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How to do loudness: the LUFS and LKFS FAQ for podcasters
What are LUFS and LKFS, and why is Apple asking for -16 of them? This article helps with understanding loudness levels for your podcast, and how to achieve them.

How to embed a Spotify podcast player into your website
Want to embed a Spotify podcast player into your website? Here's how...

How to understand podcast stats
Podcast Connect analytics, podcast charts, downloads, Podtrac and more: what does it all mean, and how do you know your podcast is doing well?

How to add a donate or payment link to your podcast
Here's how to make sure that Overcast and other podcast apps can link to your donation page for your podcast

How to get your podcast into Google Podcasts and Google Home
How to get your podcasts into the Google Podcasts app, and onto Google Home and other smart speakers

How to see if Google has indexed your podcast, without an Android phone
Not got an Android phone, but want to see if Google knows where your podcast is? Here's how to find out.

News in depth

Q&A with Panoply's CEO, Brendan Monaghan
We asked Panoply some questions. They sent us some answers.

Popular podcast app Castbox altered RSS feeds and is still removing links
Castbox has been republishing unauthorised and altered versions of podcast RSS feeds, and deliberately removing links to the websites of the podcasters they link to.

Apple kicks out a republisher of 'top 5' podcasts from Apple Podcasts
Apple acted swiftly to kick out a republisher this week. But should they have approved the podcasts in the first place?

British Podcast Awards: 2018 winners
The British Podcast Awards 2018 took place on Saturday 19th May at Kings Place in King's Cross, London.

COO Stuart Last on Audioboom's future
'The future is good', he says

Is this proof that Apple's Podcast Charts are being manipulated?
Does this show strong evidence that it's easy to game the iTunes Chart?

Placings on Apple's Podcast Chart can be bought
A company promises to get you into the Apple Podcast Charts. All they want is money.

Technical analysis of the top podcasts
What bitrate are some of the most popular podcasts in the world using? And what LUFS value do they run at? We were curious: so, we decided to take a look at the top 100.

Is iHeartMedia really the leader in 'snackable' podcasts?
A configuration error means that their Podtrac stats could be thousands of times too large

Chapter points in podcasts: a waste of time?
Which podcast apps support chapter points? Is it worth your while spending time and effort on them?

How podcast show notes display in 19 different apps
Podcast show notes display, it turns out, in many different ways in different apps. Here's what to do to make sure they work best.

Resources

Podcast recommendation newsletters
Looking for some new podcasts to listen to? Here are some of our favourite recommendation newsletters.

Podcast app user-agents
We wondered what useragents were being used by which apps. Here's a full list.

Google Podcasts app: an FAQ for podcasters
All you need to know about the Google Podcasts app: the default way of listening to podcasts on an Android phone.

Where to add your podcast: and where to find ours
We have a daily podcast. Here's where to find it - and all the directory links to add your podcast, too

Podcast subscribe pages for everyone
How to get a simple page to link to your podcast from social media, letting people subscribe and listen instantly

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