Re: [podcasters] Voting and podcast stats
- On 11/2/05, Dennis Hays <dhays@...> wrote:
>Coincidentally, the point in June at which Dawn and Drew started
> On some other niche podcasts, such as D&D, the listeners may
> feel a Maslow thing -- feeling of belong-ness to a grooup of
> like-minded people, so they vote.
saying "We need to stay on top of the iTunes rankings! So please,
subscribe to us on iTunes, and then _listen_ to us on whatever
podcatcher you feel like..." was within a couple weeks of my
unsubscribing to them.
> IMO, voting gets you to the top of some "scale" where moreWell, earlier this year, it looked for a while like reporters were
> potential listeners can see you exist and try out your
> podcast. Other than that, and some ego strokes, what else
> does voting do for a podcaster?
using the Podcast Alley Top 10 to determine which podcasters to
contact for news stories & such. I doubt this is true any more. (And
I've been fairly vocal in my opinion that Podcast Alley has made
itself irrelevant to the podcast community in the last several
I honestly believe it's entirely about ego. We all have egos, or we
wouldn't be podcasting. I check many numbers associated with my
podcast far more often than they can do me any good. Nothing wrong
with ego. The fallacy would be in thinking that *my* urge to feed my
ego is a compelling reason for somebody else to act on something.
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?
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