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A new way to manipulate the Apple Podcast Charts

A new way to manipulate the Apple Podcast Charts

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Another day, another new way of manipulating the Apple Podcast Charts (see examples from May 13 and May 16). Airtasker, an Australian tasks-based website similar to TaskRabbit, currently carries this ad - and many others similar:


I’m looking for 6-12 people for this task. This will involve going to the Apple retail (physical) store and subscribing to a podcast on the iPhones and iPads on display to improve my podcast rankings. In total you should do 35 devices and this will take 15 mins. - screenshot

The price being paid for this task is AUD$15 (US$12). The poster is “Darren H”, a podcaster from North Adelaide, who has made at least ten different tasks, all for Thursday 24th May. That’s tomorrow. Might be interesting to watch the (Aussie) charts…

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