Anchor 'doubles the number of money-making podcasts'
January 17, 2019 · 1.9 minutes to read
Podcast host Anchor claims that the number of podcasts carrying ads doubled last month, thanks to Anchor Sponsorships. The company is also keen to point out that they power 40% of all new podcasts (and it’s estimated that they have 70,000 shows). However, according to recent data analysis seen by Podnews, over 93% of Anchor shows have already “podfaded”, and haven’t had a new episode in the last month. (Question: is it good to have over 60,000 abandoned shows from Anchor in podcast directories?)
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