Last Updated on March 30, 2021 Most podcasters find that after the initial success of launching their show, podcast growth becomes harder. Meaning, it becomes harder and harder to gain new listeners and subscribers.
Growing a podcast audience by relying on iTunes New and Noteworthy, or promotions via social media, or submitting to all sorts of podcast directories is a finite thing. Yes, these are all good and necessary steps in promoting a podcast, but eventually, the growth slows down or stops altogether.
The Podcast Growth System
This is why I’ve been working to compile insights we have gained over the years in launching different shows for a variety of clients. For most, podcasting has become a great content strategy for growth. So I am very excited to announce the launch of a podcast marketing system, as well as a book that teaches these techniques.
The approach we have taken incorporate Podcast SEO. And I don’t just mean “Search Engine Optimization” on iTunes, Stitcher or other podcasting platforms, I mean optimizing podcast episode planning and websites for discovery on Google and Bing.
For podcasters, applying simple to follow SEO techniques represents a massive traffic advantage in optimizing the time they likely already spend creating show notes and episode posts. And, these techniques are much more sustainable and evergreen when compared to short-term promotional or paid campaigns (which of course also have a place in the system).
Keep It Simple, Stupid
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” –Albert Einstein
SEO can seem intimidating, so we’ve tried to keep it simple, with video tutorials and easy to follow downloadable templates. In other words, an expert guide on how to grow a podcast audience, email list and web presence with podcast SEO marketing through step by step guides and practical SEO exercises for your show’s pages.
Any podcaster can learn to build a listener base and gain traffic for their podcast organically and without having to spend money on ads.
The ROI of Podcast SEO
You question the ROI of spending time on SEO? I beg to differ, have a look at this graphic from the Positivity Strategist Podcast, it illustrates that the podcast is receiving $2,000 worth of clicks a month (This analysis provided by SpyFu analytics, who measure what we would have to pay in Google Adwords for the exact keywords driving traffic to the podcast website and show pages) This comes from the exact techniques we are teaching in this course.
Podcast Home Page Design
We also have some free video resources on our site pointing our conversion optimized design patterns that help grow your email list. Optimizing your podcast homepage for conversion and email sign up will help you grow your podcast subscriber base.
How To Promote Your Podcast And Increase Your Listener Base
We also have a comprehensive guide on traditional non-SEO methods of growing your podcast audience, and it outlines multiple strategies, most of which happen outside the iTunes ecosystem. A good read for anyone whose eyes glaze over at the thought of SEO based marketing strategies.
The Podcast Growth System
What Other Podcasters Are Saying
A simple strategy to ensure success
The process of launching and growing a podcast became so smooth for us. I was intimidated by what we may have to do to get this off the ground and you outlined a simple strategy for us to follow to ensure success. Thank you for sharing all your wisdom and experience with us to make our launch successful.
lots of food for thought!
Juergen was very helpful and generous with his advice, lots of food for thought!
Dive into the Polymash Experience
I found this podcast late in my launch phase. I've been listening to a bunch of other ones, following a bunch of other tools and solutions, and generally chasing my tail for a couple of months now. Thing is, Polymash and Jeurgen have somehow figured out how to best them all. The website and email newsletter are chock full of value first. They have (obviously) made that a priority. And the podcast is a wonderful example of the podcaster I want to be. If you're thinking about starting or growing a podcast, dive into the Polymash experience. You won't be disappointed.
They are truly experts in their field
We've learned so much valuable information from the team at Polymash. After meeting Juergen at Podfest, and attending his sessions, we've dramatically increased our SEO on our Creative Outhouse website. We're learning how to optimize our site even more from the tactics and tools that Juergen has suggested on his live show. They are truly experts in their field.
Helped Us Be #1
Polymash SEO and launch techniques helped us be #1, and we've added over 16,000 listener emails to our list!
Juergen brought massive value
Juergen gave me powerful new ways of thinking about how audiences search and find podcasts. Also, he had killer insights about the funnel process. Highly recommend scheduling a consult with Juergen. You won't be disappointed.
There are no words to describe how grateful I am for Juergen and his team at Polymash!
They are the rare combination of SEO + design + branding + business savvy that makes them the perfect team to execute your content and business goals. Juergen worked efficiently, strategically and intuitively and the results of his work has been game changing for my business!
I left with an action plan that was easy to follow and implement
I had a great experience attending one of Juergen's Podcast workshops. He provided a tremendous amount of info on how best to promote my podcast and what areas to focus on to improve my podcast audience and exposure. I left with an action plan that was easy to follow and implement
Ranked as #1 on Google Search
"My goal was to rank as #1 on Google for the keyword ‘Customer Experience Podcast’. Polymash helped me get there within a few months!"
I can't thank Polymash and Juergen enough
I spoke with Juergen today and what a gem he is! I'm launching a new podcast and submitted my name for SEO Saturdays. First of all, they ended up canceling one so he offered to meet with me at another time which was very generous. Second, not only did he give me some insight into my new podcast launch strategy, he also gave me some ideas about my existing site SEO. I am fairly experienced with SEO and have even taught a beginner's class in the past. What Juergen offered was more advanced strategy as well as being 1001% up to date on what's working in 2021. I can't thank Polymash and Juergen enough.
The Real Deal
“Polymash is the real deal! I originally started working with Juergen to simply assist me with podcast production. What I received from him in service, dependability, turn around time, guidance, and coaching far exceeded my expectations. Without his help, I would not have successfully launched my podcast and re-branded my website. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
Getting on page one of Google Search Results
“Polymash helped me get on page one of Google for my main business keyword, even though it is competitive! Now 65% of my site traffic comes from organic search.”
Polymash was definitely the right choice for us.
Making the decision to go with Polymash for podcast design and consulting was literally the best decision we could have made. Juergen's level of expertise was exactly what we needed and were looking for to get our podcast up and running. Not only did he deliver on everything he promised, but we easily received 10x the value with the information that he taught us along the way. For anyone that is looking to launch or improve their podcast and its' reach, I highly recommend that you consider the products and services that Polymash offers. You won't be disappointed! Want proof? Our podcast, Wealth Junkies, broke the Top 50 in its' category, within the first weekend of being launched! When you want something done right, find the right help.
An expert at all things SEO
If you're unhappy with where your site ranks on Google there's no better person to speak with than Juergen at Polymash. He is an expert at all things SEO and will work with you to get you the results you're seeking. Juergen also has extensive expertise in podcasting can help podcasters, from beginners to the more advanced, achieve success.
I can't imagine that value they provide when you hire them!
I've had a podcast for 3 years and even have a podcasting for writers course that I've created. I really only reached out to PolyMash because a friend raved about her experience with them. I left the call (which was free, btw!!) more energized than I'd been in weeks and on fire with new ideas for enhancing not just my podcast but also my business. I actually begged to pay for the call (and they wouldn't let me). I can't imagine that value they provide when you hire them!
I recommend his services
Juergen is a pro and an expert in every way. He was very patient with teaching my team and I how to launch our podcast. He gave us many useful tools and demystified the process for us. I recommend his services.
Highly recommend for anyone starting with podcast and SEO!
Great live show to learn about SEO for beginners like me. Super informative and tons of resources and how-tos recommendations. Highly recommend for anyone starting with podcast and SEO!
Do. Not. Miss. This!
Juergen radiates integrity, and is full of invaluable insight, expertise and inspiration. He is the real deal, and I am beyond grateful I found his work. I just launched my podcast with his help. I just hit New and Noteworthy, and I plan to continue following his guidance and relying on his skill. It is rare to find a teacher and guide of his caliber. Do yourself a favor--Do. Not. Miss.This!
This is high level info, loving it!
I contacted Juergen through the website and took him up on his offer of a free podcast training session through Zoom. He was very generous with his time, and gave me tons of great tips and ideas on how to improve my show. I am now going through each episode and taking notes on ways I can improve my podcast. This is high level info, loving it