Jun 25, 2018
I received 360 responses to this question, and if you do read show notes (better known as a description of what is in the podcast) what are you looking for.
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[spp-tweet tweet="Only 38 percent of people may be reading podcast show notes"]
6:35 I put up some polls and ask you to send in your responses to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/coontact and here is what I got
Out of 360 responses, 136 (38%) look at show notes, and 224 (62% fo not
8:33 Carey Green of podcastfasttrack.com feels show notes are important. He is surprised how many people don't put their social links in their show notes.
12:22 John from the Hate to Weight Show ( www.hatetoweight.com ) also wants social links and links to anything (like a video) mentioned in the episode.
14:38 Eliquite from the Travel Gluten Free Podcast (www.travelglutenfree.me ) is looking for resources. She hates show notes with one giant paragraph.
17:11 John from www.professorslots.com (a podcast about how to win at gambling) also looks at show notes and is deeply disappointed when you say you will put it in the show notes and you don't.
19:55 Shawn from Stories For Starters (www.storiesofstarters.com ) is looking for things that he wants to follow up (links, etc)
22:58 (Live from Books a Million ) Jill From http://becomingelli.com/ likes show notes to go back and review
24:49 The host of the new podcast www.cozycrib.com actually would rather read than listen
25:53 Kim from www.toastmasters101.net will read the show notes when they are emailed to her.
27:26 Tim from the www.hesaidshesaidmovies.com doesn't really look at them, but when he does he's looking links
28:49 Lee from www.covertnerd.net loves to use show notes for a resource.
James wrote a great article called How podcast show notes display in 19 different apps ( https://podnews.net/article/how-podcast-show-notes-display )
In that article he recommends:
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42:31 I read an article that said 8 out of 10 people will actually read your headline, but only two out of 10 will read the article (this was about blogs), but it goes to show you how important your headlines are. In podcasting, the title of your blog post or your episode is your headline. There is a cool tool called Fresh Title. I have video demonstration at www.davidjackson.org/titles there is also a cool plugin from Thrive themes that you put in multiple headlines and it tests and uses the best headline.
44:26 The Apple iTunes summary is just a few sentences that appear above the player. It is NOT a case where it is either the iTunes Summary or the Description BOTH appear. When making your Headline and Title for Appel Podcasts, do NOT put the episode number of the name of your show in the title (they just want the TITLE in the title). Put the episode number in the episode number field.
47: 10 As we are talking about show notes, some of you may be thinking about transcripts. It appears that transcripts are "You get what you pay for." I recently tested the transcriptions and found that the one from the media host pipa was 70% accurate. See https://youtu.be/N0jHY5cYBbk
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