Today is November 30th, 2013, 12 days since the launch of my podcast. At this time, The Overwhelmed Brain podcast has been in iTunes New and Noteworthy for 9 days.
Couple new things happened. Yesterday morning, I had my first back to back interview. I interviewed Scott Barlow with the Happen to Your Career podcast, then he interviewed me! I was introduced to him through another podcaster, Alex Barker, with The Leadership Dojo Podcast. I must give huge props to Alex, this is the third referral I’ve gotten from him. That is one of the benefits of being in the podcast community: you help each other out. Though, I feel like I’ve not done enough for everyone else!
Yesterday I heard from another podcaster who reached out to me: Clark Danger of The Paleohacks Podcast. Nice guy! Just reaching out, saying Hi to another podcaster, asking if there was anything I need. I don’t mind linking to folks who are out there really making an effort to put on a good show. I see that with Clark. He’s been working hard at making his show better all the time, I can tell.
Let’s check out some iTunes rankings:
- All of New and Noteworthy: #51 (was #31 earlier today)
- Health New and Noteworthy: #7
- Business New and Noteworthy: #8
- Education New and Noteworthy: #4
It’s amazing how much these numbers jump (the show was #1 in all the main categories yesterday). There are so many good podcasts out there, it doesn’t surprise me. As they get discovered for the first time, the rankings vary wildly. The good news is that mine keeps slipping back up the ranks. With 6.8 weeks left in New in Noteworthy, it will certainly be a roller coaster ride.
So what have I done to promote the show lately?
- I created this post
- Uh, oh no! I don’t think I’ve done anything to promote the show today! I have to go Tweet something – Be right back…
- Tweeted about Brian Ahearn’s interview on Influence and Persuasion ; )
OK, I haven’t done enough to promote the show lately. The popularity is rising however. I usually don’t give enough love to Stitcher radio, but they really deserve the love. When they approved my show, they immediately tweeted about it. I thought that was great. And today, I show that I am in 11 playlists on their site. This has risen from like 6 or so. So they may not be iTunes, but they are going a different route than iTunes by going into the dashboards of over 4000+ cars, and growing. Nice. Tuning in podcasts from the radio in your car. Podcasting is just getting started.
Oh, that reminds me, find out why podcasting is on the brink of an explosion! It’s a fantastic article describing what’s happening now, and what’s going to happen soon for podcasting, by Kate Erickson over at Entrepreneur on Fire (and I even get a shout out in the article – cool!).
Here are the most recent download stats:
Nov 25: 514 downloads
Nov 26: 469 downloads
Nov 27: 463 downloads
Nov 28: 270 downloads
Nov 29: 260 downloads
Nov 30: 297 download (so far today)
As it’s the Thanksgiving weekend, I expected the numbers to be lower.
I thought of a good way to gauge how many subscribers I have in iTunes (but it will only work one time). Since iTunes does not tell you how many people have subscribed to your podcast, you can only guess. However, if I stay in New and Noteworthy the entire 8 weeks, then as soon as I hit the “podcast cliff” (when iTunes drops you out of New and Noteworthy, and you then need to be found by luck and specific searches), when I release my very next show, the number of downloads that come from that (which will show up in my libsyn stats) may closely correlate to the number of subscribers I have.
After I drop off, then upload a new show, only those who’ve subscribed and the lucky few who find it, will download it. Once I have this number, it will let me know approximately how many subscribers there are. In theory.
John Lee Dumas gave me some great advice once: “Stats are great…but nothing beats producing great content”
I promise, I will John!
In conclusion, here’s some iTunes fun. Found this today:
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