Podbean provides robust statistics for you to analyze your podcast’s success. We like to offer as much information as possible on what’s happening with your podcast. Therefore, we previously included “Feed Hits” in your Podbean stats dashboard along with your filtered downloads and other key data. Here’s a full explanation of feed hits and unique downloads.
However, based on customer feedback, we’ve decided to streamline the dashboard to remove “Feed Hits”. Our goal is to eliminate possible confusion and make it easier for podcasters to focus on the key industry metric of unique downloads. For an overview of your Podbean stats and how to use them, check out Four Key Statistics to Understand Your Podcast Audience.
If you still wish to view the detail of feed hits, you can enable them in your Podbean setting page-> Feed/iTunes->Advanced Feed Settings.
In case you missed it, you can also get User Engagement Intel for a deep dive into how your audience is actual engaging with your podcast.
2017 was a busy year here at Podbean. Our Podbean podcaster community now exceeds 160,000 podcasts! The Podbean app continues to grow in popularity, with over 1.5 million installs and 350,000 active weekly users (make sure you’re building engagement with your listeners there).
We continually improve our service and did a lot of feature optimization and behind-the-scene improvements throughout 2017. Here are just a few highlights:
Email’s one of the best ways to ensure content gets seen (and heard). So, we made things even simpler for you this year by integrating MailChimp with our Podbean platform. Now, you can automatically send new episodes to your mailing list (and don’t forget to add a Mailchimp signup widget to your site—those email addresses are valuable!).
Growing Monetization Opportunities
We launched our dynamic ads insertion technology as a means to maximize your ad efficiency and revenue. Look for PodAds coming in 2018, which will further expand the podcast advertising landscape with opportunities for shows of all sizes and more targeted campaigns.
Better Data on Your Podcast
Podcasters can get an in-depth look at user listening behavior with User Engagement Intel. To understand how your audience consumes your podcast, simple download numbers aren’t enough. Now you can see how often users listen to an episode, how long they listen, what they skip and more.
Special Features and More Customization
We opened our API to developers, so more services can integrate with Podbean and you can fully customize the Podbean player. With this came the new Podbean app marketplace, offering special features like auto-upload from Dropbox, Time Bomb, and User Engagement Intel. Our designers also added various options to our podcast site themes and players.
We make it easy to podcast on the go right from the Podbean app on your mobile phone.
Keeping Your Podcast on the Cutting Edge
This year we got ahead of the curve by preparing the Podbean platform in advance of the iOS 11 new feed tags. We see the future in smart speakers and connected cars, so we developed the Podbean skill for Alexa and our app supports Android Auto.
Everyone is predicting big things for podcasting in 2018. We’ve seen top brands, countless celebrities, and even TV shows/networks get into podcasting recently. We feel proud to see the breadth and depth of content our podcasters are creating. Special congratulations go out to our top podcasts from 2017! In 2018 we’ll be bringing you more monetization options, expanded features and new opportunities. Stay tuned.
Happy podcasting and thanks for being part of the Podbean family!
We’re excited to congratulate the top Podbean-hosted podcasts of 2017! We have featured the most downloaded Podbean podcasts on the Podbean home page, as well as the top 10 in each category. The podcasts will also be highlighted in the Podbean app’s recommended banner throughout January. Make sure to check them out and join us in congratulating these podcasters on this huge accomplishment.
Podbean currently hosts over 160,000 podcasts covering a wide array of subjects and styles. Podbean’s easy-to-use podcasting tools can help anyone start a podcast. And, we give you the support you need to grow your podcast to new heights with reliable, no-limits hosting, advanced features and integrated monetization tools.
Want to learn more about Podbean podcast hosting? Check out Podbean’s features.
To listen to these podcasts and get more awesome podcast recommendations, download the Podbean app for Android or iOS.