So You Want To Leave A Podcast Review on iTunes

If you listen to Champagne & Snark, you'll have heard my commercial asking to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. It tells iTunes that Champagne & Snark is worth listening to and helps others discover the content.

For some people, this is their first time giving a rating and review on iTunes and they've found it a little confusing. Let me help you out.

You can leave a rating and review on either your iOS device or on your computer's desktop iTunes. Either way, you want to be in the iTunes Store. A rating is the fastest and easiest. You basically select one to five stars...five stars being the sexiest option...and go on your merry way. A review is even sexier. It's a place where you can write your thoughts on show.

Here's how to do it on your computer's desktop iTunes.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Access Champagne & Snark in the iTunes Store. There are two ways to do this:
    1. Click on the iTunes Store tab and search for "Champagne & Snark". From here, select Champagne & Snark under podcasts and this will take you to the podcast's main iTunes Store page. This is where you originally subscribed.
    2. CTRL-click on Champagne & Snark in your My Podcasts list. This will then open up a drop down menu that allows you to select "Show In iTunes Store." In this same menu, you also have the option to select "Love"...might as well do that while you're here. :) Now, select "Show in iTunes Store." From here, select Champagne & Snark under podcasts and this will take you to the podcast's main iTunes Store page. This is where you originally subscribed.
  3. If you are not already signed in with your Apple ID, you will be prompted to now. Sign in.
  4. At the top of the page, under the show's title, you will see a tab that reads "Ratings and Reviews." It is situated next to "Details," which should be your current page and highlighted. Select "Ratings and Reviews".
  5. Now, you can select a star rating where it says "Click To Rate." Note: To give a five star rating, you would want to click on the fifth star. This will then automatically highlight all five stars. 
  6. Under this, there is a button that reads "Write a review." Here is where you can give your further thoughts on the show and help it get into the right ears.
  7. And your done! I hope you enjoy what I'm doing at Champagne & Snark and thanks for listening!

Here's how to do it on your iOS Device:

  1. You're going to want to get into the iTunes Store. You can do this either by clicking on the iTunes Store icon or go through your podcasting app. In the podcast app, click the search option at the bottom of the screen. This takes you into the store.
  2. Search "Champagne & Snark." Click on the Champagne & Snark icon under podcasts in the search results. This will take you to the podcast's main iTunes page. This will be the same page where you originally subscribed.
  3. At the top of the screen, under the show's title and icon, you will see three tabs: Details, Reviews, Related. Tap on Reviews.
  4. Here you have the option to give a star rating and write a review. To give a star rating, click on the maximum stars you wish to rate. For example, to give a five star review, you'll want to click on the fifth star. The remaining four stars will automatically highlight.
  5. Underneath the stars, you will see "Write a Review." Tap on this to leave a more detailed review and help like-minded people find the show.

I hope this helps!