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.
How to move your podcast from Blog Talk Radio
In general, your Blog Talk Radio RSS feed URL will be in this format:
If you're not sure about your RSS feed URL, find it by following these steps:
1 - Go to your Blog Talk Radio public page, right-click on the orange RSS icon and copy its URL.
2 - Once done, log into your Spreaker account or create a new one.
3 - Go to the Import Episodes section. Paste the RSS feed copied from Blog Talk Radio 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 hosted on Spreaker, you can contact BTR staff and ask for your BlogTalkRadio RSS to be redirected to the new one on Spreaker.
You can find your new Spreaker RSS feed by accessing the RSS Settings tab of your podcast, on the Content Management System (CMS): www.spreaker.com/cms/shows
5 - Once the redirection will be set, click the link to your old BlogTalkRadio feed. Do you get redirected to the new one on Spreaker? If so, you're done! 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 BlogTalkRadio.