Just like your website, your podcast media files need to live somewhere. So which podcast media host is right for you?
Brad Smith, CEO of Simplecast, has a course worth available on CreativeLive. In it, he discusses several traits you should consider when choosing a podcast media host.
Uptime – Are your podcast episodes always available? Is your podcast ever unable?
Reliable – Are you podcast episodes consistent for your listeners despite their location?
Speed – Do your podcast episodes load quickly for easy listening?
Openness – Are you able to take your podcast to another platform easily?
Tech and Analytics – Does your media host provide the technological options you need and reliable analytic tracking?
Simplecast – My current favorite. This podcast and my personal podcast are hosted there.
Blubrry – Many of our clients are hosted here.
Libsyn – My first podcast was hosted there.
Megaphone – For more serious podcasters who need reliable analytics, have large listenerships and are looking to monetize.