Set up multiple shows with your Spreaker account!

Perhaps many of you didn’t know that you can have as many shows as you want on Spreaker with your own account, no matter what plan you’ve chosen.

Having more shows gives you the chance to organize your content by different topics, giving your profile the feel of a real radio channel, with multiple programs that can satisfy the needs of a big audience. Each show has its own URL and RSS feed link that can be distributed to other platforms as well as shared on social media and sites.

If you already have a show on Spreaker and you’d like to create a new one, follow these simple steps:

1) Click on the “new” button, as shown towards the bottom of the image:

2) Give a name to the new show, choose an image, and then click on the Create button:

Your new show is now ready for its first broadcast! Add a description and a cover image to create a stylish page, and start filling the new show with great episodes.

Happy broadcasting!

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Give Your Show Extra Promotion with Ad Campaigns!


A few weeks ago we introduced the opportunity to set up real and professional Ad Campaigns to run on our site. We know that building your audience is one of the hardest parts to podcasting, but now you can place your own personally-made ads promoting your show throughout the platform!

It’s a great way to showcase your brand and attract new listeners within the community.

Here’s how you can set up your campaign:

From the Ad Campaigns page in Spreaker’s Store, click on Create Now.

Now start setting up your first Ad Campaign! Fill out all the information requested:

Title – this is how you’ll refer to this specific campaign once it starts running on the platform. This way you’ll be able to easily keep track of stats, settings, and more from your settings.

Campaign Target URL – copy and paste the link to the show you want listeners to be referred to when they click on your ad.

Campaign Image – upload the ad image you’ve created. You can design it to your liking, whatever you think will get people clicking the ad and listening to your show.

Insert Daily Budget – insert the amount of money you wish to spend daily on every impression. Keep in mind that 1000 views costs $2.00. You can cap that amount with a daily limit.

And that’s it! You’ve set up your ad, now it’s time to Save.

These are two examples of campaigns currently running on the site:

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want, you can create and manage more campaigns by going to My Account > Ad Campaigns in the main menu. You can track stats and budgets, edit images, see which campaigns have been approved and are running, pause unsuccessful ads, and more.

So try it out! Hit up the Ad Campaigns in Spreaker’s Store and get to promoting your show now!

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Why We Don’t Offer Phone Support

Often, our users ask us to call them directly, and we always reply with the same answer: we don’t offer an official support number.

Today we want to give you a thought-out, thorough response, so that you can understand the reasons why we don’t offer that extra life-line.

Phone support does cost a lot of money, and currently we only receive 1% of requests asking for it. Having this extra feature would ultimately mean raising our prices, and we don’t think that it makes sense for just 1%.

At Spreaker, offering the best customer support is a priority, and that’s the reason why we’ve chosen to offer standard support via email. In all of our experience, we haven’t yet encountered an issue that couldn’t be resolved that way.

We strongly believe that our failures can be measured by the support requests we receive. If a feature is confusing or not working for a customer, then it’s probably a user experience issue that needs to be resolved on our end. Having said that, we prefer to invest our time on improving our product, rather then spending precious resources on phone support. It’s a matter of choosing long-term investment over short-term solutions.

In the future we hope to be able to offer more channels for our customers to communicate with our support team—but we insist on not doing it at the expense of our products.

So, no phone support? No panic! We’re still here to help you!

 

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Infographic: What’s Going on with Your Listeners?

Statistics are extremely important when it comes to really understanding your audience, and it’s why we make sure to always give you updated numbers on how your shows and tracks are doing.

It’s just as important to get the bigger picture, too, so starting this month, we’ll be sharing Spreaker‘s monthly overall stats. We want to be more open with you, plus give you a better feel of the context you’re working within.

Take a look at our eye-popping info graphic, featuring detailed data on overall listening time from streaming sources (download data isn’t available).

Right off the bat, you’ll see that average listening time is around 20 minutes, running directly in line with that fact that the average commute is only 26 minutes. Listeners tend to opt for content on-demand and split their listening into into small “edible” chunks, so it’s a detail definitely worth considering when preparing your podcast. You can really make all of those Spreaker audio storage hours offered count by opting to make short, quality podcasts instead of 3 hour long efforts that could get passed over.

Stay tuned for more Spreaker infographics every month!

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