Claim ownership of your podcast on Google Podcasts

Claim ownership of your podcast with Google Podcasts

Some podcast hosts allow you to automatically distribute your podcast to apps like Google, Spotify and Apple. But if this is done by the podcast host, how do you still get access to the app's dashboard? By claiming ownership of your podcast you gain control over how your podcast is displayed and have access to podcast statistics. Should you decide to move to a different host, for example, it is important to submit the correct RSS feed to Google, Spotify, Apple or any of the other apps. 

Note: If you've chosen to distribute your podcast yourself, you don't need to go through these steps. This is because you've already registered your podcast with the distribution apps and have therefore already claimed it.

How do you claim ownership to a podcast that has been distributed by the host? Here is a step-by-step plan for Google Podcasts.


Tip: First of all, check which e-mail address is linked to your RSS feed. You may need it in case Google wants to send you verification codes. You can check the linked e-mail address in your Springcast dashboard menu.  You can also open the RSS feed in a browser to see which e-mail address is linked.

Claiming ownership with Google Podcasts

1. Log in to Google Podcasts Manager with a Google account.
2. Go to https://podcastsmanager.google.com/add-feed
3. Copy the RSS feed from your host
4. Paste your RSS-feed in your Google Podcast Manager
5. Preview: check if all the information is correct
6. A verification code will now be sent to the e-mail address that is linked to your RSS feed. Select 'Send code'
7. Enter the code at 'Verify ownership'

Your podcast has now been claimed ;-)

You can only see the stats as far back as 30 days before the show was claimed. After claiming your podcast, you can also view the current statistics here. 
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