Libsyn's basic stats package lets you keep track of how well your podcast is doing. Basic stats provide information such as the number of downloads for your show over time, as well as the number of times each of your episodes have been downloaded.
Libsyn also offers an advanced package. Advanced stats offer even more detail about your podcast, such as information about what apps your audience is using to download your content, where your downloads are coming from globally, and more. For more information about advanced stats, see Review the Statistics That Come in the Advanced Package.
To access your stats, click the icon on the left side of your Libsyn account.
Overview of Your Podcast Stats
When you first open the Statistics page, it provides an overview of your podcast's statistics. You can see information such as your show's all-time downloads, as well as downloads over the past week, month, or downloads over the last 7 days, 30 days, and more. These numbers represent your podcast as a whole, so they count downloads across all of your episodes.
The difference between the metrics for the last seven days versus the last week, or the last 30 days versus the last month, is that one measures downloads over a span of days while the other measures the number of downloads in the current week or month you're in. For example, if it's Monday, the This Week stats will only show you the number of downloads over the last two days because the week starts on Sunday. On the other hand, Last 7 Days shows you numbers for the last seven days stretching into the previous week.
In any of the graphs, you can hover your mouse cursor over the line to see more specific numbers, as shown in the image below.
The Statistics page also provides more detailed statistics about each of your episodes. You can get a quick view of how your last five episodes are doing in the Last 5 Episodes graph, or you can search for specific episodes in the Episode Totals table.
Last 5 Episodes
The Last 5 Episodes graph provides an easy-to-read overview of your last five episodes' performance. The bars in the graph are color coded so you can easily see how each of your episodes did in the first 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days since their release, as well as all time.
You can hover your mouse cursor over any of the bars to see a breakdown of the numbers for that episode, as shown below.
The Episode Totals table lists all of the episodes you have published. The table also lists the dates you published each episode, and gives you download statistics for the first 7, 30, and 90 days after an episode's release, as well as all-time totals.
In the Episode Totals table, you can:
|a.||Click Previous or Next, or click a page number to scroll through all of your episodes.|
|b.||Search for a specific episode. To do so, enter the first few letters of the title (or a word in the title) that you're looking for in the Search bar. The system filters out episodes as you type.|
|c.||Click a specific episode to open a page where you can see more details about that episode's statistics. For more information about statistics for a specific episode, see the Statistics for a Specific Episode section below.|
Statistics for a Specific Episode
When you click an episode in the Episode Totals table, a statistics page for that specific episode opens. Many of the same features - such as hovering your mouse cursor over a graph to get more specific numbers - are available on this page. You can also change from unique downloads to IAB downloads with the toggle at the top of the page.
In addition, there is a graph that shows daily, weekly, and monthly downloads for your episode. This graph, in conjunction with the calendar feature above it, works the same way in the episode-specific page as it does in your Statistics page. To use those features, you can follow the same steps that are outlined in the Podcast Statistics over Different Date Ranges section below.
You can also set up a feature called stats codes for a specific episode. This feature helps you get more details about where your audience is listening to episode players if you have embedded more than one. For more information about this feature, see Get More Detailed Stats about Your Episode Players.
Podcast Statistics over Different Date Ranges
The final section in the basic stats package provides more information about your podcast downloads as a whole. With these features, you can review downloads over a specific date range, and you can see download activity over days, weeks, or months.
Set a Specific Date Range
The date range you set in the calendar affects which days you'll be able to review in the graph. To change the date range, click the Statistics By Date Range button to open the calendar.
To set a date range in the calendar, you can:
|a.||Click one of the options on the left.|
|b.||Drag your mouse cursor over the dates you want to select. Selected dates appear in green.|
|c.||Enter a number in the days up to today box to select however many days you want to view up to and including today.|
|d.||Click the boxes at the top and manually enter dates with your keyboard.|
When you're done selecting dates, click Select Dates in the upper-right of the calendar to apply them.
See Download Activity for Your Podcast as a Whole
The graph below the Statistics By Date Range button shows downloads based on the date range you selected for your podcast as a whole. That means that download numbers include all downloads for all episodes of your podcast over the date range you selected.
You can use the graph to look closely at specific dates or smaller date ranges within the larger range you set in the calendar. Here are your options for using the graph:
|a.||Click the box in the upper-right to switch between daily, weekly, and monthly stats.|
|b.||Hover your mouse cursor over the graph line to see specific download numbers.|
|c.||Click the icon to switch from seeing your stats in a bar graph to seeing a table with downloads organized by date. When you click the icon, it changes to . Click the icon to switch back to the bar graph.|
|d.||Hover over the icon and then push or pull to see more or less detail in the graph. You can push or pull the icon on the left as well as the one on the right.|
When you view your daily IAB stats, Distinct Listeners displays the number of times the episode was downloaded in a single day, as determined by listener ID. This is different from Unique Downloads, which is a set of metrics developed by Libsyn to display statistics that differentiates between raw requests for downloads and download requests from single users. Unique Downloads consider several factors, primarily IP address and user agent. For more information on Unique Downloads, see Understand the Difference Between IAB and Unique Downloads.