What are podcast categories?

Categories and sub-categories are used by Apple Podcasts and other directories to categorize and organize shows by topics to help your show get discovered by new listeners.

Simplecast fully aligns with Apple's category options, and we have instructions below that show how to update the top-level categories and sub-categories for your show in your Simplecast dashboard.

You may select up to 3 top-level categories & 3 sub-categories (we recommend selecting all 3 for improved discoverability). The 1st category and sub-category are the most important, so select categories that are most relevant to your show.

Some categories do not have sub-categories and that is okay. Sub-categories are not required, but are recommended.

How To Update the Categories For Your Show on Simplecast

  1. Log in to your Simplecast dashboard.

  2. Click on the GEAR ICON in the upper lefthand corner dropdown menu

  3. Select the SHOW DETAILS tab in the center of the page

  4. Scroll down to the CATEGORIZATION section.

  5. Select the 1st category by using the dropdown menu. Select a category that is most relevant to your show topic. This is the most important category, so pick the best category possible.

  6. Select the best sub-category for your show in the right column if there is one available.

  7. Repeat steps for 2nd & 3rd categories & subcategories.

  8. Click the SAVE button in the upper righthand corner when finished.


Additional Resources:

Enhanced Apple Podcast Categories (full list):
https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itc9267a2f12

New to podcasting? Check out this helpful free article on the Simplecast Blog:
Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Podcast.

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Still have questions? We'd be happy to answer them. You can reach our Support Team at support@simplecast.com!


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