Why should you use a podcast RSS feed validator?

All the information about your show such as the title, artwork, tags, episode audio, etc is available to listening apps like Spotify and Apple Podcasts via your podcast's RSS feed. To make sure there are no errors, it can be a good idea to periodically 'validate' the RSS feed.

Validating your RSS feed will highlight any errors that could keep your show from being accepted and displayed in podcast directories and apps.

Which podcast feed validator should I use?

To validate your ZenCast RSS feed, we recommend using the Podbase Podcast Validator.

How do I validate my podcast's RSS feed?

Validating the RSS feed is a straightforward process.

First of all, copy your RSS feed URL. If you're not sure how to find it, check out our guide here.

Then, go to the Podbase Podcast Validator and paste the URL into the field at the top of the page:

The validator will then populate the page with results about your RSS feed:

Anything other than green check marks is something to pay attention to. However, it's not always a serious issue and some things are more important than others.

Take note of the guidance given on the site, and if you think anything concerning is showing, get in touch using the live chat bubble to let us know and we can take a closer look.