To get listed in the various podcast directories, you will submit your dedicated podcast RSS feed.
Get Listed in Podcast Directories
Step-by-Step Instructions by PowerPress
In order to be listed with them, you will need to submit your dedicated podcast feed to the various podcast directories such as iTunes/Apple Podcasts and Google Play. It’s like getting your number listed in the phone book. This feed will need to include certain information. For example, you’ll need to 1) designate whether your podcast is explicit or clean, 2) link to your podcast artwork/cover art and 3) provide information about the podcast, such as the title of the show. Using information that you provide, PowerPress seamlessly generates a valid RSS feed for this purpose. Just carefully look through the SETTINGS options of the plugin and fill in the necessary information. I love how PowerPress walks you through the process of submitting your podcast RSS feed to these various directories, letting you know exactly what you need in order for things to work properly.
What you need to get listed
To get into most podcast directories, you’ll need:
- A dedicated podcast RSS feed. This means that it is a feed that only contains blog posts that have a podcast episode attached to it.
- Your RSS feed must include information about your podcast such as the name of the show, the creator’s name, a category and whether it’s explicit. PowerPress will generate a good feed for you. All you need to do is provide the information in the plugin.
- Podcast artwork – The PowerPress plugin explains the specifications for this.
- At least one published episode
It can be exciting to get into the podcast directories. In the various podcast forums you’ll see people celebrating getting into Apple Podcasts etc. That’s certainly great. But keep in mind a directory is a directory. It is not your podcast any more than your website showing up in a Google search result is your website.