Every year, SuperFastBusiness reflects on the most well-received podcast episodes.
We had some terrific content in 2019 - interviews with top experts in business; answers to pressing and frequently-asked questions; powerful tips and checklists to help you formulate and reach your business goals.
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James Schramko here and welcome back to SuperFastBusiness.com. This is Episode 711, the top 10 most popular SuperFastBusiness episodes of 2019.
This is just me on today’s episode, because we’ll be talking about the 10 most popular episodes, and in a moment I’ll explain why it’s so important to have this particular episode.
See, in 2019, we made an effort to increase our output of podcast episodes. They’ve been working so well for us for the last 10 years. This resulted in an increase of 16 percent more downloads that we can track. So of the 87 episodes we published, or the 333,815 plus downloads (and that’s just the ones we can track on the usual platforms; of course, now we stream on Facebook and YouTube, so we think it’s probably somewhat closer to half a million downloads) which ones resonated the most with you? Well, now’s a good time to find out.
Listen in, as I’m going to share with you last year’s 10 most popular episodes based on a special scoring combo of downloads and shares. Now of course, some of these episodes were recorded later in the year, so they didn’t have as much of an advantage as the other episodes, taking into account downloads and shares and recency as well.
10 – 692 – The Real Justin Brooke
And in ascending order, from the least downloaded to the most downloaded in position 10, which was recorded later in the year, Episode 692. We had The Real Justin Brooke. And it’s our good friend Justin Brooke’s tell-all interview. Since he became a respected authority in online marketing, how has his lifestyle and that of his family changed? Justin gets real In this episode, and our audience seems to have appreciated his candor, if 268 shares and 2163 downloads is anything to go by.
9 – 620 – Top 10 Most-Downloaded SuperFastBusiness Episodes of 2018
In position nine, Episode 620 – Top 10 Most-Downloaded SuperFastBusiness Episodes of 2018. Isn’t that interesting? I think it’s interesting for a few reasons. One is, it’s one of the few episodes during the year where I didn’t have a guest. The other reason is, it’s put together by the team, and then it’s recorded by me. So the team actually crafts the words for these episodes. They curate and collate the data, and they prepare it. So it’s a good example of leverage. But also, it’s an excellent example of taking advantage of having guests, because obviously, when these episodes come out, and you share it, people who feature in the top 10 are likely to share these collated episodes. as well. So reviewing our top 10 of the year before is a SuperFastBusiness tradition, and one that apparently struck a chord with listeners. Our round-up made it in turn to this top 10 list with two and a half thousand downloads plus and 244 shares.
8 – 621 – Facebook Versus Google: Which Is Better For Your Marketing? – The Paid Traffic Series
In position eight, Episode 621, was Facebook Versus Google: Which Is Better For Your Marketing? And that’s part of The Paid Traffic Series. The Paid Traffic Series is where I get the experts such as Ilana Wechsler from TeachTraffic.com. She’s our partner in The Paid Traffic Series. And the very first episode addresses a common question: whether to advertise on Facebook or on Google. We know Facebook’s been incredibly popular, but what about Google? They’re still there. Ilana proposes both, and explains why in a short but very well-received interview.
7 – 683 – Jay Abraham Reveals Interesting Life And Business Lessons
In position seven was one of my favorite episodes, Episode 683 with Jay Abraham, where he reveals his interesting life and business lessons. So next on our list was this special episode, because in a happy alignment of events and a massive amount of persistence and patience, we finally got legend and business icon Jay Abraham onto the show for this long-awaited interview. Our half-hour talk was packed with fascinating stories and lessons from a four-decade-long career. It’s no wonder it’s not just one of our most-downloaded episodes from last year, but also one of the widest-shared. In fact, Jay Abraham shared it with his own audience. He loved it so much! Also, it’s a great example. In this particular case, we had a kind of a scratchy production value. And I decided it was better to publish this amazing content than to hold it back because of production levels. And I’m glad we let it out there.
6 – 645 – Top Ten Remarketing Tips – The Paid Traffic Series
Next up in position six, Episode 645 was the Top Ten Remarketing Tips – The Paid Traffic Series, again with Ilana Wechsler from TeachTraffic.com. When a prospective customer leaves your site without spending, is it the end of the story? Not if you have a remarketing campaign in place. Ilana Wechsler provides 10 smart tips to make remarketing work for you, making for a value laden episode which nearly 3000 listeners downloaded.
5 – 624 – A Powerful Sales Conversions Process For Inbound Leads – The Get Clients Series
In position five, Episode 624 – A Powerful Sales Conversions Process For Inbound Leads, as part of The Get Client Series. Will Wang, who is our partner in The Get Clients Series, does cold outreach like no one’s business, and he freely shares what he knows in our Get Clients Series. In SuperFastBusiness Episode 624, he outlines the process he uses to convert inbound leads to sales. So check that one out.
4 – 617 – The AI SEO Changes Are Coming…
In position four, 617 – The AI SEO Changes Are Coming… Artificial Intelligence is getting progressively smarter, and one field to benefit is search engine optimization. Recognized SEO expert legend Stephan Spencer shared his insight and knowledge of the tech developments that are signaling exciting times ahead for SEO.
3 – 628 – 12 Reasons Why $10 Million Per Year May In Fact Be More Than ‘Enough’ – Perhaps $1.2M Is Plenty
In position three, Episode 628 – 12 Reasons Why $10 Million Per Year May In Fact Be More Than ‘Enough’ – Perhaps $1.2M Is Plenty. It’s the most common thing. Online marketer makes seven figures a year, and their next goal is to hit the $10 million mark. That’s eight figures. And there are a dozen reasons why I think $1.2 million may well be all you need. Think about that, $100,000 per month. And I’ll list them all in this counterintuitive episode on SuperFastBusiness.
2 – 630 – How To Win On Social Media With Molly Pittman
In position two, Episode 630 – How To Win On Social Media With Molly Pittman. Molly Pittman of Perpetual Traffic podcast went from bartending to being the go-to authority on Facebook advertising. And she was one of our much-appreciated speakers last year at SuperFastBusiness Live 2019. Before taking the stage, though, she came on the show to talk about her journey, and what’s working in social media marketing. This episode was definitely boosted by a strong social share. And that’s further evidence that winning on social media is possible.
1 – 627 – Can You Make 100K Per Month? The Green Flags To Look For
And in position one (and this one is really, really exciting, and I’ll tell you why in just a moment) Episode 627 – Can You Make 100K Per Month? The Green Flags To Look For. A six-figure monthly income opens up your world to all sorts of possibilities. I help people on a regular basis reach that milestone. And to start them off, I ask a series of diagnostic questions. In this most-downloaded SuperFastBusiness episode of 2019, I run down those questions that indicate to me how far a person needs to go and what they need to do to make $100,000 a month.
I was fortunate enough to be able to present this at SuperFastBusiness Live 2019. And by the way, be sure to grab your tickets for SuperFastBusiness Live 2020 right now, because the event is getting very, very close.
And I also refined it and delivered it at Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger event, and also DMDU on the Gold Coast. And then I flew over to St. Pete’s in Florida later in the year and delivered it to Kevin Rogers’ crew at the incredible Copy Chief Live 2019. That is a great event. The only time I traveled to the USA last year, and it was well worth it. They loved it, too.
And right now, and this is the exciting part, Kelly Exeter is helping me craft my next book on this exact same theme.
So, did your favorite episode make the list? Were the ones you think should have been more popular there? Let me know in the comments wherever you see this episode. This is Episode 711 at SuperFastBusiness.com.
And remember, we’re now broadcasting this across most of our social channels. You can see them on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram. I’m James Schramko. Thank you so much for listening. And if you need a hand with your business, of course, I’m happy to help you out via JamesSchramko membership.
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