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

Who's the best podcast host - how to choose
One of the most-asked questions on podcasting forums is "which podcast host should I use?" So, here's the answer.

How much does it cost to host a podcast on Amazon AWS?
Is hosting a podcast on Amazon AWS a good idea?

How to make your podcast the right length: how long should a podcast be?
How long should my podcast be? What's the right duration for a podcast? This is one of the first questions ever asked when people are thinking about making a podcast. Here's an attempt to answer.

How to use commercial music in your podcast
Can you use commercial music, from records or CDs, in your podcast? No, you can't. Here's a full set of reasons why you can't: not even a little bit.

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 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 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.

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

News in depth

Details on the Podcast Music deal: a good day for podcasting?
The claim: Think licensing popular music to podcasts is impossible? Think again.

Data: podcast consumption in the Netherlands
Highlights from the first major piece of research amongst Dutch podcast listeners

New and changed Apple Podcasts categories: summer 2019 (updated)
All the changes for podcasters announced by Apple: what's gone, what's new

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

Share Podnews with others and get unique stuff
Recommend us to others, and get some unique stuff

Anchor bypasses Apple Podcasts approval process with copyright violating podcasts
Anchor's special deal with Apple lets anyone post anything, seemingly

Podtrac admits to error on website as it aims for IAB Certification
An erroneous post on Podtrac's website claimed they were measuring something they weren't

The radio station making money from podcasts
This station is doing something unusual: charging for podcasts

The strategy behind WarnerMedia Podcast Network's first indie podcast
A look at the reason why they're working with Rainstream Media on Somebody Somewhere

A full test: how do show notes display in podcast apps?
Podcast show notes display, it turns out, in many different ways in over 40 different apps we tested. Here's what to do to make sure they work best.

What's a proxy server? And why was Luminary using one?
What actually is a proxy server? And why is it a bad thing for podcasting?

Audio quality comparisons
What effect does bitrate, samplerate, and mono/stereo have on audio quality?

The end of open: BBC blocks its podcasts on Google [UPDATED]
The BBC has blocked access to its podcasts from Google Assistant, Google Podcasts and Google Search.

Episode number support in podcast apps
How many podcast apps support the episode tag?

Episode numbers in episode titles: all you need to know
People are worried about episode numbers, following an email from Apple this week. Here's what's up.

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. This page is continually updated.

How much is mobile data worldwide?
We examine typical data costs for mobile phones across the world, and discover wide variety in pricing

Root of Evil launches: Q&A with Tyler Moody
We spoke to Tyler Moody, the GM and VP of Turner Podcast Network, about the company's new podcast Root of Evil, and the state of the industry.

Apple Podcast Connect's terms of service, 31 January 2019
The terms of service, as published by Apple on 31 January 2019.

Our take: Spotify in talks to buy Gimlet Media. Good plan?
Spotify is in talks to buy Gimlet Media for $230m. Is it worth $230m? What next?

Podcast apps, privacy, and GDPR
Is NPR's RAD a privacy violation? No... but yes. We explain how podcasting works, and exactly how much data you're sharing.

Podnews's Google Podcasts helper - our Wordpress plugin
A simple plugin for Wordpress that helps Google Podcasts find your podcast

Do ratings and reviews really help you get featured in 'What's Hot'?
How do you get into the 'What's Hot' section of Apple Podcasts? Is it anything to do with ratings and reviews? Or is it... something else? By Daniel J. Lewis

Promote Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts equally: and here's what happens
It turns out that if you promote your podcast on both services equally, you get equal usage. You just have to promote it that way.

For podcast hosts, what does 'IAB compliance' mean?
What does 'IAB compliance' actually mean? Spoiler: not much. You want to be looking for IAB Certification.

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?

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.

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?

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

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

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?

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.

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

Resources

All the places 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

Is the Australian APRA mini-licence a way for podcasters to licence music?
This music licence says it covers podcasting. So does that mean you can use music in your podcasts?

A podcast industry guide to WebSub, or PubSubHubbub - what it is, why it's worth supporting
PubSubHubbub fixes one of the main problems for podcasting in an elegant manner

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

Podcast availability indicator
Wondering how complete the Spotify, Stitcher, Luminary and Google Podcasts catalogue is? We run the figures on some recent podcasts. (This page is constantly updated).

Podcast app user-agents
We wondered what user agents 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.

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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