Simplified Listener Access to Premium Podcast Episodes

To make it easy to find premium podcast episodes you’ve purchased, we’ve added a “Premium Episodes” section to your Podbean account.

Simply login to your Podbean account and you’ll see a “Premium Episodes” tab in your left sidebar (if you’ve paid for any episodes). Click there and you will see a page where you can view and play all your premium episodes.

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*You can also play premium episodes in the Podbean app if you are logged in using the account you used to pay for the content.

**For patron-only content, please visit the patron page of the podcast. Click on “Episodes” for your patrons-only content (which can also be accessed in the Podbean app).

Migrating Your Podcast from SoundCloud to Podbean

Migrating from SoundCloud to Podbean is an easy process. With Podbean’s affordable unlimited hosting plans loaded with tons of great features and benefits, it’s a smart move! Podbean has been supporting podcasters for over 10 years; we’re focused solely on podcasters and podcast listeners, developing better podcast tools every day.

To migrate your podcast over to Podbean from SoundCloud:

1. Import your SoundCloud feed into Podbean. Get your RSS feed in SoundCloud (see “RSS feed” on your content settings page and copy).

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In your Podbean account, under “Publish”→”Episodes”, click on “Import RSS”. Then, paste your SoundCloud RSS feed URL and click the “Import” button.

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Note: The podcast contents will be imported first and the system will show a pop-up message when the contents are successfully imported. Then the system will import the audio and video files. It will take from 15 minutes to few hours to import them based on the size of all the media files. The system will notify you as to whether all the media files have been imported or only parts of them. If there are some media files that cannot be imported, you’ll need to upload them manually and then attach them to the respective episodes.

2. Redirect your SoundCloud feed to your new Podbean feed. In your SoundCloud account, input your Podbean feed in the “Subscriber Redirect” field.

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3. Update your feed in iTunes. Here is the Podcasts Connect Help article on updating your RSS.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Podbean Support team at http://support.podbean.com/ (or via live chat/message right from your Podbean site).

The Support Center also has great tutorial videos and FAQs on the many features Podbean offers. You can also join our Podcasting Smarter Facebook group to share questions, tips and resources with other podcasters and the Podbean community.

Happy podcasting!

How to Link Directly to Your Podcast in iTunes

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Since many podcast listeners use iTunes and iOS devices, you may want to provide the direct link to your podcast there. Here’s how to share an iTunes link to your podcast that will automatically launch iTunes:

1. Go to your podcast in the iTunes store, right click on the title and “copy link” (you can also find “copy link” under the subscribe button). Each episode also has copy link and social share options.

Here’s an example of what the link looks like for our Podcasting Smarter podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasting-smarter/id1130834513?mt=2

2. Add “&ls=1” to the end of that link. The URL would then look like this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasting-smarter/id1130834513?mt=2&ls=1

3. Another great option is to join the iTunes affiliate program. They offer a link maker,widget builders, etc. With the help of the link maker, you can create a link for your podcast. And, of course, the bonus is that you can earn referral fees for things that people purchase from iTunes after using your link. Read more and apply for the iTunes affiliate program.

Making it easy for potential listeners to get your podcast is so important. For Android users, you can put a Podbean Podcast App link (https://podbean.com/app) on your podcast site and in any of your communications. Once users click the link and download the Podbean Android app, your podcast will automatically be recommended to them in the app.

How to Embed a Podcast on WordPress

To embed a podcast on WordPress.com, simply copy the file URL into the post. Here is how to get the file URL on Podbean; then simply copy and paste it into your WordPress post. Here are samples of what the podcast episode will look like (audio and video) on a WordPress.com blog.

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You can also set your Podbean account up so that new episodes auto-publish to your WordPress site. For WordPress.org self-hosted sites, you can customize the player; WordPress.com sites will have a simple play image which opens a new page to play the podcast.

Top 10 Podbean Podcasts of 2016!

We’re excited to congratulate the top Podbean podcasts of 2016! We have featured the overall most downloaded Podbean podcasts on the Podbean home page, as well as the top 10 in each category. Make sure to check them out and join us in congratulating these podcasters on their accomplishment.

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Podbean currently hosts over 130,000 podcasts covering a wide array of subjects and styles. Podbean’s easy-to-use podcasting tools make it easy to start podcasting. And, our reliable podcast network with no-limits hosting, advanced features and monetization supports your podcast as it grows to new heights! To learn more about Podbean podcast hosting visit the Podbean features page.

Podcasters Speak: Why I Love Podcasting

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Podbean’s International Podcast Day Contest

In honor of International Podcast Day 2016, Podbean ran a fun customer contest to celebrate podcasters. We asked podcasters to tell us what they loved about podcasting with Podbean. We chose one winner from Facebook and one from Twitter, who each received a free all-access VIP pass to Podcast Movement 2017!

Our winners were:

Adam Graham, the Your Life Useful Podcast

I had never really given podcasts the time of day until I downloaded Podbean. And since then, it has literally changed my life. Pulling me from a deep depression through the use of mindpodnetwork’s shows and 10% happier podcasts for meditation.

I then branched even further into the world of podcasting, exploring the behind the scenes of making a show and getting useful information out there to the masses. I have since then started my own show and host on Podbean and wouldn’t have had it any other way. The awesome UX makes it not only super simple for podcasters to host, but also integrates to the app extremely well, making it very easy and pleasant for the listeners.

My show focuses on showing people that useful thinking or asking yourself is it useful can literally be life changing by lessening stress, prioritizing your life, and overall being happier. So, I just want to say ‘thank you Podbean’. Your product has been extremely helpful. And also, WAY CHEAPER than therapy! lol.

Denise Warner, the Lesbian Lounge

Been using @Podbean for 7+ years, never had a problem with it or learning, growing and advancing! Rock stars of the Pod World.

We got so many great comments from Podbean podcasters! Here is some of the feedback we got during the contest:

Mark Collier, Fort Thomas Matters Radio

Podcasting gives me another outlet to tell the news and stories in the region I live in our ever-changing media landscape. Podbean makes it simple to do this and to allow our listeners (and readers and social followers) to get to know me better. There’s no better way to do this than through hearing me. Thanks Podbean!

Scott Wagaman, Watch Talk Wrestling

I love Podbean! Moved our show to Podbean after using another service. The customer service is great. It’s fast, friendly, and everyone has been easy to work with! I have made more friends with other Podbeaners cause everyone is just so friendly. Podbean has made my podcasting experience that much better. Thank you Podbean. Shout out and much love to Podcasting Smarter Facebook group!!!!

Lyle Jorgenson, the Boom Burst Podcast

I love using Podbean for podcasting because of the great analytical tools at our disposal, it really helps me see what episodes have done well and which ones haven’t. Plus it really makes uploading episodes easier and really simplifies the process. I’ve done it the “hard” way, and it can be a bit of a pain when you’re in a rush.

Steve Kondrick, Everything I Learned from Movies

I enjoy using @podbeancom because it’s the easiest way for newbies to the podcasting game like me to have a great RSS feed, easily download & post episodes, and have a customizable website with great interface capabilities with fans! It’s everything that a podcaster could need or want!

Chad Schubert, Everyman Sports

I love podcasting with Podbean because of the ease of use uploading, creating, and promoting episodes. I really enjoy being able to see the statistics of downloads and where they emanate from, which helps me to tailor the content towards those fans. Everyone I meet who talks about podcasting, I always rave about how Podbean has been to my show!

Dave Bullis, The Dave Bullis Podcast

I love podcasting with Podbean because of the use of use with the service and the fact the company actually cares to help out it’s fan base. Thanks Podbean!

Nikki Johnson, Let It Shine With Nikki Johnson Show

I love using the awesome platform of @Podbean for my podcast.
It is not only user friendly but their services are great! I also greatly appreciate all of the tips and options we are given to make our podcasts the best they can be.

Bob Cahill, The Bobcast

I love Podbean. It allows me to pretend it’s 1996 by having a conversation with someone face to face. Though, I post the chat on the World Wide Web, the sole inhabitant of the downfall of communication, it allows me to connect with others across the world. And for that, I am grateful.

Jeremiah Michael Stewart, Bombad Radio

I’ve been with Podbean for over 5 years and love it. It works so well to help share our stories, our insights, and interact and have always been improving! You guys have given us many ways to track our shows, good apps, and really it’s the best place out there to podcast!

And, here are just a few of the kind tweets we got from Podbean podcasters sharing the podcasting LOVE:

@iam_theWOOKIE: Very easy to use and quick uploads. Easy to find RSS feeds to spread your #podcast as well as tools to help you grow.

@Code_Greys_: We love #podcasting because shouting about television is way more fun w/an audience of people rather than pets, inanimate objects, yourself

@CloudedPodcast: I love #podcasting because it allows me to be creative and have fun at the same time!

@StuffHePlays: Easy access, setup and quick customer service at a fair price. Also the info available to me on the dashboard is fine indeed.

@TheDuchess1015: We LOVE Podbean and all of their support! Never any tech problems and customer service is TOP notch

We appreciate all the feedback. We welcome more comments here and would love to know how podcasting has impacted your life. Our team is looking forward to meeting our contest winners at Podcast Movement. If you attend, please make sure to stop by the Podbean booth to say hi!