Today we launched on Product Hunt, and we had quite a few questions like this:
How does Transistor compare to Spreaker and Simplecast?
Transistor is focused on brands
We’re building features for folks who want to use podcasting to grow their audience.
As Transistor iterates on the product, this differentiation will become increasingly obvious.
Currently, the value we provide brands looks like this:
Host unlimited shows on one account, for one price
Simplecast charges you $12 / month per show.
Transistor starts at $19 / month for unlimited shows.
- Four shows on Simplecast: $48
- Four shows on Transistor.fm: $19
We believe one of the best ways to get more listeners is to experiment with multiple formats. This could mean remixing your existing long-form content, into shorter podcasts (for example, a 5-minute highlight show).
On Transistor, you’re not penalized for starting more shows.
The other benefit is you won’t have to pay $12 per month for old archived shows. If you decide to retire a show, it just fits with the rest of the shows on your account.
Podcast websites optimized for search
Up until now, most podcast discovery happened in iTunes.
But, SEO is going to be increasingly important for podcasts going forward. Google recently announced that they’ll be showing podcasts in search results.
Our custom podcast websites are optimized for search. We automatically generate
sitemap.xml for your site.
Clean, lean, smart podcast player
This audio player can also be embedded on a landing page, on WordPress, and in a blog post. You can set it to automatically play your most recent episode like this:
Also, look at how Goodstuff.fm is using our embedded player.
In-depth podcast analytics built for businesses
When you need to report on your podcast stats at the next marketing meeting, you need to see the numbers that matter.
Our podcast stats will show you:
- Average downloads per episode, organized by “first 7, 30, 60, and 90 days.”
- The number of subscribers you have (estimated based on past download history).
- Listener trends over time.
- A complete episode breakdown: order your episodes by total downloads, date, and average downloads.
- How many people are listening on each podcast app (Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Overcast).
- A map of where your listeners are from, worldwide.
Built-in newsletter integration with MailChimp, ConvertKit, and Drip
Your podcast should be helping you get more email subscribers! Our integration puts a subscription page on every page of your podcast website.