Do you host a podcast or are considering building one?
For example, does finding a growth-orientated podcast host seem more complicated than it should be?
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Captivate – Growth-Orientated Podcast Hosting.
How much does it cost?
Captivate costs from $19 per month for podcast hosting.
Captivate offers a 7-day free trial.
How to start your Podcast Hosting
Getting started with running your podcast can sometimes seem an overwhelming task. For example:-
- You can quickly become distracted thinking about the equipment you want to buy.
- It is easy to ponder about the format you want your podcast to take.
- Becoming overwhelming by the technical aspects of hosting your podcast is common.
So, where should you begin?
Above all, I did this because Libsyn is a very highly regarded host. For example, they are reliable and used by many of the top podcasters.
However, I recently moved so that we now host my podcast with Captivate’s offering. I did this primarily because I think Captivate’s solution is changing podcast hosting. They are growth-orientated in their approach.
The Captivate interface is simple and effective. As an example, Captivate’s interface features some powerful help functions and useful prompts.
Captivate is a user-friendly host. For instance, you will find that they make it easy for you to get your new show up and running with the minimum of effort.
Migration your existing show into Captivate’s podcast hosting is an automated process. For instance, it took me less than 15-minutes to migrate all 50 episodes of my podcast into Captivate.
How can Growth-Orientated Podcast Hosting help you?
I think that it is clear where Captivate’s podcast hosting is growth-orientated. For example, any podcast creator wants to know who is listening.
In other words, Captivate makes it very easy to check out your podcast listener stats.
As an example, they provide:-
- A download overview
- download averages.
- how people listen (device details)
- where they download from (geographical listener details)
… plus many other statistics.
The Captivate system offers you a free website to promote your show. You will find that this website is highly customisable.
In addition, check out the customisable podcast player we use for my podcast show below.
The player has a friendly “call to action” feature which lets you drive traffic to a specific source. For example, you can direct people towards your email newsletter.
The Captivate dashboard also makes it simple to distribute your show to all the major hosts. For example, you can submit your show to directories including Apple, Spotify, Stitcher Radio and others directly from within your Captivate dashboard.
I love the ability to add members of your team.
For instance, this means is that you don’t need to share a single set of credentials amongst various people. This feature has been handy for Team Tubb.
Unlimited Podcast Shows
In addition, you can host unlimited podcast shows within your Captivate dashboard. This feature means that if you want to host more than one show, then you will not pay an extra fee.
Likewise, you will only pay for the number of downloads your show(s) get. For example, you get a free 10,000 downloads per-month in the basic tier.
In conclusion, I can’t speak highly enough about our experience with Captivate’s service.
Above all, I would say that founder Mark Asquith and his team at Rebel Media UK are real podcast experts.
In addition, they have done a fantastic job creating the Captivate platform. For example, it is a platform that supports experienced podcasters or anyone new to podcasting.
How can I get it?
Click here and start a 7-day free trial of Captivate.