We've made the process for transferring your podcast from your current hosting solution to Simplecast as frictionless and easy as possible.
After creating an account, when you first enter your dashboard, you will see two options: (1) Create: Add a brand new podcast, and (2) Import: Transfer an existing podcast.
Paste your existing podcast RSS feel URL into the field and select Validate RSS Feed. The validation process will automatically validate the feed, show details, title(s), and artwork.
After validation, the IMPORT button will display, click it to proceed. The process will now be underway.
Tip: Importing is free, and will make a brand new copy of your show onto Simplecast without changing anytime about your original feed or hosting setup.
Under Episodes in your admin, Simplecast will show the episodes are being imported. You will receive an email once each show is successfully imported, and another when your entire import is complete.
Tip: If you have a lot of episodes, this process may take a couple minutes.
Important: To ensure all you keep all your subscribers and listeners, you must be sure to update the podcast directories to use your new feed, and enable an RSS Redirect from the service you are moving from.
For example, here's how to enable a redirect with Libsyn (scroll down to Moving From Libsyn). Your former hosting provider should have documentation on how to enable a redirect.
Once you've added the redirect to the old feed, you can close that account after a couple episodes or a few weeks.
Ready to move your show to Simplecast? Click here to get started.
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