This article shows you how to publish private or unlisted podcasts with Backtracks. Sometimes a creator or publisher of a podcast needs the ability to have an episode be private and have analytics tracked without public access to the content.
How To Enable Private Podcasts
Using Backtracks, you may set a podcast series to be private. This will prevent the episodes in the series from being listed on different public platforms, such as Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. You can then add privacy variations on all, or some, of the episodes in the series. Read more below.
Private Podcasts with Partial Public Content
There are cases where a creator or publisher may want a podcast series to not be public, findable, or searchable, but still allow the series to be subscribed to and the episodes to be accessible. This private feed with accessible content scenario is possible with Backtracks by marking a series as private, but setting one or more episodes to be public.
Authorized Access to Private Podcasts
The privacy features and options with Backtracks extend beyond simply private or public designations on series or episodes. You can also allow for only authorized users to access your content, prevent downloads (only allow streaming for example), embedding audio content behind paywalls and logins, intranet only access, and more, with Backtracks.
To learn more about private and secure podcasts, contact the Backtracks Team here.