Importing an RSS Feed into Dovetail

If you’re moving your Podcast to Dovetail from another podcast host, there is no need to start entirely from scratch! Import an ad-free version of your RSS Feed to Dovetail with a few easy steps.


  • Create a Dovetail Account
  • Add that account to a Group Account with access to Dovetail Podcast
  • Create an ad-free feed or turn off any dynamic ad injection at your current host.

Step 1 - Log in to Dovetail Podcasts

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Step 3 - Enter a Podcast Title and Apple Podcasts Category and Select Create


These values are required to save your feed but will be overwritten by your import, so they do not have to be exactly perfect. 

Step 4 - Once the Podcast has been created, navigate to the Settings > Import tab


Step 5 - Select RSS as your Import Type and paste your ad-free RSS Feed URL


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Step 6 - Ensure the following options remain checked for your initial import.

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Additional Import Options: If you’ve published more content to your feed since your last import, uncheck existing podcast metadata and import existing episodes to only pull in new content.

Step 7 - Select Start Import to begin processing

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Imported Episodes and their status will appear on this page as they are ingested into the Dovetail. After completing the import, double check the metadata for your series and episodes to make sure the content imported as intended, and fix any import errors.

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Congratulations, your feed has now been imported into Dovetail! From here, consider importing your ad break timings from your previous host or checking out our Guide to Redirects for more direction on preparing to redirect your feed to Dovetail. 

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