I’ve just started a podcast for Music Radio Creative and was amazed at how difficult it is to view iTunes reviews in different iTunes stores around the world. Yes, that’s right, you get a different set of customer reviews for your podcast (or app) in each different country! I tried clicking the flag at the bottom of the iTunes software, changing country and searching again for my podcast but this takes time and it would be impossible to check all 122 countries (that iTunes is currently present in) quickly using this method.
A quick Google search didn’t help much and then, after a bit of playing, I found my own method… it’s much quicker and I’d like to share it with you in the hope it’ll help you if you’re a podcaster or an app developer. Here’s a link to the document with all the iTunes country codes in it (scroll to Appendix F on page 24). Enjoy this video tutorial!
iTunes Reviews in Other Countries Example
All you need to do is change the country code in the URL and bookmark each country into a folder and you have an at a glance method of checking your reviews (ctrl + tab is your friend!)
UPDATE: Since writing this blog post an amazing app called CommentCast for Mac has been released. This makes checking worldwide iTunes reviews easy.