Podbean has added Linkedin to the platform’s automatic social sharing tools, making it easy to promote your podcast on Linkedin. Tap into “the world’s largest professional network” to spread the word about your podcast. Linkedin has nearly 660+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
To set up social sharing to Linkedin, simply go to the “social share” section of your Podbean dashboard. Click on “Connect to LinkedIn”. You will be directed to a page to log into your LinkedIn account. When you publish an episode, you will now have LinkedIn included in the “share” section. You can click it to turn it off if you do not wish for the episode to be shared to Linkedin.
Here’s a sample of how your episode will be shared to Linkedin.
LinkedIn is a powerful marketing tool. After all, LinkedIn is the social media network of choice for professionals and businesses of all sizes. If you have guests on your podcast, many of them will be active on Linkedin and it can even be a great place to find guests and develop collaborations. Now, Podbean makes it easy to leverage the power of Linkedin marketing for your podcast.
When should you publish your podcast? Did you know that the times that you post can affect the visibility of your posts? Or that by even adjusting the time you post your podcast can change how your listeners interact with it? There are many minute tweaks that you can do to increase visibility on your content. One of the main things we recommend is using your various analytic tools in order to discover the best posting times for your audience.
When should you publish your podcast?
Pay attention to your analytics page. Scrolling to the bottom of your statistics page on the left of Podbean’s analytics. The Downloads By Time Of Day (GMT) chart reflects your downloads by time of day, week day. The squares highlighted in the darkest shades of green are the days and times that you see the most interaction. You can adjust the scope of this chart by using the date selector at the top left of your analytics page.
By reviewing this activity, you can take advantage of interaction peak times and days. So if you see that you tend to get the most plays on Friday nights, but not so much on the weekends, you should adjust your schedule to post more on Fridays and generally avoid uploading new episodes on Saturdays and Sundays. The times listed on this chart are in GMT (which is also stated on the chart) so just be sure to make adjustments for your own time zone.
“The top five time slots that have the most downloads/streams on the Podbean app are:
Wed 7 pm EST
Mon 8 am EST
Mon 9 am EST
Tue 9 am EST
Mon 10 am EST
Overall, the most important time period for podcasts is Monday to Wednesday in the morning (Eastern time). Consider this when scheduling episode releases, to make sure you take advantage of having fresh podcast content available during these prime listening times. If you’re hosted with Podbean, you can check your podcast’s peak listening time slots. Your podcast might have different peak listening periods than the averages.”
We’ve also put together a variety of resources to help you get your podcast in front of as many ears as possible. Check out the following links for more resources and to register for our upcoming Promote Your Podcast webinar:
Calling all gamers! PC or console? Playstation or XBox? No matter how you play, we’re all united by our love of video games. We’ve put together a list of our favorite video game podcasts for you to enjoy, covering everything from game playthroughs to video game news from industry experts! Whether you roll retro or are waiting anxiously for your latest preorder to drop, there’s a podcast in this list perfect for you!
Longest running podcast about all things League of Legends! We discuss builds, lore, listener feedback, and so much more! If you want to just sit back and have a good time listening to some good old fashioned conversation (with a few laughs thrown in) then this is the podcast for you!
We’re living in a world transformed by the global coronavirus pandemic. Things change daily and our lives have been impacted in ways we could never have imagined. We hope that all our customers are staying safe and healthy!
If you want to stay updated and informed about the coronavirus, there’s a growing library of podcasts on the topic. These range from daily coronavirus news updates to interviews with experts and discussions of how the virus is affecting individuals and communities. We have created a topic in our app, which we will be adding to as we find more. (If you find a podcast we should add, you can reach out to us at email@example.com.) We have also listed more general podcasts that have done a lot of coronavirus coverage and highlighted some related episodes below.
Coronavirus 411 podcast collects Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the World Health Organization (WHO) and other news sources. This information is meant to help people stay informed and updated about Coronavirus with just the facts.
Join CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the latest news about the coronavirus. He’ll make sense of the headlines, speak with the experts and give you all the information you need to stay safe and healthy.
The coronavirus is now a global pandemic. How did we get here? What went wrong? What do we do about it now? In season 2, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner, will keep you updated on what you need to know about COVID-19, what led us to this crisis in the first place, and what policies can lead us out.
There are new episodes covering different aspects of the coronavirus coming out every day. You can search for “coronavirus” and related keywords in the Podbean app (choose episode search) and feel free to leave a comment on this post if you have one to suggest.
Podbean offers free audio live streaming for virtual events and communications, provides 50% nonprofit and educational discount for podcasting accounts
New York, NY (March 16, 2020)- Podbean has been working to let churches, synagogues, mosques and other communities know about the option of free audio live streaming as a safe and easy way to run events and share information in the midst of coronavirus concerns. Podbean Live is a free tool for audio live streaming. Users simply need to create a login (no hosting account required) and can live stream from any computer or their phone. Listeners can join via the free Podbean app.
Additionally, to support educational institutions and non-profit organizations in getting information out, providing online learning and managing communications efforts, Podbean will offer such organizations a 50% discount on podcast hosting. If you are part of a non-profit or educational organization, visit podbean.com/podbeancares to complete some basic information and sign up. When you sign up with this link, the 50% discount will automatically be applied.
“We are greatly concerned about the health of our customers, staff and the community during this pandemic,” shared David Xu, Podbean’s CEO. “We also know how important access to education, information, and connection is during times when people need to practice social isolation. Our team hopes these tools will be helpful in efforts to stay connected and disseminate important information.”
Podbean has been providing innovative podcasting services as an industry leader since 2006. Podbean offers a user-friendly interface that integrates publishing, management, syndication, live streaming, monetization and analysis tools into an easy-to-use podcasting platform. The Podbean community consists of over 300,000 podcasts and a rapidly expanding app-user base. Podbean’s apps for Android and iOS have reached over 1 million active monthly users.
First and foremost, we here at Podbean send our best wishes to our Podbean family across the globe in light of the coronavirus. All of us wish for the speediest of recoveries for everyone who has been affected and only the safest of passages through this pandemic for everyone.
Best Practices For Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Audio Gear
It is important to have a plan for maintaining your gear and taking good care of your recording space. Many of us spend hours, days, and months (even years!) using our gear to record and produce our podcasts (some of us even record and produce for fellow podcasters). We’re all more focused on cleanliness right now, but it is always important to keep your gear sanitary and in tip-top shape.
We have reached out to our friends at audio gear companies such as Apogee and Focusrite to bring you expert advice for best practices in cleaning, maintaining, and sanitizing your audio gear from microphones to headphones and everything in between!
Cody Cloe Apple Channel Manager at Apogee Electronics
With the seriousness of COVID-19, we are all doing our best to stay healthy. We’ve heard countless recommended best health practices such as frequently washing our hands, avoiding large gatherings and regularly disinfecting items we come in contact with.
Over the coming weeks, if you find yourself at home with more time than normal, you may decide to spend that time creating content for your podcast. If so, here are some tips on cleaning your audio gear.
A quick google search will provide you with a slew of different practices, some of which can be quite damaging to your product. Since audio equipment can be made up of many different types of material, it’s always best to check with the original manufacturer to avoid causing any damage to your gear.
If you’re using an Apogee product like Hype MiC, here’s how we recommend you clean it.
Before you begin, disconnect all cables from your Hype MiC. If it’s warm after being disconnected, let it reach room temperature before attempting to clean. This general practice is applicable to all audio products.
Now that your Hype MiC is disconnected and at room temperature, let’s discuss what type of cleaner to use. We recommend you avoid the often recommended hot, soapy water approach. Instead, go with a 70% solution of Isopropyl. Make sure the bottle states that it’s a 70% solution. Any higher and it can cause damage and any lower may not actually prove beneficial.
It’s very important that you never spray anything (including compressed air) on your Hype MiC. Instead, apply a small amount of Isopropyl onto a lint free cloth (avoid micro-fiber) and apply a light, gentle, quick coat to you Hype MiC and then wipe with a dry rag. It’s worth noting, soft touch paint or foam can be damaged with prolonged exposure and pushing too hard during application can easily remove UV coating.
After cleaning, let your Hype MiC sit uncovered for a short period of time. This will allow any excess moisture missed while drying to evaporate.
After completing the above steps, you’re all set and can get back to your epic content creation session!
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our support team!
Daniel Hughley Marketing Manager Focusrite
I would suggest wiping down all of the surfaces of your audio interface with disinfecting wipes. But check with the CDC and World Health Organization for suggested brands. Don’t forget your headphones!
For February, our top live stream host will receive a Shure MV-88+ portable audio-video kit. The host with the second highest engagement score will get six free months of Podbean’s Unlimited Audio plan, and the third top livestreamer will receive three months of Podbean’s Unlimited Audio plan. We will also be highlighting our top ten livestreamers via our social media channels.
Podbean is proud to be a sponsor of Podfest Expo 2020 in Orlando, Florida! Podbean has partnered with Podfest Expo 2020 to bring you exclusive livestreams of the main stage presentations on March 7th and March 8th.
The Podfest 2020 Expo is a podcasting conference built around a community of people who are interested in and passionate about sharing their voice and message with the world through the powerful mediums of audio and video. Localized to Florida, PodFest 2020 offer panels and discussions on everything from creation to marketing to integrating audio and video for a multimedia experience.
Click on any of the links below to access the PodFest 2020 livestreams!
How to listen: download the free Podbean app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to listen to Podfest Expo Main Stage sessions. Click each link below and click “Follow” from the Podbean App to be notified when the livestreams begin!
Podbean has been providing podcasting services as an industry leader for more than twelve years. Podbean offers a user-friendly interface that integrates publishing, management, syndication, monetization and analysis tools into an easy-to-use podcasting platform. The Podbean community consists of over 300,000 podcasts and a rapidly expanding app-user base. Podbean’s apps for Android and iOS have over 1 million active users.
To learn more about Podbean podcast hosting and monetization, visit www.podbean.com.
About Podbean Live
Podbean Live is an innovative new podcast live streaming service. It aims to help podcasters easily expand their podcast with live audio shows to grow audience engagement and add a new form of monetization with virtual ticket sales and listener gifts. Learn more about Podbean Live Streaming.
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.*
In celebration of #IWD2020, we’ve put together a podcast listening list. We’ve included everything from fun and inspiration for women to podcasts specific to success in business and finance, health and a good range of podcasts on women’s issues, gender equality, and feminism. Take some time to celebrate this Women’s Day with some enjoyable, inspiring listening!
A podcast devoted to female athletes wanting to have it all: performance, health, intellect and time for self. Created by Rebecca McConville, RD, CSSD and Kara Shelman, LCSW, MPH at Centimano Counseling.
Conversations with Creative Women captures the fire and energy, humor, heart, soul and impact of the female creative experience. It’s been a long time coming, but women FINALLY comprise a large and important part of the creative landscape. They are powerful forces in theater, film, television – as performers, writers, directors – as musicians, composers, painters, sculptors, curators, fashion designers, as chef and restaurant owners, as businesswomen, scientists, educators, investors and on, and on, and on.
A podcast for working women, hosted by Women Who founder Otegha Uwagba. Full of practical advice, fresh ideas, and interviews with smart, successful women, this is essential listening for working women – whether you’re just starting out, or already have years of experience.
Samantha Gladish from the Holistic Wellness Blog is an Online Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach and Hormone Fixer-Upper; revealing with you her simple and effective strategies to balancing your hormones, losing weight and creating vibrant health.
This podcast is for overwhelmed women who want to get off the hamster wheel and start making time for themselves (without the guilt) so they can live happy, balanced, heart-centered lives. Learn from Happiness Strategist Dr. Jen Riday as she shares proven tips and tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life.
For the women with big dreams, who dare to be different, and who want to thrive in health, work and play. Dr Ashleigh Bond and Dr Andrea Huddleston host this informative and entertaining podcast to help you master true health, and create an exceptional life.
Join Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, discusses the latest news and trends in mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.
A weekly seminar from the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program focused on understanding and closing gender gaps in the areas of economic opportunity, political participation, health, and education.
Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn’t have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? HBR editors Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Nicole Torres interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.
An award-winning podcast and live show hosted by Deborah Frances-White. We’re a supportive forum to discuss the big topics all 21st century feminists agree on, whilst confessing our “buts” – the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that undermine our lofty principles.