At Acast, our goal is to enable you as podcasters to reach your fans and grow your audience everywhere. Having a beautiful, up-to-date podcast website is essential for this. So we've spent several months designing and building gorgeous podcast websites for all our podcasters. This article will explain some of the best features of Acast's podcast websites and how to set yours up.
To get started, go to your show, and select the Website tab.
By enabling my podcast website, you'll see five main sections: General, Links, Style, Hosts and Additional Information.
1. Basic setup
Here's where you set up the main home page for your site, including the title and subtitle. Acast automatically fetches these from your podcast, but you can override these if you prefer.
This is the general layout of your home page.
Analytics: In the Home section you can also indicate whether you would like to add Google Analytics or a Facebook Pixel to your podcast website. Just enter the ID.
Comments: You can include Facebook comments or Disqus comments on your podcast website also. This is a great way to let your listeners interact with and provide feedback on your show.
2. Engage your fans
In the Links section, you can specify two kinds of links: Follow links are links for listeners to follow your podcast and get notifications about new episodes (like iTunes or Google Podcasts), and Social links are links to your social media outlets (like Facebook or Twitter).
When you provide these links, Acast produces attractive badges for your podcast website, like these:
3. Create your own look
In the Style section, there is the flexibility to customise many of the elements on your show's website.
Colour Scheme - Choose from a preset, create a custom colour scheme or pick colours from your show cover
Fonts - Selection of Google Fonts you can customise between the Heading and Body of your website text
Style - Customise and preview button style
4. Introduce yourselves
Add host details with social media links for your website's About Us page.
Name, profile picture and direct links to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram can all be updated, along with a custom bio.
5. Additional information
If you are required by applicable law to list contact information for the person or legal entity that is responsible for the podcast/website, you can use the text box in this tab. You can find more information here. This will display on your podcast website.
Here's a quick video demo from one of our live tutorials.