Podbean | Migrating to Podbean from a Self-Hosted Podcast

If you’re ready for the convenience of hosting your Podcast on Podbean, you can migrate your self-hosted podcast to Podbean in 4 steps.

Step 1: Importing your podcasts

After you open your account, simply go to “Publish” in your Podbean dashboard and click on “Import RSS”. You will enter your old feed url there and the tool will automatically begin migrating your podcasts (titles and text will migrate immediately, audio and video files will usually take about 15-30 minutes to load).

Step 2: Redirect the old podcast feed to your Podbean feed

If you have already submitted a feed in iTunes and are migrating to Podbean, you will need to update the feed in iTunes so that they pull from your new Podbean feed. You will need to set a redirect on your old feed, and a new feed URL tag on your new feed.

Your first step is to set your previous web server/hosting site to return an HTTP 301 redirect response when it receives a request for the old feed. You can read our articles on migrating from various services to see more detail, or contact support with your previous hosting site.

Step 3: Turn on the iTunes new feed URL tag in your Podbean account

1. Log in to your Podbean account and go to the ‘Settings’->’Feed/iTunes’ page.

2. Scroll down the page, turn on the “iTunes:new-feed-url”, then click the “Update Options” button to save your changes.

Step 4: Update your podcast information in iTunes:

Here is the Podcasts Connect Help article on updating your RSS (follow the steps under “to change your RSS feed URL”).

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Podbean Support team at http://help.podbean.com/support/home.

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