Our Podcast Page is our current blog page offering available to all producers. If you have been a producer with us for some time, you may have our older blog page. You can contact our support team to have the podcast page added to your show.
Some example podcast pages include:http://wtfpod.libsyn.com http://girlonguy.libsyn.com http://dsc.libsyn.com/podcast
Your podcast page is easy to configure. To get started, log into your Libsyn dashboard and click on . You will be taken to a destinations listing, showing all your available destinations.
Click the Edit button on the line for Podcast Page to open up the destination for editing.
The top of the editing page shows a at the top right hand corner. This button will delete the Podcast Page destination. It also offers a Destination Name option, which is viewable only by you in the dashboard. This determines the name of the destination found in the destinations list, listeners and viewers will never see this so normally, it is fine to leave it as is.
Page Extension: The page extension determines what the full URL of the podcast page is. Lets say, for instance, that your show is called ‘mycoolshow’ and your page extension, as shown above, is ‘podcast’. The URL then to your podcast page is:http://mycoolshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Font Family: You can customize the font style used across your entire podcast page.
Episodes per Page: You can setup pagination for your blog page. What this will do is specify how many episodes appear on the page. At the bottom will be page numbers and arrows that allow a visitor to flip between pages to reach the additional episodes. For example, if you have 100 episodes and you set 10 episodes a page, you will have 10 pages.
Use the preview button to preview your changes.
The page background section allows you to configure the background of your page. Using Background Type, you can select a default, upload a custom image (which will be tiled), or you can select a solid color. Below is an example of how the background image will appear on the page.
You can use the preview button to review your changes prior to saving them.
An example of the header image can be seen below:
You have several options for configuring the page header.
Header Background Color: If you do not intend to upload a banner image, you can set a solid color using this color picker.
Header Image: You can also choose to upload a specific image for your banner. Note the image size recommendation is 768w x 289h pixels in size.
Show Title is in Header Image: You can choose to have the system automatically overlay the title in print over the header by having this option unchecked. By checking this box, the system assumes the header image has the title you wish it to have, and does not overlay the printed title.
Show Title Color: If the above option is unchecked, allowing for a printed title in the header, this color picker will choose the color that printed title will be in.
Header Buttons Color: The different buttons in the header for show summary, twitter buttons, RSS feed, etc, can be white (good for dark header images), black (good for lighter colored header images), or Transparent Gray. Below are the header icons in the page header:
Facebook Address: If you would like a Facebook button, enter the last part of your Facebook page URL in this text box. For example, if your Facebook page is “https://www.facebook.com/libsyn”, then you would enter “libsyn” in this box.
Twitter Username: If you would like a Twitter button to appear, enter your Twitter handle here.
Custom RSS URL: If you are using a third party RSS feed (such as a Feedburner feed), you can enter that here. Doing so will allow the feed button to go to the RSS feed URL of your choice, rather than the default Libsyn feed URL.
You can use the Preview button to review your changes.
Next up comes the ability to customize your navigation bars.
You can use the color selectors to choose colors for the background and the text for both the navigation bar and the now displaying bar. You can see examples below:
You can configure a custom message to appear at the top of your blog page. This can be used to display updates, alerts, or even just give a welcoming hello to your audience. Your custom message can be configured with special background, border, and text colors.
An example of a custom message is below:
Additional customization options are available for your page body including the background, text, and link color, and also customizing the style of your episodes and buttons.
Again, you can use the preview button to view your changes prior to saving them.
For any popup windows that may occur on the page, you can configure the background, border, and text colors for.
Display comments and allow visitors to leave comments: This does exactly what it says, it will display comments capability on the blog page which allows visitors to leave comments on individual episodes. Unchecking this hides and disables comments on the blog page entirely.
Moderate Comments: This setting is show wide. What that means is if you have more than one blog page (applicable to Pro customers), this setting will take affect for all blog pages you might have on this show. This setting can be toggled here, and it can also be toggled under your Show Settings.
Turning this on means that any comment you receive will need to be approved by you before it will appear on the blog page. This option is on by default, and we do recommend leaving it on in an effort to help combat comment spam.
Email me when comments are left: This also does exactly what it says. Any time a comment is left (whether or not moderation is turned on), you will receive an e-mail notification. Similar to comment moderation, this setting is also show wide.
The podcast page supports adding your Google Analytics tracking code so that you can track your visits and visitors on your page. To start, you will need to log into your Google Account and access Google Analytics here. Once logged in, you will need to create a new property.
A page will appear asking for your site’s details:
Tell Google that you are tracking a Website, enter a name for the site (this is for your usage), enter your website URL (the URL to your podcast page), select a category for the industry your site falls under, and provide a time zone. Then hit Get Tracking ID.
You will be taken back to the admin page for that account/property. Hit Tracking Code.
This page will provide you with your tracking ID.
Copy the tracking ID and switch over to Libsyn and log into your Libsyn account. Go under Destinations –> Edit or View Existing.
Click Edit to edit the podcast page destination:
Scroll down to the bottom to the Google Analytics text box and paste in your tracking ID.
Hit the button to save your changes.
A Note for Premium Producers
If you produce a show that utilizes our MyLibsyn Premium service to sell some or all of your content, your podcast page offers the ability to configure whether a download URL will be displayed for premium content.
If you do wish to have download links available for premium subscribers for your premium content, then check this box. If you do not want premium content to be able to be downloaded by subscribers from your podcast page, leave this box unchecked.
Important: Which ever option you choose, be sure to clearly communicate to your audience exactly where and how they can obtain premium content to prevent confusion. If you wish to only allow downloads from your smartphone apps only, then be sure to communicate that content can be downloaded for offline use via your apps. Otherwise, be sure to let them know they can download content from your podcast page as well. You can use your custom message on your podcast page to help communicate this right on the top of your podcast page.
Once you have finished configuring your page, be sure to hit the button to save your changes. Have additional questions? Contact our support team at email@example.com. If you have questions regarding your premium service or getting signed up, contact our App Ops team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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