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    I cannot figure out why iTunes cannot find my podcast on any search terms except the title of the program. It seems that iTunes is not finding the information I’ve entered in the “iTunes” tab of the Blubrry PowerPress Settings.

    Looking at my feed itself in the browser, I see that, rather than displaying my iTunes program subtitle or summary, it instead shows the “tagline” from the WordPress general settings! Still, the text from the iTunes Program Summary does display in iTunes — but an iTunes search for words that appear in that summary does NOT bring up my show, nor does a search for any of my “iTunes Program Keywords”.

    It’s worth noting that much of this text is in Japanese. I had found with Feed Validator that there was an encoding problem with the feed, but I fixed that problem a couple of days ago, and the search problem persists. (including for Keywords that are in English)

    I’m out of ideas. Any suggestions?

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  • Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    I believe you asked this question on our forums as well, link:,3976.msg11474.html

    Just to remind you, iTunes search uses your title and the keywords. They may index keywords from your other fields for search, but those keywords they would have set ahead of time, and I highly doubt they have keywords in the English iTunes in other languages aside from English. Again as I said on our forum, the only folks who can answer how the iTunes search works is Apple.

    But if that were the case, 英会話 would get no results in English iTunes. But it does. Just not my show.

    Anyway, I get precisely the same results in Japanese iTunes.

    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato


    Is 英会話 in your title or first 12 iTunes keywords?

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