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  • One Podnews reader points out that the decrease in podcast downloads seen by most rankers and hosts over the past few months may have a knock-on effect: more makegoods, as advertisers don’t hit the numbers they were expecting. Makegoods - free spots to make up for lower than expected numbers - tie up future inventory. “This drop is not-nothing”, our reader points out.

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    Another Podnews reader, based in the Netherlands and working for one of the largest distributors of podcasts in the country, reports that, comparing August to October, Apple Podcasts downloads are up 4%.

  • Buzzsprout

    Podpage, the website tool for podcasts: “I decided really early that we would do the immense amount of work that it takes to support the embedded player for any host. So, if you have a Buzzsprout RSS feed, we’ll automatically put your episode in a Buzzsprout episode player. That seems like it’s simple, but it’s an enormous file that’s hard to keep up-to-date because of the number of hosts.” - the creator of Podpage, Brenden Mulligan, is a guest in today’s Podnews Weekly Review. We also speak with AdResults Media’s Lisa Jacobs on brand safety.

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