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Google Podcasts Submission Explained: All You Need to Know

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Google has made a game-changing announcement for podcasters, unveiling its plans for Google Podcasts, a complete podcast ecosystem.
Google Podcasts – and its future updates – will offer podcasters the chance to potentially double their audience numbers by publishing across the myriad of Google platforms: Google Search Results, Google
Podcasts App, Google Voice Assistant and last but definitely not least, Google Home Devices.

What does that mean?

This is huge news for the audio field: Google is a giant who holds a major market share for smartphone operative systems – the knock-on effect? A lot of new potential listeners entering the podcasting market. Also, it doesn’t matter where you’re based, G Podcasts is available to anybody, everywhere –  It’s completely separate from Google Play Music service, which is currently limited to just the US and Canada.

How can I submit my podcast to Google Podcasts?

Now you know what a powerful tool Google Podcasts is, you will want to know how to get indexed with it. Unlike other podcast distribution points, such as Apple Podcasts or iHeartRadio, there is not an official process to submit a podcast to them, and this makes things quite complex. Instead, Google simply ‘crawls’ the web, just as it does when it looks for listings for video or pictures, and it indexes using its own rating system, the podcasts which are compatible with its Google Podcasts Guidelines. However, the good news is that Spreaker system is already compatible with Google Podcasts and it already detects and shows figures in your Sources and Devices statistics page. You’ll find the “Google Podcasts” source in your statistics page and a dedicated section for Google Home in the Devices page.

So, to get fully informed on how things work, understand the guidelines and learn how to optimize your podcast for indexing we have written a manual to help you be as prepared as possible.

Get the Manual now and feel free to share it with other podcasters out there!

Get You Podcast Indexed on Google Podcasts. Read Our Manual

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10 Comments
  • Jerson Oct 10,2018 at 6:27 pm

    Hi i try to add Link RSS spreaker to Google Podcast but appear

    “””This RSS feed is not currently indexed by Google Podcasts. Visit our documentation for detailed instructions to make your RSS feed available in the future”

    any idea?? Thanks

  • Arjen Aug 7,2018 at 1:50 am

    Where you’re based, G Podcasts is available to anybody, everywhere? It’s completely separate from Google Play Music service right?

    • Sergio La Rosa Aug 7,2018 at 10:19 am

      Hello Arjen,

      Google Podcasts is available everywhere and it’s a separate service than Google Play Music that is currently available just in the US and Canada.

      Best,
      Sergio

  • STEVEN W NEWMAN Jul 25,2018 at 7:34 pm

    Yes, Thank you!

  • Ken Bednarchuk Jul 24,2018 at 2:55 pm

    What is the price?

    • Sergio La Rosa Jul 24,2018 at 4:52 pm

      Hello Ken,

      Google Podcasts indexing is free and a Spreaker account is generally enough. Please check out the Manual to know exactly what you need to do to optimize your podcast.

      Sergio

      • stephanie little Jul 25,2018 at 5:17 am

        my show is already listed on Google Play music via Soundcloud how will they know if my show can be heard on multiple devices

        • Sergio La Rosa Jul 25,2018 at 4:47 pm

          Hello Stephanie.

          Google Play and Google Podcasts are two separate podcasts listening platform. I recommend you to read the instructions in the manual to know how to optimize your RSS feed for being indexed by Google Podcasts. If you’re a Spreaker user, also feel free to get in touch with us at support@spreaker.com for further info.

          Best,

          Sergio

  • Emma Roy Jul 24,2018 at 7:35 am

    I Like your post it is very great and very nice post so thank you for sharing with us.

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