Do you need to submit your RSS feed to every podcast directory out there?
The answer is, “no”, you don’t need to submit to every podcast directory (but it is worth your effort if you want the best chance to reaching a larger audience). If you submit to the BIG 8, your show will be where 99% of the podcast listeners are. The BIG 8 are Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser, TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, and Pandora (although an argument can be made that Amazon Music should be on this list to make it the BIG 9.
I would also argue that YouTube should be included (although not a traditional directory)
rounding us out at THE BIG 10.
The other 43 on this list are considered minor players, yet as a podcast producer, I would never let an opportunity slip by. I suggest submitting to all these directories to get the most exposure possible. I can’t tell you how many times when I have been asked where to find my podcasts and I mentioned Apple Podcasts, the response has been “I don’t like Apple” or “I only listen to podcasts on Pocketcasts”. The point is every platform has its supporters and haters. Why not cover your bases and submit your RSS feed to all of them? it costs you nothing but a little time. Sure it’s a lot of work initially, but after you’ve done it, you don’t need to go back and do it again.
Podcast Directory List
3. Amazon Music
16. Digital Podcast
20. Google Podcasts
21. iHeart Radio
23. Learn Out Loud
25. Listen Notes
28. Player FM
32. Podcast Addict
33. Podcast Gang
34. Podcast Index
44. Samsung Podcasts
50. The Podcast App
51. TuneIn Radio
Podcast Directories that automatically add your podcast. Submission not necessary:
1. Overcast: Smart Speed (increase the speed) and Voice Boost (normalizes)
2. Downcast: Podcast player for iOS, Mac, Apple Watch, and CarPlay.
6. Podcast Republic: (Andriod)
If I missed any on this list, let me know. I plan to update this as often as necessary.