TPS095: Auphonic and Where to Submit Your Podcast

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You’ve created your podcast ready RSS feed so what’s next? You need to send it out to the world!

There are many places your podcast can be found however you need to submit your show’s RSS feed to multiple directories and apps in order to have people find you.

On this episode, I talk about the top ten directories that send me the most traffic and where you should submit your podcast first, in order to find the majority of your audience.

I also discuss as a fantastic option for easy post production including the simplest way to make sure you are hitting proper Loudness targets for podcasting.
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