August 20, 2017 podcastninja

PN6: Dave Jackson – Podcast Media Hosting Platform Breakdown

“There are prices for media hosts that start at 5 bucks depending on how often and how frequently you’re podcasting. Give up a starbucks and you’ve got your monthly hosting fee and you’re going to save yourself a big headache later”

 Dave Jackson 

 

Dave Jackson is the host of The School of Podcasting and many more that we’ll discuss during the show. He has helped hundreds of people launch podcasts and is one of the top podcast consultants in the game.

During the show, Dave will help you choose a media hosting platform while explaining exactly what to look for and most importantly, what to avoid. Find out if you should self-host, own your RSS feed, or use SoundCloud. Listen to the end to figure out how much it will cost for the monthly plan that fits your show best.

Listen to PN 5 on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

PN6 Show Notes:


Dave’s Links:

The School of Podcasting

+More Podcasts

 

Discussed:

Podbean.com .03 per meg (300 megs per month)

Libsyn.com .05 per meg (400 megs per month)

Blubrry.com .08 per meg (250 Megs per month)

Soundcloud.com .0021 per meg (that’s almost free)

Spreaker.com

Podomatic.com

 

*  Podcastmediahosting.com – More in-depth info and comparison

 

> Top Podcast Directories and Apps

 

My Podcasting Gear:

Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Shure Foam Windscreen

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

 

AT2005USB – Used to record intro/outro

 

Time Stamps:

01:36 – How Dave got into podcasting

05:44 – What is a media hosting platform?

07:09 – Should self-host/ use your web host?

10:33 – Important Criteria when choosing a media host

12:06 – Media host options

12:23 – Podbean

13:45 – Spreaker

15:04 – Blubrry vs Libsyn plugins

15:50 – Blubrry unique feature

16:06 – Libsyn unique features

17:39 – In-depth stats

18:32 – Should you own your RSS feed?

24:55 – Is Sound cloud still a good option?

27:54 – Price plans, storage space, and file size

31:10 – Price plan breakdown

32:06 – Player interface comparison

33:30 – Media Hosting summary wrap-up

34:13 – Final test when choosing a host

 

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