Switching an existing podcast from another hosting platform to Spreaker consists of two steps:
1 - Moving your old episodes to Spreaker by using the RSS importer
If episodes are already hosted on another podcasting platform, it is possible to move episodes via the RSS importing function. You simply need to copy and paste the RSS feed URL from your current hosting platform into the Spreaker RSS importer page.
2 - Forwarding your old RSS feed to the new Spreaker one
Once the importing is done, all of your episodes will be available to Spreaker’s community and can be distributed with the new Spreaker RSS feed. If your podcast is already available on platforms such as iTunes with your previous hosting and you don’t want to submit it again, it is possible to enable a redirection so you can keep your subscribers.
Please Note: Before moving all of your content be sure you have enough space in your Spreaker account. Spreaker comes with 5 hours of free storage and if you need more room for your episodes, please consider upgrading: see the Plans Page.
How to move your podcast from Libsyn
In general, RSS feeds in Libsyn follow this format:
If you're not sure about your RSS feed URL, find it by accessing your podcast dashboard on Libsyn.
1 - Click "Destinations", where you’ll be able to copy your RSS Feed.
Note: Leave this browser tab open as we’ll need it later.
2 - Log into your Spreaker account or create a new one.
3 - Go to the Spreaker RSS Importer. Paste the RSS feed copied from Libsyn into the corresponding box and choose - or create - the podcast where your episodes will be uploaded in step two.
Finally, you'll get in the RSS Importing customization page where you can uncheck the “Import new episodes automatically” box and save.
4 - Once the episodes are moved to your new podcast on Spreaker, you can redirect all of your distribution to your new feed on Spreaker. Go to your podcast on Spreaker's Content Management System (CMS) and copy the URL by clicking the RSS button.
5 - Go back to the Libsyn Dashboard, click on the "Destinations" tab and hit the edit button of the corresponding RSS Feed.
6 - Go to “Advanced Options” and paste Spreaker’s RSS in the “Redirect Feed to this Web Address” option.
7 - Add the “Extra RSS Tags” form containing your Spreaker feed, by following this format:
8 - Once set, click the link to your old Libsyn feed. Do you get redirected to the new one on Spreaker? If so, you're done!
Now just wait for about two weeks: this way you can make sure all the podcatching platforms will update the RSS Feed. Then you can also delete your account and feed on Libsyn.