Submitting your podcast to podcast directories is a one-time process. It requires a small up-front investment of your time. But don’t worry, Podopi has already taken care of most of the work for you. Podopi feeds are already formatted to conform with all the required standards.
Before proceeding, make sure to complete all the required steps:
✅ Podcast listing details looks correct — We recommend setting a proper title, website URL, publisher, description and iTunes Category. Verify these settings in Podcast Settings/Podcast Details.
✅ Podcast has a cover image — Goes without saying, but you must have a cover image to attract listeners to the podcast. Many directories require you to have one.
✅ Podcast has at least one episode — At least one of the episodes must be available in audio format. If nothing shows up, ensure that the episodes have been converted to audio and that public visiblity is enabled for each of them.
✅ Podcast feed is public — In the podcast settings, make sure you have enabled “Public Visibility”.
Podcast directories will ask for a link to your RSS feed. You find this link by visiting the podcast settings-page. Please note that the link is only available when “Public Visibility” is enabled for the podcast.
Now that you have a valid podcast RSS feed, all you have to do is to submit it to the directories you’re interested in. There are several directories to submit to. We recommend focusing on only the most popular ones. That way you will cover >99% of the market share without too much work.
Listed below are our recommended directories and quick-start guides for each:
Visit the Claim Your Podcast-page and sign in with your Spotify account.
Connect a YouTube account in the podcast settings-page.
Follow the instructions under “Submit an RSS feed” on Apple Podcasts for Creators.
Place a link to the podcast feed on your website and Google will pick it up automatically.
Great! Have you submitted your podcast feed to all the recommended directories listed above? Keep at it and gain even more exposure with these:
Visit Amazon Music for Podcasters to add or claim your podcast.
Visit Stitcher for Podcasts and create an account.
Submit this form to add podcast to TuneIn.
Follow the steps in their guide: Submit my podcast to Castbox.
iHeartRadioJoin iHeartRadio's podcast network to have your podcast added.
Visit the podcasters submission-page and follow the instructions.
Disabling the “Public Visibility”-option in the Podopi podcast settings will only take your RSS feed offline. It will only make new episodes inaccessible for apps and users. How sticky your content remains online varies with each platform or directory.
Visit each directory you have submitted to and manually take your podcast offline to be sure nothing remains online.