When podcast analytics go bad
January 2, 2018 · Updated June 19, 2018 · 1.2 minutes to read
EXCLUSIVE: Are iHeartMedia really the number one short-form podcaster, as we reported on Dec 26? No, it would appear that they probably aren't. After a lengthy investigation, we can reveal that the Podtrac figures are wrong - possibly thousands of times too large. Read our full investigation to discover what's happening and how you can check your own podcast for the same error.
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