Your Guide to Posting Podcast Reviews Across Different Platforms

Alex Greenwood
3 min readAug 9

Podcasts have seen a significant rise in popularity over the past few years, becoming a staple form of entertainment for many of us. Whether it’s commuting to work, exercising, or just unwinding after a long day, podcasts provide a unique blend of entertainment and education.

If you’re a podcast enthusiast, you might be wondering how to show appreciation for your favorite shows — particularly smaller, niche shows that do not have big advertising budgets or celebrity hosts.

One of the best ways is by leaving reviews and ratings. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to leave podcast reviews on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Podchaser.

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Why Are Reviews Important?

Before we dive into the ‘how’, let’s understand why reviews matter:

Supporting Your Favorite Podcasts: A review can provide encouragement and valuable feedback for the creators.

Influencing Podcast Rankings: Reviews and ratings help boost the podcast’s visibility, helping it reach a larger audience.

Guiding Potential Listeners: Your review can provide insights for potential listeners and help them decide whether a podcast is right for them.

Now that we know why reviews are important, let’s dive into how to leave a review on various platforms.

How to Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts is one of the most popular platforms for podcast consumption. Here’s how you can leave a review:

1. Open the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
2. Search for the podcast you want to review.
3. Select the podcast from the search results.
4. Navigate to the podcast’s page, where you’ll find details about the podcast and a list of recent episodes.
5. Scroll down until you see “Ratings & Reviews.” Under this section, tap or click on “Write a Review.”
6. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
7. Write your review. Choose a title for your review, select a rating (1 to 5 stars), and write your thoughts about the podcast.
8. Once you’re satisfied, tap or click “Send” or “Submit” to post your review.

Alex Greenwood

PR Consultant, Speaker, Podcast Producer/Host, Editor, and Award-Winning Writer of the John Pilate Mystery Series. Accomplished belly laugher.