How to change my Feedburner feed to my Podbean feed

​If you’re using a Feedburner feed and you want to have it go directly to your Podbean feed, you can simply change the feed source to be your Podbean feed. Feedburner should then automatically fetch the episodes from your Podbean feed. You can keep using the Feedburner feed URL as it is.

How to change my Feedburner feed to my Podbean feed

​If you’re using a Feedburner feed and you want to have it go directly to your Podbean feed, you can simply change the feed source to be your Podbean feed. Feedburner should then automatically fetch the episodes from your Podbean feed. You can keep using the Feedburner feed URL as it is.

How to fix the errors in my feed

If you've verified your feed (username.podbean.com/feed) in feedvalidator.org and found that there are errors in your posts, you can fix the errors in your feed by following these steps:
1. Log into your account and go to the "Publish"->"Episodes" page, edit the episode which has extra html tags. Check on the "auto-fix html“ option on the left side of the edit section. This will remove the hidden tags and fix the errors in feed. If you're on the free plan, you can copy and paste the contents to a note or text document and then paste back into your post, this will also remove the extra tags.
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Please note, copying and pasting texts directly from Microsoft Word may cause a problem in the way your posts work. It's best to type your text directly in or copy from a note.

If this doesn't solve the issue, shot us an email, we'll try our best to help you.

How to set new feed URL

If you have left Podbean and wish to direct your listeners to your new feed, you can set a new feed URL in your Podbean account by following these steps:

1. Log in to your Podbean account.

2. On the same browser, go to http://www.podbean.com/site/user/feedurl. Set the new feed URL at this page. If you got multiple channels, you may select one from the list. 

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How to Submit Your Feed to iTunes

Before you submit your feed(http://username.podbean.com/feed) to iTunes, please verify your feed at feedvalidator.org to make sure that your feed is valid. If there are errors in your feed, the submit will fail. You can fix those errors here.

Aterwards, make sure you have iTunes 4.9 or later installed, then follow these steps:
 
1. Launch iTunes.
2. Step 1: Click 'iTunesStore' located in the left navigation column to enter the Music Store page.
3. Step 2: Click 'Podcasts' in the left navigation column of the iTunes Store to enter the Podcast page.
4. Step 3: Click the "Submit a Podcast" icon in the middle of the page to submit your podcast.
5. Then follow the instructions on the Submit a Podcast page.
 
For more help, you can check out Apple's help page for submitting podcasts.

How to set the author/owner’s name in the podcast feed and iTunes

From your Podbean Dashboard, click the "Settings" icon then the "Feed/iTunes" icon on the left column.

Then just fill in the author/owner's name in the "Author/Owner" field.


How to Change Your Podcast Feed to Your Podbean Feed in iTunes

iTunes provides instructions on how to change your podcast URL here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts/specs.html#changing

We have copy and pasted the directions here for your convenience:

Changing Your Feed URL.

Podcasters occasionally need to move their feed from one location to another. To do so without losing subscribers, you must convey the change directly to all users who are subscribed to your feed. If possible, you should do two things:

  • You should use the <itunes:new-feed-url> tag described in the iTunes RSS Tags section below. The tag will cause iTS to be updated with the new feed URL, as well as all iTunes client versions that support podcasting.
  • You should set your web server to return an HTTP 301 response and redirect when receiving a request for the old feed. Doing so will cause both the iTS and most (but not all) iTunes clients that have subscribed to your podcast to pick up the new feed URL.
  • The <itunes:new-feed-url> tag will work for iTS and all versions of the iTunes client that support podcasting. The 301 redirect will work for most of your subscribers who do not use the iTunes client. We recommend that you use both methods to update the greatest possible number of subscribers with your new feed URL.
  • Be sure to maintain the <itunes:new-feed-url> tag and the 301 redirect for at least two weeks to ensure that most subscribers have attempted to download your most recent episode and have thereby received the new URL.
  • If you are not able to use both methods, you may want to include an audio note in your podcast, informing your subscribers that your podcast has changed locations.
  • If you are not able to use both methods, you may want to include an audio note in your podcast, informing your subscribers that your podcast has changed locations.
  • How To Change Number of Episodes in My Podcast Site and Feed

    You can change the number of episodes (posts) on your Podcast site and in your feed by clicking the
    "Settings" -> "Display".  You then can set the number of posts to be displayed in your site and in your feed. Please note that if your feed is too large, it might be denied by other sites such as iTunes.

    What’s the difference between subscriber and feed hits

    If a user subscribes to your podcast in the Podbean directory, it will be accurately counted as a subscriber. However, if a user subscribes to your podcast in iTunes or other podcast retrieval software. then you only can use the Feed-hits to estimate the number of subscribers. The feed-hits number is generally used by Google to represent the subscriber number, but to avoid user confusion, we changed the word "subscriber" to "feed-hits" to reflect what the number really is.

    What is my feed URL ?

    Your podbean RSS feed URL is : http://username.podbean.com/feed