When Kieran and I conceptualised Captivate, we had one very distinct goal: to empower the serious independent podcast creator with the education, support, and technical tools that they need to grow & monetise their audio influence in diverse and multiple ways. As the podcasting industry grows, it’s important to the Captivate team that serious creators… Read more »
Do you feel like you don’t know what to do or when to do it when it comes to growing your podcast audience and generating revenue from your show? You’re not alone -after all, you didn’t become a podcaster to learn about marketing, promotion and monetization! That’s why today, we’re launching Captivate Growth Labs. Captivate… Read more »
Captivate 2.0, our biggest upgrade to date, is now live. We’ve overhauled the dashboard, simplified key workflows and launched some game-changing new growth features to expand your podcasting potential even more.
Want to know how to start and end a podcast? Here are our recommendations for building a podcast intro and outro that hooks listeners instantly.
Your podcast description is often the driving force behind deciding to listen in for the first time. Here’s our blueprint for how to create a persuasive, effective show summary that converts browsers into fans!
Putting your podcast on YouTube is a popular repurposing method for lots of podcasters. Here are the things you need to know (and things to absolutely avoid) in order to make your channel a success.
11 of our top recommendations for podcasts about podcasting! If you want to develop your skills as a host, start a podcast, grow your audience or learn more about the industry, these shows are great listening material.
Make sure your podcast is available across all Google platforms by following these simple steps. Get analytics and insights using Google Podcasts Manager.
We’re celebrating the further expansion of the Captivate product team! Welcome to Ben Dodd, Podcast Success Expert!
A podcast website is an essential tool for audience growth and marketing. In this guide, learn how to create your own, what to include on it and take inspiration from real examples!
Podcast reviews give you valuable feedback, social proof and help to grow your podcast. Learn how to get more podcast reviews + how to repurpose them into marketing material!
The first step in making your podcast accessible to as many listeners is to be everywhere. That means submitting to all the major podcast directories, including iHeartRadio! Getting listed everywhere you can will ensure that new, diverse audiences across the globe have the opportunity to discover and tune into your podcast. iHeartRadio is one of… Read more »
We dive into the best podcast microphone setups for beginners on a budget (all under $100!) Read our honest reviews and learn about the best types of microphone for quality audio every time.
In this guest blog, content and digital marketing expert Gavin Stevens shares his simple, reliable way to do keyword research for high-performing podcast content.
Guest interviews are one of the best ways to grow your podcast and reach new audiences. Here are 5 tips on how to bag the best podcast guests and impress them at interview!
It’s a crucial step in starting a podcast, so how do you come up with your podcast name? Learn how 5 podcasters came up with their names along with everything you need to know about choosing your own.
Learn how to create a podcast trailer that attracts and engages new listeners. Plus, download our free, editable trailer template to create your own in minutes!
Get all the answers on royalty-free ‘podsafe’ music, copyright rules and how to use podcast music effectively in this complete explainer. Plus, download a free package of podcast intro, outro and background music, no strings attached!
A podcast transcript is an essential tool for making your podcast more accessible and driving your SEO efforts. Captivate makes it easy to upload, import and add transcripts to your podcast episode – here’s how!
Get complete integration between your Captivate podcast and WordPress with Captivate Sync™, our WordPress plugin for podcasters! Read all about the latest update and upgraded features here.
Learn how to record, edit, transcribe and publish your podcast using this tutorial on Captivate’s direct integration with Descript, the audio and video editing app.
Garry Aylott, OG podcaster and world-class user experience designer, joins the Captivate team as Head of Design to take Captivate’s focus on user-friendly podcasting even further!
Recording a podcast is a huge milestone! Here are our best tips, techniques, software and equipment recommendations for recording a podcast remotely, solo or with multiple people.
Join for free to launch your podcast, attract your first 100 listeners and cover your costs with our brand new course for the Podcast Success Academy!
Spotify is one of the biggest streaming services and outlets for podcasters. Here’s how to submit your podcast to Spotify using Captivate and manual submission.
We’re ushering in the new year with a further addition to the Captivate product team: Tiffany Mostert, Podcast Success Expert!
Learn how to create detailed, SEO-friendly podcast show notes in just 5 steps with Captivate’s new time-saving snippets tool PLUS free template!
The Captivate team continues to grow with the arrival of Mark Musgrove, our Digital Marketing Manager!
In this 2020 roundup, we want to highlight some of the great work our podcasters have produced and share their successes big and small.
Use Captivate’s Zapier integration to easily add or remove private podcast subscribers from one central location. Manage your private podcast feed with over 2000 seamless app integrations.
We’ve partnered with email marketing provider AWeber on this complete guide to email marketing for podcasters. Learn how to set up and run a highly effective mailing list for your listeners and subscribers!
2020 has been a weird year all round and what better way to end it than emulating how we started it, by welcoming a brand new product engineer to the Captivate team!
Learn how to build your premium content offering and how much you should charge for it, along with everything you need to launch your private podcast, successfully and for free, with Captivate.
Learn about the benefits and uses of private internal podcasts as well as some tips and best practices for producing successful internal communications.
Introducing a huge new feature upgrade for Captivate: private feeds. Private podcasting is now available to any podcaster, at no extra cost. Learn how to use private feeds to grow your podcast, communicate and share exclusive content!
Your podcast is out there for the world to hear. What next? The Podcast Host’s Matthew McClean gives you 3 ways to keep your pre-launch momentum going after your big day.
In this complete beginner’s guide, we take you through what podcast editing is and how to approach it. We share our 3 golden rules and top 4 recommendations (both paid and free) for quick and simple editing.
We speak to Elzie Flenard III, Mayor of Podcast Town and creator of the Podcast Town Virtual Summit, on what you can expect from this year’s event, developing as a host and the challenges independent creators face.
We’re always on the hunt for new ways to make your life easier as a podcaster, whether that’s giving you new ways to promote your episodes or cut down on your boring admin jobs. This week, we introduce two new integrations with Zapier and Mailchimp.
In this tutorial, we’ll talk you through what Zapier is, how it works and give you 12 ways to speed up your podcast workflow quickly and easily using our handy Zap templates and integration.
Captivate.fm introduces audio processing, dynamic content and ad insertion to its suite of podcast hosting, analytics & distribution tools with the release of its Audio Mastering & Integration Engine, aka “AMIE”.
In a guest post from podcast production company Soundstripe, Drew Gula shares 3 ways to improve your show’s production value and create a quality podcast that will attract new listeners and keep them listening.
Deezer is one of the world’s most popular audio streaming platforms, and getting your podcast on Deezer with Captivate is super easy.
Choosing a podcast host is a tough decision. In this guide, we make it easy to see why Captivate is the best Simplecast alternative – and choice – for hosting your podcast.
Analytics are at the heart of every move you make as a podcaster. In this guide, we’ll help you understand all of the elements you’ll find in the Captivate dashboard and how you can use them to inform your ongoing podcast launch, growth and marketing efforts.
We’re proud to announce a huge upgrade to our podcast analytics, bringing you the most comprehensive analytics suite of any podcast host today. Read more about our new detailed episode-level, web player and listener behaviour insights.
Podcast cover art is essential to starting any new podcast. Here are our 5 do’s and don’ts for designing quality artwork for your show.
This week, we’ve introduced new verification measures upon import to tackle podcast piracy. Plus, an exciting announcement about our podcast, Captivate Insider!
Starting a podcast or looking to switch podcast hosts in 2021? We break down exactly what a podcast host does, what to look for in podcast hosting platforms and how to find the best one for you.
There’s a brand new integration in the Distribution dashboard! Plus, we’ve improved our login screen to improve your experience and help you to find useful information a whole lot quicker.
Get the most powerful podcast websites from any hosting platform, included for free on every Captivate hosting plan. See all the exciting new features and upgrades to Captivate podcast websites, right here.
After months of hard work behind the scenes, Captivate podcasters can now request exclusive early access to our Beta Zapier integration. Here’s how to register your interest to start optimizing your podcasting workflow today!
We’re delighted to welcome our latest distribution partner, PodcastIndex, a decentralised podcast directory built to preserve podcasting as a platform for free speech.
Wondering how to get your podcast on Amazon Music? Here are all the steps for submitting your podcast to Amazon Music, Audible and Alexa devices.
Choosing a podcast host is a big decision to make! In this guide, see why Captivate is the top Transistor alternative for hosting your podcast.
In this guest blog, SEO Specialist Sarah McDowell shares her top 10 podcast SEO insider tips for optimizing your podcast for increased search traffic, discoverability and authority.
Celebrate Captivate’s first birthday with a free live event exclusively for Captivate, Podcast Websites and Podcast Success Academy podcasters. Learn how to grow your podcast using methods that you won’t find anywhere else!
Immerse yourself in the world of Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett and more) with this brand new original podcast! Welcome, to First Action Bureau.
Welcome Danny Brown, our new podcaster support expert and long-time Captivate user! Danny joins our world-class podcasting customer support team this week!
In this guide we’ll be taking you through exactly how to create and implement an effective, achievable guest strategy to help you to market and grow your podcast.
We’ve announced another distribution partner! All Captivate podcasters can now submit their podcast to another of India’s largest streaming services, Jiosaavn. Learn how to get listed now!
Facebook is an incredibly versatile as a marketing and growth tool for podcasters. In this guide, we tell you the 3 best ways to grow your podcast subscribers using organic and paid Facebook marketing tactics.
We’ve redesigned how Captivate’s role management works to make it even easier to grant the right levels of access and create a custom setup that works perfectly for your podcast team!
We’re delighted to welcome two brand new Captivate partners: Gaana, India’s #1 audio platform and Podcorn, the podcast sponsorship marketplace, plus we release our brand new podcaster resources section!
We interview Supercast’s CEO, Jason Sew Hoy, about the industry-leading Paid to Podcast competition, listener supported subscription models and how every podcaster can turn their show into a viable business.
Imagine if there was an embeddable podcast player that translated its interface into your listener’s language. Well, now there is with Captivate’s embeddable player!
Four of Captivate’s advisors lend their experiences of podcast sponsorship, lend advice and tell you what to do when securing sponsors for your podcast.
This week we’re introducing annual plans for *all* Captivate users plus multi-country currencies and some updated onboarding, how cool!
Music is a critical differentiator in podcasting. We check out SongsForPodcasters, a new tool which will help you exercise your creativity and develop your podcast listening experience!
Recommended podcasting tools and resources from the Captivate podcast hosting, analytics & distribution team. Personally curated, just for you.
Podcast marketing & promotion tips for growth in 2021 that work and get results. Including advice from successful podcasters. Start growing your podcast today!
We take a deep dive into Buzzsprout podcast hosting, its pros and cons, and how it weighs up to Captivate when it comes to support, service, features and, of course, pricing.
In this free upgrade, all Captivate podcasters can now exclude episodes from their RSS feed AND set auto-expiration dates on episodes!
In this free upgrade, all Captivate podcasters can now exclude episodes from their RSS feed AND set auto-expiration dates on episodes!
This week, we welcome our brand new marketing coordinator, Rachel, to the growing Captivate team – look our for Rachel in the community, too!
We just added the IAB verified logo to your one-click sponsor kit & given you a PILE of advanced customization options for your Captivate embeddable podcast player!
Learn how to make money podcasting including 15 actionable ideas that you can implement straight away. Start making money from doing what you love today!
Captivate is delighted to become an IAB Certified podcast hosting and analytics provider and to be able to help shape the future of podcast measurement!
This free Captivate upgrade introduces new unique listener tracking metrics and a simple way of checking when your analytics were last updated, plus we’re hosting a live webinar next week to dig into it more!
With a new episode deep-dive view, publish date overlays and city/region breakdowns across your entire show or on an episode-by-episode basis, your Captivate podcast analytics just got a serious power boost!
Display podcast download statistics and analytics in your own timezone with Captivate.fm!
Create the perfect sponsor kit for your podcast with just one click, available right now to all Captivate podcasters!
Embed a beautiful playlist or latest episode podcast player into your website or social posts, complete with calls to action and sharing built-in!
Allow podcast listeners to see where their data may be going when using prefix-led third-party tracking tools with Captivate’s “Full Transparency Mode”.
Easily share one, all-powerful link on any device to give listeners a one-click subscription tool for your podcast! Oh, and it’s free for Captivate users.
Wondering if there are any Captivate podcast hosting discounts, discount coupons or codes? This is the place.
What?! Every single Captivate tier has just received a huge download threshold increase at no extra cost?! Yep.
The power of Captivate right inside your WordPress dashboard. It’s podcasting with WordPress, with the inimitable Captivate style and simplicity.
Bringing industry-leading platforms together to deliver a simple, single podcasting solution: the first part of something bigger.
We’ve listened to our fantastic podcasters and just rolled out some brand new options for branding your embeddable podcast player!
Spotify analytics are now available directly passed through to your poscasting dashboard, plus a huge free analytics upgrade!
Brand new features, updates and releases to Captivate.fm, our podcast hosting, analytics and marketing platform for 24th September 2019.
The next step in the evolution of podcast hosting. Built by podcasters, for humans, with intelligence that actively helps your show to grow.