Once you have imported your podcast from Anchor to Captivate using our easy import process, it is vital that a 301 redirect is added to your old RSS feed.

A 301 redirect is something that tells directories such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify that your feed has moved from Anchor and to "look" at your new Captivate RSS feed for your podcast.

Note: 301 redirects should only be used after your show has been imported to Captivate and once we have all of your episodes from your old podcast host.

So how do you add a 301 redirect to your Anchor feed?

Before you start, you will need your new Captivate RSS feed:

  • In the top menu of your Captivate account you'll see the Copy Feed URL link. Click that and your Captivate RSS feed will be automatically copied to your clipboard.

Once you have your new Captivate RSS feed, head on over to your Anchor account and carefully follow these instructions to ensure that the 301 redirect is added correctly:

  • Log in to your Anchor account on the web, and click the Settings tab at the top right.
  • Click Distribution.
  • Scroll down to Advance Settings, and paste your Captivate RSS feed into the Redirect URL box.
  • Click Redirect My Post.

Want some more information? Check out this Anchor article.

Note: We recommend that you keep your Anchor account active for at least three weeks following the redirect to ensure that your listings update with your new RSS feed. This is a standard recommendation across all hosting platforms.

Recommended reading: What is and when to use a 301 redirect.

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