Moving your podcast from Transistor to Springcast

Moving your podcast from Transistor to Springcast

If you are currently hosting your podcast with Transistor and want to move it to Springcast, you can simply use our import function. Follow the steps below to make sure your move to Springcast is successful. 

1. Import your podcast

Follow the steps below to import all episodes from Transistor first.

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 Transistor and select 'Start Import'



2. Export your statistics

It is wise to export your Transistor 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 Transistor statistics with you to Springcast.

1. Log in to your Transistor account
2. Click on 'Analytics'.
3. View which statistics you want to export (at show level or episode level)
4. Select from which period you want to export the statistics, e.g. 'All time'.
5. Click on 'Export

3. Copy your Springcast RSS feed



Now it's time to copy your Springcast RSS feed. You need this to notify Transistor of the move to Springcast.
Go to the 'Distribution' tab and select 'Copy' button next to the RSS link.

4. Report your move to Transistor

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.

Checked everything when importing your podcast and exported the statistics? Well done! Now it's time to let Transistor 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.

The steps:
1. Log in to your Transistor account
2. Click on your podcast
3. Click on 'Show settings' and click on the 'Advanced settings' dropdown
4. Scroll to 'Permanent redirect (301) of your RSS feed to another URL'.
5. Paste your Springcast RSS feed here
6. Click on 'Save Changes

5. Notify Spotify, Apple and Google of the move

Notify your podcast distribution apps (Spotify, Apple, Google) of the move. 

Learn how to adjust your RSS feed with Spotify, Apple, Google here.

We advise you to not close the Transistor account immediately, but 2 weeks after the move. This gives the directories time to direct listeners to the correct (new) feed. Only cancel the subscription/account with Transistor when you are sure that the above steps have been successfully completed.




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