Ratings and Reviews in iTunes are not the same. This causes podcast hosts to believe they have more iTunes Reviews than they actually do. Jason Hartman of the Creating Wealth Show was under the impression that he had 94 Reviews – but he was looking at his Ratings. He actually had 59 reviews. OUCH!
There is a big difference between Ratings and Reviews in iTunes
Watch as I show an example in this 2 minute video using Advice From Olympians Podcast:
How to leave a RATING in iTunes
Ratings are left by a listener or subscriber by clicking on Ratings and Reviews – located to the right of the podcast artwork between Details and Related. Hover over "Click to rate" and you will see these options:
- 1 star "I hate it"
- 2 stars "I don't like it"
- 3 stars "It's OK"
- 4 stars "It's good"
- 5 stars "It's great"
Click on whichever star you want and that is the Rating you will leave for the podcast. You can always go back and change your Rating by clicking on the star you want.
How to leave a REVIEW in iTunes
Reviews are separate from clicking on a star. Select Ratings and Reviews, then the Write a Review button. In the new window:
- Enter a title for your review
- Click on a star to rate the show
- Tell everyone how great you think the show is
- Click on Submit
Review 5 podcasts today
Podcasts are very mobile. It's hard to remember to leave a review when you are walking the dog, mowing the yard, or driving (especially driving!) This is your call to action: Go leave Reviews for five podcasts right now. Show your appreciation to the podcast host – they need all the encouragement they can get. This video is part of the #Vidtember challenge by Chris Ducker to create 30 videos in 30 days. I created the screen-capture video using ScreenFlow. If you would like to learn more about how to use ScreenFlow to create awesome screen-capture videos then check out my course at http://howtousescreenflow.com