platform called https://www.podigee.com. We will discuss different aspects of what makes a podcast appealing to the listener and give tips how podcasters can improve their audience's experience. We're also always happy to cover topics you care most about. So if you have something you want us to write about, let us know.