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One Year of Three Moves Ahead: Some Stats

February 23rd, 2010 by Troy Goodfellow · 11 Comments · Podcast, Three Moves Ahead

The anniversary Three Moves Ahead podcast will go up later today, but I thought I’d put some numbers out there so you have some idea how we are doing.

March 2009: 4368 downloads, with a peak day of 456 downloads (Episode 2 – Halo Wars, Sins, Empire)

January 2010: 8413 downloads, with a peak of 632 downloads (Episode 49 – Story telling)

Best month ever: December 2009, with 8519 downloads, led by the huge traffic for episodes 41 (Solium Infernum) and 42 (Epic Fails)

This February is on track to set a new high.

There were many days in the first few months where we did not top 100 downloads a day. Over two recent stretches, we had 30 straight days of 100+ downloads – including many days of 250+ – both streaks interrupted by a day in the 90s. We averaged 230 downloads a day over the year.

Our two earliest shows still have the most downloads (people tend to start there when they are trying a new podcast). Episodes 21 (Soren Johnson), 25 (World War 2) and 29 (Getting Started) are our most listened to from the middle run of the show.

When we focus on a particular game, traffic increases a lot, mostly because fans of that game will link to the show. This is not very surprising. We get more comments, however, on our “idea” or “concept” shows.

I wish Libsyn had more flexible stat tracking than it does because I’d lack to track this stuff in more detail. It’s not easy, for example, to compare daily downloads of one podcast with another over a similar stretch of time.

Thanks, everyone, for listening.


11 Comments so far ↓

  • Hudson

    The Epic Fails episode was my favorite

  • Hudson

    Oh and the Mark Walker Lock and Loaded episode

  • bookworm8at

    I favorite the EU3 episode, and the recent one about Sins:Diplomacy. Episode 2 and Soren Johnson was also very good, and I’m sure the first one with Vic Davis that I never heard was the best one you ever made ;)

    My least favorite was “getting started”: Because you guys were mostly talking about what games are accessible, instead of discussing how to enjoy strategy.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Alan Au

    Congratulations on a full year of TMA!

  • Primemover

    Congrats on one year of TMA Troy! Always a good listen.

  • André Costa

    Congrats on the anniversary!

  • Paul

    Congrats! Keep bringing Vic back. ;)

  • Cow cookie

    Does that include iTunes? That’s where I get my TMA podcast, and I’m sure a lot of others do, too.

  • Troy

    Yep, that includes everything. Libsyn is great with tracking how people get a particular file.

    To put this in perspective, though, Gamers With Jobs gets five times this traffic. They’ve been around longer and have more general interest topics, but it is something to aspire to.

  • zipdrive

    Troy, if it makes you feel better, the most popular episode on my podcast got just over 700 listeners.

    True, it hosts no pro journalists…and it’s in Hebrew..but still! :)

  • kenoxite

    Dang, I’m late.
    Anyway, congrats to Troy et al. I love this podcast.

    Keep it up, guys!