Question: Will I lose my subscribers if I move from my current podcast hosting company to Simplecast?
Answer: You will not lose your subscribers if you create a 301 Redirect at your old hosting company. The 301 Redirect will permanently redirect your subscribers looking for your old RSS Feed to your new Simplecast RSS Feed. The 301 Redirect will also update the podcast directories and apps with your new Simplecast RSS Feed.
Moving Your Show To Simplecast
Simplecast makes it incredibly easy to import your current podcast (including your media files) directly into our system using only your show's current RSS feed. The import process makes a copy of your show and does not change the original feed or files, so you won't lose any subscribers during the import process.
You will need to create a 301 direct on your old RSS URL. This will ensure podcast directories are using the new feed and you don't lose your current subscribers.
Most hosting services make it easy to add this redirect, though sometimes you need to ask nicely.
The 301 Redirect will update many of the directories with your new feed, but for extra measure and to speed up the redirect process, you can manually update your RSS feed URL for the following podcast directories:
- Apple Podcasts
- Google Play Music
- Spotify - you will have to email them here with your new Simplecast RSS URL.
- Google Podcasts - just enabled your Simplecast website and within a few days your podcast will be listed on Google Podcasts!
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