How to List Your Podcast in Directories

By Amy Lupold Bair, Susannah Gardner

Podcast directories help would-be listeners and viewers find known podcasts. Getting listed in these directories is an easy way to let people know about your podcast. Most directories are organized by topic, and many of them offer subscription features that allow people to quickly sign up for your podcast. Listing your podcast in these directories can most certainly provide you with new traffic to your blog and podcast.

Here’s where you should get your podcast listed:

  • Podcast Alley: This site contains a podcast directory, as well as news and information about podcasting.

  • Castroller: One of the newer websites for subscribing, organizing, and listening to podcasts. You can sort podcasts you listen to into “channels,” and it is easy to recommend podcasts (including your own!) to others. It is easy to use and has a lot of social media functionality built in. This makes it easy for your listenersto promote you.

  • Podcast Pickle: One of the older podcast directories, Podcast Pickle offers visitors organization tools for the podcasts to which they subscribe.

  • PodNova: More than just a directory. You can subscribe, listen, view, read, and maintain your feeds online by using PodNova.

  • PodBean: Another directory where you can publish and host your podcast. You and your audience can listen and view your podcasts and share them on other websites like Facebook.

And if you don’t want to put your podcast on any of the sites in the preceding list, check out Robin Good’s extensive list of podcast directories at www.masternewmedia.org/podcast_directory.