Are you considering moving your podcast from Ausha to Acast? Making a switch between hosting platforms can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be a seamless experience. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to successfully migrate your show from Ausha to Acast, ensuring that your content and audience remain unaffected.
Step 1: Import Your Show to Acast
The first step in the migration process is to import your podcast to Acast. Acast provides an easy-to-use interface for podcasters to bring their existing content into their platform.
If Ausha has dynamic ads enabled, please disable them for at least 48 hours before importing your feed to Acast.
Here's how to do it:
Once you're logged in, navigate to the "Dashboard"
Look for an option like "New Show" or "I want to import my existing show," and follow the instructions to import your podcast.
You may need to review the basic information about your show, such Owner, Owner's email. Follow the prompts to complete the import process.
Acast will handle the rest, ensuring that your episodes, show details, and settings are transferred smoothly.
Step 2: Request a Redirect to Acast from Ausha
Now that your show is safely hosted on Acast, the next step is to set up a 301 redirect from Ausha. This is crucial to ensure that your listeners, who may have subscribed to your show on Ausha, can seamlessly find your content on Acast. A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect that automatically forwards your audience to the new location of your podcast. Here's how you can request it:
Contact Ausha Support: Reach out to Ausha's support team by sending an email to email@example.com. In the message, request a 301 redirect for your podcast to be directed to your new Acast URL.
Provide Relevant Information: In your email, include essential details such as your Acast podcast URL and any other relevant information that Ausha may require for the redirection.
Confirm the Redirect: Once Ausha processes your request, they will confirm the 301 redirect. This process may take a short while, so be patient.
By setting up the 301 redirect, you ensure that your existing audience will be automatically redirected to your new Acast hosting without any disruption.
Best Practices for a Smooth Podcast Migration from Ausha to Acast
Ensure Proper Redirect:
To guarantee a seamless migration, follow these steps to confirm that the redirect from your old Ausha RSS feed to your new Acast feed is set up correctly:
Open your web browser (e.g., Chrome or Safari).
Enter the address of your old RSS feed URL and hit enter.
If the redirect is functioning correctly, you will be automatically taken to your new feed URL at feeds.acast.com.
In case the redirect doesn't work immediately, don't worry. Wait for about ten minutes before trying again. Additionally, clearing your browser cache or opening the link in incognito/private mode might help resolve any issues. If you encounter persistent problems, don't hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance via email.
Confirm Distribution on Major Platforms:
It's essential to ensure that your podcast is being correctly distributed on major platforms (like Spotify, Apple Podcast). To do this, follow these steps:
Manually update your new host information for Spotify, if necessary. We have a simple guide to help you through this process.
Check your Apple Podcast Connect account to verify that your new episodes are appearing correctly after the redirect. If you encounter any issues, feel free to reach out to Apple directly for support.
We believe these best practices will help you successfully complete the migration process from Ausha to Acast. If you have any further questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us for additional support via the chatbox.
We wish you a smooth transition and continued success in your podcasting journey on Acast!