Apple Podcasts is probably the biggest directory of podcasts, and a lot of companies looking to sponsor podcasts will quite often look at Apple Podcast reviews and ratings as part of making a decision on sponsorship. It's pretty important that you get your shows onto Apple Podcasts, so here's how to do that!
Note: If you're not sure what you need, use this validator.
First of all, you'll need to sign up for an Apple ID if you don't already have one. You can do this here: https://appleid.apple.com
Once you have an Apple ID setup and validated, you can head to this link and sign in using your Apple ID details: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com or click the 'Publish to iTunes' button within the 'Share & Publish' section of your Podcast.co Studio.
Once you're in, you should see a box just waiting for your RSS feed.
Pop your podcasts RSS Feed URL into that box and click Validate. Check that all the information for the podcast has come up correctly, if not then something may need tweaking in your Podcast settings. Podcast's require a minimum of a name, description, rating, author and language.
Click Submit to send your podcast to the Apple review team
Once you've submitted your podcast it may take a few days to be approved by the Podcasts team at Apple, but you will receive an email confirmation once it's all done.
If you need help submitting to Apple Podcasts or with anything else related to your podcast, do let us know!