If you enjoy listening to podcasts whilst you work, on your commute or unwind in the evening, you’re not alone. 

In fact, if you take a look at the stats, the number of podcast listeners has increased significantly over the past few years.

Improvements in both home and car audio devices (think virtual assistants like Alexa and smartphones) has made podcasts more accessible than before, allowing people to listen to them on the go. With new podcasts starting every day, it’s easy to understand the massive popularity they have gained in such a short time.

However, with so many podcasts available online, how do you ensure yours draws the attention?

To answer that question, we have just two words – Podcast Transcripts.

At Alphabet, we’ve put together this handy guide explaining the importance of podcast transcripts and how you can create them.

Let’s take a look!

What Are Podcast Transcripts?

Simply put, podcast transcripts are documents that highlight, word-for-word, what’s being said in your episode.

podcast equipment, headphones and podcast script placed on a table

Whilst you could do this yourself, why spend hours trawling your content when you can hire a professional to help create high quality, accurate transcripts for you?

To find out more, contact our team today!

Importance of Podcast Transcripts

Given how easy it has become to search articles using particular phrases or words on Google, it won’t be an overstatement to say that written content still dominates the World Wide Web.

Put simply, without an accurate transcript it can be far more difficult for listeners to find your podcast online, particularly if it has a generic title. To ensure your podcast is found by new prospective fans, it makes sense to include detailed transcripts along with your podcast.

Importance of podcast transcripts; two people recording a podcast

Here are a few reasons why it’s important to include podcast transcripts:

  • It helps you meet your marketing goals.
  • It enables search engines to understand your podcast episodes, resulting in enhanced visibility.
  • It increases your rankings on the SERPs (search engine results pages) for specific keywords you’re targeting in your podcast.
  • It provides your audience with a detailed document to refer to while viewing your episode, or to refer back to afterwards.

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Podcast Transcripts – How to Create Them

Now that you’ve understood what podcast transcripts are and why they’re important, let’s take a look at how you can create them for your podcast.

How to Create Podcast Transcripts Yourself

Creating podcast transcripts on your own is quite straightforward – all you need to do is listen to the audio file and write down whatever is being said.

While this method of creating transcripts is fairly inexpensive, it could take you anywhere from two to three hours to transcribe a 30-minute podcast with all the pausing and rewinding. Additionally, writing transcripts on your own is also likely to lead to inaccuracy, the usage of the wrong terminology along with other transcription errors.

The end result – all your time and effort will be in vain with the overall quality of your text being impacted. 

That said, it’s best to get in touch with an experienced podcast transcription service. Since they offer a quick turnaround time, you won’t have to spend hours trying to get the transcripts right.

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How to Create Podcast Transcripts With the Help of a Transcription Services

When it comes to transcribing your podcasts, quality and accuracy are the two most important aspects you need to keep in mind. To achieve that, your best bet is to seek assistance from a professional podcast transcription service like Alphabet.

By partnering with a professional company, you not only get a seamless experience but also receive high-quality transcripts with a word-for-word account of every episode. Not only that, while creating podcast transcripts, our team also ensures the right terminology is being used and that your text file is easily accessible to people.

If you’re ready to get your podcast episodes transcribed to the highest quality, contact the team at Alphabet today!

Get In Touch With Alphabet for Professional and High-Quality Podcast Transcripts

Now that you know the importance of podcast transcripts and how it’s created, why not get in touch with our team?

At Alphabet, we have immense experience in podcast transcription and offer all our clients high-quality transcripts that fit a whole host of your requirements. Our team also ensures that your transcripts are created with maximum accuracy.

Give us a call today and find out more about our services!