In summer 2021, iOS 14.5 introduced a major change to Apple Podcasts with implications many podcasters may still not realize. With that update, your audience on Apple Podcasts is no longer getting your podcast directly from your RSS feed, but from a proxy. And that has some potentially bad implications!
Feed hits and monthly downloads are two podcast stats the may confuse or mislead podcasters. Here’s why you should never rely on these meaningless numbers.
With the release of iOS 11, Apple supports new podcasting tags for your podcast RSS feed. Here’s how you can start using them today.
When you have more podcast episodes than your RSS feed holds, it can affect your audience, marketing, and more. Here are eight options to fix it.
In early 2016, Apple launched Podcasts Connect for podcasters to manager their shows in iTunes and the Podcasts apps. Here’s more on these podcasting updates.
FeedBurner has a bug in the “SmartCast” feature that will duplicate your podcast-level description across all of your episodes. The only ways to fix this are to either insert the information into the right RSS tag, or disable SmartCast. Read this for more information.
Stats help you measure your audience and performance. Media hosting moves your podcast files away from your website server. But are either of these services really necessary for podcasting?
I usually recommend self-hosted WordPress for podcasting from your own website, and so do many other professionals. But is this really the best option for running your podcast and creating your podcast RSS feed?