Looking for new podcast episode ideas? One easy way to turn a single topic into several episodes is to create a series.
Creating a series of episodes that fall under one topic is a great way to engage your listeners and grow your subscriber count. You also position yourself as an expert in your niche and can repurpose the series across your blog and social media platforms. Keep reading the benefits of a podcast series to find out if this idea is for you.
Easy Content Creation
Do you have a subtopic in your niche that you know everything about and could talk about it for hours? Instead of containing your expertise to one episode, you could create a whole series of episodes just around that topic.
For example, my podcast Clocking In with Haylee Gaffin is all about entrepreneurship through podcasting, and I’m passionate about helping podcast hosts monetize their podcasts. I created a series of four episodes all about the different ways to monetize a podcast.
My series made it easy for listeners to learn everything they needed to know quickly, and I got four episodes out of one topic idea.
If you’re running low on podcast episode ideas, creating a series is an easy way to create a lot of new content and serve your audience with your expertise. You can also repurpose your blog content into social media posts to grow your following. To learn more check out my social media strategy with Planoly.
Engage Listeners to Keep Coming Back and Binge Your Episodes
Want to master listener retention? Try creating a series that keeps your listeners hooked. If they loved the first episode of your series, the chances are that they’ll come back each week to listen to the rest of it. Your podcast will become a fun part of their routine that they look forward to all week.
Once the full series is released, it makes it extremely easy for listeners to binge your content and become loyal subscribers.
Elaborate on a Topic You Love
Sometimes one podcast episode isn’t enough to fully cover a topic. A series allows you to go more in-depth and offer your listeners the most value.
You can divide the topic into subtopics for each episode and order them in a way that makes the most sense. At the end of the series, you can release a wrap-up episode to recap all of the most important points. Check out how my client Quianna Marie did this with her Amplify Your Weddings series.
Another fun thing you can do is bring on guests who are experts in your topic to join the series. Your listeners can learn from different perspectives and you don’t have to do all the talking.
Garner SEO Ranking Benefits
When you publish multiple pieces of content about one topic, Google and other search engines will recognize you as an expert in that field. Your content will rank higher and more eyes will find your podcast website.
The best way to take advantage of SEO for podcasts is to publish show notes and blog posts for each episode using great keywords. You can learn more about my podcast SEO strategy here.
Create Additional Blog Content With a Roundup Blog Post
More blog content = higher SEO rankings! After your full series is released, you can create a roundup blog post with links to all of the episodes and the key takeaways from each one. It’s sort of like your wrap-up episode in blog post form.
More Podcast Series Examples
- Joy Michelle’s Called to Both podcast series: Brand Authority Series (Ep. 36-39)
- Daniel Moyer’s Focused Photography Podcast (Dan does a series every four episodes)
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So what’s the verdict? Is a podcast series for you? I think you should give it a try and find out! Your listeners will love it and you’ll have a blast elaborating on a topic you love. Plus, the SEO and social media benefits speak for themselves.
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