How to forward your bCast podcast feed - 301 Redirect
301 redirect from bCast
After importing your bCast RSS feed into Transistor, you’ll then need to redirect your old bCast 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 bCast 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 bCast to Transistor?
In your Transistor account, go to the Overview tab and copy your new RSS feed. You'll need this as part of the redirect process.
Each podcast host has their own instructions on redirecting a feed, here are the instructions that bCast provides
bCast Redirect Guide: https://support.bcast.fm/article/101-redirect-your-podcast
The steps in their guide are:
Go to bcast.fm and login to your account
Select the podcast you wish to redirect
Click the cog icon in the upper right corner to go to the Podcast Settings page
Scroll and look for the Permanent (301) redirect URL field
Paste in your new Transistor RSS feed
Check your settings are correct and press Save
The redirect has now been completed.
What if I no longer have an account with bCast?
If you no longer have an account with bCast you can still contact their support directly and ask for them to enable a 301 redirect for you.
bCast Support Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can use the following email template and add in your own podcast details :
“I have moved my podcast to Transistor.fm. Please redirect my podcast called (insert podcast name) using (insert old bCast rss feed) to my new host Transistor (insert new Transistor RSS feed). Please let me know once the redirect is active.”
bCast Support Details
bCast Support email: email@example.com
bCast Support docs: https://support.bcast.fm/
bCast Contact page: https://help.podcast.co/en/articles/5830291-move-from-bcast
bCast Redirect article: https://support.bcast.fm/article/101-redirect-your-podcast
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 bCast 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 bCast 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 bCast 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 bCast?
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 bCast 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:
Here’s how to update your RSS feed on Apple Podcasts:
Updated on: 21/11/2022