Why did my podcast performance change?

Chartable is in the business of delivering data, and while we don’t have the full context or bandwidth to provide consultation on changes in your podcast’s performance or the performance of your promotional campaign, in this article you'll find variables & factors to keep in mind when analyzing changes in your shows’ metrics.

To learn more about how to grow your audience and optimize your promotional campaigns, check out our Ultimate Podcast Growth Playbook.

Podcast Downloads

Factors that can affect your podcast's download metrics:

  • Podcast content
  • Podcast title, artwork, and description
  • Podcast audio quality
  • Charisma of the host(s)
  • Guests, or promotions by guests
  • Social media presence and messaging
  • Marketing efforts (word of mouth recommendations, events, traditional channels, etc)
  • Industry trends
  • Current events and political climate
  • Religious or national holidays
  • Apple Podcasts or Spotify featured promotions (recommendations)

To learn more about the analytics available, click here.

Podcast Ratings & Reviews

Factors that can affect the number and type of ratings and reviews for your podcast:

  • Podcast title, artwork, and description
  • Podcast content
  • Podcast audio quality
  • Frequency of requests to the audience for ratings and reviews

SmartPromos

Factors that can affect your SmartPromo's conversion metrics:

  • Promotion placement (feed drop, preroll, midroll, or postroll)
  • Type of promotion (baked-in to the episode, or dynamically inserted)
  • Context or introduction to promotion
  • Length of promotion
  • Quality of creative
  • Audience targeting (age groups, geographic location, etc)
  • Podcast’s relevance to promo audience’s interest
  • Frequency of exposure to promotion
  • To learn more about the analytics available for SmartPromos, click here.

SmartLinks

Factors that can affect your SmartLink's clicks and downloads metrics:

  • Quality of podcast title, artwork, and description
  • Podcast players available on SmartLink landing page
  • Quality of default URL
  • Quality of SmartLink exposure (organic social media following vs cold email blast, etc)
  • Context and framing of the SmartLink (is the link dropped at the end of a post, or is there a call to action to click on the link?)
  • Podcast’s relevance to audience's interests

To learn more about the analytics available for SmartLinks, click here.

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