301 redirect from AudioMeans

After importing your AudioMeans RSS feed into Transistor, you’ll then need to redirect your old AudioMeans feed so that it points to your new Transistor feed.

Important: If you haven't imported your show yet, you should follow our Import Guide first.

Export your Analytics

It’s a good idea to export your analytics from AudioMeans at this point. Analytics do not transfer between hosts so it’s good to take a copy now for your own records.

How to redirect your feed from AudioMeans to Transistor?

In your Transistor account, go to the Overview tab of your podcast and copy your new RSS feed. You'll need this as part of the redirect process.

AudioMeans does not currently have a guide on how to redirect your feed. So you’ll need to reach out to their support directly and ask for them to enable a 301 redirect for you.

If you no longer have an account with AudioMeans you can still contact their support directly and ask for them to enable a 301 redirect for you.

AudioMeans Support Email: contact@audiomeans.fr

You can use the following email template and insert your own podcast information:

“I have moved my podcast to Transistor.fm. Please redirect my podcast called (insert podcast name) using (insert old AudioMeans RSS feed) to my new host Transistor (insert new Transistor RSS feed). Please let me know once the redirect is active.”

AudioMeans Support Details

AudioMeans Website link: https://www.audiomeans.fr/
AudioMeans Support email: contact@audiomeans.fr
AudioMeans Contact page: https://www.audiomeans.fr/contact
AudioMeans Support docs: https://www.audiomeans.fr/faqs

What does a 301 redirect do?

A 301 redirect for your podcast RSS feed is very useful when you move to a new podcast host. It ensures that any subscriber or podcast platform still using your AudioMeans feed won’t be faced with a broken link. Enabling a redirect means that your existing subscribers will stay subscribed and podcast directories can continue to pick up your new episodes.

A redirect is like leaving a forwarding address. It lets anyone using your old feed know where you have moved to.

How long does a 301 redirect last?

Most podcast platforms provide a permanent redirect for free, even after you have closed your account with them.

How long does it take to enable a 301 redirect?

A redirect should be active within a couple of minutes of it being applied to your AudioMeans feed. Podcast directories will then be able to pick up your new episodes from Transistor the next time they check your feed. That’s usually within 24 hours of your redirect being active.

How to test if a 301 redirect is working?

If you visit your AudioMeans feed link in a browser, it should automatically redirect to your Transistor RSS feed.

What happens if I don’t forward my old feed from AudioMeans?

If your previous podcast host doesn’t offer a forwarding service, or if you choose not to redirect your podcast, you may need to complete a few extra steps.

Without a redirect existing subscribers won’t know where you have moved to. They will need to manually re-subscribe to your new Transistor podcast feed. So be prepared to share your new feed out manually to regain your subscribers back.

Without a redirect podcast directories like Apple and Spotify will still be using your old AudioMeans feed. To fix that without a redirect you’ll need to manually go to those platforms and update the feed they are using for your podcast.

Here’s how update your RSS feed on Spotify:
https://support.transistor.fm/en/article/how-can-i-change-my-rss-feed-on-spotify-1ttzvm4/

Here’s how to update your RSS feed on Apple Podcasts:
https://support.transistor.fm/en/article/how-can-i-update-my-rss-feed-on-apple-podcasts-1sql0ga/
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