We welcome new podcasters by making it super easy for them to move from their old podcast host to the Libsyn podcast hosting platform, one of the most feature-rich podcast hosting services.
Choose the Libsyn plan that suits you and your podcast goals best. You can always upgrade or downgrade depending on your needs and budget.
A favorite with our podcasters is the Libsyn $20/month plan, which includes advanced IAB-verified stats to measure podcast performance. It’s a great benefit to podcasters committed to growing their shows.
Once you have set up your Libsyn account, you will need to find your podcast RSS Feed URL from your old podcast host. Then, in your Libsyn settings, you can do a One-Time Import via Feed Synch & Import. When the import is complete, we’ll send an email to the address associated with your old podcast RSS feed to let you know.
There are three important parts to this process.
A 301 redirect at your old host will tell podcast directories that your URL has permanently moved to a new place. Think of this as telling your old post office where to send your mail when you move. You may need to contact your old host and then ask them to redirect it to your new Libsyn Feed URL. We provide instructions for how to move to Libsyn and set up your 301 redirects from the most popular hosts in the Move Your Podcast from Another Host to Libsyn article.
Some podcast directories, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify, will automatically update to your new Libsyn feed once the 301 redirect is in place. After establishing the 301 redirect, verifying its success is imperative. You can do this by testing the old RSS feed URL in a web browser to see if it automatically redirects to the new RSS feed URL. Additionally, check the podcast directories to ensure that your new Libsyn RSS feed is visible and correctly updated.
If everything is functioning as expected, you can rest assured that your podcast has successfully transitioned to Libsyn. We also suggest that you download any invoices and historical download data and numbers from your old host that you might need for reference later.
Upon successful podcast transition to Libsyn and directory updates, you can proceed to close your account with the previous host.
And remember, if you run into any issues at all, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
This is a complete list of articles from our support team that explain how to migrate from a specific podcast host. Simply select your current podcast host and follow the instructions.
Transferring your podcast to Libsyn is simple: sign up for an account, import your show files, and then redirect your podcast RSS feed. After that, create a tag to update directories, copy the URL for your Libsyn Feed, and create a 301 redirect from your old host.
For any questions or concerns, contact the Libsyn Support Team at [email protected].
Libsyn offers reliability, exclusive features, advanced analytics, expansive distribution options and superior technical assistance, making it the ideal choice for podcast hosting.
When choosing the right Libsyn plan for your podcast, take into account your budget, storage needs, and desired features. Libsyn plans range from $5-$150 per month, providing a variety of features and storage limits, but no download or audience limits.