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Overcoming Download Depression Syndrome

Overcoming Download Depression Syndrome. Tracking downloads of your podcast can be really enlightening. It can also be really depressing. So let's put this particular metric in a box start deal with “downloads” for what they really are. July 15, 2019.

Dealing With Decimated Downloads

Dealing With Decimated Downloads. Have you taken a look at your podcasts’ download stats lately? Are they trending in the wrong direction? And is there anything you can do about it?

Apple Podcasts' Switch To Streaming Will Decimate Downloads

And though they really aren’t getting less, they're perceiving the drop in downloads as less. Live by the download sword, die by the download sword.

Tracking Podcast Downloads Is Worthless To Everyone

Similarly, apps and the occasional individual often “go rogue”, downloading every single media file to be found in a show’s RSS feed. If you see spikes in your historical daily downloads, it’s probably due to something like this.

Driving Downloads From Drive-Bys

Driving Downloads From Drive-Bys. It's hard to perfectly integrate your podcast and your website. Yet it's actually quite simple to get the most critical things right on your page or site.

How Do Podcasters Recapture The Ones That Got Away?

Better said, a lot of people will download an episode of a podcast once, never to download another episode or that podcast again. Harsher reality: They might never even listen to the file they downloaded.

A Little Thinking On Big Podcast Stats

To quantify that for my show, I looked at all aggregate downloads for all episodes going back to July 6th, the start of Season Three. True to form, Apple Podcasts is the app most often used to download my episodes.

Would You Prefer Accurate Or Actionable Podcast Metrics?

In theory, the listener experience wouldn’t change and the audio file would still be download to the listener’s iOS device. But that move effectively shut out the visibility of that download to the intelligence providers employed by the podcast publisher.

Facing Podcasting's Round Peg Square Hole Problem

And in this order, if you please: We want people to subscribe to our show so that. they can download our episodes so that they can. listen to what we have to say.

Did Your Podcast Grow In 2019?

Your good enough at math to realize tracking the total number of downloads is a bogus number.