Podcast Reviews – PCI 341

Podcast Reviews Can Be Beneficial, But Are They All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

5 stars phone in handYou’re familiar with podcast reviews and more than likely have read some yourself about a show before you’ve given it a listen. Today, we discuss the benefits of having them and if they are really all that important in the grand scheme of podcast creation.

Today’s Hosts: MacKenzie Bennett and Todd Cochrane

Learn the Ins and Outs of Podcast Reviews

Benefits of Podcast Reviews

  • Gives new listeners the general overview of the show.
  • Can demonstrate respectability.
  • Social affirmation of the show’s relevance and consistency
  • People put a lot of weight behind reviews – we’re used to it with every purchase we make nowadays.
  • Learn more in an article from Podcastle on some of the benefits of podcast reviews.

Keep a Cool Head

  • Similar to podcast statistics, if you’re receiving an influx (or none at all), the reviews can become stressful very quickly.
  • Take all of them with a grain of salt.
  • Remember, not everyone will like you – that’s perfectly ok!
  • Keep your ego in check and weigh the reviews. There’s a good chance you’ll gain valuable insights.

Apple Review Myth

  • More reviews doesn’t mean that you’ll end up in New and Noteworthy. Trust us.

Find Apple Podcast Reviews in Blubrry

  • You can now find the reviews in our Statistics Dashboard under Audience and Apple Reviews.
    • If you have any issues, let our support team know 🙂

So, You Want More Podcast Reviews

  • Ask for them!
  • Consistently remind your audience and familiarize them with the process.
  • Work with other podcasters — swap reviews — but be authentic.

Got a subject you would like us to cover on the show? Drop an email to mike@blubrry.com (audio, text, video) and we may use it. You can also post a question on the Blubrry Podcasting Facebook group.

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