How to Review A Podcast Web Page

Last Update: Nov 9, 2019

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A Podcast Is Different Than a Blog

Shortly after I started my Tales of the Road Warriors podcast, I requested reviews of the accompanying website from WA members. What I didn't anticipate, however, is that the reviews I received would be about the aesthetics of the site itself and not the content! This poses a bit of a problem.

Now, I don't know if this will help with future reviews, but if any of you reading this ever get assigned to review an episode post (show notes) on my site, then I'd be happy to know this post was effective. So, keeping in mind that a podcast website is different than a blog post, here is how to review a podacst web page, also knwn as a "Show notes" page...

The premise of my podcast is to bridge the gap between musicians and their audience. Most episodes are conversations between me and a guest, but occassionally, for the sake of being consistent in getting out an episode a week, I'll occasionally "fly solo" and do the entire podcast myself by talking about a particular topic or telling one of my own stories of one of my gigs.

Each episode is accompanied by a page on my website for Show Notes. Most of my show notes consist of a summarry of the episode and includes talking points and links to resourses discussed on the show. It is not always a full transcript of the episode, although, occasionally, my intros are word for word.

The only way one of my pages can be reviewed fairly and thoroughly is to listen to the podcast episode, or at least part of it, so the reviewer can then compare the show notes with the show.

Things I'd like to know are:

Did you like the episode?

Was it too long? Too short? Informative? Entertaining? Boring?

What would you have added?

What question would you have asked that I left out?

Did I interrupt too much?

Did I leave the guest enough time to respond to questions?

If you're reading this, I hope it comes to mind if you're ever assigned to review my website or any other podcast website here or outside of WA.

One last thing... Although we are not allowed to post links to our sites in the WA blogs, I would be grateful if you are interested in Tales of the Road Warriors, to find the link on my WA profile page and check out an episode or two. You can stream the posdcast directly from the site or listen in your favorite podcast app. I also have links to the top podcasts apps on my home page.

Thanks for reading!


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Good evening Hal,

I have not come across your Podcast Web Page on Site Comments.
Good you wrote this WA post so one is informed on how to "behave" and give a good comment.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

Reject any review that is site feedback as the reviewer is not reading the instructions and should not get the reward for giving site feedback in the wrong section. Reviews are for content reviews, feedback is for site feedback. Reviews go live on your site where feedback comments do not.

The problem is, it is a waste of credits if I have to reject it and there is nowhere (yet) to instruct people on what I'm specifically looking for. The dropdown menu does not as yet recognize web pages attached to podcasts. I think this will change soon, though, because podcasts are quickly becoming the "new blog".

Many bloggers are now doing audio and video podcasts to either supplement their blog or doing a podcast instead of blogging. It's still a powerful vehicle for affiliate marketing and oh, so much fun! I'm using my WA website to create the pages for my show notes, and I'd like to get some of them reviewed without having to reject them. This post is just one step toward educating my WA friends about how we podcasters would prefer our content to be critiqued.

Thanks for the input!
Hal

I understand the issue, but the credits part dies roll back to you if they don't come through with viable comments. Otherwise, your listing stays active until you approve one or more comments per 2 credits spent. Still, it shows they are not reading what instructions are there which is sad and wastes your time. Drop Carson a line and ask if maybe a Podcast section could be added to the exchange as many would love to be able to listen and review audio in exchange for community credits if they knew that's what they were headed into ahead of time.

That's not a bad idea. I might even offer some podcasting advice here if there is a demand for it. Maybe I'll create a lesson or two and see how it goes.

If you have been a Premium member at least 90 days you can even earn some money creating training under the training menu to the left. I have a couple of training I added on blogging, motivation, and traffic.

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