Episode 166: Why You Need a Podcast Host

Show Summary

In this episodem Rob Cairns talks about Why You Need a Podcast Host.

Show Highlights:

  1. Why You Need a Podcast Host?
  2. Bandwidth Issues If you self host.
  3. What podcast hosts do well.

Show Notes




Everybody, Rob Cairns here, I’m the founder, CEO and chief creative, amazing ideas of Stunning Digital Marketing. today’s podcast, I want to talk a little bit about why you should have a podcast host and not self host your podcast. This is in response to a conversation that I got involved in on Facebook. And somebody frankly said, I don’t want to spend $20 a month for this, which was what I recommended.

So let me talk a little bit about this. Podcast hosting. If you use a podcast hosts, the podcast hosts span with this, the one that’s used for your podcast, and podcasts and audio files can get rather large. Most web hosts, especially on SharePoint don’t have unlimited bandwidth. And that means every time you download a podcast, or every time somebody listens to it, if it’s self hosted, it impacts that bandwidth. It’s the same reason why we host videos on YouTube or Vimeo, frankly. And, you know, that’s the reason for doing that.

Now, I think this individual that I was talking to, and I don’t want to mention her by name, either he didn’t understand or was being what I call money foolish. And let me get to why podcast hosting does some other things. For one, it will take your RSS feed, and distributed out to podcast platforms like pocket cash, Google, Apple, Amazon, and more. And that gets you visibility. If you’re doing self hosting your podcast, you have to do all that by manual. And frankly, isn’t your time worth 20 bucks a month? Like really?

So I wouldn’t be doing all that manual. To be honest with you, I would be using a podcast host to do it for me. The second compelling reason is they support you. So you get great support from a team like Cass dos when you pay for their podcast hosting. And frankly, their support is invaluable in my opinion. And then the third reason is, again, the bandwidth issue. The podcast hosts give you the bandwidth, you need to serve your podcasts and then you’re not impacting your web host. So what I think people have to realize this podcast hosting them web hosting are two separate entities. And frankly, they need to be used for separate things. It’s the same reason again why we share videos on YouTube, or on Vimeo or on other video platforms. They are suited to serving videos. And frankly, these podcast hosts are better to serving audios and podcasts.

So that’s my two cents about podcast hosting.

If you want to know more, please reach out to me email me at VIP@stunningdigitalmarketing.com and I’ll be glad to help you out and help you set up your podcasts the right way. Bye for now.

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