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Stitcher?
« on: March 25, 2011, 03:30:29 pm »
Do plays from the Stitcher app/site get tracked, and if so, how? We're distributed on Stitcher, and I know we've had at least 1 or 2 listens so far this week, but they're not showing up in our stats... at least not as "Stitcher."

There IS a difference in the number of total/unique downloads vs what shows up in the platform/client/country columns. They all seem to be pretty equal, but the unique number is still a little higher. Is it possible to have requests from Stitcher be added in a stats update? We're trying to gauge the number of listeners our decision to distribute with them has attracted.

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Re: Stitcher?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 09:17:13 am »
Stitcher re-distributes your media (they download it once, then serve it on their own internal network), there's no matrix we can provide you because of this. There are some folks who do not like Stitcher for this reason. You can treat Stitcher like a video sharing site for audio. Almost all podcasts are available on Stitcher, except those who have requested to be removed of course.

Some folks fear that Stitcher could someday add advertising to the content similar to Pandora without any compensation back to the podcaster.

You are correct regarding uniques being a larger total than the platforms/clients/countries, and this is because there are applications/hardware that have no user agent or country information available. Also important to note, the platform/client/country information is calculated from the unique statistics, and the overall downloads is an adjusted total based on university and corporate networks that share an IP across multiple computers.

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Re: Stitcher?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 11:55:33 am »
This will soon change! Stitcher just announced it will start sending information to the media host when a media file is played. Blubrry Statistics will report this information as soon as it is available. Learn more about the Stitcher changes here: http://www.stitcher.com/dlinfo.php