How to get the most accurate stats for your podcast

In order to obtain the most accurate statistics for your podcast, please follow the requirements listed on this page:

No Preloading

Preloading is a technique where an audio player automatically starts downloading the audio content (or a chunk of it) without any user interaction. When a podcast is listened to on a Spreaker property (our website, the embeddable player, our mobile apps) the media is not automatically preloaded, in accordance with the IAB specifications. In case you’re going to create your own customized player for a podcast hosted on Spreaker, you must avoid preloading to ensure compliance and metrics accuracy for your podcast. This will also reduce unnecessary bandwidth usage. For a web-based audio player, you should use the preload=”none” attribute of the html5 audio tag.

No Autoplay

Autoplay is when media starts playing automatically when the page loads. This is often perceived as a bad user experience; mostly because the user is not expecting to hear audio when they did not select that action, such as pressing the play button. When a podcast is listened to on a Spreaker property (our website, the embeddable player, our mobile apps) the audio never start playing automatically, in accordance with the IAB specifications. In case you’re going to create your own customized player for a podcast hosted on Spreaker, you must avoid autoplay to ensure compliance and metrics accuracy for your podcast. This will reduce unnecessary bandwidth usage and provide a better user experience. For a web-based audio player, you must not use the autoplay attribute of the html5 audio tag.