New! Podbean Podcast Advertising Marketplace

Podbean is excited to announce the beta launch of the Podbean Podcast Advertising Marketplace.

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Podbean’s Podcast Advertising Marketplace aims to revolutionize podcast advertising. It offers the easiest way for advertisers and podcasters to connect.

  • It brings opportunities to advertisers to connect with highly effective podcast advertising for engaging ads that reach their target consumers.
  • It brings opportunities to podcasters to get funding to support their creative, hard work.
  • It brings opportunities for individuals (referral agents) to earn ongoing money by referring businesses to the marketplace to advertise.

It is FREE to join the Podbean Podcast Advertising Marketplace. Podbean hosted podcasts automatically have access to the marketplace and will receive notifications when there are ad opportunities for their podcasts. Any podcaster can “join as podcaster” from the advertising page to get verified and start receiving ads opportunities.

Podbean is currently seeking advertisers and referral agents to join the program. Podcasters, advertisers and agents should visit http://advertising.podbean.com to learn more about this exciting opportunity and get started.

How to Embed My Podcast on a Website (Embeddable Players)

Displaying your podcasts on your own blog, website, social network, etc. is simple. Podbean makes it easy with various embeddable players. You can customize your player as well. Just follow these easy steps:

To embed a single episode:
Once you have published a post, just go to the “Publish”->”Episodes” page, then click the “Embed Code” button on the right side of the podcast that you wish to embed. This will generate an html embed code for you to copy & paste into your own website.

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To customize: Click the “More options” button and you’ll be able to customize the download, share, font, and auto play settings. Afterwards, just copy and paste the code to the html of your site.

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To embed all episodes:
To embed all episodes, you can go to the “Settings”->”Player” →“Embeddable Podcast Player” page. You can click the “More options” button and you’ll be able to customize the download, share, font, and auto play settings. Cut and paste the widget code wherever you’d like this player to appear.

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Then click the “Get Embed Code” button to get embed code. copy and paste this code to your own sites. That’s it!

You can also view the video on how to embed the podcast on Youtube: http://youtu.be/Og7-hDcZLOM

How to Import Podcasts to Podbean Hosting

If you are migrating your podcast to Podbean (or merging in files hosted elsewhere), you can easily import podcast episodes and media files into Podbean with ONE CLICK.

Login and go to “Publish”->”Episodes” in your account, then click the “Import RSS” button.

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Then, enter the podcast RSS feed URL for the episodes/media files you wish to import and click the “Import” button.

The podcast episode 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 a 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.

For more specific information on easily migrating from other podcast hosts, check the support articles. Make sure to read carefully and prepare when you are making a transition to ensure a smooth process for you and your listeners. If you questions or are unsure about the process, please contact support.podbean.com.

How to Create a Podcast for Internal Communications (Protected/Private Content)

Creating Protected Audio/Video Content for Your Members or Employees

Podbean offers “private podcasting” to limit content access to permitted members (see plan pricing for the number of private members included with each plan; enterprise plans are also available for larger organizations and customized options).

With this feature, you can create content that is available only to members (“private content”). You can add members manually to your account, or batch add them by uploading a .txt file of multiple email addresses. You can also delete members individually or by uploading a .txt file. SSO and other authorization methods are available for enterprise users.

When you create private content, only these permitted members (such as your internal team members) will be able to access it. When those members login, they will be able to access the content online or by listening with the Podbean iOS app or Android app.

How to Upload Large Media Files to My Podbean Account: Using FTP

If your audio or video files are particularly large, you might want to upload using FTP. Here are the steps to do so.

To upload files with FTP, you’ll first need to download a FTP client. You can download the FTP client FileZilla here: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php, or choose another FTP client of your preference.

Then, follow these steps to upload your file via FTP:

1. Activate FTP uploads in your Podbean account.
Go to “Publish”->”Media Manager” in your Podbean account and click the “Ftp Upload” button.

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Once you’ve clicked the “Activate FTP Upload” button, you’ll see your FTP server name, username and password.

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2. Connect your Podbean account with FTP.
Open your FileZilla or other FTP client, and enter the “Host”, “Username” and “Password” into the boxes. The “Host” is the FTP server name in your Podbean account. Click the “Quick Connect” button to connect them.

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3. Upload your files to FTP.
Go to the Local Site box, choose the file you want to upload, then right click and select “Upload” in the pop-up window. Alternatively you can just drag the file in to the Remote Site box.

4. Import the file from the FTP client to your Podbean account.
After the files are uploaded in your FTP, refresh the “Media Manager” page in your Podbean account and you’ll see all the uploaded files. Select the file and click the “Import” button to import to your Podbean account. After it shows as “Imported”, you can click the “Media Manager” tab on the left side of this page to see the imported files. You can click the “Refresh” button near the “Import” button to display more files that are uploaded in the FTP.

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