One of the best ways to promote your podcast is to give it a home on the web! A website for your podcast is a great way for your listeners to access your episodes and it can be indexed by Google to boost your visibility!
Sometimes building and designing websites can be time-consuming and delay the launch of your podcast. We want you to be able to launch your podcast as soon as you can so we have built a podcast website for you!
This website will house your episodes, host information, show notes, chapter markers, and descriptions. You will be able to link to your podcast directory listings, social media sites, and a donation page all through your Buzzsprout website!
Customize Your Buzzsprout Page
To customize your podcast website head to your Website page within your Buzzsprout account!
Click on the Color and Background tab to customize the look of your site. You will be able to select the color for your website that will be used for any linked text in your show notes and your site background, and you can upload a custom background image.
You can also see how your website will look on a desktop by scrolling down and selecting Preview and you can see the mobile view by clicking Phone Preview
Pro Tip: Your background image should be a minimum of 1250x260px and less than 800k (.jpg or .png).
Add Links to Your Social Media Platforms
Give your listeners an easy way to follow you on Social Media by adding your social links to your website! Click on the Social Media Links tab and add links to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages. Just make sure to enter the public URLs for those pages!
Note: Your directory links will pull directly from the information on the Directories page, so once you are listed there we will add that button to your Buzzsprout website for you!
Add Host & Co-Host information
Head to your Podcast Info page and click on the Hosts & Co-Hosts tab to add headshots and bios for your podcast hosts! This article will walk you through that full process: Hosts & Co-Hosts
Customize Your URL
Click on the Website URL tab, to customize your Buzzsprout URL. For all the details on customizing the URL check out this help article: Customize your URL
Hide Your Website From Search Engines
If you already have a website, you can hide your Buzzsprout provided website for simplicity. To do that click on the Hide from Search Engines tab and select the option to hide your website. Then you can embed episodes directly on your personal website! Learn more about that here: Embedding