I'm often confused by this question, someone will come up to me and say, Hey, Dave, there are these different places where I should list my podcast. Should I list my show in blank?
My answer is, well, let's see, it's free and it will give you more exposure, and just a few minutes to submit to them.
Why would you not list your show there?
The answer is, yes, wherever you can list your show or doesn't hurt your brand. Why wouldn't you?
While there are a TON of podcast directories to submit your show to, here are the top directories I recommend
This list is of directories that you can add your show to, but if I only have a few minutes I would start with the list above, and come back to these later
Acast is a podcast host, but does have its own app and website.
Audioburst – Audioburst is an audio search engine, and this may get your podcast discovered by new listeners.
BluBrry runs a full podcast directory that can be used by other developers
Bullhorn runs a podcast app with a difference: you can use it without any data connection. Instead, the app gives each listener a temporary telephone number to call to listen to a podcast – using their free cellphone minutes.
Deezer makes a copy of your content and gives you weekly consumption reports. Check with your media hosting to see if this is an option.
iHeart – You may have heard of this company….. Check with your media host to see if this is an option
Radio Public will also let you earn money, if you want, and has a bunch of other useful tools for podcasters.
Podbean – While primarily a media host, they also have a directory.
Podchaser This pulls from Apple Podcasts. Best to claim your podcast here though, to add more data.
Podknife – Register then use the “Add a podcast” menu item
Radio.com – This is a US-only option. Libsyn has this as a destination, but if you're not using Libsn you can add your show here
This is why Apple podcasts should be one of the first places you submit your show for approval.
One of my ALL TIME Favorite tools is text expander. Text expander allows you to take things you may have to enter over and over and make it easy to types those items with a few keystrokes that they call “snippets”. For example, when I type #dje it types my email ( I always use a # so I don't trigger a “Snippet” by accident). With this in mind you could make a snippet of you:
And fill out these forms in record time. There is a free trial, so you could use this software to submit your show to directories and never purchase the software (although there are a TON of things you can do with it like set up an episode template)
Let me apply all my years of podcasting (I started in 2005) to your podcast efforts. Schedule a time to chat today.