A more technical update is available by reading this post, which I wrote for my Careers in New Media blog, Apple podcasting changes cause problems with GoDaddy-hosted podcasts.
After Apple released its new Podcasts app for iPhone and iPad today I decided to check it out. Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t find the listing for this show, Career Opportunities. Hmm, I thought, I had had a client whose show had disappeared recently so I immediately began to check out what had gone wrong.
As it stands now, it seems there is a conflict between iTunes and my web hosting service, GoDaddy. GoDaddy seems to think that iTunes is actually some sort of denial of service attack and refuses to let it into the server.
If you are already subscribed to Career Opportunities, you will continued to receive the show, as iTunes looks directly to the blog for new downloads. Unfortunately, though, without an iTunes Podcast Directory listing, few people can find and subscribe to Career-Op automatically. They can still use the “Subscribe to Podcast…” choice under the Advanced Menu in iTunes, but few “normal” people know how to do that. (LAUGH) You can use the RSS feed address of http://welchwrite.com/career/feed as the input for iTunes subscriptions, should you need it, or you decide to tell a friend about the show.
I’ll keep you up to date on what is happening with the iTunes listing as I hear back from both Apple and GoDaddy.