Pinecast collects information about your audience and their listening habits. The most basic feature that Pinecast provides is listen history. This feature is available to all users: simply click your podcast's name in the left-hand sidebar. Once you have accumulated listens, they will begin to be displayed under the Overview tab.

Hovering your cursor over a point on the graph will show exact numbers.

Free Analytics

With our Demo plan, the following analytics are available:

Total listens

A count of unique downloads of your episodes over time. This view does not include Spotify data, except for the "All" timeframe.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes, except "All" timeframe

Includes Spotify data?

No, except for "All" timeframe

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Total listens on Spotify

A count of unique downloads of your episodes over time that originated from Spotify.

Timezone adjusted?

No

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Listens by source

This view shows the source of listens, including Spotify. Sources include:

  • RSS - listeners who accessed your show through a podcast app

  • Player - listeners who used the Pinecast embeddable player

  • Direct - listeners who clicked the Audio URL or listened via a site or app which used the Audio URL for an episode

  • Spotify - listeners who listened through Spotify

  • JSON Feed - similar to RSS, but for listeners who used JSON Feed rather than the RSS feed

  • Short link player - listeners who heard your episode on a Short Link

Note that because this view includes Spotify data, it mixes timezone-adjusted and non-timezone-adjusted listens into a single view. It also is affected by the stipulations associated with Spotify data.

Timezone adjusted?

Mixed, see above

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Starter Analytics

If you are on a paid plan (or are on the Community plan), you will have access to additional stats.

Listens by episode (truncated)

This view breaks down the total listen count by episode in a stacked area chart. For each point in the chart, the number of listens for each episode that was listened to is shown.

If there are more than eight episodes that received listens in the selected timeframe, we find the episodes which received the most ("top episode count") and fewest listens ("bottom episode count"). If the difference between the top and bottom episode counts is greater than 1/4 of the top episode count, we truncate the list of episodes shown to 6.

Truncation combines the least-listened to episodes into an "Other episodes" series.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes, except "All" timeframe

Includes Spotify data?

No

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

No

Available for networks?

No

Listens by agent

This view shows the apps and services used to listen to your podcast.

Timezone adjusted?

N/A

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Listens by agent over time

This view shows the apps and services used to listen to your podcast over a given time. While "Listens by agent" shows a breakdown of the total listens over a given time window, "Listens by agent over time" shows a breakdown of the total listens per hour, day, week, or month over a given timeframe.

Note that because this view incorporates data from Spotify, it includes both timezone-adjusted and non-timezone-adjusted data. This has the side effect of causing totals to mismatch the "Total listens" view, and users in different timezones may see conflicting or otherwise inconsistent totals.

Timezone adjusted?

Partially

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Listens by OS

This view shows the operating systems that your listeners are using.

Timezone adjusted?

N/A

Includes Spotify data?

No

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Listens by time of day

This view shows the volume of listens occurring for days of the week and times of the day. It can be used to help understand when listeners are tuning in to your podcast.

The punchcard is arranged into a grid. Each row represents a day of the week, while each column represents an hour of the day. Dots appear on the grid at the intersection of days and times. The size of the dot represents the number of listens relative to the other days and times in the chart. An area with large dots suggests more listens are occurring on those days and times.

Dot size is computed by summing listens for that time window over the selected timeframe. The dot with the largest size represents the largest summed value. Dots are scaled such that a time window with zero summed listens has a one pixel diameter.

This view does not incorporate data from Spotify. It is timezone-adjusted.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes

Includes Spotify data?

No

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Episode listen totals

A report of the total number of listens each of your episodes has received. This view is inclusive of Spotify data.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes, except "All" timeframe

Includes Spotify data?

No

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

No

Available for networks?

No

Short links

Short Links have additional analytics which measure visits and other metrics.

Note that podcast and episode short links are tracked separately. While episode listens are a strict subset of podcast listens, visits for an episode's short link are distinct from a podcast's short link visits. If you'd like to see this changed, please reach out so that we can better understand your needs.

Total short link visits

The number of visitors that accessed your short link.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes, except "All" timeframe

Available per-podcast?

Yes, for podcast short link visits

Available per-episode?

Yes, for episode short link visits

Available for networks?

Yes, for podcast short link visits

Short link visits by browser

The visits to your short link broken down by the browsers your visitors used.

Timezone adjusted?

N/A

Available per-podcast?

Yes, for podcast short link visits

Available per-episode?

Yes, for episode short link visits

Available for networks?

Yes, for podcast short link visits

Short link clickthrough breakdown

When someone visits your short link and clicks through to a podcast app, this view will show which apps your visitors chose.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes, except "All" timeframe

Available per-podcast?

Yes, for podcast short link clickthroughs

Available per-episode?

Yes, for episode short link clickthroughs

Available for networks?

Yes, for podcast short link clickthroughs

Pro Analytics

Some features are only available to Pro Analytics Add-on customers.

Listen growth

This view shows the total listens a podcast, episode, or network received as they aged. For individual podcasts and episodes, this can show when listeners started or stopped tuning in. For networks, this is useful to see the relative growth of your shows, regardless of when the podcast began.

Timezone adjusted?

No

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Listen growth by episode

Similar to the "Listen growth" view, this breaks listen growth down by episode. Each episode is shown as a series, where the start of the series represents the time when the episode received its first listen.

If there is more than one episode, you'll have the ability to choose "ghost" mode, which may make it easier to read the chart. Additionally, instead of a legend, the chart features a dropdown to choose a series with.

Feature

Normal mode

Ghost mode

Series rendering

Series are rendered as a solid line

Series are rendered as translucent lines that vary in opacity

Series that are increasing

Rendered as normal

Series that are increasing are more opaque

Series that are remaining flat

Rendered as normal

Series that are remaining flat are more transparent

Series selected in dropdown

Rendered as a thicker line

Rendered in red rather than blue

This chart allows you to compare the relative growth of each episode from the point that it was released, rather than the absolute point in time (e.g., as with Listens by Episode). One line series that increases faster than another represents an episode that gained more listens at that point in its lifecycle than another.

Timezone adjusted?

No

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

No

Available for networks?

No

Listener locations

This view shows the locations of listeners to your podcast. Clicking a country shows the total and provides the option to show city-level data.

Timezone adjusted?

N/A

Includes Spotify data?

Yes, at country level

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

Yes

Available for networks?

Yes

Top episodes

This view shows up to the top 25 episodes of your podcast by total listen count. This view includes data from Spotify.

Timezone adjusted?

N/A

Includes Spotify data?

Yes

Available per-podcast?

Yes

Available per-episode?

No

Available for networks?

Yes

Short link visitor locations

Additionally, if you choose to use Short Links, you'll see this view show the locations of the visitors to your short links.

Timezone adjusted?

Yes, except "All" timeframe

Includes Spotify data?

N/A

Available per-podcast?

Yes, for podcast short link visits

Available per-episode?

Yes, for episode short link visits

Available for networks?

Yes, for podcast short link visits

Other analytics

Totals

Most dashboards include totals at the top of the page. All of these totals include Spotify data (when available).

Episode totals

On podcast dashboards, the episode list includes total listen counts for each episode. These totals include Spotify data.

Sparklines

Episodes listed on the podcast dashboard can include sparklines of listen activity. These sparklines include Spotify data, but are not timezone-adjusted. Being as small as they are, the timezone-adjustment would have very little visual effect.

Spotify data

Spotify follower data is not currently available in Pinecast.

Listen data from Spotify usually has a 24 to 36-hour lag time. We check for new data every 24 hours, which means that data can be delayed up to 36 hours total.

Spotify data is reported by day. There is no way for us to timezone-adjust this data as we do with data collected directly on Pinecast.

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