Written by Voices staff writer Keaton Robbins, a former editor and journalist at the Toronto and Ottawa Sun, the new blog post covers the most popular and well-known podcast hosting services. Titled ‘Best Podcast Hosting Services in 2022’, it is designed to assist up-and-coming and independent podcasters who are responsible for their own content distribution.
More details can be found at https://www.voices.com/blog/best-podcast-hosting-services-in-2022
The article comes in the midway point of another bumper year for podcasts. A medium that was completely unknown in 2005 is now regularly listened to by over 162 million Americans in 2022. According to Insider Intelligence, this figure represents year-over-year growth of 6.1%, a steep trajectory which is predicted to hold over the coming five years.
With this increase in listenership has also come an increase in both the number of podcast producers and podcast distribution platforms. Today, there are over 2 million different podcasts, ranging from those produced by global audio institutions like iHeartRadio, Wondery and NPR, to those which are completely lo-fi and independently produced and distributed.
What Keaton Robbins for Voices knows for certain is that with so many podcasts now on the market, securing an audience is both more competitive and vital than ever. With content being just one part of the equation, his ‘Best Podcast Hosting Services in 2022’ report covers the essentials of distribution and hosting.
With listeners now divided among Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Audible and even producer-exclusive platforms like iHeartRadio, it is imperative that a podcaster secures distribution on every key podcasting app.
This is where podcast hosting services come in. As the report recommends, through these subscription services, podcasters only need to upload their content once and the service will ensure that it is correctly uploaded to all key streaming apps.
Robbins rates and ranks key providers like Podbean, SoundCloud, Spreaker, Buzzsprout, Blubrry, and Anchor.FM on the basis of cost, storage options, interface useability, monetization potential, analytics and statistics provisions, live and video episode functionality, and the availability of additional plugins like WordPress plugins for website to podcast synergy.
The bottom line is that distribution is an essential component to any podcast, but it is one that newcomers often struggle to navigate.
Keaton Robbins is a staff writer for Voices. The voice industry leader has over 2 million professional voice-over talents located in 160 countries around the world.
As Robbins said in the article, “There are a lot of podcast hosting services. Based on your needs, the frequency of your show, and the number of your episodes, you’ll need to find the one that fits your needs. It may be one of the easier decisions you will make as a podcaster, but it’s one that could affect the longevity of your show.”
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