Think back to the last time you browsed for a podcast to listen to. You probably picked an interesting category and explored whatever appeared on top. And you probably chose a show that was fairly close to the top of the list at least in the top It looks like this…. An algorithm calculates each factor for each show to rank shows. The list changes constantly, though many of the shows at the top remain there for quite some time. Those are powerful effects that go a long way toward marketing your podcast. If you can score a top position in the iTunes podcast rankings, your show will grow organically, week after week, without much work on your end except making quality content, of course.
To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I like to occasionally search for new, popular music. My go-to list is the "Top Songs" listing on iTunes.
A Quick Disclaimer About iTunes Podcast Rankings
In the old days the charts were announced once a week and based on actual sales i. The chart that is announced on Radio 1 on a Sunday evening is still based on this premise — although, since 1st January , it includes digital purchases. Since iTunes has become the biggest retailer of music, the importance of the official Singles Chart has taken a nosedive. But iTunes charts are much more complex. Not only can songs be downloaded, single releases can be rated and reviewed in the iTunes store. Added to which, remember that iTunes is an application for listening to and managing music as well as a retailer. Me too. Especially for song and album charts.
Your release will now be reviewed for distribution. Please check your email for information and updates as we process your submission. For artists, record labels and other rights holders, getting your music into the Official Charts is likely to be one of the most important measurements of success. The iTunes Top has replaced the Top 40 and your potential No 1 no longer needs a physical format.