Podcast Ranked #13 in iTunes: Management and Marketing

I logged into iTunes Wednesday night and was pleasantly surprised to see our brand new podcast ranked #13 in its category:

Startups for the Rest of Us Podcast in iTunes

This was before I realized it must be a “velocity” ranking; since we launched Wednesday we had a lot of new subscribers, which propelled us onto this “Top Podcasts” list. Either that or these podcasts have a lot fewer listeners than I thought.

Nah, it’s the velocity thing.

But Management and Marketing? iTunes needs to re-think these stodgy old categories because it’s the closest thing to “startups” they offer. In the drop down menu, Management and Marketing is just above Blacksmithing and Siege-weapon Manufacturing.

Oh well, we’re in good company alongside the Harvard Business IdeaCast, HubSpot’s Inboung Marketing University and StartupNation.

Our next episode, Stupid Reasons to Start a Software Company, will be out next Tuesday.

Thanks to everyone who has subscribed to the podcast, through iTunes or otherwise. If you have a minute, a rating and/or comment in iTunes will greatly help our visibility and ranking. You can also subscribe via RSS or email.

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#1 Michael C. Neel on 04.16.10 at 11:09 am

I just finished listening to the first episode and I’m looking forward to more. I like the focus on actionable information versus interviews (watching Donny on The Big Idea is entertaining, but not much practical information is gained). Currently, much of my learning comes from advice and information for VC startups and marketing, mixing that with consulting advice, and trying to graft it on to the Micropreneur experience.

PS. Don’t forget to list yourself in the Zune podcast directory too – the 5% of us with Zunes will be grateful!

#2 Rob on 04.16.10 at 7:43 pm

@Michael – Thanks for the tip. I just submitted it. If it doesn’t show up please feel free to email me.