Once you have imported your podcast from Feedburner 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 Feedburner 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 Feedburner 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 Feedburner account and carefully follow these instructions to ensure that the 301 redirect is added correctly:
- Log in to your Feedburner account and select the show you wish to redirect
- Click Edit Feed Details at the top of your screen
- Paste your Captivate RSS feed into the Original Feed box
- Click Save Feed Details
This will update the various podcast apps that your show is now hosted on Captivate, and your listeners can continue to receive your old episodes as well as the latest ones published with us!
Note: We recommend that you keep your Feedburner 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.
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