[UPDATE] I no longer recommend this method unless you have some compelling reason to do so. The approval process is usually complete within 24 hours now and you will benefit more by having at least three episodes ready to do publish when you submit your podcast.
When creating a podcast, before you even publish it live to the internet, itunes or anywhere else, make sure to create a short 15 to 30 second promo for your show.
Creating a short promo will allow your podcast to get into the itunes store early, before your actual show’s launch date which will allow you to go live with your very first podcast without any barriers to being discovered on itunes.
Because you submitted your show early, the approval process will be completed before you publish your first episode. When your first episode is published, your itunes podcast page will have already been approved and your show will be immediately searchable in itunes as well as any other podcast directories you have submitted your show to (e.g. Zune, Miro).
In case you didn’t know, getting your show listed in itunes requires an approval process. Sometimes the process can take as little as half an hour but in most cases it can be days or even weeks before someone listens or watches your show and makes sure it meets requirements (valid feed, appropriate show art, etc) set out by Apple and the itunes store. So get your show submitted early, before you publish your very first episode and when you are ready to go live, your show will be ready to be found on itunes.
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