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Why We Do Not Recommend Numbering Your Podcast Episode Titles

While the intention may be to keep things organized, including episode or season numbers in your podcast titles can backfire for a few reasons. To name a few, different apps display them inconsistently, bonus episodes disrupt the sequencing, and search engines prefer clear, keyword-rich titles. Plus, long titles get cut off, hiding the real appeal of your episode. We recommend omitting the numbers and embracing descriptive titles instead.

Apple also encourages podcasters to keep episode titles clear and concise, without season or episode numbers. Instead, use the designated fields within Apple Podcasts to provide this information. This helps maintain consistency across the app and improves search results, as Apple’s algorithm prioritizes titles that prioritize keywords and content over numbering systems.

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