Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to stingpin)
I tried searching on your first keyword, 英会話 , and it brought up a large number of podcasts. Of course I don't know what this word is, but it appears to be a common one. Certainly the English keywords are going to appear in many podcasts so you are competing with them to appear in the results. (This is quite apart from the fact that the keyword search can be unreliable.)
In iTunes the 'itunes:subtitle' and 'itunes:summary' appear to be showing correctly. When you view the feed in a browser these tags, which are specific to iTunes, do not show - what shows is the 'description' tag and again this is showing as expected.
For reference, your feed is at http://www.machigai.com/wordpress/?feed=podcast - please when you have a question always post your iTunes Store page URL and that of your feed, to save detective work.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
When you say that those tags "do not show", you mean that they don't show for any podcast? Or that mine don't show, but they should?
英会話 does bring up a fairly large number of shows, but not mine. (it's Japanese for "English conversation") I'm just puzzled as to why mine doesn't come up. You said keyword search is unreliable. Is there some kind of SEO that can be done for a podcast in iTunes?
(Sorry about the lack of feed URL)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 11:30 PM (in response to stingpin)
When you look at any podcast feed in a browser (which not many people do) what you see is the 'description' tags. The 'itunes:subtitle' and 'itunes:summary' tags only appear in iTunes.
If you have a keyword which is fairly common it will appear in many podcasts, possibly hundreds, and obviously iTunes can't show them all. This may well be what has happened here - as far as I could detect that word turned up in the podcasts it did find. I'm afraid it is what it is and there's nothing you can do about it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
But if I search for the Japanese term for "English conversation" (the word you copied into your first post), I only get 40 podcasts. Searches on other terms will run many pages.
Another term I've entered as a keyword in Power Press is 英語の勉強 (study of English). iTunes gives me only 9 podcasts on that search term, and mine isn't one of them.
If I search any term in my keywords field, my podcast description, no matter how few results I might get, my podcast is not among them.
So I don't think the problem is that I'm getting left out due to the volume of results.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to stingpin)
I can't offer any other explanation. No-one outside the Store staff know exactly how the search works. As far as I can tell your keywords are entered correctly, so I'm afraid there isn't really anything you can do about it.