Since many podcast listeners use iTunes and iOS devices, you may want to provide the direct link to your podcast there. Here’s how to share an iTunes link to your podcast that will automatically launch iTunes:
- Go to your podcast in the iTunes store, right click on the title and “copy link” (you can also find “copy link” under the subscribe button). Each episode also has copy link and social share options.
Here’s an example of what the link looks like for our Podcasting Smarter podcast:
- Add “&ls=1” to the end of that link. The URL would then look like this:
- Another great option is to join the iTunes affiliate program. They offer a link maker,widget builders, etc. With the help of the link maker, you can create a link for your podcast. And, of course, the bonus is that you can earn referral fees for things that people purchase from iTunes after using your link. Read more and apply for the iTunes affiliate program.
Making it easy for potential listeners to get your podcast is so important. We hope this helps you offer another convenient option for your listening audience.
Podbean provides great tools for podcasters to connect with their audience, including embeddable players, social sharing tools and apps for Android and iOS. Using the Podbean app, podcasters can engage with listeners via the commenting function. Make sure your listeners can find you wherever they go for podcasts! Check out Podbean’s hosting options and directory (open to all podcasters) at www.podbean.com.