How to forward your Blubrry podcast feed - 301 Redirect
301 redirect from Blubrry
After importing your Blubrry RSS feed into Transistor, you’ll then need to redirect your old Blubrry 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 any analytics from your podcast 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 Blubrry 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. For Blubrry you can refer to their guide.
Blubrry Redirect Guide: https://blubrry.com/manual/syndicating-your-podcast-rss-feeds/changing-your-podcast-rss-feed-address-url/
For Blubrry users using WordPress & PowerPress they recommend the following steps:
In your WordPress Admin panel go to Plugins > Add New
Search for the Redirection plugin by John Godley and install it
In the Tools menu of WordPress, click on the Redirection plugin
Click the the blue buttons until installation steps are complete
In the Redirection plugin click Add New
Enter in the settings for the redirect:
Source URL: If your feed is at yourdomain.com/feed/podcast/ type /feed/podcast/ into the Source URL field
Target URL: Copy and paste your full Transistor RSS feed into the target URL box.
Save the settings and test if the redirect is working
What if I no longer can access my Blubrry account?
If you no longer have an account with Blubrry you can still contact their support directly and ask for them with help enabling a 301 redirect depending on your WordPress / PowerPress setup.
Blubrry Support Email: email@example.com
Blubrry Support Details
Blubrry Support email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blubrry Contact page: https://blubrry.com/support/support-request/
Blubrry Support docs: https://blubrry.com/support/
Blubrry Redirect article: https://blubrry.com/manual/syndicating-your-podcast-rss-feeds/changing-your-podcast-rss-feed-address-url/
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 Blubrry 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 podcast feed, however sometimes it can take longer. Podcast directories will 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 podcast 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 Blubrry?
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 Blubrry 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