How to Move Your Podcast from Anchor

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The Best Alternative to Anchor.fm for Podcast Hosting

Have you outgrown Anchor and are ready to move to a podcast hosting platform where you have more control of your show?

Here are just a few reasons podcasters choose RSS.com over Anchor.fm.

💵 Keep More of Your Money with RSS.com

Starting and growing a podcast takes work and many podcasters eventually want to monetize their shows and make money. 

It makes sense that many newer podcasters start out using Anchor because it’s 100% free. So how does Anchor make money giving away free service?

If you decide to use Anchor Sponsorships to monetize your podcast, they take a 30% cut of your earnings plus an additional processing fee. Ouch! 💸

If you monetize and your show gets popular, you’ll be paying significantly more to use their “free” service than you would with another host like RSS.com where you have more control, options, and features.

📈 Get More Data About Your Listeners with RSS.com

RSS.com's Podcast Analytics

With the no-cost offer Anchor provides, you get limited analytics, preventing you from gaining all the insights you need to grow your show.

If you choose to allow Anchor to distribute your show to the major podcast directories, it will block access to additional stats in your Apple Podcasts dashboard. Not cool! 😤

At RSS.com, we understand how tracking your podcast’s analytics is critical to the growth and monetization of your show which is why we provide our users with these key metrics:

  • Total number of subscribers for the month
  • Number of all-time downloads (including how many downloads there were today, yesterday, this month and the previous month)
  • Your top five episodes
  • Where people are listening from geographically
  • The type of device used to download your show
  • The app used to listen

Get Better Support & Customer Service with RSS.com

Because they are a free service, customer support is not as robust as you’d receive with a paid hosting provider, and additionally, user issues can go unresolved for periods of time. 

RSS.com Podcasting

🎉 Switch to RSS.com Today & Get 6 Months Free!

We’re proud to offer the best podcast hosting for the absolute best price.

Transfer your show and episodes to RSS.com and see why a worldwide community of podcasters love hosting their shows with us.

Moving your podcast and episodes is easy and only requires a few simple steps:

1. Provide a link to your show or your Podcast RSS feed. We’ll send you an email to verify ownership of your account. Not sure how to do that? Click here for easy, step-by-step instructions

2. We’ll import data from your show and episodes.

3. We’ll send an email for your final approval and confirmation.

4. That’s it! Your podcast will be available during the entire process and your followers won’t notice a thing.

You’ll keep all your subscribers, plus, you’ll get 6 full free months! 🙌🏽

"Starting anything these days is nerve wrecking. So when I made up my mind to start a podcast for my PR company, I knew I had to do the research. When I found RSS.com, I was surprised at how easy it was to set up my podcast. We were up and running the same day!"

So what makes us different? Check out the table below to compare features and see why more and more podcasters are choosing RSS.com.

RSS.com Podcasting vs. Anchor.fm

Feature RSS.com Anchor.fm
Unlimited Episodes
Yes
Yes
Unlimited Duration
Yes
Yes
Cross-Platform Analytics
Limited
Podcast RSS Feed
Yes
No. Anchor limits your ability to easily distribute it to podcast directories yourself
Monetization Via Sponsors
Available through our sponsorship with Podcorn, Or you can secure your own sponsors.
Yes, but they take 30% plus processing fees.
Free Podcasting Website
Yes
Yes
Embedded Player for Your Website
Yes
Yes
Podcast Soundbites to Promote Your Show
Yes
No
Chapters for Episodes
Yes
No
Customer Spport
Our dedicated support team will provide you with word-class customer service.
Yes
Storage
Unlimited
There is a 250 MB limit to your uploads.
Annual & Monthly Plans
Podcasters can save up to 35% off using our annual plans.
No
Free Trial
Yes. Get your first episode free with no credit card required
N/A

How to Redirect Your Podcast from Anchor

We know how important it is to maintain control of your Podcast RSS feed and keep all of your subscribers when switching podcast hosts.

Here are the steps to activate a redirect from your Anchor RSS feed to your new RSS feed at RSS.com

1. Log into your Anchor.fm account here

2. Go to Settings > Podcast Availability

3. Scroll down and find the “RSS Distribution” section and select the “Enable” button to enable your RSS feed

4. Directly below RSS Feed, you’ll also want to select “Add email to RSS feed” which will allow you to verify your feed on other platforms.

5. Next, copy your RSS.com Podcast RSS Feed into the “Redirect URL” field.

✨ If you need help creating a podcast RSS Feed, check out this post.

6. Click the “Yes, redirect my podcast” button.

Congrats, you’re done! 🙌🏽

If you have any questions or need any assistance, our dedicated support team is here to help.

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Ready to start you own podcast? With unlimited downloads and storage, real-time analytics and monetization options, you'll have everything you need to start, grow, track and monetize your show.

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