I recently moved my podcast host from Libsyn to SoundCloud. I love SoundCloud's player and ease of sharing across social media.
But Libsyn had a great ability to track & measure stats. But a few things are unclear about SoundCloud's stats to me.
I post all my podcasts on SoundCloud. I use the RSS feed to deliver my podcast to iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn & other sources.
Do the SoundCloud stats measure plays/downloads through these sources that get the RSS feed? It appears that they do, but it also isn't clear to me based on some other threads that I've read about stats.
Also, at least of the sources I connect to the SoundCloud RSS feed (Spreaker) actually downloads the content onto their own servers. It seems pretty straightforward that these plays would not be tracked by SoundCloud, but I guess I just want to make sure I'm not misunderstanding something.
Any direction or feedback you can give is much appreciated.