What is App Behavior Intel?

Podbean’s App Behavior Intel provides detailed analysis of listener behavior within the Podbean podcast app. This includes when and where podcasts are being listened to (and who is listening, in the case of private podcasts), as well as length of listening/what portions of the podcast were played. This data is only for listening that is done via the Podbean podcast app (for Android or iPhone), whether streamed or downloaded.

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This feature is currently available as an option for business-level plans. Contact your Podbean sales rep for further information.

How to Get Your Podcast File URL

If you want to embed your podcast into other sites such as WordPress, Blogspot, etc. you may need to get the URLs of your audio or video files in Podbean.

To get the URLs of your uploaded files, go to “Publish” -> “Media Manager”. From there just click on the file name desired, and you’ll get a pop up window showing the URL. You can copy and paste this as needed.

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You may also want to read more about:

Embeddable Players

Social Sharing and Direct Share to WordPress via Plugin

Easily Share Your Podcast on Tumblr

We’ve added another easy way to share your Podbean podcast far and wide! Now, you can connect Tumblr to your Podbean account for automatic posting to Tumblr. Social sharing is a great way to get your latest posts out to your fans, wherever they like to get their content. This Podbean feature can be a valuable time-saver in your promotional efforts!

share-to-tumblrCheck out this FAQ about how to share Podbean posts to social networks.

How to Create a Successful Patron Campaign for Your Podcast

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A patron campaign is a great way to raise funds for your podcast. Listeners often appreciate the opportunity to provide support for the great work you’re doing. Crowdfunding using Podbean’s patron program is an easy way to manage donations and earn a recurring monthly income.

Here are a few tips about setting up a great crowdfunding page:

Add a tagline. It’s a call to action for people to support your podcast. This shows below your logo on your campaign page and is the default text for social media shares.

Include a video. It’s the best way to share your story in your own voice. Get personal about your story and your goals.

Share a great story. Tell a bit about yourself/the podcast and what you can do with your fans’ support. Be concise and compelling, make them laugh or cry…make them want to be part of what you’re doing!

Set goals. It’s nice to show patrons how money will be used and specify targets for yourself. Set multiple goals, starting with an attainable goal. Setting some lower level goals allows your patrons to see successful progress. You can build excitement around reaching different levels.

Offer several small reward levels (the best practice is to start with a $1 level). Pledges of $1-5 are most popular. Please note the amount is a recurring monthly payment, so set rewards accordingly. We share some creative reward ideas in this article and you can view featured campaigns at patron.podbean.com to get ideas too!

We hope these tips help you on your way to creating an income stream! For more information on how to promote your crowdfunding campaign check out this article.

Podbean Provides Premium HLS Protocol for Video Podcasters

Podbean is always looking for ways to improve service for podcasters and their audience. This year, Podbean implemented HLS protocol for video podcasts. This premium service is included with all unlimited and above video hosting plans.

HLS (HTTP live streaming) protocol works to deliver streaming video more seamlessly over various devices and bandwidth levels. Podbean automatically takes video uploaded by podcasters and encodes into up to three formats: high/max definition, standard, and low resolution. When video is served up to users in the Podbean app or via Podbean players, the adaptive bitrate video delivery detects the client’s bandwidth capacity and adjusts the video stream accordingly. This improves the user experience for those accessing video via mobile or low-bandwidth connections.

This service has been integrated into all video podcasting accounts (unlimited or above) so there’s no need to pay or do anything extra. Your audience will experience optimal viewing using the Podbean app or players.

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Podbean continues to work hard to make it easy for podcasters to create the best audience experience. Happy podcasting!

New, Optimized Podbean Dashboard

The Podbean tech team has been hard at work on improving our podcast dashboard. We’ve simplified the dashboard’s functionality and made changes for better podcaster workflow. You may notice some functions have moved or been updated; we hope the changes will make things work better for you!

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If you have any questions or feedback, we welcome your inquiries at support.podbean.com. We’re always working to improve the podcasting tools we offer. Happy podcasting!

For additional podcasting support, we invite you to join our Facebook group, Podcasting Smarter, where we share resources, advice, and support from fellow podcasters.