Introduction and Overview
YouTube stats have remained roughly consistent over the past few months, between 8,500 and 9,500 views. The iTunes U stats show that we had a decent May but a particularly slow June.This could be linked to the end of the term and what will probably be a slow summer.
Views and Downloads from our two podcasting platforms:
|Month||Youtube||iTunes||No. Of videos (not exact)|
|* = Youtube estimate due to bot attack of about 12,200 extra views|
YouTube stats – Interesting bits
Traffic Sources (External websites) – You can see from the graph and table bellow that podcasts during May and June were particularly successful on social media platforms like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter.
Embedded players (External websites) – The graph and table below shows that, unsurprisingly, our website is the largest embedded player location. Once again, social media platforms are high up the list. Interestingly, there are a number of blogs in the list. This shows that our podcasts would get more views if we could get them embedded on more external blogs, like those of the speaker(s) or related organisations.
iTunes U stats – Interesting bits
The tables of most popular podcasts show that popular videos are not necessarily long term successes. Different podcasts entered the top 10 in June that were not there in May. I believe this highlights the importance of relevant, up-to-date and new content being regularly added to our platforms.
The top 10 most popular podcasts on iTunes U in May:
|Roman Jakobson: Poetry of Self, City, Sign and Form||819|
|Pre Publication Briefing Event Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary||596|
|‘”Because she never let them in”: Irish Immigration a Century Ago and Today’||232|
|From Milan to Europe. The transmission and diffusion of the works of St Ambrose||230|
|London Screenwriting Seminar: Sean French and Nicci Gerrard||225|
|Discovering and Using Ancient Place Data||166|
|Interview with Professor Giuseppe O. Longo: Trieste, Memory and Beyond||165|
|A Supple Vocabulary for Digital Scholarly Editions||153|
|London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship||150|
|Protocols for Encoding Shakespeare||143|
The top 10 most popular podcasts on iTunes U in June:
|Contemporary Fiction Research Seminar: Reworking the (Non) Literary Object||316|
|Roman Jakobson: Poetry of Self, City, Sign and Form||271|
|Stephen Spender Research Seminar – New Life in Life Writing||238|
|Pre Publication Briefing Event Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary||172|
|Unsaturatedness: Wittgenstein’s Challenge, Frege’s Answer||85|
|‘Short and Sweet’ – Friday 22 July 2011||82|
|Common Law – the role of precedent||81|
|Reading and Translating the Qur’an with the Dominican Arabists, c. 1240 – 1320||80|
|London Screenwriting Seminar: Sean French and Nicci Gerrard||77|
Top 5 countries in June: