301 redirect from Fireside

After importing your Fireside RSS feed into Transistor, you’ll then need to redirect your old Fireside 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 Fireside 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 Fireside 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 Fireside you can refer to their guide here: https://help.fireside.fm/article/67-switching-to-a-new-host

Fireside advise you to follow these steps:

Login to your account at Fireside.fm
Go to DashboardAdvanced
Look for the RSS Feed Redirection section, and toggle it to Enabled
Paste in your new Transistor RSS feed into the redirect field
Click Save to complete your changes.

Important: Fireside advises that their redirect will only work while your Fireside podcast still exists, so hold off deleting your Fireside podcast. Fireside recommends keeping the account active on Fireside for at least 30 to 60 days after enabling your redirect.

What if I no longer can access my Fireside account?

A redirect with Fireside only exists while your podcast still exists, so it's unlikely you will be able to add a redirect for a deleted podcast. You may still want to reach out to their support directly and ask if they can enable a 301 redirect for you.

Fireside Support Email: support@fireside.fm

You can use the following email template and add in your own podcast feed details:

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

Fireside Support Details

Fireside Support email: support@fireside.fm
Fireside Contact page: https://fireside.fm/contact
Fireside Support docs: https://help.fireside.fm/
Fireside Redirect article: https://help.fireside.fm/article/67-switching-to-a-new-host

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 Fireside 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?

Fireside advises that their redirect will only exist while the podcast is still in your Fireside account. So leave the redirect active for at least 30 - 60 days before deleting your Fireside account.

How long does it take to enable a 301 redirect?

A redirect should be active shortly after you add the redirect settings into your Fireside account. 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 Fireside 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 Fireside?

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 Fireside 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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