Firstory Downloads Data Standards [Updated Oct 2021]Firstory Studio provides creators with data analytics to help them better understand audiences and podcast episode performances. With reference to the Podcast Measurement Standards set by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), we did our best to filter out and reduce data discrepancies in order to more accurately reflect your podcast episode stats.
Why do we have to "filter out and reduce data discrepancies"?
The explanation to this lies on the Podcast RSS technology as well as the constantPopular
Download your podcast dataFirstory provides spreadsheets for the number of Total Downloads and Unique Downloads of the entire podcast program or individual episodes. Choose the data and timeframe you need and download this by clicking on "Download CSV" on the lower right corner.
How to read and analyze your podcast data (https://help.firstory.me/en/articles/4824950-how-to-read-and-anSome readers
Podcast Data and Charts on Firstory Studio DashboardFirstory Studio's Dashboard shows you the complete overview of your podcast data analytics. Through these charts, you will be able to better understand your show performance (listening, audience feedback, profit, etc.) at a glance. Hover your mouse over the graphs and click "View Details" on the lower right corner to see the complete analysis for select metrics.
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Using Chartable and other data analysis toolsIf you have the URL prefix for Chartable or Podtrac, you can select "Edit podcast" "Advanced Info" from your Firstory Studio Dashboard and enter your Podcast Tracking Prefix. Don't forget to click save!
Chartable: https://chtbl.com/track/xxxxxx/ Podtrac: http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/
If you want to simultaneously use BOTH Chartable and Podtrac, here is an example for your reference:
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Firstory Downloads Data and AnalyticsThe number of Downloads is the most appropriate metric to measure performance from Firstory Studio's data tools.
The number of downloads includes data from all directories (e.g. Spotify, Apple Podcasts, KKBOX, etc.).
We've filtered out all possible repeat downloads according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards. Simply put, listening to a particular episode a day for a set of IPs and devices would only be counted as one download.
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Claiming my Apple Podcasts showWhat does it mean to "claim" a podcast? When would I need to "claim" my podcast?
Because Firstory helps you distribute your podcast to Apple Podcasts; your show, from Apple Podcasts' perspective, belongs to Firstory (it does not). This is why the "claim" function exists for you to transfer back the podcast ownership to yourself.
If you are a user who has switched to Firstory from another hosting site or have chosen to manually distribute your podcast, you do not need to "claim" your show.Few readers
Episode performance and audience retentionApple Podcasts calls it "Consumption Rate." Spotify calls it "Episode Performance."
On other platforms, you may see it in the form of "Completion Rate" (Stitcher) or "Audience Retention" (Google Podcasts).
Regardless of what it's called, these represent the amount of listeners who haven't quit or left at some certain point during the episode. A higher number may indicate loyal fanbase or good quality episodes. It is also a good indicator of how effective your podcast is.
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Claiming through Spotify for PodcastersFirstory Studio users can easily automatically distribute podcasts to multiple platforms, and Spotify is one of these. By default, the Firstory mailbox is used during automatic listing. If you wish you claim your show on Spotify, this article may be helpful.
Go to the "Distribution" page on Firstory Studio's Dashboard and tick the box for "Show personal email in RSS." Save your settings.Few readers
Claiming through KKBOX for PodcastersFirstory Studio users can easily distribute podcasts through our One-Click Distribution function, and KKBOX is one of these platforms. By default, the Firstory mailbox is used during automatic listing. If you wish you claim your show on KKBOX, this article may be helpful.
Go to the "Distribution" page on Firstory Studio's Dashboard and tick the box for "Show personal email in RSS." Save yFew readers
Claiming my Google Podcasts showFirstory Studio users can easily distribute podcasts through our One-Click Distribution function, and Google Podcasts is one of these platforms. By default, the Firstory mailbox is used during automatic listing. If you wish you claim your show on Google Podcasts, this article may be helpful.
Go to the "Distribution" page on Firstory Studio's Dashboard and tick the box for "Show personal eFew readers