Re: [podcasters] Voting and podcast stats
- Exactly. Votes are a form of ranking, and I think we all know that when
you're highly ranked in a directory, you float to the top where people
can see that you exist. That's why people name companies with words
starting with "A" (which I wish I'd thought about when naming my shows,
but oh well).
The Writing Show, where writing is always the story
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> IMO, voting gets you to the top of some "scale" where more
> 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?
> Dennis Hays
> Secrets of Digital Imaging
> Photo News Today
- 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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