30331Re: [podcasters] Re: Libsyn stats.
- Jun 2, 2007Apache-style log analysers.
I'll assume your using Windows. I don't have access to a Windows PC at the
weekend, so I can't try these out to see if they really are any good.
* Xlogan (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/xlogan.html)
* Advanced Log Analyzer (http://www.abacre.com/ala/index.htm)
Free 30 day demo
* Surfstats Log Analyzer (
Free 30 day demo
Xlogan looks the most useful, not just because of it having a 30 day expiry.
On 6/2/07, Steven R. Boyett <steve@...> wrote:
> I would hugely welcome information as to how to read the raw logs. Libsyn
> merely says, Here are the raw logs. I don't know what that means. I
> shouldn't have to be an IT Admin magna cum laude MIT grad to get logs. The
> assumption that the producer base of podcasting consists people steeped in
> Web technology (though probably largely true) is very telling. In a bigger
> picture, I think the level of expertise required to find, subscribe to,
> play, and transfer a podcast (when compared to, say, your car radio), much
> less the expertise required to produce one, is indicative of how far
> podcasting has to go to become "grassroots." On the other hand, it's
> bolstering to see how far it's come in such a short time.
> In any case, I wish I knew what to do with that raw info.
> Steve Boyett
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> From: Steve from Extra Points [mailto:extrapointspodcast@...]
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 6:19 PM
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> Subject: [podcasters] Re: Libsyn stats.
> I think the other possibility is that the stats have been so screwed
> up for so long that people have stopped complaining. It's just not
> worth it anymore, honestly; they try and they try, but their stats are
> still inconsistent. There are other ways to get reliable stats if you
> need them, like Feedburner's enclosure download tracking, Podtrac, or
> the raw logs that Libsyn provides that should still be accurate even
> if the aggregation engine isn't.
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> "Steven R. Boyett" <steve@...> wrote:
> > Not only do I not think she's overstating the problem, I think the
> > complaints have not been pointed or vocal enough. Libsyn is
> responsible for
> > providing accurate statistics not only so that podcast publishers
> can be in
> > the know, but because there's an alleged industry based on payment per
> > thousand downloads whose credibility depends entirely on accurate
> > The fact that I seem to have been the person to complain about this
> > indicates to me that no independent podcasters are generating any
> > through third-party ad placement and the entire industry is a
> baseless sham.
> > The alternative is for me to believe that nobody really cares what their
> > download stats are and consequently what their revenue might be.
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