How to forward your Libsyn podcast feed - 301 Redirect

301 redirect from Libsyn

After importing your Libsyn RSS feed into Transistor, you’ll then need to redirect your old Libsyn 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 Libsyn 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 Libsyn to Transistor?

In your Transistor account:
Go to the Overview tab
Click the RSS Feed button
Copy your new RSS feed

In Libsyn:
Go to and login to your account
Go to the Settings page for your podcast
Click on the Redirects menu option
In the Feed Redirect URL field paste in your new Transistor RSS feed
Click Save

Libsyn's Own Redirect Guide

Libsyn also has their own support guide on enabling a 301 redirect here: Libsyn - Configuring 301 Redirects

What if I no longer have a Libsyn account?

Even if you no longer have an account with Libsyn you can still contact them and ask for them to enable a 301 redirect for you.

You can email:

You can use the following email template:

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

Libsyn Support Details

Libsyn Support email:
Libsyn Contact page:
Libsyn Support docs:
Libsyn Redirect article:

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 Libsyn 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 Libsyn 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 Libsyn 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 Libsyn?

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 Libsyn 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: 05/02/2024

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