Our podcast has had some great success and we want to thank you guys for listening. It’s exciting
to me each and every time when I’m talking to someone and they mention that they listen to the show. We have had over 500,000 listens since we put our very first episode up, which is epic! As you can see on this page, we also updated our podcast icon to make it easier to find.
However, I need your help with something. The original intention of the podcast was that it would be valuable “bonus” content to our current audience but also a great way to reach people interested in RC that have never even heard of Flite Test.
While we are doing an awesome job of the first goal, we are doing a terrible job of the second. There are a lots of reasons for this including mistakes I made when launching the podcast but the good news is, it can be corrected!
The first way we can fix this is boost our ranking in iTunes. I realize that not everyone likes or uses iTunes (I myself use PocketCasts) but the reality is, Apple has always been a big champion of podcasts and it is the most likely someone new to the hobby or Flite Test will find the content through them.
#1 Subscribe to the Podcast
The first thing you can do to help is pretty simple, but there is a big difference between someone who listens to the podcast and someone who subscribes.
A listener to a podcast mean that someone clicked play (on the website, or on any player) then when they’re done, turn off their device with no indication they would like to listen again.
A subscriber means a listener clicks on a button that says “I like this podcast so much I want iTunes (or your alt favorite player) to automatically alert me when it’s released. This tells ranking software online that as content makers we are putting out valuable content that people want more of!
Subscribe here: flitetest.com/itunes
You don’t have to just subscribe in iTunes, if you aren’t a fan of Apple we also list the podcast in other popular Android and iOS applications. Feel to check us out in Stitcher, PocketCasts or whatever your favorite app is! If you can’t find it in your favorite app, let us know and we will add it.
#2 Leave Us A Review
The second thing you can do is leave us a review. A review/rating makes it easy for iTunes or other podcasting platforms to see that people care enough about the content to leave feedback about it. We ask that you only give a 5 star review if you truly feel that way about the podcast. Perhaps you enjoy the show but compared to other podcasts you listen to, it could use some improvement. In that case we welcome your honest feedback with a 1-4 star rating. We want honest ratings, not just positive ratings.
#3 Listen On The Go!
This doesn’t really help the podcast or make it more visible, but it may make your experience of the show better! It’s incredibly easy to listen to the podcast while away from your computer if you have subscribed.
Open any of these applications and search “flitetest” and you should have no problem finding it.
I personally use Pocket Casts which is a little pricey but I justified it because ALL of the 20+ podcasts I regularly listen to are all free. So I pay a little once to have a good experience listening to them.
For anyone else who is interested, right now in the "Games and Hobbies" section we are ranked 167th in iTunes (right beside the "Communter Knitter Podcast"!). With all of the huge video game, triva, and internet related podcasts we are competeing with... that's pretty impressive. But if we can break into the Top 20 or Top 25 of this catagory, a lot of people are going to have a chance to discover not only a new podcast but a new hobby, community, and healthy activity that impacts them and us in a positive way.
With your help subscribing, leaving a review and listening to the show, we will rocket to the top of this catagory in iTunes and whatever your favorite platform is. Thanks for reading all this and thanks in advance for your help!