Naming your podcast is kind of a big deal. Yet some people might just jump into it without ever asking anyone if the name is any good or more importantly, makes any sense? I know I did, oops.
Yes, some podcasters will start a podcast with a name that tells you nothing about the content and do quite well but wouldn’t you rather have a show with a name that told everyone who heard it, in just a few words, knew exactly what that podcast was all about? Hint: your answer should be yes;)
Having a name that clearly relays the subject of your podcast is going to be, for the majority of us, a great way to help capture a potential subscriber (one who listens week after week whether or not they technically “subscribe”).
When someone is searching for your content on iTunes there are very few opportunities to capture their attention. The name of your show is one. A big one. In addition, iTunes can better direct those people to your content if they know what search terms best fit your show. And trust me, with iTunes, it’s ALL about the title of your show.
Guest host Dave Jackson (a personal podcasting mentor of mine) from The School of Podcasting takes over the mic to share a great tip that will help you be more effective when deciding a name for your podcast.
The answer is pretty simple, tell someone the name you’re considering and see if they can tell you what your show will be about?
This simple technique will give you all kinds of insights into the podcast you are getting set to launch.
Have fun and let me know in the comments how you chose the name of your podcast.