Apple Podcast Creators Will Soon Be Able to Access Follower Metrics

Apple today announced a Podcasts update for creators, introducing follower metrics and other features that are designed to help podcast makers track their audience and monetize their shows.

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Under the Analytics tab in Apple Podcasts Connect, creators will be able to view followers per show and track followers across shows. The interface will display new followers gained over the last week, month, 60 days, and all time, plus it will list metrics like time listened.

‌Apple Podcasts‌ now accepts MP3 files for subscriber audio, in addition to WAV and FLAC files, and creators can customize their subscription banners with promotional messages for channels and shows.

Apple is also introducing a "Jump Start" feature that is designed to allow creators enrolled in the Apple Podcasters Program to request direct guidance from the ‌Apple Podcasts‌ team to help jump start their subscriptions to better monetize their podcasts.

Follower metrics will be available in ‌Apple Podcasts‌ Connect starting next month.

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Top Rated Comments

Tagbert Avatar
28 months ago

Well creators, I guess this is cool. But just know that I only follow podcast so they show up in CarPlay because Apple's implementation kinda sucks. But stats are good I guess.
If you use Overcast as your podcast client, it will also work with CarPlay and it doesn’t do this kind of tracking.
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iantmcfarland Avatar
28 months ago
Those metrics are gonna be pretty useless if Apple keeps using it's incomprehensible Podcasts app.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
28 months ago
Pretty big deal, this was a big complaint from creators about Apple Podcasts.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
burgman Avatar
28 months ago

AKA Spying in their listeners. :cool:
You watch TV online, ever look at tracking on this website? Thanks for the laugh…
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BWhaler Avatar
28 months ago
I thought Apple was content handing the podcast market to Spotify and Amazon and letting it become closed ecosystem behind their paywalls?

what’s next? Apple make the podcast app not suck?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
28 months ago
Use Overcast…

Thank me later
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