4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 3:25 PM by Roger Wilmut1
litch991 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi podcasting community!

 

I am posting here because I am trying to make sure I didn't do anything wrong.

 

When I search for my podcast under iTunes (I type "audiobook nerds") it says it can find the episode. My podcast was submitted and approved on 1/24/13.

 

However, when I click on the link in iTunes it just says "This Page Is Temporarily Unavailable" I understand if there is a wait due to many podcasts but I just wanted to be sure I didn't screw anything up and that isnt the reason.

 

My feed is:

 

feed://audiobooknerds.com/podcast?format=rss

 

And my podcast is:

http://www.audiobooknerds.com/podcast

 

With the link iTunes gave me:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/audiobook-nerds-podcast/id596414063

 

I submitted that feed link, got approval, and same day could see my search in iTunes. But when I click on the link it just goes to that giant music symbol and says things are temporarily unavailable.

 

I can be patient, just wanted to make sure there isnt something screwing up on my end that is my fault.

 

Thanks guys!!

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,039 points)

    As the web page version of your Store page is normal I would guess that you've hit some sort of server glitch in the Store. I should just leave it for a bit and try again .

  • litch991 Level 1 (0 points)

    Awesome, Roger. Thanks so much for such a quick response! About how long do you think before I should start to ask around for help? I was told it could take 2-3 weeks to get approved, but my approval happened same day. Was that perhaps 2-3 weeks to get the feed showing up properly?

  • Robert Walch Level 4 (1,705 points)

    I would recommend just using your libsyn feed to submit with.

     

    The current feed you are using is not validating

     

    http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Faudiobooknerds.com%2Fpodcast %3Fformat%3Drss++

     

    There are multiple error messages.

     

    Not sure what you are using to create the feed - but it is causing issues.

     

    Again - just put in the title and description in your libsyn account and then use your libsyn feed.

     

    But you do need to publish those episode in your libsyn account and also put in the info to your libsyn account.

     

    email me - rob at libsyn dot com if you have more questions on getting your libsyn feed set up.

     

    Rob W

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 (75,039 points)

    The fact that your Store page has a web page indicates that the podcast has been accepted and should be in the Store in iTunes, so it seems most likely that there is a server problem going on. Your episode plays OK in the Store page. The feed can be subscribed to manually in iTunes and the episode plays OK there.

     

    There are some errors in the feed, but they are minor and wouldn't cause this mystery disappearance in the Store. You have specified a category which is not one of the ones listed for use in feeds at

     

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html#categories

     

    Your enclosure tag reads

     

    <enclosure url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/audiobooknerds/ABN001.mp3" length="54.30" type="mp3"/>

     

    The length must be the file size in bytes. The type should be audio/mpeg. None of these would cause your podcast not to appear in the Store, though they should be corrected.