Re: [podcasters] Voting and podcast stats
- On 11/1/05, Chris Paulus <paulusc@...> wrote:
> It seems as though there are so many places to go to vote for yourI doubt it. What would be the incentive for competing directories to
> favorite podcast. Will there ever be a centralized location to vote
> for different podcasts?
consolidate? And this begs the obvious question, "Why vote for
I've never understood the fascination podcasters have with this stuff.
I don't vote for my favorite TV shows or video games. Book authors
aren't begging me to go to Paperback Alley and cast my vote for their
novel each month so they can knock Tom Clancy out of the Top 10. If
I'm sufficiently motivated, I might comment on something that
entertains me or write a review of it somewhere, but if somebody tried
to tell me how and where to write that review, that'd be a turnoff.
I realize that many people disagree with me, and that's fine. Many
podcasters whom I listen to and respect plead for votes on various
sites all the time. I listen to them *despite* that, not because of
it. My enjoyment of their other content exceeds my annoyance at the
I've never asked for votes anywhere. I've gotten votes anyway, and I
appreciate the consideration, but what I've *asked* is for my
listeners to tell their friends if they liked us. Oddly enough, my
podcast is doing just fine.
Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
- Podcast pickle origianlly had a 5 star rating method when we first started.
The problem with it was that people would rate a podcast with a bad rating
to lower it. Then by lowering it, they passed it and became a higher rated
On 11/2/05, alex_nesbitt <alex_nesbitt@...> wrote:
> We've been having a similar debate about how to rate/vote on
> We have used overall rating score, number of votes, number of
> inclusions in My Podcast favorites and outbound hits ( all with ip
> limits) to create lists of top ranked podcasts. I think we have two
> (and maybe more) problems with our rankings. First, ratings are
> on a 1-5 star scale and it's hard for a podcast that's been in the
> directory awhile to maintain a perfect score. Second, none of these
> measures take into account the number of days a podcast has been in
> the directory. Old podcasts really get an advantage over new
> for total click throughs and total votes.
> Here's how I'm thinking of changing our overall ranking - we need
> something that considers the curiosity factor (click throughs),
> quality (ratings/reviews), quality of ratings (number of votes ) and
> inclusion on favorite lists. Then we need to make sure we normalize
> for the number of days on the site to take listing age out of the
> So something like clickthroughs/day*weighting factor
> +votes*ratings/day*weighting factor +favorites/day*weighting factor
> What do you think about this idea?
> Digitalpodcast.com <http://Digitalpodcast.com>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]