Answer the Public tutorial – Is your podcast answering people’s questions?

Answer the Public tutorial. In this post, discover if your podcast is answering questions that people enter into Google.

Another great keyword research resource is the Answer the Public website. It's a tool to discover what people are searching for around your podcast subject. People enter a lot of questions into Google and this site can show you what they are asking. Answering these questions in your podcast (and the transcription on your website) should, in theory help get you noticed.

NOTE: Use your daily searches wisely! This site isn't free but will allow you to enter 3 free queries, per device, per day. 

  1. Go to the website:
  2. Enter a keyword or phrase in the search bar at the top of the page. Try the subject of your podcast.
  3. Click the "Get Questions" button.
  4. The website will generate a list of questions related to your keyword or phrase.
  5. You can filter the results by clicking on the tabs at the top of the list (e.g. "Questions," "Prepositions," etc.).
  6. You can also view the results in different formats by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the page (e.g. "List," "Mind Map," etc.).
  7. If you want to see more results, you can click the "Load More" button at the bottom of the page.
  8. You can also use the "Export" button at the top of the page to download the results in a CSV file.
  9. To search for a different keyword or phrase, simply enter a new one in the search bar and click "Get Questions" again.

Save the lists of questions they'll come in handy not just as long tail keywords but also as ideas for podcast episode titles.

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