iTunes rejected my podcast

And I thought I did everything right when I submitted the podcast feed. They don’t even tell you why. Here’s what they sent me:

Dear Podcast Owner

The following podcast has not been included in the iTunes podcast directory.

Name: Aztalan Turf
Feed URL: http://www.aztalanturf.com/feeds/podcast.xml

Submissions may not be included in the directory for a variety of reasons. For more information, please see the podcast technical specification at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html.

Sincerely,

The iTunes Store Team

Sure would be nice if they even gave you a generic reason as to why the podcast was rejected. Even something like “Reason: Technical” would be helpful. I spent several hours on the document they linked and had the page open the whole time I was working on the RSS feed.

I filed a ticket with the iTunes Support Team, but I am not terribly optimistic that I’ll get any guidance. I’ll have to revisit everything and try again. I am not giving up! I WILL get into the directory, even if it takes me several tries.

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