BlogTalkRadio understands the importance of iTunes when it comes to the syndication of your online radio show or podcasts. We automatically send your last show over to the iTunes store for people to download for free, but wouldn’t you like to have ALL of your shows in the iTunes store for people to subscribe to, download and listen to from their iPods, iPhones and computers right from their iTunes?
It provides direct access to whole new audience. So what are you waiting for? Listen to a BlogTalkRadio University segment from our staff on how to submit your show to iTunes or follow the steps below.
Step One: Get Your Podcast URL
All you need to do is add /podcast to the end of your show URL, for example: http://blogtalkradio.com/yourshowname/podcast and that is what you will submit to iTunes.
Step Two: Submit Your Show to iTunes
If you do not have one already, you will need to have iTunes installed on your computer and create an account so you can use iTunes and submit your show.
Go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ to start your free download.
Once you have it installed, create an account and then click on the “Podcasts” link on the top of the menu navigation. It should look like this:
Once you click on the “Podcasts” link you will then be directed to the Podcast section of the store. On the right hand side there is a link that reads: “Submit a Podcast,” click on that.
Once you have clicked on “Submit a Podcast” a new page will open up. This is where you will insert: http://blogtalkradio.com/yourshowname/podcast
After you have typed it click on “Continue” and you will then be prompted to log into your iTunes account that you just created.
After you log in, you will review your submission and see your artwork from your BlogTalkRadio profile page. Keep in mind if this artwork doesn’t show up you will need to resize your image on your profile to be exactly 300×300 pixels. Then go back to iTunes and resubmit so your image will be included in your podcast.
After you review your show for accuracy and it is exactly how you want it, click on the submit button and your show will be sent to iTunes for approval. This process can take up to one day or up to two weeks depending on iTunes backlog. BlogTalkRadio will then import your account number into your profile page. GUESS WHAT?! You don’t have to do anything after this point.
That was easy wasn’t it? Congratulations! Your show is now ready to heard by millions of people!
You will also notice that on all of your shows and on your profile page there is an iTunes icon. When people click on that icon they will be automatically directed to your podcast page in the iTunes store. They can then subscribe to your show, download your shows and load them into their mp3 players, iPhones, iPods and listen to you whenever they want, wherever they are! We will include all listens/downloads in your stats from iTunes right in your BlogTalkRadio account so you can see the increase in listenership to your show.
Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions by using the contact us form on the site and we are happy to help you!