Opinion flood: Podcasters and listeners rate services in Podnews survey

At this week’s Podcast Movement Evolutions, Podnews editor James Cridland released some results of the recent Podnews Report Card 2022, which asks podcasters and listeners to rate and comment on platforms, apps, podcasting services, and directories according to several criteria. Today, the Podnews website spills out an enormous repository of survey results. Click for details and the link. Continue Reading

Perplexed by the Apple vs Spotify podcast race? They can both be winners.

With podcasts on track to be commanding a cool billion dollars in ad revenue, the fight to be the leading listening platform will only be getting more intense. This year kicked off with multiple reports from difference sources with their own datasets about which service is the biggest. James Cridland of Podnews gave his take on how to reconcile the different assessments Continue Reading

Podnews report: How much is a spot on Apple Podcast Charts worth?

A new report from James Cridland’s Podnews reveals that algorithmic one-upmanship has entered the scene — podcasters can now buy their way to a high placement in Apple Podcast charts. We’re not certain it works, but it shouldn’t be surprising. Where there is an algorithm, there is an attempt to hijack it. Continue Reading