How to Switch from Buzzsprout to Libsyn Podcast Hosting

You’ve heard about the reliability and exclusive features of Libsyn podcast hosting. You’re excited to see how Libsyn hosting can take your podcast to the next level.

But switching podcast platforms…is it worth all the time and hassle? 

What time and hassle? It’s easy to move to Libsyn. We’ll show you how. This won’t take long.

Step 1: Sign up for a Libsyn Account

Go to the Libsyn signup page to create your account.

Next, pick a plan that suits the needs of your podcast.

Step 2: Import Your Show

Now that your account is ready, it’s time to bring the show files over to Libsyn. (Don’t worry…We do all the heavy lifting.)

Get started by going to the Settings section.

Click on Feed & Sync Import.

Once the window pops up, select One Time Import.

Type in your current Buzzsprout RSS feed URL.

Hit Submit.

Depending on how many files your podcast has and how large they are, this may take a bit. Go for a walk or start planning your next batch of podcast content. We will let you know when the import is complete. Like details? Here’s a closer look at moving a podcast from Buzzsprout to Libsyn from our knowledge base.

Step 3: Redirect Your Podcast RSS Feed

People enjoy your podcast. They want to know when new episodes come out (and listen to your old ones). It’s time to make sure Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all your other digital distribution platforms can find your new podcast host.

Your podcast RSS feed connects your content to these services that alert your subscribers when new episodes come out. Redirecting the RSS feed makes your move to Libsyn seamless.

Here’s how to Redirect a Buzzsprout RSS feed

Log into your Buzzsprout Dashboard.

Go to Podcast Settings and click on the Cancel/Redirect Podcast tab.

Now choose the center option to Redirect Your Podcast Feed.

An informational page will outline the process of your 301 RSS Redirect. Carefully follow each step and…

Your podcast RSS feed is now redirected!

Buzzsprout will downgrade you to their free plan when your billing cycle is over. It’s recommended you keep your Buzzsprout account active for at least 3 weeks to ensure your listings update with your new Libsyn RSS feed.

Once those three weeks are over and everything is going great with your Libsyn podcast, you can remain on the free plan or cancel your Buzzsprout account. 

Do you have more questions or use Feedburner?

Visit Buzzsprout’s knowledge base to learn more details.

Welcome to Libsyn!

We are so happy to help you share your podcast with the world! The Libsyn team wants you to have the best podcast hosting experience. If you are having any problems migrating to Libsyn, contact our support staff at [email protected]. We are here to help during your transition and as your podcast grows.

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