I'm relatively new to podcasting and submitted my rss feed to iTunes prior to knowing about FeedBurner. My podcast is currently hosted on SoundCloud and there seems to be no easy way to redirect iTunes to FeedBurner on SoundCloud's end. Would you have any advice?
To redirect your SoundCloud RSS feed to FeedBurner or any other feed URL:
- Login to your SoundCloud account.
- Visit your content settings.
- Paste your destination URL into the “Subscriber redirect” field.
- Click “Save Changes.”
Now, you have a “301 permanent redirection” placed on your SoundCloud RSS feed. Anytime a podcast app, including the iTunes directory, requests the SoundCloud RSS URL, it will be redirected to the RSS URL you set. This redirects all your existing subscribers.
This will work for all podcast apps. iTunes and other directories may take a few days to stop sending requests to the old URL and change the address to your new one.
Note that visiting the SoundCloud feed URL in a browser will return a message:
This RSS feed has been redirected, and SoundCloud cannot guarantee the safety of external links. If you would like to continue, you can navigate to ‘[YOUR NEW FEED HERE]'. RSS Readers and Podcasting apps will be redirected automatically.
As it says, this will not affect apps that are subscribed to the RSS feed.