Currently hosting your podcast with Castos and want to move it to Springcast? Follow these steps below to make sure your move to Springcast is successful.
NOTE: Castos makes it possible to automatically distribute your podcast to Spotify. Your podcast will then be placed on Spotify with the click of a button. Make sure you have access to the Spotify for Podcasters dashboard. This is where you can report your move (in step 5). Don't have access to Spotify for Podcasters? Then first claim ownership of your podcast on Spotify before making the move.
1. Import your podcast
To import all episodes from Castos, follow these steps.
1. Go to your Springcast account or create an account
2. Select 'Add Podcast Show' in the top right corner and then select 'Import Podcast'
3. Paste your current RSS feed from Castos and select 'Start Import'
2. Export your statistics
It is wise to export your Castos statistics. Make sure you do this before you move to Springcast. This way, your statistics will remain up-to-date. Unfortunately, you won't be able to bring your Castos statistics with you to Springcast.
1. Log in to your Castos account
2. Go to your dashboard
3. Click on 'Analytics'
4. Select which analytics you want to export
5. Click on 'Export CSV'
Now it's time to copy your Springcast RSS feed. You need this to notify Castos of the move to Springcast.
Go to the 'Distribution' tab and select 'Copy' button next to the RSS link.
4. Report your move to Castos
NOTE: After placing the redirect, the episode level statistics in Spotify for Podcasters will be set to 0. If you want to keep these statistics, make sure you make an export before you place the redirect. Your general show-level data, such as streams, listeners, and followers, will be retained after placing the redirect.
NOTE: After placing the redirect, the URLs to the podcast pages and the embedded players of Castos may no longer work. Do you use this? Then make sure you replace them with Springcast's URLs or embedded players before placing the redirect or as soon as possible after placing the redirect.
Checked everything when importing your podcast and exported the statistics? Well done! Now it's time to let Castos know you're moving. You do this by placing a 301 Redirect. This is a permanent redirect from one URL to another. You will need the Springcast RSS feed you've copied in the previous step.
1. Log in to Castos
2. Select your show
3. Click on 'Settings'
4. Click on 'Distribution
5. Click on 'Danger Zone' in the left-hand column
6. Enter your Springcast.fm RSS feed under 'Forward RSS feed'
7. Click on 'Save
5. Notify Spotify, Apple and Google of the move
Notify your podcast distribution apps (Spotify, Apple, Google) of the move.
We advise you to not close the Castos account immediately, but 2 weeks after the move. This gives the directories time to direct listeners to the correct (new) feed. Do not cancel your Castos subscription/account until you are sure that the above steps have been successfully completed.