Should I Use Soundcloud For My Podcast?

"Should I use Soundcloud for my podcast? " With so many audio hosting services available to podcasters, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. Perhaps Soundcloud is the platform for you? Maybe it isn't.  Let's do a brief examination of the platform.

I Don't Use Soundcloud Anymore

Let's make this short and tell you that I'm not particularly a fan of Soundcloud.

When I first started my own podcast "Be The Experience," I first went with Soundcloud. When I went with this service, everyone kept telling me to use Libsyn or Blubrry because the services provided much more for a similar price.

Although I had used Blubrry in the past, I thought, "You know what? I'm going to try Soundcloud so that I can see whether the service is worthy of being used."

At the time when I signed up for Soundcloud, I received an email a week later--from Soundcloud--that the service was the verge of shutting down. At the time, Soundcloud hadn't figured out a way to monetize to the point...

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Can You Listen To Podcasts Inside A Google Search?

Can you listen to podcasts in a Google Search? Is it important for podcasters?

Quick answer: YES, this is VERY relevant for you and your podcast.

Google recently posted an article on their website about podcasts now showing up in search results. For example, if you put in "crossfit podcasts" in the search bar on Google, you're going to be served a certain number of results along with webpages, new stories, videos, and now podcast that all relate back to crossfit.

This is something I think is important for you as a podcaster--whether you're a comedy podcast, a business podcast, true crime podcast, etc.

How Does This Feature Work From The Search Query End and How Will It Work For Podcasters?

Full disclosure, I am NOT an SEO mega-expert, so I'm just sharing with you my assumptions of how these results are showing up in a Google Search.

If I had to guess, this is what is happening:  Google is pulling keywords from the title of the podcast episode and as well as the keywords in...

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