Regarding the Download Analytics: Many of us podcasters already had some kind of tracking. Let’s assume Podlove is the new “reference implementation” and let’s collect our experience with how well (or not) our old systems match the Podlove’s numbers. Preferably in a dedicated topic; Admin, please
For example, Tim apparently observed more listeners. What did you observe when comparing your old tracking system with Podlove’s?
For KonScience I can say (greetings from Mariëlle at this point, as she is the more advanced data guru of the both of us):
- Podlove reports almost twice as many downloads as we measured with our old system
- There are about 40% unknown podcast clients & operating systems. If these were all bots of some kind, we’d have a similar number of “real” downloaders as we thought.
- However, these unknown downloads have very similar distribution of sources, contexts and assets. This makes it less likely that they are bots. Could be Turing test winners, though!