This article is designed to give you a brief run through of how to configure your podcast feed so that your metadata (e.g. your
Categories and more) is usable by Apple Podcasts, other podcast platforms and apps.
Select Podcast Settings from your dashboard to view your
RSS Feed Settings.
Logo, Title, Description
Ensure you have a
Logo for your podcast. These three fields are used across our site your
RSS Feed, and anywhere else you are distributing to using your
Note: Your logo needs to be at least 1400x1400px to be accepted by Apple Podcasts and other distribution platforms.
You need to select at least one category that relates to the content of your podcast. If only one category seems relevant that is fine.
Ensure you have the correct podcast language code. Your language code should be the primary language your podcast uses.
Note: If your language code is incorrect, you risk having your podcast removed from Apple Podcasts.
You have two options,
Serial, here's a brief explanation:
Specify episodic for stand-alone episodes or when you want your episodes presented and recommended last-to-first.
For new subscribers, Apple Podcasts adds the latest, most recent episode in their Library.
Specify serial when you want your episodes presented and recommended first-to-last. This option supports narratives, storytelling, thematic, and multiple seasons.
For new subscribers, Apple Podcasts adds the first episode to their Library, or the entire current season if using seasons.
Add the author or podcast owner's name to be credited with the content of your podcast.
The author, name or legal owner of your podcast content.
If this is left blank when your podcast contains explicit content, you risk having your podcast removed from Apple Podcasts.
Publish Author Email
By default your email address is not published - we'll use firstname.lastname@example.org in the
itunes:email tag to keep your email private. If you want to publish your email you can select this option.