How do I publish an episode?

Add information to the episode, upload the audio file, manage privacy settings, configure options, and publish it

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Step 0: Add an episode

To add a new episode to your show (aka your podcast):

  • Head to the Episodes tab.

  • Click the Add an Episode button.

You will see the episode creation form. You will be able to create a new episode in the following steps.

Step 1: Enter my episode’s content

Here are some of the aspects that you will be able to add to your episode:

  • Title

  • ImageMaximum size 10 MB, JPEG or PNG format, between 400x400 px and 1400x1400px. This step is optional. If you do not upload an image for your episode, Ausha will use your show’s image instead.

Note: Some listening platforms do not support the display of a dedicated image for each episode. In that case, they will display your show’s standard image to your listeners.

  • Permalink and Custom Link

  • Description - It is possible to use bold & italics, add links and even drop in smileys. 😉

Note: Some listening platforms do not yet support text formatting and hyperlinks in descriptions. In this case, they will display your descriptions without formatting and links.

  • Tags (20 maximum) – To add a tag, you just need to enter the desired key word (or phrase) then confirm by hitting Enter. It is not necessary to add hashtags, commas, etc.

Step 2: Upload the audio file

You need to click Import a file and upload an audio track that is:

  • In the .mp3, .wav, .ogg or .flac format (files in other formats cannot be uploaded).

  • 500 MB maximum (files bigger than this cannot be uploaded).

These restrictions follow standards set by listening platforms (notably Apple Podcasts), who encourage content creators to upload the smallest episode files possible (so that your listeners can tune in online seamlessly and download episodes quickly).

Step 3: Select options

In the Options category, you can:

  • Add an episode to an existing Season using the drop-down menu or by creating a new season.

Note: Classifying your episodes by Seasons is only supported on certain listening platforms (notably Apple Podcasts). Other platforms will distribute your episodes, of course, but they will not indicate the season.

  • Define the episode Type: Normal, Trailer or Bonus (for an episode outside of your editorial policy).

Note: Displaying Bonus or Trailer episodes is only supported on certain listening platforms (notably Apple Podcasts). Other platforms will still distribute your “Bonus” and “Trailer” episodes, but they will classify them as Normal episodes.

  • Mark your episode as Explicit Content if it contains any– Unchecked by default.

  • Distribute your episode onYouTube and SoundCloud (For Boost-level and higher).

Step 4: Configure my episode’s privacy settings

You can change and set your episode’s visibility to the following:

  • Public (default option) - Your episode will be listed on your podcast’s RSS feed, distributed on listening platforms, displayed on your Podcast Page and visible to search engines.

  • Private - Your episode will not be listed on your podcast’s RSS feed and thus it will not be distributed on listening platforms. Only you will have access to the episode’s Podcast Page.

  • Unlisted (For Boost-level and higher) – Your episode will not be listed on your RSS feed, nor will it be distributed on listening platforms, and it will not be visible to search engines. On the other hand, it will be accessible on its Podcast Page for anyone with the link.

You can also deactivate the ability for your audience to download the episode from the Player or the Podcast Page. The download feature is ON by default.

Step 5: Enhance my listeners' listening experience

To increase your listeners' experience for your episode, you can:

  • Send a newsletter to those who subscribed on your Ausha Podcast Page and thus retain your established community.

  • Divide your episode into chapters to allow your listeners to tune in to your episode their own way. ⇒ See "How do I use chapters?" for more information.

Step 6: Publish, schedule, or just save the episode

After completing the episode creation form, you can:

  • Publish it now

  • Schedule it

Note: If you do not want to publish or schedule the episode right now, you can exit the episode creation form and save your changes by clicking on the X on the top-right of the screen.

The episode will be listed under Drafts in the Episodes tab. You can come back to this episode later to finish preparing it by clicking on the Pencil icon.

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