Want to Monetize Your Podcast? First, You've Got to Track Your Downloads

If you're a podcast creator, you need to know how many people are listening to your show. Otherwise known as tracking your podcast's downloads, this process is essential for any creator who wants to monetize their podcast and building a self-sustaining show. But podcast tracking and download statistics can be confusing, and there isn't a single Google-like service for tracking podcasts. So here's a guide on tracking your podcast downloads: why you need to do it, the services you can use, and how to set your service up.

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How Podcasts Improve Your Company's Brand Lift

As a company that's starting to advertise on podcasts, you want to know that your ad campaigns will be effective. We have plenty of research that shows podcasts are the ideal digital medium to find new audiences, generate interest in your brand, and ultimately increase your sales. Brand lift, a term that involves a customer's view of a brand and their intention to buy a product, is a key step to acquiring new customers. Today we'll look at how podcasts do in terms of brand lift, and what this research means for podcast sponsors.

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How to Create Your Podcast Listener Survey

For podcast creators who are looking at how to get sponsored and make their show a self-sustaining business, a listener’s survey is essential. As we noted in our last guide, a survey is useful for a number of different reasons, from understanding demographics and buying preferences to serving as a test case for listener engagement. Maybe you've read that guide and are ready to take the next step and actually make a listener survey. So, what should it actually consist of?

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Why Podcasts Need to Do a Listener Survey

Podcasters are always asking us, "How do I present my work and my audience so that I get the attention of really great podcast sponsors?" If you have an audience in the tens of thousands or more, doing a listener survey to understand who's tuning in should be one of the first steps you take toward podcast sponsorship. So today we'll discuss why it's so crucial to do a survey, how easy it is to set one up, and what creators should be asking their audiences. 

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5 Things Companies Need to Know Before Getting Into Podcast Sponsorship

Are you a company that's considering adding podcasts to your marketing campaigns? Podcasts are the most valuable form of digital advertising out there today. But they are also unlike any other kind of digital media. So we've put together a list of must-know items for new sponsors or companies looking into podcast sponsorship. Here are five things that companies need to know before they get into podcast advertising: two decisions they should make about their campaigns, and three points to understand about podcasts as a medium.

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A Podcaster's Guide to Podcast Sponsorship Rates

So you've started a podcast, and maybe it's going pretty well so far. You have a number of episodes under your belt, and you're seeing your audience grow. Listeners are recommending the show to their friends and new people are finding you on your social media channels. But there's one problem: your podcast still isn't generating revenue, and you would like it to become self-sustaining. The obvious answer is podcast sponsorship. But where do you even begin? In this blog, we discuss CPM and the basis for podcast sponsorship rates.

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