How do I publish my podcast on the internet?

This is a really simple, and free way to get your podcast on the internet, and have others able to subscribe to your fantastic rants about whatever it is that you rant and rave about.

First, get an account with these 3 internet sites:

  1. http://www.podomatic.com– this is where your audio files (eg. mp3) will live
  2. www.blogger.com/http://www.wordpress.com– this is your blog, where you tell people about your podcasts
  3. http://feedburner.com– don’t ask yet!

Second, record a podcast and upload it to your podomatic page. Podomatic automatically creates an enclosure of your podcast.

Third, create a post in your blog about the fact that you’ve created a podcast. Insert a link somewhere in this post. Get this link from your podomatic page. Right click on the “download” link of the podcast you made, copy the shortcut and then paste this link in the blog post.

Fourth, go to your feedburner page, sign in. Where the page says “Burn a feed right this instant” type your blog address (eg. https://ihistory.wordpress.com) and tick the “I am a podcaster” box. Feedburner will give you a “feed” address: for example, mine is http://feeds.feedburner.com/ihistory. When someone puts this address into their podcast catcher (like iTunes), your podcasts will be downloaded to their computer.

Fifth, publish this feed address on your blog somewhere. For a graphic, go to the “publicise” section of your feedburner page, then to the “chicklet chooser” section for some options.

Sixth, visit podcast directory sites and submit your feed to their directory. This means when people search the web for podcasts on your topic, they may find yours. Some podcast directories include:

Seventh, make sure you create new content fairly regularly.

Happy podcasting! Please comment on the usefulness of these instructions.

37 Responses to How do I publish my podcast on the internet?

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  2. ADell says:

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Finally, after 2 weeks of searching and reading, I have found someone who has put podcasting into simple steps. As an elementary teacher, I have become intrigued by the idea of having my students creating podcasts. Not a stranger to technology, I knew I was in for a wild ride, but was getting discouraged by the lack of actual information on how to create podcasts. I have new hope thanks to you. I will use your site as a guide to help my students. As some of your students so eloquently put…you ROCK!

  3. Dave Fagg says:

    Great this could be of help!

  4. Em says:

    This was very good.
    I haven’t made the podcast yet, I actually have to record of my digital camera, because otherwise i’d have to purchase a mic. for my computer.
    But the steps were very UN-confusing.

    thanx!!!!!

    Em.

  5. At last, someone who knows what they are talking about! Thnx!

  6. alonys says:

    Thank you so much! This was a godsend! I have been researching and going silently mad until I found this. So, thank you again.

  7. Dave Fagg says:

    Great to hear it was so helpful Alonys – spread the word!

  8. tmeisen says:

    This was fabulous! I tried publishing my podcast numerous times to no avail – these steps were very easy to follow. THANK YOU!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks i to have looked and looked for my students. My class says you roch Mr Roch about this

  10. Clear, concise, easy.

    Thank you.

  11. Trisha says:

    Great Post! This information is as relevant today as when it was published, only your podcast feed is gone 😦
    Thanks so much, I walked through this step by step and made some progress today!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for your help! I did it easily using your method.

  13. Joy says:

    I think I just did it! Thanks so much for this!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Im going to give this ago. Since this posted some time ago. Is there anything you that needs to change in the post? Any new tips for new comeres?

  15. Since this post was created sometime ago, do you feel that there as anything you need to update on it? Any new tips you can recommend?

    • Dave Fagg says:

      Hey Mitch,

      It has been a long while since I’ve been on this blog. I haven’t created any podcasts for about 5 years, since I started training youth workers instead of secondary school students.

      So I don’t have any feedback on my progress since.

  16. nkovari says:

    “Right click on the “download” link of the podcast you made, copy the shortcut and then paste this link in the blog post”
    Whenever I do this, no shortcut comes up for me to copy, only ‘Copy Link Location’.

  17. AJ Williams says:

    It keeps telling me my email address is invalid :S

  18. spiritmattersllc says:

    Thank you for this. I followed the steps and it seems to have worked perfectly, still today. Quickly though: I’m not clear on if I need to follow these same steps for each new podcast file created or if I simply submit the new podcast content to PodOmatic and the rest automatically updates somehow…?

  19. This information is great, even 7 years later!! Your steps are clear, concise, and very simple! I was so close to getting my podcast launched on my own (or I thought I was) and I ran into some roadblocks and had no idea why. I am very happy to have found this blog and once I did, I literally had my recorded podcast launched within an hour! This blog is definitely standing the test of time and I’m glad it’s still up!

  20. matt says:

    Hey, I have gotten through step 4 but 5 and 6 confuse me. What link do I actually put into itunes because no link is working that I have tried.

  21. This is a really great how-to on how to publish a podcast to the internet. I think I might have even referred to this when creating our podcast! Thanks, and good job here.

    -john

  22. wcman1976 says:

    I’m thinking about starting a podcast soon that will air nothing but local, ORIGINAL music. Where I live in upstate New York, the only way you can book a gig as a band is if you play only covers. Original music has been practically choked out of this area. However, a podcast would be able to solve this. Thanks for the clear, easy to follow advice!

    • Dave Fagg says:

      Sounds great! Good luck.

      • wcman1976 says:

        One question: I read another site on how to get your podcast out there, and the guy was suggesting uploading it to Google Drive, then putting it into iTunes via an RSS feed or something like that. It had fewer steps and required fewer accounts than your process, but I don’t know…seems like it is better to do it your way because then you have more of a web presence (Podomatic over here, WordPress post over there, etc.). What do you think of this Google Drive idea?

      • Dave Fagg says:

        I actually made this set of instructions years ago :). So I reckon go with what’s simple. Podomatic: I never used as a web presence, and you can always put a link from iTunes onto your WordPress site. Hope that helps.

  23. This was a very informative walkthrough. Thank you!!

  24. Mikaile says:

    This was great. I have SAM Broadcaster… and plan to put it to use! Thank you for the easy to follow instructions.

  25. Gkexams says:

    How can i podcast my feed as news

  26. reinilde says:

    Thank you so much for these easy instructions!!! Released my Dutch podcast Irrationeel Ritueel.

  27. Melinda Sun says:

    Right on the time. I was looking to start a podcast for my new blog. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

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