Podcasting Q&A

How important are podcast reviews?

December 28, 2020 Buzzsprout
Podcasting Q&A
How important are podcast reviews?
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Intro
0:15
"How important are podcast reviews?"
1:07
Why are reviews important?
1:56
Three ways to get more reviews
2:36
One more thing...
Podcasting Q&A
How important are podcast reviews?
Dec 28, 2020
Buzzsprout

Dr. Varsha from Women and Shakespeare asks, "How important are podcast reviews?"

TL;DR
Podcast reviews are one of the primary ways that you can hear from your listeners and learn just what they like about your show. They also serve as social proof for new listeners who might be interested in finding out just how good your podcast really is.

So in today's episode, we'll discuss why podcast reviews are important, and how to encourage your listeners to leave a glowing five star review.

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Dr. Varsha from Women and Shakespeare asks, "How important are podcast reviews?"

TL;DR
Podcast reviews are one of the primary ways that you can hear from your listeners and learn just what they like about your show. They also serve as social proof for new listeners who might be interested in finding out just how good your podcast really is.

So in today's episode, we'll discuss why podcast reviews are important, and how to encourage your listeners to leave a glowing five star review.

Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.

Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser to let us know what you think of the show.

Badr:

In today's episode, you'll learn just how important podcast reviews really are. Welcome to Podcasting Q&A, where you learn the best tips and strategies to launch, grow and monetize your podcast. Today's question comes from Dr. Varsha.

Unknown:

Hello, I am Dr. Varsha anjwani and I run a podcast ca led Women and Shakespeare, wh ch has been launched really re ently. The question I have is ho important are reviews for th podcast? People are do nloading my podcast they are li tening but I'm having real di ficulty in getting people to re iew the podcast. How should I do that? And also how important ar reviews generally?

Badr:

Thanks for your question r. Varsha. Podcast reviews are one of the primary ways that you can hear from your listeners and learn just what they like abo t your show. They also serve as ocial proof for new lis eners who might be int rested in finding out just how good your podcast really is. So n today's episode, we dis uss why podcast reviews are imp rtant, and how to encourage you listeners to leave a glo ing five star review. Let's tal about why podcast reviews are important. Reviews help com unicate the potential lis eners what they can expect fro your show based on feedback fro existing or previous lis eners. Think of it like Ama on reviews. But instead of lea ing feedback on products, peo le are leaving feedback on you show their written tes imony based on the exp rience of previous lis eners. podcast reviews can als serve as a great opp rtunity for you to collect fee back to understand what's wor ing, and what's maybe not wor ing for your show. They're als a great source of mot vation and personal val dation, because let's be rea , who doesn't like to be tol they're doing a great job. As quick note, we get asked a lot Do I need a lot of reviews to e on Apple's new and not worthy to the best of our kno ledge, it is not a criteria to e considered for that list. So hat's one less thing for you to orry about. Here are three way to encourage your listeners to eave a podcast review tip num er one mentioned in the int o, let them know early on why podcast reviews are imp rtant and how they help your sho grow. And don't be afraid to ention it in the outro and mak s for a great call to action as sign off. Tip number two, con ider holding a small contest or ffer a small prize like a sho t out my name and an episode or live read of the review for any ne that leaves them. Tip num er three, make it really eas for someone to leave a rev ew by having a direct link to our Apple podcast page or pod chaser page in your show not s or share a direct link via soc al media. So to wrap up, pod ast reviews are helpful, but the 're not the end all be all. So on't go stressing over how man five star reviews you have or he negative stuff. At the end of the day you do podcasting bec use you'd love to do it. Tha ks for sending us your que tion, Dr. Varsha. If you hav a question you'd like us to ans er on a future episode of the podcast go to speakpipe.com/Buzz prout. Or click the link in th show notes to record a brief au io message. Make sure you subscr be to the Buzzsprout YouTube ch nnel to watch future episodes o Podcasting Q&A, or subscribe o the show on your favorite p dcast app. That's it for today. Thanks for listening and as alw ys keep podcasting

Intro
"How important are podcast reviews?"
Why are reviews important?
Three ways to get more reviews
One more thing...