Podcasts are very effective to connect with your audience. Compared to social media, podcasts allow you to engage your audience with unique long-form content. Podcasts are more convenient than blog posts. The intended audience can listen to podcasts at while driving, working out, or doing chores around the house. It is estimated that more people worldwide are listening into podcasts than ever before. Edison Research estimates the number of Americans who listen to a podcast each month to be 67 million, a growth of 100% over the past four years.
How it works
A free app that can be downloaded from Google Play Store, Anchor: Make Your Own Podcast offers you a simple way to make a podcast. It lets you record a high-quality podcast from your smart phone, tablet or computer, and distribute it everywhere including Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts. There is no need for additional equipment or previous podcasting experience. Anchor lets you record high-quality audio using either your device’s built-in mic or an external microphone. Podcasts can be recorded with co-hosts anywhere in the world. The app allows you to add a wide range of transitions, sound effects and even songs from Spotify to your podcast. Simple to use visual episode builder makes it easy to rearrange and edit the audio in your podcast episodes. Editing tools created specifically for podcasting helps trim your recordings. You can easily distribute your podcast to all major podcast platforms with just one tap. You have the option to embed any episode on your own website. Furthermore, the app lets you track the number of people listening in on to each episode including which specific segment. You can even track who on Anchor is listening to each segment of your podcasts. More detailed analytics of your podcast can be accessed from www.anchor.fm
Rated as one of the best Podcast apps by users, Anchor for Android has been featured in ‘Google Play’s 2017 Apps of the Year’. It has also been received favorable reviews in The New York Times, The Verge, TechCrunch, Business Insider, CNBC, Mashable, BBC, NPR, The Boston Globe, SPIN, Paste Magazine among others. The elegant interface and the ease of use are features that endear users to this app. Anchor has been downloaded more that 500,000 time since its launch and is definitely the go-to app when it comes to Podcasts.