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How to see if Google has indexed your podcast, without an Android phone

May 28, 2018 · By James Cridland

Many podcasts aren't correctly associated with the right page, and appear lower down than they should in the Google results. You want to be the top result, of course, not halfway down the page.

So, how does it look? If you don't have an Android phone, it turns out that Google Chrome can help you on your laptop instead, with a hidden mobile emulator.

To remove the Inspection pane, just close the tab.

Note: Often, we've found the play buttons appear below an iTunes listing, rather than your own. Right now, for example, if you do a search for "James Cridland's podcast", it correctly finds the "James Cridland - Radio Futurologist" podcast, but on iTunes (and you have to look quite far down the page to find it). However, that does mean that Google Assistant will behave correctly if you say "OK, Google, play James Cridland's podcast".

Also, you might find that while "Podnews"'s podcast appears on the top of the Google search results, with our podcast associated with it, it is almost impossible to actually ask Google Assistant for it... it isn't a real word, and Google hasn't (yet) learnt it. We wrote a skill instead.

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