The episodes you upload are initially stored at RSS Blue. But how do you distribute them to your listeners?
Why you should submit the podcast yourself
Many podcast players require you to submit the podcasts manually. In theory, RSS Blue could do that automatically but we intentionally leave the choice for you. As seen in the diagram in this article, we don't have a direct relationship with all of your listeners. By submitting the podcast yourself, you will:
- gain access to listening analytics that these platforms provide
- be able to communicate with your fans in a more direct way
- in some cases, generate additional earnings through partnership programs
- become more independent
Submitting the podcast
“Submitting” a podcast to a distribution platform typically entails providing the URL of your podcast's RSS feed. The RSS feed contains a field with your email address; this will prove to the podcast distribution platforms that you are the owner of the podcast. Alternatively, some platforms may allow to verify ownership without an email address by simply embedding a special string in your feed.
Here are some platforms and indices that you may wish to submit the URL of your podcast's RSS feed to: