Chapter 28. Submitting to Podcast Directories
In This Practice
Getting all your podcast information together
Presenting your podcast to directory services
Following through the necessary steps to get listed
Google and other search engines — it's nearly impossible to navigate without their assistance. However, tossing the word podcast into a larger search engine and then trying to sift through the results is the data equivalent of getting trapped in an avalanche. Even tossing in some more accurate search terms will probably get you way more than you bargained for. All you wanted was a podcast on (say) Battlestar Galactica, and you're snowed under by fan sites, pictures, and all sorts of other information you weren't looking for.
So nobody is ever going to lack for work in the vast job of trying to organize information on the Internet. Luckily, some intrepid souls have braved the wilds and tried to bring some order to the world of podcasting. These are the services that index and catalog podcasts — their goal is to bring you the podcast titles you're looking for without a lot of extra information. You may have used them to find podcasts for your own personal listing (as described in Practice 2), but in this practice, you're going to join their ranks and get listed yourself. It's a simple process, and you'll be surprised by how many people can find your program through these guides.
Submitting Your Application
As with joining a club or getting a job, you have to apply to have your podcast ...