SLS101: Show Statistics Updated on Spreaker

SLS101: Show Statistics Updated on Spreaker

By Spreaker Live Show

Spreaker Live Show #101 for Feb 8th, 2017

Our Topics This Week:
- Spreaker Updates Show Statistics that Rattles a Few
- We clarify on the mysterious disappearing play and download counts!
- No one lost any plays or downloads
- Do Podcasters Really Need a Website?
- Listener Comments Discussed

Show Duration: 50 minutes

Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker @robgreenlee - rob(at)spreaker(dotcom)
Co-Host: Alex Exum, Host of “The Exum Experience Podcast” on Spreaker

Our Tip of the Week is back: Do You Really need a Website for your Podcast? We will discuss that later in the episode, but let’s get to the “MAIN EVENT”!

This week Spreaker added a big new feature in our CMS area “New Statistics and We Removed Play and Download counts from public show, user profile and episode pages”
- This change has drawn concerns from many, this change was recommended by me to the Spreaker team a year ago.
- Why this change?
- I believe and my experience is that most show creators don’t really want everyone to know these numbers. Most very professional pro podcaster only share numbers with advertisers.
- Listeners seeing these numbers can lead people to only listen to your most popular episodes, the sheep syndrome.
- Brings more focus on comment interactivity and followers
- Your show will be judged less based on audience size and more on its content quality
- Plays and Downloads counts have been gone from Spreaker Listening Apps for months
- No one lost any plays or downloads with this update, may seem like it but
- This is because before we aggregated plays + downloads in the same `Plays` and now we separate them, so the sum of `Total All time plays` and `Total Downloads` in the CMS should be the number they had before.

Spreaker has a Blog at
We explain this BIG CMS Update: The Numbers Game: New Statistics added to Spreaker’s CMS

This show can be heard in: SLS show Apps on iOS and Android, Spreaker Podcast Radio apps for Android and iOS, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Google Play Music,! Please leave a review.

Reach me at and @robgreenlee, Alex how can listeners reach you?
Tweet @Spreaker on Twitter,

Podcasting Tip of the Week is back: Do You Really need a Website for your Podcast?

-Simply said, YES. It may not seem like it, but you do for so many reasons
-It is also true that Spreaker provides a website for your show at
-SLS has a redirect to it’s Spreaker show page
-Truth is that your website will not be the primary place people use to listen to your show, but is a marketing tool to help with listener recruitment, loyalty building and sampling.
-Spreaker has a WordPress plugin for posting episode to your blog.
-Search discovery and an easy way to drive listeners to learn more about your show.
-Add Subscribe links and audio players

Listener Comments from SLS100

Kuldrin Enterprises
Are there any plans to add video to the desktop app?

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