How to submit your show to Google Podcasts

Learn how to make your show visible to Google Podcasts.

If you are using a Whooshkaa Show Page

If your Show has a Whooshkaa Show Page enabled, you generally don't need to take action. Whooshkaa Show Pages automatically include the necessary markup to make your podcast visible to Google.

Note: Whooshkaa will not automatically discover your Google Podcasts URL. In order to link to Google Podcasts from the Show Page and the Whooshkaa embedded player, you will need to enter the URL into your Show settings.

If you are using a Custom Show Page

If you have configured a custom Show page URL in your Show settings (see below image), you must take additional steps to make your show visible to Google Podcasts.

Insert Google Podcasts Metadata

Your custom Show page must include a <link> tag with the following format in the <head></head> section:

<link type="application/rss+xml" rel="alternate" title="Your Podcast Title" href="Your Podcast RSS URL"/>

This tag must be present in the <head></head> section of your custom Show page.

It should be the only <link> of type "application/rss+xml" on the page.

Some content management systems (such as WordPress) add other <link type="application/rss+xml".../> links. Those links should be removed.

Make your page visible to Google Web Crawler

In order to be listed on Google Podcasts, Google's Search crawler will need to scan your webpage. This means your web page must be "indexable" by Google and no code should be preventing web crawlers.

Google may take anywhere between a few hours to a number of weeks to discover and index your page. Please take this into account when preparing to publish your show.

To help expedite this process, you may try adding your RSS feed URL via Google's PubSubHubbub hub. More information can be found Google's documentation pages

Claiming Your Show With Google Podcasts Manager

While it's not required, there are benefits to claiming your show with Google Podcasts Manager.

In order to claim your show, you must have direct ownership over your show's email address. To do this, navigate to the Add And Verify Wizard on the Google Podcasts Manager page and complete the guided process. Please note that you may require a Google email account (not necessarily the same email as the one in your RSS feed). More information is available here.

Driving More Traffic

To drive more traffic to your podcast from your site, we recommend adding a button with the Google Podcasts app logo that opens directly to your podcast in the app. You can generate a direct link to create the link URL. You can also download the Google Podcasts brand assets to use our logo as a button on your site that links directly to your podcast.

Once you have obtained your Google Podcasts URL, you should add it to the show details by editing your show and entering it into the Google Podcasts URL field. It will then be displayed in your show's overview.