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Why Your Podcast Needs a Website 💻

In this video, we’re addressing one of the most common questions we’re asked, which is whether or not you need a website for your podcast. The truth is you do need one, and there are 6 reasons why.

#️⃣ 1. The first reason is that having a website gives you a place to archive old episodes. Some podcast directories limit how many episodes listeners can access, but if you have a website you can share links to all of your past shows if you choose to.

#️⃣ 2. Reason number two is that you can repurpose your episodes into other forms of content more easily. This is a great way to utilize the power of SEO to grow your audience, your fanbase, and your business.

#️⃣ 3. Having a website also gives you a place to engage more with your audience. Listeners can comment on how you did, what they think of your material, and even give you episode ideas.

#️⃣ 4. The fourth reason your podcast needs a website is that it makes it easier for people to find your show. Needing to download an app to listen to your episodes could be off putting, but if you have a link to your show right on your website, it’s easier for them to keep up with the latest news and releases.

#️⃣ 5. Having a website gives you a place to gather contact information and share show notes and resources to better serve your listeners. Let’s say you’re talking about an eBook or a course in your latest episode. Your website is the perfect place to direct your listeners to so they don’t have to try and remember the information related to that resource.

#️⃣ 6. The sixth and final reason you need a website is that it gives you a place to promote products and services for sale. Whether they are your offerings or someone else’s, having a website allows your listeners to take advantage of special deals and offers you may have available. This is a wonderful way to better monetize your audience, and increase your revenue.

I hope this quick video has inspired you to create a website for your podcast if you don’t have one already. That’s all for now. Thanks for tuning in! 👋🏾

Useful Links

Should I Have a Website for My Podcast?

How to Create an RSS Feed for a Podcast: https://rss.com/blog/how-to-create-an-rss-feed-for-a-podcast/

How to Start a Podcast in 2021: A Step-By-Step Guide

Start your show for free today: https://rss.com/auth/sign-up/

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The Best Podcast Hosting Platform in 2021

What is the best podcast hosting platform in 2021? To answer this question, we need to look at the history of podcast hosting…

Back in 2006 we built Podcast Generator, an open-source podcast publishing solution. In late 2000s, the development of Podcast Generator as a free software received a strong support from the community, including letters of interest from organizations all around the world.

In the past 14 years, Podcast Generator was downloaded over one million times, translated into 50 different languages, cited in several books and articles and it powered tens of thousands of shows, including some among the first educational podcasts in Europe and in the US.

Podcast Generator Support Letters
14 years in the podcasting industry: in late 2000s, educational institutions and organizations from all around the world wrote support letters to endorse the development of Podcast Generator.

Podcast Generator is still available today as a self-hosted solution. However, in the past years, the popularity and affordability of cloud storage and computation led to a commoditization of traditional hosting services and gave rise to a broad range of cloud-based solutions (also known as software as a service, or SaaS). These solutions are often cheaper than traditional services and they can save a significant amount of time to the end users since they do not require efforts for maintenance and upgrades, which are automatically performed by the provider.

The cloud led to a commoditization of traditional hosting services and gave rise to a broad range of novel SaaS solutions.

A clear example of this cloud transformation is RSS.com. RSS.com is a world-class podcast publishing platform that was created with a clear goal in mind: remove all the technical aspects of podcast hosting and RSS feed generation to leverage the power of the cloud and allow users to focus on what really matters: creating great content for their audience.

RSS.com is the natural evolution of Podcast Generator. It stems from over a decade of learnings and user research. For this reason, RSS.com is our favorite cloud platform to host a podcast in 2021.

RSS.com, our favorite podcast hosting platform in 2021.

RSS.com allows anyone to create their podcast show and upload their first episode for free. The service includes unlimited audio storage, real-time analytics, a free podcasting website, episode scheduling, social media integration, monetization via advertisements, and much more.

The pricing is among the lowest in the market ($99 for an annual plan, all features included), with educational plans starting at $4.99 per month and significant discounts for non-profit organizations and charities.

But most importantly, RSS.com is the best podcast hosting platform because customers love it:

World-class Net Promoter Score (NPS): word cloud showing the most recurring terms in a customer satisfaction survey on RSS.com with over 1,200 responses.

Don’t just take our word for it, try RSS.com yourself. Your exclusive podcast RSS feed and first episode are 100% free. Kick the tires, upload your cover art, share your show on social networks, join podcast directories, and more without paying a dime.

We’ve been in the podcasting industry for the past 14 years. RSS.com is our favorite platform to host a podcast in 2021.