Step by Step Instructions to Submit Podcasts to Itunes
Itunes is currently the largest market and most effective way to have your podcast seen. Most people use Itunes to listen to your podcast and most modern phone apps use Itunes as a source for their podcast feeds. By linking into to Itunes, you are able to get a jumpstart start your podcasting career!
1. Host your feed
Whether you are using Podbean or Feedburner, you need to set you feed up to an RSS feeder. There are many options out there so check each out and find the one that fits your needs/budget.
2. Post your podcast to your website
Simple enough, but you need to post your podcast. Make sure you ID3 tags and Podcast Name are accessible. Again each website has different ways of setting this up, so check with your website host to make sure everything is setup correctly.
3. Sign up for Itunes Connect
If you don’t already have one, setup a Apple ID, go here to set this up
Go to Itunes Podcast Connect
Login with your Apple ID
Click the + button on the top left corner
Add your RSS feed URL
4. Validate and Submit
It take Itunes a couple of days to validate your feed, but once it is in the system, you will be able to find it in Itunes podcast feeds.
Congratulations! Now that you learned how to submit podcasts to Itunes, you are now a full fledged podcaster! Continue making great content and find those fans!
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