One stat category that's currently missing but critically important to understanding the success of podcasts is listener engagement. Specifically, I need to know how long listeners are staying tuned into each episode, along with breakdowns by percentage of those who remain/leave through the running of each episode.
When I formerly hosted videos through blip.tv
, Blip provided this tracking in a graph form, allowing me to see the percentage of listeners remaining from beginning (100%) to the end and all points in between, to the second.
Does SoundCloud track/measure engagement at this level for SoundCloud-hosted audio?