Google Search dumps podcasts from Feb 13
After our exclusive last month about Google removing podcasts from Google search, Google has confirmed the move in an announcement in Google Podcasts Manager. Additionally, the tool will no longer give any data under “how people find your show” from Feb 13, meaning an end to the research tool. Podcasts continue to appear in Google search results, but not linked to Google’s own player; we’ve reached out to Google for comment.
First look: 97% of Americans and 91% of Canadians say they’ve taken action after listening to a podcast ad, according to new research from Acast which has just been released. The study also suggests that a majority of listeners follow a podcaster on social media.
Exclusive: You’ll spot a new name at the top of future Triton Digital and Edison Podcast Metrics reports: “SiriusXM Podcast Network”. Previously, the company was listed as “Stitcher Media” or “SXM Media”, but we’re told they “saw an opportunity to unify our naming conventions across these trackers in order to improve SiriusXM’s overall brand equity and recognition in the industry, and raise awareness and understanding of our robust podcast content network.”
Podtrac has released the company’s stats for January. iHeartPodcasts is still #1 in the publisher list, which doesn’t measure its competitors SiriusXM or Spotify; Wondery remains #1 sales network; The Daily remains #1 podcast with NPR’s Up First climbing to #3. (Participating publishers only).
The Hollywood Reporter claims that the number of business deals in podcasting is growing fewer.
Podcast content creators at Crooked Media have unionised with the WGA East.
How do you market your podcast? The Podcast Marketing Academy wants to hear your experience, to be able to pull trends and data into a free report. You can take the survey here.
Sonos has added integration with TuneIn radio and podcasts. (We’ve a link to add your podcast to TuneIn, and everywhere else)
The UnNoticed Entrepreneur podcast has signed a six-month sponsorship agreement with Prowly, a public relations platform.
We’ll add more countries to our list of East and South East Asian podcast markets tomorrow.
- Amelia Chappelow from Earwolf and Stitcher came back to Brisbane, Australia for the first time in three and a half years and the sheila defo liked back home, hey.
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Podcast data for Feb 7
- #1 in Apple Podcasts: US: Huberman Lab (Scicomm Media) AU: Take Me To Your Leader! (ABC Radio)
- #1 in Spotify: US: Harley Quinn and The Joker: Sound Mind (Warner Bros. / Spotify Studios) AU: The Joe Rogan Experience (Joe Rogan)
- Over the last week:
216,610 podcasts published at least one new episode.
That’s up 0.7% weekly; up 20.0% monthly.Data: Podcast Index
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