Google Gets Rid Of Embedded Podcasts From Search Results Page

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Google has quietly removed embedded podcasts from search results page, which suggests users will no longer be able to listen to podcast episodes straight from the SERPs.

This change was very first identified by Podnews, who got verification from a Google spokesperson that the removal was deliberate.

This change will affect the ability to listen to specific podcast episodes without leaving Google, a feature that was launched in 2019.

Google will still include links to podcast episodes in search engine result, however users can not listen to them straight from the search page.

Rather, users will be directed to the site where the podcast is hosted.

The choice to get rid of embedded podcasts from search results was made to provide a much better user experience, according to a Google spokesperson.

“We’re constantly explore ways to enhance the experience for our users,” the spokesperson says in a statement to Podnews.

It’s unclear how this improves the user experience aside from developing a leaner SERP.

Although Google didn’t offer any prior notice, eliminating ingrained podcasts from search results page isn’t unforeseen given that the Google Podcasts app hasn’t been updated for 18 months.

The move will likely be met with some dissatisfaction from searchers who routinely utilize the function.

On the other hand, this modification could lead to more individuals subscribing to podcasts as they will no longer be able to listen to them through a fast search.

Google’s choice to remove embedded podcasts from search results page may be part of a bigger method to phase out the Google Podcasts product.

The truth that the app hasn’t been upgraded for over a year shows that it may be headed for the Google graveyard.

Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply that Google is deserting the podcast industry completely.

In 2021, a report from Bloomberg revealed that Buy YouTube Subscribers sought to employ someone to supervise its podcasting business.

This recommends that Google is devoted to improving the podcast experience on Buy YouTube Subscribers, and the business may not want to compete versus itself because area.

Per a 2022 study conducted by Edison Research study, Buy YouTube Subscribers is the leading platform for podcast listening, followed closely by Spotify.

That said, it makes good sense why Buy YouTube Subscribers is the top priority for Google for podcasts.

It deserves keeping in mind that Buy YouTube Subscribers attained this level of popularity without having a specific podcast category.

Before August, Buy YouTube Subscribers didn’t have a specific podcast category. Users had to search for them by hand.

If Google stops its Podcasts app, the company will likely move its focus to Buy YouTube Subscribers. This could indicate that a Buy YouTube Subscribers Podcasts app is on the horizon.

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