After you submit your RSS feed to Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes) via Podcasts Connect, and they approve your show, you’ll receive an automatically generated URL for your podcast. It’s going to include a shortened version of your show’s title, as well as a unique feed ID number that signifies your show, and your show only:
However, the section containing your show’s title is irrelevant to the link. And actually, if you decide to change your show’s title in the future, or add/remove keywords or subtitles, Apple will generate a new link which effectively renders the past links defunct. Like I said, you don’t need the title part in there at all. Delete everything between “podcast/” and “/id” leaving you with a cleaner (and shorter) URL:
I recommend saving this link, along with other important links or bookmarks for your show (your Spotify URL, for example). Whenever you link to your podcast on Apple Podcasts, always use this version of the link to prevent any errors with your listeners trying to access the show’s directory.
You can also separate your Feed ID from the URL and keep that as a reference:
So for this show, Rogue Squadron Podcast, their podcast’s ID is 908555854.
Where else is this ID relevant? One main location is a dedicated URL to your show on Overcast, which pulls from the Apple Podcasts library and uses their feed IDs to organize show listings.
Where “0000000” is your feed ID.
The ID is also used to generate a landing page using Podlink, which creates a handy one-stop page for all of your podcast links.