tl;dr version: Keep up the good work of 1) producing awesome content, 2) writing informative show notes,
and 3) getting more listeners.
For Listen Notes, we index a podcast’s metadata (title, publisher, show notes...) and some audio
Ranking is a complex topic. For any good search engine in general, ranking of search results is done in
an automatic & objective way. As described in
Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines
- a very good resource to learn SEO, by the way -
your content needs to demonstrate expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.
Ranking changes dynamically on Listen Notes, as we get new signals over time, e.g., # of clicks / plays
website, # of clips
/ listen later
# of estimate downloads from various external sources, recommendations on
blogs/online media... Just like other search engines, we can't reveal the exact ranking algorithm,
since we don't want people to game the system and force a podcast to the top spot.