Welcome, PowerPress user! This page will assist you with preparing your podcast to Google Podcasts.
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Prepare and submit your podcast to Google Podcasts to fully maximize your podcast’s ability to be discovered.
If your website is already in Google Search
If your podcast website is already found in Google search results, you do not have to do anything additional, your podcast should already be discoverable on Google Podcasts. The following instructions found on this page are for users who are starting a new podcast and website or are having problems finding their show on Google Podcasts.
Preparing your podcast and website for Google Podcasts
Before you prepare and submit your podcast to Google make sure you meet the following minimum requirements.
- Your podcast website and podcast feed are available to Googlebot. Make sure your robots.txt does not block the path to your podcast homepage or podcast feed.
- A dedicated homepage with a HTML feed link tag for search engine discovery.
- The homepage and RSS feed must be available to Googlebot at the exact URL specified in the RSS feed.
- Valid email address in the Apple or Google email field.
- Have created at least one blog post with media (a podcast episode) in either mp3, m4a audio format.
If you have completed the above steps, you are now ready to submit your podcast.
Submit your podcast (and website) to the Google Podcasts
Please use Google Webmaster Tools to verify that your podcast website is indexed by Googlebot. Webmaster Tools is a great resources to assist you with making sure your podcast and website are discoverable by Google search as well as other search engines.
Update your podcast on Google Podcasts
Google Podcasts checks for updates to podcast feeds in five minute increments. You may also use Google PubSubHubbub hub to push your updates. Simply enter your feed URL in the Topic URL field and click Publish.
Track analytics from Google Podcasts
Blubrry Podcast Statistics automatically measures downloads and plays from Google Podcasts on Android as well as Google Podcasts on smart speakers.
Google Podcasts and Blubrry PowerPress podcasting plugin for WordPress
Blubrry PowerPress includes all of the features already enabled to optimize your podcast for Google Podcasts. The subscribe to Google Podcasts links found in your subscribe pages and sidebar widgets are already generated for you automatically. There are no additional settings necessary to configure in PowerPress.