Are your podcast listeners leaving you a review? Are they telling you that they enjoy your show and they wanna share it with others too?
No? If not, why not? On this episode I am sharing four tips on how to get your listeners to leave you a review.
So welcome to today’s episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast.
If you are a newbie or a veteran podcaster, we all know that it’s so very important to have your listeners leave you a review and how heartbreaking it can be when they don’t.
Here are 4 ways that you can get your listeners to leave you a review
#1 ASK: Just simply ask. Many podcasters forget to ask, so at the end of each episode “the ask” should definitely be part of your CTA. It should also be in your show notes, and also when you post on social media. You can say, “hey, if you liked this episode, please leave a rating and review”. Or “if you like this podcast, and I’ve given you some information that you want to share leave a review”. So simply ask at the end of each episode; ask them to leave a review.
#2 Now tip number two, asking them to leave a review is great, but you gotta make it easy. Keep It Simple, right? So when you’re asking your listeners to leave a review, make sure that you’re including the link to your podcast page whether it’s on your Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIn. I know on Instagram you can’t put that in your comments because it’s not clickable but you can add the link in your bio. I have my Linktree ID A.BlakeEnterprises so when you click on it, all of my social media platforms including my podcasts are listed and are clickable.
So you may want to update your bio when you’re promoting your podcast on Instagram. If you have a website that houses all of your shows, leave them the link there. Make it really, really easy. Put it in the show notes, put it on social media. Those clickable links work. If you need to make them bit.ly links or tiny links or QR codes are great as well.
#3: use your social media sites, your forums and your groups. Ensure that when your podcast episode drops that you are not only sharing them on these social sites, but you’re also encouraging your listeners to leave a review. You may have to incentivize them with a gift card or a poll or a question or you can say, “hey, I want to shout you out in episode number blah blah blah or I want to acknowledge you.”
People love to be acknowledged and people love gift cards and giveaways. So if you have to incentivize them, do it, use it on social media by posting, “hey, I’m having a contest. If you listen to episode 329 of the Delaware Blogger Podcast. You’ll be put in a drawing to win”. It could be a Wawa Gift Card or whatever the case may be. So use your social media networks and use the ones that you’re most active on. I know, many others say you don’t need to be everywhere, but you need to be where you’re most active.
So if you’re on Facebook, if you’re on Twitter, or on LinkedIn, which by the way, LinkedIn is a great platform. Even on Instagram, have your image, your cover art there and incentivize your listeners to leave a review. Ask them, make it simple, and then make sure you’re using social media and your other networks, your community, your group, your forums. If you’re on Reddit, answer questions. If one of your podcast episodes is referenced, you know, if someone’s asking a question about podcasting, you can share the link to an episode that you did covering the topic and leave the link there as well.
And the fourth tip. You know, this is something that you have to invest in it as well. If someone does leave a review, respond. Please please please respond to them. Engage with them and don’t just simply like it or put a thumbs up or heart. Take time to say, “thank you so much for listening to the show. I appreciate you. I’ll shout you out” Let them know that you really appreciate them taking out their time, their one, two or three minutes, whatever time it took for them to leave a review.
You should also leave comments and reviews on other’s shows, say, “hey, I listen to your show, I like your show, I share your show, you know, what’s going on with this show? Can I be a guest on your show?” Make sure that you are acknowledging them and you are responding to those reviews.
So that’s it, four tips on how to get your listeners to leave a review. If you have others to share, please leave a comment along with your review so that I can share it with others as well.