Log in to your Syndicast account > click on the PODCAST HOSTING button in the Main Menu's SHOW | PODCAST section > click on the Add New Podcast button.
STEP 2 - SELECT PODCASTING
Please select the service you would like to use. Note that this cannot be changed later.
If you want to have your podcast listed on all the major streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Deezer & many more, select PODCASTING.
For requirements and prices click here.
STEP 3 - PODCAST TITLE
Please enter the title of your podcast (e.g. Syndicast Sessions) in the pop-up window, and then click SAVE.
MyPodcastSettings and Podcast Status
Please provide all the required information on the "MyPodcastSettings" page. Once everything is completed, you can proceed to check out and start the podcast.
There is a PODCAST STATUS section on the left-hand side. Once all the PODCAST STATUS sections are ticked green then you will be able to proceed to the payment and start the hosting of your podcast.
STEP 4 - ARTWORK
You can provide your podcast's details by any order. Let's see how to provide the Artwork first.
Click on the UPLOAD button in the ARTWORK section.
Please choose and save the artwork of your podcast from the pop-up window.
The artwork must be square with a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels, 72 dpi, in JPEG or PNG format with appropriate file extensions (.jpg, .png), and in the RGB colour space.
To be eligible for featured placement in iTunes / Apple Podcasts, the artwork must be 3000 x 3000 px with the quality specifications above.
STEP 5 - BASIC DETAILS
Text next section is the BASIC DETAILS. To provide the required basic details of your podcast click on EDIT.
Please fill in the required information of your podcast in the pop-up window.
You have already entered the name of the podcast (title). You can change it here if you'd like to.
Enter the name of the presenter / host of the podcast. For example: John White.
Select the language of your podcast, e.g. English. If there is no speech in your podcast, select the country that you live in.
Select the start date of the podcast. You will be able to publish new episodes at any date.
STEP 6 - DESCRIPTION
Please provide the description of your podcast. Click on EDIT.
Describe your podcast in a couple of sentences in the pop-up window. Please make sure that it grabs the attention of your future listeners without even listening to any episodes. This description will be used on all streaming platforms.
STEP 7 - RSS FEED SETTINGS
To set up your RSS FEED SETTINGS of your podcast click on EDIT first.
Your podcast listings in directories use these data. Please note that if you make any changes within the RSS FEED SETTINGS, it might take a day or two to see the changes on every platform.
Please provide all required data in the pop-up window:
Select the bitrate of the podcast. We recommend 192kbps so your listeners won’t need to use much mobile data if they are listening to it via mobile devices.
Select the category that your podcast fits the best.
Enter the subtitle of your podcast.
Enter the name of the copyright owner of the podcast.
Enter the name of the author of the podcast.
Enter the email of the owner of the podcast. Make sure you have access to it because when you submit your podcast to directories, they will verify you through this email address.
Enter the keywords of your podcast. Please separate them by commas.
Show URL / website
Enter the website of your podcast if you have one. If not, we recommend that you use the URL of your free landing page provided by Syndicast after it was requested.
Does this podcast contain explicit material?
Step 8 - EPISODES
Finally, please upload a podcast episode. Click on +ADD NEW EPISODE.
Please provide the following data on the uploading page:
Upload episode artwork*
Please choose the episode artwork. The artwork must be square with a minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels and a maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels, 72 dpi, in JPEG or PNG format with appropriate file extensions (.jpg, .png), and in the RGB colour space.
Podcast episode title*
Enter the title of the episode. You should think about your podcast episode title like the headline of an article. It’s the thing that makes people click, so you need to pack as much information as possible into a small number of words.
Clean or explicit*
It is a requirement to choose Clean or Explicit. If your episode contains any swear words or obscene lyrics, you must select Explicit. Choosing Explicit may result in your episode not showing up in all directories around the world; for example, Apple Podcasts in India does not show explicit content.
Please select the publishing date of the episode. You can schedule several episodes in advance.
Please choose the podcast episode file. The only format accepted is mp3, 320 kbps. Please also make sure that the episode is high-quality and mastered properly. If you have any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THERE IS NO ARTWORK ADDED TO THE METADATA OF THE MP3 FILE.
When it’s all completed, click on NEXT STEP.
The next step is the Podcast Description.
You can describe the episode to your listeners here. This is not mandatory so you have the option to leave it blank, entering a short description or entering your social media links.
When you are ready, click on UPLOAD.
Once the uploading process starts, please do not close the window while the files are uploading. The window will be closed automatically when the upload is completed. If the upload was successful, the episode will appear in your episode list.
When all the PODCAST STATUS sections are ticked green, click on the CHECK OUT AND START button.
You will be directed to the Payment page.
STEP 9 – PAYMENT
The last step of the submission is to make the first payment.
PODCAST HOSTING PLAN
Select the plan you would like to use. For plans, prices and a detailed feature list, click here.
If you would like to use any of our uploading services, please select one or both of them.
1, Soundcloud Auto-Uploading. Our system can schedule the upload of your episodes to Soundcloud. Select this option if you want to use the service. After the payment, you need to connect your Syndicast account to your Soundcloud account (if you haven't done it yet) via API in the UPLOADING SERVICES settings. How to link Syndicast to Soundcloud
2, Mixcloud Auto-Uploading. Our system can schedule the upload of your episodes to Mixcloud. Select this option if you want to use the service. After the payment, you need to connect your Syndicast account to your Mixcloud account (if you haven't done it yet) via API in the UPLOADING SERVICES settings. How to link Syndicast to Mixcloud
Select the length of the period you would like to pay for. (For 6 and 12 months advanced payments there is a discount.)
Select the payment method. (Paypal for card and Paypal payments / Bank Transfer for international or national bank transfers)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Accept the Terms and Conditions.
Press "CHECK OUT"
If you choose bank transfer as the payment method, please do not forget that it might take 1 to 4 working days to receive it.
Once the payment is received, our operators will receive the podcast and all the details you have provided. They will check these as soon as possible and, if everything is correct, give it a green light.
STEP 10 - SUBMITTING YOUR PODCAST
When your Podcast has been paid and approved, you will be able to see its unique RSS Feed URL by going to SHOW | PODCAST > PODCAST HOSTING > My Podcast(s).
Once your podcast has at least one PUBLISHED episode, you'll be able to get it listed on streaming platforms / podcast directories by submitting the RSS feed.
You can choose from 17 different platforms. Select the platforms you would like to be listed on and follow the steps HERE.
Syndicast’s Podcast Hosting service will enable you to link your Syndicast account with Soundcloud and Mixcloud and schedule the uploading of your new podcast episodes. You can find the setup guides here:
-Link Syndicast with Soundcloud