Getting your podcast on various platforms helps you reach more listeners.
· First thing you will need to do is get your RSS feed.
· Then validate your feed
· Fix any errors if any
· Upload feed to podcast directories/distribution platforms
GETTING YOUR RSS FEED
If you use anchor, you can get your RSS feed from the distribution tab of your anchor account
If you use Soundcloud, you can get your RSS feed from the content tab
VALIDATE YOUR FEED
A lot of people miss this very important step. Many podcast directories have requirements, especially apple and if you want to get your podcast across to more people you have to meet these requirements:
A good place to validate your podcast is at Cast Feed Validator.
Once you put in your RSS feed here, if there are any errors, it will notify you. Click see more on each error to know what you need to fix.
** Most common error is the image. Please ensure that Podcast artwork must be between 1400 x 1400 and 3000 x 3000 pixels, JPG or PNG, in RGB color space, and hosted on a server that allows HTTP head requests. Also, make sure it is no more than 500KB.**
UPLOADING YOUR FEED
Here are a few places you can upload your feed to. Some you need to create an account, others you just need to add your RSS feed
Please note that you do not need an Apple device to have an apple id. Just go to www.icloud.com to create your iCloud account. This helps you with uploading your podcast to Apple.
- iHeart radio
- Google podcast
- Podcast addict