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Step 9: List Your Podcast on iTunes

Don’t try this step until your podcast is working properly. I recommend that you don’t do it until you have at least two episodes available, so you’re sure that it’s working correctly.

  1. Visit the Podcasting and iTunes: Technical Specification page on the Apple web site.
  2. Scroll down to find the Submit a Podcast link and click it.
  3. Allow your computer to open iTunes. It displays the Submit Podcasts form (see Figure 12).
Figure 12

Figure 12 Use this form to begin the podcast submission process.

  1. Enter your podcast’s URL in the Podcast Feed URL box and click Continue.
  2. When prompted, sign into your Apple or AOL account. (If you don’t have either, you’ll have to create an Apple account. Follow the onscreen instructions.)
  3. In the Review Podcast window, review the information that appears (see Figure 13). If it’s wrong, click Cancel and go back to FeedBurner to make changes—after all, that’s where the info came from. If it’s right, click Submit.
Figure 13

Figure 13 The information for your podcast appears in the Review Podcast window.

  1. A message appears, telling you that your podcast won’t appear immediately. (It took about two weeks the last time I did this.) Click Done and start playing the waiting game.
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