Libsyn stats give you plenty of information about where your downloads are coming from, such as whether you are getting more downloads from Spotify or Apple Podcasts. However, if you're embedding players to make a single episode available in different locations, it's difficult to tell which player is getting more listeners. Stats codes are a tool you can use to follow different players and see how many downloads each one is getting so you can learn more about where your audience is listening to your episode.
For example, if you're using a player on your website for a certain episode, and someone else is helping you promote that same episode by embedding another player on their website as well, you can create two different stats codes for each player to see how many downloads are coming from each one.
|Note||If you want to use stats codes, you need to create them before you embed a player.|
Create and Set up Your Stats Codes
- Click the icon on the left to open the Episodes tab.
- Find the episode you want to create stats codes for.
Tip To find an episode quickly, enter the first few letters of the episode name in the Search field on the top, left-hand side of the Episodes table. The system filters episodes as you type.
- Click the icon on the far right of the episode row and select View in the menu that appears. The page with information about the episode opens.
- In the Quick Links section, click the Stats Code field in the upper, right-hand corner to expand it, then type the name you want to call the stats code you're creating in the field that appears, and press Enter on your keyboard when you're done.
Note Use a name that will help you remember which player it's referring to. For example, if you're creating a stats code for a player you're going to embed on your website, you could name it "MyWebsite." Note that stats code names can't have special characters or spaces.
- Make sure that the name of your stats code appears in the Stats Code field, then scroll up to the Episode Details section and click Embed. If the stats code you created doesn't appear in the Stats Code field, or if you want to change it to a different one, click the Stats Code field and select the stats code you want to use.
- In the window that appears, click Copy Embed.
- Paste the embed code you copied wherever you want to embed it, such as a website or blog post. Now you will be able to see how many people specifically use that particular player to listen to your episode by reviewing your stats.
Note For more information about reviewing the results of your stats codes, see the Review the Statistics Associated with Your Stats Codes section below.
- If necessary, repeat the steps to create more stats codes for this episode by clicking the Stats Code field again and entering a new name. You should create a different stats code for each player you want to get statistics for.
Important If you created more than one stats code for an episode, make sure to select the right one before you copy an embed link or any other link. To do so, click the Stats Code field and select the stats code you want to use. If you want to get a link that's not associated with any stats code, click the Stats Code field and select Clear.
Review the Statistics Associated with Your Stats Codes
After you create stats codes and embed players, you can review how many downloads each one gets. To do so, you need to review the advanced stats for the episode. Here's how:
- Click the icon on the left to open the Episodes page.
- Find the episode you want to review.
- Click the icon on the far right of the episode row and select Stats in the menu that appears. The stats page for the episode opens.
Note If you're viewing the episode's details page, you can also access its stats page by scrolling to the Episode Stats section and clicking View Stats in the lower, right-hand corner.
- Scroll to the Stats Code Downloads section to review your stats codes. Stats codes are color coded in the graph so you can easily see which downloads belong to which stats code. In the Stats Code Downloads section, you can:
a. Click the box in the upper, right-hand corner to switch between daily, weekly, and monthly stats. b. Click one of your stats codes to remove it from the graph. Click it again to add it back. c. Hover your mouse cursor over the graph line to see specific download numbers.