And why podcasters love it when you do 

February 18, 2020

Have you ever tried to leave a podcast review, but you can’t quite figure out how to get to the right page? 

Leaving a rating or review on your favorite podcast is fast, easy, and free, but where to find the place to leave it is not. 

The primary reason why the majority of content creators produce podcasts is to provide valuable information for their audience. Writing, recording, and producing a podcast, especially if it’s a weekly endeavor, is a labor of love. 

Most podcasters don’t have sponsors or advertisers, so the currency for many of these shows comes in the form of ratings and reviews.  

Why Your Written Opinion is So Important

Like most social media platforms, podcasts get found by new listeners via Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Search options like show descriptions, show notes, and show titles are ranking factors that drive people to the best podcast that fits the search description. 

The podcaster controls the content, but not the ratings and reviews. That’s why the more 5-star ratings and comments that a podcast has accumulated, the better the overall SEO results. 

That’s how you get a podcaster to fall in love with you…or your review at least. 

If you ever wondered how a podcast lands on the Apple Podcasts “Discover” result page, it’s the ratings and reviews that got them there. 

Rating and Reviews for the Confident Communications Podcast with Molly McPherson

How to leave an Apple Podcasts rating or review on your iOS device:

  1. Launch Your Podcast App

    Grab your phone and open up your Apple Podcast app – it’s a purple icon with a radiating “i” on it. If you can’t find it already installed on your phone, simply search for it in your app store. You can even just click here if you’re on an Apple device.
  2. Locate the search bar and enter “Confident Communications”

    When the app is open, go down to the little magnifying glass icon in the bottom right corner to search. Type in “Confident Communications Podcast.” When you see the album art for the cover, simply select it and you’ll be taken to the podcast’s homepage.
  3. Leave a Rating and a Review

    Once you’re there, click on the stars for a rating (5 stars for top rating) and then scroll to the bottom, past someone else’s review, and you’ll see clickable text, “Write a Review.” 
  4. Hit submit.

    That’s it!

How to leave an Apple Podcasts rating or review on your computer:

  1. Launch Apple Podcasts on your desktop or laptop.
  2. Enter “Confident Communications Podcast” in the search bar located in the upper-right corner.
  3. Click on “Listen on Apple Podcasts” located in the purple box to launch the podcast page.
  4. Look for “Write a Review” under the latest reviews. (See below).

5. Share your love and hit “Submit.” That’s it. 

Thank you for leaving a review for the Confident Communications Podcast

Am I getting ahead of myself?