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Libsyn unveil new statistics for September

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  • A Libsyn webinar on YouTube, including explanation of the change in stats with LibSyn (describing some of their previous stats as 'buggy’). Some podcasters are seeing over 50% smaller stats, it transpires. From 31 minutes in, some actual stats (using the new methodology): 50% of podcast episodes in September got less than 162 downloads; 80% mobile; 5.3 iOS downloads to every one Android download. Lots more in here. From 49 minutes in, how to talk to advertisers about the falling stats. From 54 minutes, their dashboard. You could criticise Libsyn for previously wildly inaccurate stats with no filtering at all; or commend them for trying to put it right even if it meant them losing customers; both are probably valid viewpoints.

  • Ecosalon posts a piece entitled Fictionalized Podcasts Are Having a Moment - including their pick of five. Gimlet’s Homecoming is #1.

  • 6 ways to make money [with] podcasting, according to the folks at “We Edit Podcasts”.

  • A beautifully over-produced live webinar from Music Radio Creative, on how to remove noise from your podcast.

  • Podcasts: Thoughts From The College Generation is a good overview of the podcasting landscape, from the Gettysburg College (Gettysburg PA, USA) Medium account.

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