All RSS.com plans get access to the analytics in the Overview section of the Audience page. This beta release is made available to allow our users -or anyone interested- to test and evaluate it. This includes: 



  • Subscribers this month

  • All-Time Total Downloads

  • Downloads today

  • Downloads yesterday

  • Downloads this month

  • Downloads previous month

  • Subscribers group month (data starts on March 16, 2020)

  • Downloads group by month (data starts on March 16, 2020)

  • Top 5 Episodes and Downloads

  • All episodes downloads

  • Downloads Time and Week Day


Subscribers

While RSS.com does provide industry-leading analytics to podcasters, it is not currently possible to accurately determine how many subscribers a show has. This is because most podcast players, apps, and directories either do not track subscribers or they don't report those numbers.




However, you can estimate the number of subscribers for your show, and RSS.com provides a new first-of-it's-kind metric called Subscribers, which counts the number of individual listener devices that download or stream your show. Subscribers numbers are the average of the first 24 hours unique downloads for your last 3 episodes.


To get a rough estimate of your show's subscriber numbers, keep an eye on the number of downloads your show receives in the first 24 hours after you publish a new episode.


If your show is released every Friday at 6:00 am and you get around 100 downloads every Friday morning week after week, then it's safe to assume that you have roughly 100 subscribers (keep in mind that promoting the episode on social media and through other channels can lead to new listeners who may not subscribe to the show).


TodayThis month and All time downloads

We use the terminology ‘download’ to represent someone listening to your episode from any player in most of our Analytics (the audio is incrementally ‘downloaded’ in order to be played from a device). 



Downloads and subscribers group by month

Top 5 Episodes and Downloads

First 1,3,7,30,60,90 downloads since release (5 latest episodes).

Top episodes are ordered by their total unique downloads. 

Let’s try to explain this table with an example. The following table displays this information:

First episode has been downloaded 3 times the first day, 7 times in the first week, 10 times the first month. Next stats are still waiting to be processed.

Clicking by the header column, it is possible to rearrange the table.


Download time and week day

Heatmap showing your unique downloads by week day and time. The darker the color, the higher the number of downloads. You can use this information to schedule the optimal publishing time for your new episodes and maximize downloads. All times are local.