Podcast Metadata

An RSS feed contains all podcast metadata. This information determines what listeners see about your podcast — including show art, episode titles and descriptions, and whether a podcast shows up in relevant searches. 

Each metadata field is defined in different tags which must be included in a podcast RSS feed. These are a few examples:


Field Tag
Podcast Title <title>
Podcast Description <description>
Episode Release Date <pubDate>


See the complete list of tags.

How to update your podcast metadata

You can change your podcast’s metadata at any time by updating your podcast details with your hosting provider or updating the metadata tags in your RSS feed. For example, if you wish to change your podcast’s title, change the <title> tag; if you wish to change your episode’s description, change the <description> tag at the episode level. 

Apple Podcasts tags may be presented differently on your hosting provider’s dashboard. Consult their support teams for additional assistance.

Our system will automatically detect and update it on Apple Podcasts within 24 hours. 

You can also review the Last Refresh date and time in Podcasts Connect to confirm the last time our system updated your podcast. If it’s been more than 24 hours and you don’t see the changes, select Refresh Feed.

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