The podcast HomePages was nothing, until I launched my own standalone show. And honestly, even then I did not give enough thought to the subject. For that reason, many or most of my shows have Tumblr pages – which is, at best, a bit of a mixed blessing in 2020.
Many podcasters pay very little attention to the subject, a fact that when it comes to listening, most people depend on the platform. People who consume a lot of podcasts usually do so through a single platform / app, be it Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, Castbox, etc., but when promoting their shows on social media When it comes to giving, you work best. That platform is agnostic by sharing a link.
I am playing with Podpage Today a little bit. The new offering was created by cofounder Brendan Mulligan of app developer Toolbox LaunchKit, which sold its tool back to Google in 2016. This offer has been around for a while now, but Mulligan has offered some updates Recently it has been listed on ProductHunt.
I’ve been digging it so far. It is basically plug-and-play for getting up and running, although you can customize a fair bit beyond that. For reference, a simple page I made this morning for my podcast, RiYL:
After a few hours, I am seriously considering leaving the long overdue Tumblr in favor of the long service. My page so far is very simple, and honestly, it is by design. Or, rather, partly by design and partly due to the fact that I’m not very good about updating episode art, which has limited options of my type here (maybe I’m 400 + on a future rainy day. Will go through the episode).
You begin by entering your podcast name, and the service goes to work, scraping relevant information and building it into a page. From there, you can add a Patreon (or other method for monetization) and all related social media. One of the good things about such a purpose-built service is how it pulls together all the relevant information in one place. There is a breakdown of the various podchatures in the sidebar where you can listen to the show, coupled with a signup form to get the show updates.
Below are a selection of reviews from various podcasting services. Upstairs is a link to services where you can leave that feedback. There is also a membership link and contact form, which is an easy way to allow people to email you without giving personal information. Notes submitted to the form will be sent to your respective email.
The original experience is free and currently has two upgrade options. At $ 5 a month, you can host it on your website and for $ 12, there are more customization options, along with a fully featured website, which includes blog functionality and the ability to add tapes.