Please don't hate me, but I've added a proposal for an attribution querystring for audio over here: https://github.com/Podcastindex-org/podcast-namespace/issues/86
It's probably the wrong place. But I'd love to get some feedback and suggestions for where to put this.
Particularly, one for @martin
@jamescridland @martin James, help me understand what problem this is exactly: "A podcast host is unable to differentiate between any of these plays, and a podcast host is left without any idea where their marketing has worked and which podcast service is driving the traffic to them."
Marketing to specific apps? I didn't know this was an activity.
Isn't the information you seek needed for advertising? Can we provide a better solution for a broader problem instead of 'marketing to apps"?
Basically half a year from now, when more than half of all No Agenda listeners are using Podfriend - then the question is... Will you know or will you not know (or think they are using Chrome).
That could effect how you spend your advertising $ or when listeners say "Listen to us in Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts" (where people at that point of course will say Podfriend) ;)
@martin @adam @jamescridland
@Castopod has been using opawg/podcast-rss-useragents for 24h and I really like what I'm seeing!
On this screenshot from my daughter's podcast https://lespoesiesdheloise.fr/ you can see the results:
- 1st pie chart is user-agent.
- 2nd pie chart is rss-useragent.
(The RSS feed adds "?s=[user-agent]" to all mp3 urls.)
I will enhance that in the next days…
@Castopod @benjaminbellamy @jamescridland @adam
Also, I just would like to say... This might not have anything to do with the namespace. But in my opinion it DOES have something to do with "Podcasting 2.0" (the concept, not the podcast), and I think this kind of value is incredible.
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