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Frequently Asked Questions

Each new account requires activation.
After registering an account you will receive an activation email to the address you used to sign up with.
This will contain a link to activate your account.
If you have not received this activation email then please check your junk or spam folders. 
Log in is disabled until the account is verified.
If you still have problems then please contact us.

To add your show to our listings, you first need to have registered on the site.
The register option can be found at the top of the screen.

Once you have registered an account and it has been verified, you can log in using your new account.
Then click on “Add a listing” in the top right corner.
Then choose “Radio Show” from the two listing types offered.
You will then be asked to choose a Listing Package from the options available.
Once you have chosen your package you can then enter your show details on the submission form.
Once you have entered all the required information you can either save the listing as a draft to complete later, or submit.

Please note that every submission is reviewed before being published, and this can take up to 24 hours.
Whilst the listing is in review it will show as “Pending”.
You can review both live and draft listings by checking your My Account dashboard.

Each listing package includes a range of features.
To see all of the options, you can compare all of the currently available packages in our comparison table.

To add your radio opprtunity to our listings, you first need to have registered on the site.
The register option can be found at the top of the screen.

Once you have registered an account and it has been verified, you can log in using your new account.
Then click on “Add a listing” in the top right corner.
Then choose “Radio Opportunity” from the two listing types offered.
You will then be asked to choose a Listing Package from the options available.
Once you have chosen your package you can then enter your opportunity details on the submission form.
Once you have entered all the required information you can either save the listing as a draft to complete later, or submit.

Please note that every submission is reviewed before being published, and this can take up to 24 hours.
Whilst the listing is in review it will show as “Pending”.
You can review both live and draft listings by checking your My Account dashboard.

Syndishows currently offers two payment gateways. Our default method is powered by STRIPE and allows you to use most debit and credit cards.
Alternatively you can also use your PayPal account to make purchases. Both of these options are shown at checkout.

When your listing duration expires you will receive an email to notify you of this.
Once you receive this you can then log into your My Account dashboard, go to the listing in question and click the relist option.
You can then choose from the packages currently available at that time.
Note that you cannot relist before expiry. Please wait until your listing shows as “Expired” in your dashboard. Duplicate listings will not be approved.
All payments made are one off single payments, and you will not be charged automatically when your listing expires.

Your My Account dashboard provides you with details of your listings, promotions and expiry dates.
There is also a raft of statistics to give you an idea of the impact your listings are having.

Syndishows promotes its listings to a wide network of radio stations, using both direct mail outs and social media posts.
We have an existing database of over 300 stations whom we can bring your shows to the attention of.
You can also track the views of your listings in your My Account dashboard.

Not long. Typically your submission is reviewed and published within 24 hours, but often much sooner.
If there is a problem with your submission we will contact you.

We have added over 20 categories to the directory, so chances are you can find one to suit your listing. 

If your show does not fit with any of the existing category choices, then select “Specialist”.

If you think that Syndishows is missing a category then you can contact us and suggest an addition. 

Seperate to the benefits that each Listing Package provides, additional promotions can also be purchased.
There are two promotion packages to choose from – Featured and Showcased.

Featured listings are given priority and displayed more prominently in search results across the platform.
Please note that if you have purchased the Premium Listing Package then your listings associated with this will already be Featured.

Showcased listings are displayed on the front page of the site for maximum prominence.

IMPORTANT: Please note that promotions do not stack – ie: you cannot bulk buy promotion periods, doing so will not result in a longer promotion, so only purchase one 30 day promotion at a time.

As long as your Listing Package has not expired, you can edit your listing one of two ways.
On the My Listings tab of your My Account page there is an edit button on each of your listing tiles.  The other way is to view your show listing page and click on the edit icon just to the right of the show title. 

Please note that edits will be reviewed before being accepted. This may take up to 24 hours and during this time your listing will revert to draft status and show as “Pending”.

When you edit your listing, these changes have to be approved.
The approval process can take up to 24 hours but it usually much quicker.

If your changes violate our terms and condition then your edits will not be approved.
For example, changes that include adding restricted information to a basic listing will not be published. 
Please refer to our terms and conditions.

For your show demo to play correctly, the link you specify needs to adhere to two important criteria:

1. The link MUST be to a file and not a page. As a link to a file it will include the audio filename extension – eg: .mp3 .wav etc
For example: https://mysitename/myaudiofile.mp3
2. The file MUST be located in a freely accessible location. Using any location where a password is required to access the file will not work.

For best practice, locate your audio demo on your own website, or publicly accessible cloud storage (not password protected).
Please note that using Mixcloud or other podcast page URLs will not work.

Every listing will have an email address associated with it. Anyone browsing Syndishows can contact the listing owner using this email address.
If you have Standard or higher listing packages additional contact options can also be shown.

In addition, any registered Syndishows account holder can contact another across the site using Direct Messaging.
The Direct Messaging icon can be found at the top right of the site. 
If you receive a direct message, an email notification will be sent to you advising of this.
To respond to a direct message, youi need to log into your Syndishows account.

It’s always a good idea to promote your show as widely as possible, and that includes social media of course.
However, the problem with social media posts is that you are reliant on radio station managers trawling through a never ending list of posts, often with a very specific type of show as their target.

The advantage of a listings directory like Syndishows is that a radio station looking for a show of a certain genre can come and search through only the shows in that category.
They can also find live shows, shows available via Dropbox, 2 hour shows etc.
By having lots of shows in one place, and a simple way of filtering, it makes life a lot easier for radio stations and gives you the best chance of getting noticed by the sort of broadcaster who is looking for your type of show.

There is no limit to the number of Listing Packages you can purchase.
Each package allows one show to be listed, with the exception of the Multi-Show Package which allows three shows to be listed in one pacakge.

No. And it would be dishonest of us to claim otherwise.
Marketing and advertising never offers any guarantees, but without promoting your show there is little chance of it gettng noticed.

The more promotion you can give to your show the better, and in a marketplace like Syndishows where it is alongside lots of other shows, there is a greater chance of a station browsing, seeing your listing and then contacting you about it.

It does take time to build a syndication list though, so don’t expect the world overnight! Shows gain stations over a period of months and even years.

No. Syndishows is not a distribution platform and we do not send out your shows to stations.

You will have your own existing method of delivering your show to subscribers, or you may use a third party distributor.

Syndishows is a Directory of listings, allowing Radio Stations to search for shows, and for show creators to showcase their productions.

If radio programmers simply want to browse the show listings on Syndishows, they can do this without needing an account.

However, should a radio station wish to post an Opportunity listing, then they will need to register an account in order to do so. 
A Radio Station Opportunity is a listing that a radio station places in order to find a type of radio show that is specific to their needs.
Show creators can then view those listings and contact the station appropriately. 

An account is also required if radio stations wish to use Direct Messaging to contact show creators on the Syndishows platform.

There are a number of things you can do to improve the attractiveness of your listing in order to catch the attention of browsing radio stations.
First, make sure the show category your listing is in best reflects your type of show.
You can edit this along with all of your other show details.
Also, try to include as much detail in your show description as possible.
One or two lines of detail is not likely to grab the attention of stations. You need to explain why your show should be of interest to them.
Some listing packages also allow you to add images to your media gallery.
Finally, you can purchase promotions to further highlight your show – Featured or Showcased status – which will give your listing greater prominence.