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What directories should you submit your podcast to?

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Your audience needs to find you

Listeners access podcasts via directories like iTunes, Stitcher and Pocketcasts.

And since getting more listeners is the name of the game you want to make sure your show is available in as many places as possible.

iTunes Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify

Do you have to submit to all the directories?

You don’t need to spend the rest of your life making sure your show is in every podcast app that’s ever been created.  In fact, a lot of them will automatically pull your show from other directories so you don’t have to do anything to get your show on there.

The most important thing is that your podcast is available on both iPhone and Android and that means it needs to be available in iTunes and Google Podcasts at the very least.

How to submit your podcast to iTunes, Google Podcasts and Spotify

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What other directories should you submit to?

If you love copying and pasting RSS feeds you could submit your show to any directory you can find but the additional ones I’d suggest are…

Spotify

Stitcher

Pocketcasts

TuneIn

The steps to release a podcast episode

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What about SoundCloud?

You can upload episodes to SoundCloud but I find they don’t get a huge amount of listens because most podcast listeners are in podcast apps.

Where I think SoundCloud is really useful is for show promos.

For my interview series, You’ve Gotta Start Somewhere, I cut up a bunch of short snippets from each show to share social media.  Then I embed a playlist of those snippets on my show notes page.

This way people can flick through the show highlights and hopefully, it entices them to subscribe…

Remember…

Submitting to podcast directories is something you only need to do once when you release the very first episode of your show.

As soon as a directory has registered your podcast each new episode will update automatically.

What a world we live in!

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