Podcasts are a fantastic way to create an audience, give entertainment, or stimulate in-depth conversation on a variety of topics while you spread your message. Due to the technology, recording studio set-up, and listening to your own voice. People often worry about submitting their podcasts to Google Play and Apple Podcast, which are the two most popular platforms. The good news is that submitting your podcast to popular podcast directories such as Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts is a simple and painless process. This blog discusses how to submit your podcast to Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts with simple methods.
Before jumping onto that, let’s discuss a few more things.
Where Can You Publish Your Podcast?
There are a minimum of 28 directories where you can publish your podcast in writing. However, three major directories will be essential to the success of your podcast:
#1 Google Podcast
#2 Apple Podcast
Although the remaining directories aren’t as widely used as the three described above, they’re nevertheless valuable and worthwhile to use. Every little bit contributes! Adding your podcast to as many directories as possible can help you obtain greater exposure.
Is It Completely Free to Publish The Podcast?
The quick answer is that publishing a podcast on Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts is completely free.
You can make a podcast in a few different methods. Many are free, while others are paid, and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
How To Submit Your Podcast To Google Podcast
Because of the technologies used to search for podcasts, getting your program included in Google Podcasts is a little different than getting it listed in other directories. Here’s how you can assist in the process.
- Ensure that your RSS feed and podcasting website comply with Google’s requirements.
Prior to asking Google to index your podcast, make sure your RSS feed and podcast website are both searchable and follow Google’s rules for podcasts.
- Submit the URL of your RSS feed to Google.
You can manually send your RSS feed to Google if you want to assist Google to pick up your show faster than it would on its own. When you submit your RSS feed, Google’s search technology begins crawling the internet in search of your website, which should speed up the indexing process.
- Wait for your RSS feed to be indexed by Google.
Be patient as Google indexes your RSS feed, taking anywhere from a few hours to a few days. If your show isn’t displayed in Google Podcasts after a week, double-check the criteria specified in step #1.
The detail in your RSS feed or podcast website may be preventing Google’s search technology from picking up your show, so read the instructions thoroughly.
Use Google Podcasts Manager to claim your show.
Similar to Spotify’s new metrics function, Google Podcasts Manager is a new tool aimed to help podcasters listed in Google Podcasts understand more about their audience.
When it comes to creating engaging content, Google’s analytics can tell you things like when your listeners start listening to an episode, when they log off, and what devices they use.
By using this tool to claim your show, you will not only be included in Google Podcasts, but also in Google Search, Google Assistant, and Google Home, ensuring that your material is easily accessible to users.
Here’s how you claim your podcast so you can gain helpful information about your Google/Android audience and maybe speed up the process of getting your podcast featured in Google Podcasts.
Go to Google Podcasts Manager and choose Start Now to get started.
- Enter the RSS feed for your podcast.
To get your podcast feed URL, open a new tab and browse your podcast host’s website.
Note: Don’t panic if Google doesn’t detect your RSS feed and gives you an error notice. Simply scroll up to study the methods for getting Google to recognize your feed, then return to this step once you’ve been included.
- Feed preview
If Google is able to locate your RSS feed, it will display a sample of your podcast. You’re ready to go on to the next level after giving your artwork and episodes a once-over.
- Ownership verification
Select Send Code to validate your account, and Google will send a verification code to the email address linked to your RSS feed. To validate your account, enter the code and click Submit.
Congratulations! You’ve claimed your show, added it to Google Podcasts and completely controlled your data in Podcasts Manager.
How To Submit Your Podcast To Apple Podcasts
- Create a title for your podcast, an author, and a description.
To submit your podcast to Apple Podcasts, you’ll need a unique podcast title, author, and description.
In Apple Podcasts, the title and author fields are used for searching. Your podcast may be rejected if you cram too many keywords into these parts.
You’ll find a page on your podcast host’s website where you may save your podcast information.
- Your podcast artwork should be uploaded.
To get listed in Apple Podcasts, you must have a unique podcast cover art.
Apple Podcasts’ artwork standards for the cover image are as follows:
- 3000 x 3000 pixels
- JPG or PNG file type
- Resolution of 72 dpi
- RGB colorspace
Upload your cover art to your podcast host after it’s finished.
Refer to these instructions if you need assistance generating artwork for your podcast.
- Choose a podcast category.
Lifestyle, Fitness, and Technology are just a few of the categories that Apple Podcasts divides its directory and charts into.
Apple Podcasts only uses your first podcast category, unlike other podcast directories and apps that use three.
To improve your chances of ranking and to attract new subscribers, choose a subcategory when launching a new podcast.
- Upload your first episode
Each show must have at least one episode in order to be included on Apple Podcasts.
A podcast trailer, teaser, or full episode can be used as your debut episode.
Since Apple Podcasts does not host your podcast, you’ll need to upload it to a third-party podcast host. Click Publish Now after giving your episode a title and a description.
- Make a copy of your RSS feed
Your podcast’s RSS feed contains all of your podcast’s metadata, including program details and links to cover art and audio files.
Your RSS feed URL will be generated by your podcast hosting site.
- Make an Apple ID.
To submit your show to Apple Podcasts Connect, you’ll need an Apple ID.
You can either create a new Apple ID or use one that you already have.
This Apple ID will be used to log in to Apple Podcasts Connect and see the Apple-specific statistics for your podcast.
Even though registering for Apple Podcasts is free, you must have a valid credit card on file with your Apple ID in order to log in.
- Submit a podcast to Apple Podcasts Connect.
Open Apple Podcast Connect and sign in.
Click New Show next to Podcasts in the top left corner.
Select Click Next after adding a show with an RSS feed.
Click Add after pasting your RSS Feed URL from step 5.
Click Save after filling out the Content Rights and Show Contact sections.
Wait for Apple to process and validate your show, which should take around 10 minutes.
Go to the top right and click Submit for Review to finish your podcast submission.
- Wait until it is approved
Every new podcast is subjected to a human review by Apple Podcasts, which will notify you via email after your podcast has been approved.
Apple normally approves new shows within 72 hours.
Contact Apple Podcast support if your podcast hasn’t been authorized or rejected after ten days.
It will be accessible in the Podcasts app and on the Apple Podcasts website after it has been approved.
Making your show available on the internet has no drawbacks; thus we propose submitting it to the top podcast directories.
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