If you missed Episode #237 of the Delaware Blogger Podcast on Anchor FM, then you missed these tips on naming your podcast, so I invite you to click the link above to listen or continue through this post to read them.
Tips On Naming Your Podcast
Think about the tone of your show
If you are not creating a podcast as an extension of your brand, business or blog, you will need to think about the tone of the show. For example, will it be professional, personal, funny, educating, enlightening, inspirational, motivational?
Whatever it is, choose a podcast name that reflects the tone of the show. If it’s going to be funny or humorous, then incorporate something witty or write down words that are associated with the mood. You should also uing relatedwords.org to search for words that match the feel of your podcast!
2. Make your name short and sweet!
Good podcast names are always short, catchy, and easy to remember. No matter how you choose to name a podcast, you want to make it easy for your target audience to find you. A good rule of thumb here is to cap it at 3-4 syllables tops!Anything longer than that may make it difficult for your audience to remember, a shorter name is better in general.
3. Research your competition
Check out the names of other podcasts that are in the same niche as yours, this is a great way to gauge podcast names from others in the industry. The goal is to quickly have listeners identify your niche within the first couple of seconds.
4. Make sure your name isn’t already taken
Make sure to do a Google Search as well as a search of profile and business pages on other social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. You don’t want to make the mistake of registering an available domain only to realize later that someone else has already used the same one on their social media platforms.
You also want to make sure that the name you are choosing is not trademarked, so head over to USPTO.gov and search to make sure that your name isn’t infringing on any intellectual property!
Just as important your podcast name is, your logo and cover art is also important. It defines your podcast and will be an essential tool to attract your listeners as they scroll through the directories and it also sets the tone for your show.
Here are some quick tips when it comes to coming up with your logo/cover art :
1. Less is Best – don’t over complicate your cover art with too much graphics or text. Make it simple and straight to the point.
2. Make it pop – in order to stand out from the crowd of other podcasts, your logo needs to be bold and vibrant to capture attention. The use of bright pastel colors goes a long way to achieve this.
3. Use a large, easy to read font – make sure that your podcast name is easy to read, even from the thumbnails.
So setting the right tone of your podcast show with the name and logo is important, especially if you are planning on growing your show in 2021!
For a free copy of the Podcast 7-Step Checklist, click the link or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s chat > what are some other podcast naming tips can you share?