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How to Add or Update Your Podcast Image in the iTunes Store

How to Add or Update Your Podcast Image in the iTunes Store

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Find out how to update your podcast image in the iTune stores
Find out how to update your podcast image in the iTune stores

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Published by: Nigel Runner on May 17, 2011
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PodcastNuggets.comarticle:HowtoAddorUpdateYourPodcastImageintheiTunesStore
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(Note:Ifyou'relookingforasuper-quickanswertothisquestionandareusingFeedburner,thenyouneedtosetanimageURLundertheSmartcastsettings,inthe'PodcastImageLocationfield'.)Well,theanswertothisisalldowntosomespecialinformationthatmustbeincludedintheRSSfeedofyourpodcast.TheiTunesstoregetsalloftheinformationaboutyourpodcast(e.g.name,episodeinfo&logoimage)fromyourRSSfeed.iTunesexpectstoseeanumberofiTunes-specific'fields'ofinformationinyourRSSfeed.Withoutgettinginto
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muchtechnicaldetail,yourRSSfeedisverymuchlikeawebpage.Ifeveryou'velookedatthecodethatgoestomakeupawebpage,youwillseelotsof'tags',suchas:<html>,<p>,<Ii>whichallhavespecialmeaningtoyourbrowsertobuildupthestructureofyourpage.YourRSSfeediswritteninaverysimilar'markup'language,butratherthanbeingaimedatcreatingpagesforwebbrowsers,itisaimedatsoftwareapplicationsthatextractinformationfromRSSfeeds(suchasiTunesorGoogleReader).So,ifyoutakealookatthecodewhichgoestomakeupyourpodcastRSSfeed,youwillseesometagsburiedintherethattelltheiTunesstore(oranyotherRSSreadersoftware)whereitcanfindthelogoimageforyourpodcast.ThespecifictagwhichtellsiTuneswheretofindtheimageisthe'<itunes:image>'tag.
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PodcastNuggets.comarticle:HowtoAddorUpdateYourPodcastImageintheiTunesStore
Unlessthistagispresent,anditispointingtotheURL(i.e.thewebaddress)ofyourpodcastlogoimage,thenitwon'tbeabletofindyourlogo,andthereforecan'tshowitintheiTunesstore.Tobeabletosupplythewebaddressofyourpodcastlogo,youmusthavealreadystoredthelogoimagesomewhereontheInternet.Thiscouldbeonyourwebsite,onyourblog,orevenuploadedtoaphotostorageservicesuchas(Google's)PicasaorFlickr.Whereveryoustoreit,itmustbeavailableovertheInternet,andyoumustknowtheimage'swebaddress.Hereisanexampletoshowyouhowthisworks.ItisanextractfromanRSSfile,highlightingthe<itunes:image>tag.TheURL(i.e.thewebaddress)oftheimagethatwillbeusedis:http://example.com/podcasts/everything/AIIAboutEverything.jpgHereistheextractfromtheRSSfile:
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<itunes:categorytext="Technology"><itunes:categorytext="Gadgets"!><!itunes:category><itunes:categorytext="TV&Film"!>
Youseethatthe<itunes:image>taghasthewebaddressoftheimagetobeusedembeddedinit:
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IfyourRSSfeedisgoingtobeabletotelliTuneswheretofindyourlogo,itmusthaveanentrylikethis.Thequestionyoumaybeaskingis:"well,howdoIgetthistagintomyRSSfeed?".TheansweristhattheservicethatcreatesyourRSSfeedmustaddthisinformationin.Personally,IuseFeedburnertogeneratemyfinalRSSfeed,whichhasasettingthatallowsmetospecifymylogoURLspecificallyforiTunes.HereisascreenshotoftheFeedburnerconfigurationpageforthosewhouseFeedburner(clickonittozoomin):
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