Once you’ve imported your podcast episodes into Buzzsprout, you’ll want to redirect your old RSS feed to your Buzzsprout feed. This will ensure that all of your current subscribers and podcast listings will look to your Buzzsprout feed for new episodes and podcast updates.
The best way to redirect your feed is with a 301 redirect which will tell your subscribers and listings that your podcast has moved to a new RSS feed. Here are instructions on how to redirect feeds from various podcast providers:
To redirect your Blubrry RSS feed you’ll want to email Blubrry support and request they redirect your feed to your Buzzsprout feed. They will need your podcast information as well as your Buzzsprout URL.
Feed free to use this email template:
I’d like to transfer my Blubrry podcast to a new host. Can you please redirect my podcast [podcast name] at [current RSS feed URL] to my new RSS feed URL at [Buzzsprout RSS feed URL]. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Make sure you keep your Blubrry account for at least 2-weeks to make sure all of your listings and subscribers move to Buzzsprout.
Read more in Blubrry’s Help Article.
Make sure you keep your Libsyn account for at least 2-weeks to make sure all of your listings and subscribers move to Buzzsprout.
Read more in Libsyn’s Help Article. Note — The article states this is a temporary 302 redirect, but this process will implement a permanent 301 redirect.
Make sure you keep your Podbean account for at least 2-weeks to make sure all of your listings and subscribers move to Buzzsprout.
Read more in Podbean’s Help Article.
Since SoundCloud has a free account, we recommend downgrading to a free plan to keep the 301 redirect in place indefinitely.
Read more in Soundcloud’s Help Article.
Note: Following these steps automatically creates a 301 redirect. Deleting the Blog Page or cancelling your Squarespace site will disable the 301 redirect. Apple recommends maintaining the 301 redirect for at least four weeks.
If you use Feedburner for your podcast it actually sits between your podcast host and your subscribers/iTunes. You can continue to use your Feedburner RSS feed and just update your Feedburner Source Feed to move to a new host.
This will tell Feedburner to look to your new host for updates to your podcast.