This blog will show you 5 simple steps to get your podcast on iTunes.
Getting a podcast onto iTunes is much simpler than people think, even the iTunes help page makes it sound more complicated than it actually is! For this method to work you’ll need an iTunes account and I’m assuming if you’ve made it this far then you’ve already got an actual .mp3 (or similar) of your podcast. I’m not going to bore you and go over every intricate detail since it’s all quite self-explanatory when you’re there, but here are the simple steps to make this happen.
Step 1: Sign Up with Podomatic
Sign up for a free ‘Basic’ account with Podomatic – https://www.podomatic.com/path/signup
(there are other companies out there, but this is the one we use)
Step 2: Upload to Podomatic
Once you’re signed up, you’ll be redirected to your home screen. Hover your cursor over Publish > Podcast and then click Create.
On the next screen just follow the steps that appear and ensure to fill in all the relevant details.
Step 3: Copy RSS Feed URL
Once you’ve uploaded your podcast and filled in all the details you’ll be redirected back to your account home page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a box titled ‘Promotional Tools’ – inside of this will be a sub-heading ‘RSS Feed’ – simply copy this link.
Step 4: Upload to iTunes
Open up iTunes, depending on which version you have will depend what method you need to do here – but for the newer version of iTunes you simply click ‘File’ in the top left and then click ‘Subscribe to Podcast’. A new box will appear and you simply paste in the URL you copied from Podomatic. Your podcast will then appear within your podcast playlist – it looks great but we’re not finished yet.
Step 5: Submit to iTunes
Then click this link https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/publishPodcast and it’ll navigate you to the iTunes podcast submission page. Simply paste that same URL you copied from Podomatic in here and click submit.
And that’s it! It really is that simple. You just need to wait for iTunes to verify your podcast, it takes up to 48 hours but as long as nothing is wrong you’ll receive an email informing you it’s gone live with the iTunes link.
There are plenty of other methods to get a podcast on iTunes and also methods which allow you to self-host your podcasts, however we’ve found this is the quickest, easiest and cheapest method of doing this. We hope all the information has helped and shown just how easy it is to get your own podcast on iTunes.
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