What is the difference between Ratings and Reviews in iTunes?

Ratings and Reviews in iTunes are not the same. This causes podcast hosts to believe they have more iTunes Reviews than they actually do. Jason Hartman of the Creating Wealth Show was under the impression that he had 94 Reviews – but he was looking at his Ratings. He actually had 59 reviews. OUCH!

There is a big difference between Ratings and Reviews in iTunes

Watch as I show an example in this 2 minute video using Advice From Olympians Podcast:

How to leave a RATING in iTunes

Ratings are left by a listener or subscriber by clicking on Ratings and Reviews – located to the right of the podcast artwork between Details and Related. Hover over "Click to rate" and you will see these options: Leave a rating in iTunes

  • 1 star "I hate it"
  • 2 stars "I don't like it"
  • 3 stars "It's OK"
  • 4 stars "It's good"
  • 5 stars "It's great"

Click on whichever star you want and that is the Rating you will leave for the podcast. You can always go back and change your Rating by clicking on the star you want.

How to leave a REVIEW in iTunes

Reviews are separate from clicking on a star. Select Ratings and Reviews, then the Write a Review button. In the new window:

  • Enter a title for your review
  • Click on a star to rate the show
  • Tell everyone how great you think the show is
  • Click on Submit

Leave a review for Creating Wealth Show It will take a few hours, maybe even a day or two, for your review to be visible in iTunes. You can always go back and edit your review, change your rating, or both – even a year later!

Review 5 podcasts today

Podcasts are very mobile. It's hard to remember to leave a review when you are walking the dog, mowing the yard, or driving (especially driving!) This is your call to action: Go leave Reviews for five podcasts right now. Show your appreciation to the podcast host – they need all the encouragement they can get. This video is part of the #Vidtember challenge by Chris Ducker to create 30 videos in 30 days. I created the screen-capture video using ScreenFlow. If you would like to learn more about how to use ScreenFlow to create awesome screen-capture videos then check out my course at http://howtousescreenflow.com How To Use ScreenFlow course

About Steve Stewart

Hello! My name is Steve and I started podcasting in 2010 on the MoneyPlan SOS podcast. I love everything about this exciting new medium! I would share my enthusiasm with bloggers who would say "I should start a podcast!" I agree: instead of a cold, faceless logo with no personality - You Should Podcast Too! The purpose of this website it to encourage you to put your image in front of your audience. Let your readers/listeners/fans get to see who you are and identify you as someone they can trust. Maybe you just want to record a YouTube video and embed it on your site or offer an audio version of your Free Report. It has never been cheaper and easier. And Yes, You Can Podcast Too!

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