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Old 08-11-2005, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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iTunes rating system.

Folks, just a question... (and if it's already been posed, my apologies for wasting time and space).

I have heard several times now that the iTunes podcasting rating system is only based on the number of times "subscribe" is pressed in a 24 hour period. I have happened upon two websites that mention this as well, I have recieved an email from the Scott Sigler podcast (EarthCore, a podcast novel) that mentiones this system (see copied email below).

Either way Dawn and Drew are now in the top 20 (currently 18) and that frikin' blows. They suck. Especially as of late (wtf am I saying?) As of ever. And I'm sure all of you agree, if more ears could get ahold of the KATG show, it would rock the fn boat...

So, anyone that can help a 13 year old boy get a blow job deserves a minute (or 10) of my day to try to get them into the top 10 at iTunes...as well as yours.

DTP.

---------------copied email-----------------
Hi everyone. I hope you loved the finale of EarthCore, and I'm getting
ready to spank your imaginations again with Ancestor.

If you've got a minute, I want to experiment with iTunes rankings. It
seems that iTunes ranks not based on subscribers, but on how many
times people click the "subscribe" button. This is frustrating,
becasue the rankings are a great way to expose EarthCore to new listeners.

If you're taking a break at work today, or you've got a minute to
kill, go to iTunes>Podcasts, search for "EarthCore," and click
"subscribe." Make it a game -- how many times can you click
"subscribe" in one minute?

And if you're busy, just email me and tell me to piss off.
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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don't know why the fn smilie face showed up. 18 is where currently Dawn and her fag-boy Drew are at on iTunes.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So is it just based on how many new people subscribe to the show? Shouldn't it be based on downloads so it includes the people already subscribed?
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So is it just based on how many new people subscribe to the show? Shouldn't it be based on downloads so it includes the people already subscribed?
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Old 08-12-2005, 06:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it's a flawed ranking system at the moment. Don't go nuts and try to keep subscribing because they stop the feed. I think that happened to diggnation last week when they told everyone to click subscribe over and over.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually, from what I heard on TWIT, diggnation didn't drop off for abusing the ranking system. They dropped off because someone used the "Report a concern" button and selected "This podcast is mine and I would like it removed from the music store." I guess as of last week there was no actual validation that you were the podcast owner. Who knows if they've fixed that yet.
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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could we try this experiment again?
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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iTunes is not a rating website and the rankings are only up for 24 hours, we should pick a day to get this done.

Two days in The week of the Podcast Expo?

One of the days they are in Vegas.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MichaelG
iTunes is not a rating website and the rankings are only up for 24 hours, we should pick a day to get this done.

Two days in The week of the Podcast Expo?

One of the days they are in Vegas.

good idea
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