One of the biggest questions when it comes to podcasting is "How do I get my podcast on Apple Podcasts?" This can seem like a daunting task, but in your Buzzsprout account, we have made the process really simple! Submitting to the major directories can be done in just a few steps!
Why doesn't Buzzsprout submit my podcast for me?
The main reason is that we want you to retain ownership of your listings. This way you can access them to review stats, make feed changes, and take your listing with you if you ever decide to move away from Buzzsprout.
The first thing you need to do is have an episode uploaded and published in your Buzzsprout account. This can be your first episode or it can be a trailer episode. We recommend submitting a trailer episode because the submission process typically takes about 2 weeks depending on the platform.
Check out this video about how to make a great podcast trailer:
So, once you have that episode published live, be sure to fill out all the information on your Podcast Settings page in Buzzsprout. Most of that information is required in order to submit.
Now, you are ready to start the submission process! Head to your Directories page in Buzzsprout and click Get Listed on each directory that you want your podcast to be available on. Each process is a bit different so be sure to follow each individual step-by-step guide!
Check out this video about how to get listed on the big three directories, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!
Once you have followed the steps and submitted your first episode you're all set! Now you just have to play the waiting game and keep an eye on your email inbox. Most directories will email you when you have been approved with your public listing URL!
Check out some common questions about how directories work on our Directories FAQs page!