If you are a podcast publisher, here is how to manage your podcast on Google Podcasts
Google Podcasts checks known feeds several times a day for updates, but changes can take some time to propagate to Google Podcasts platforms. You can check the last time Google saw your feed. If you have an important update, you can request a recrawl of your feed.
You can update information about your podcast in Google Podcasts, such as the name or description, by updating your RSS feed. If you use a podcast hosting service, make your changes in the management pages of your hosting service.
Google checks known feeds for changes several times a day; changes can take a few days to appear in Google Podcasts.
If you move the location of your RSS feed, for example, to another hosting service, see be sure to tell Google about your feed move.
To remove a podcast from Google Podcasts platforms (takes 3-4 weeks):
- If you are using a podcast hosting service, read your service's documentation to learn how to stop serving a show. If you can't find instructions, see the next bullet.
- If you are managing your own RSS feed, or if your podcast hosting service doesn't have instructions for removing your show from Google, you can do either of the following:
If you move your podcast feed to a new URL, including moving to a new hosting service, here's how to tell Google (and other podcasting directories) about it.
Moving a feed without telling Google might cause Google to choose another feed or drop your show, if we can't find the right feed.
To remove an episode from your show on Google Podcasts platforms:
- Use one of the following methods:
- If you're using a podcasting hosting service, read your service's documentation to learn how to remove an episode from your show.
- Remove the episode from your RSS feed - Should take less than a week to take effect.
- Add the following tag to your RSS feed as a child of the
<item>to block. Should take 3-4 weeks to to take effect. This tag prevents the podcast from appearing in Google Podcasts platforms, but it doesn't affect the visibility of the host page in Google Search.
- Ask Google to recrawl your feed.
Be aware that it can take a day or two for changes to propagate out to listening platforms. That means that subscribed users might continue to see deleted episodes on their device playlist for a day or two, until the changes get pushed to those devices.
Also, deleting an episode from a feed does not delete downloaded episode from listeners' devices.