Keeping an eye on the numbers ..
@cisene I really have to ask where the hell is this delta from everyone else coming from. It would be awesome to see a diff file aka those feeds in Apple Podcasts and those that are not. Google has always claimed high numbers like this but where are they coming from.
@Todd_Blubrry It is discovery through extrapolation and through some pattern matching, pulling some candidate links from the index, attempting to apply a few known pattern and see if it yields any new RSS feeds. Over and over.
The delta is un-announced feeds that nobody had bothered to add to any index, as I see it.
@Todd_Blubrry I've been working mostly on US and Europe, poked at Asia and Africa, middle-east untouched .. so there is probably a good chunk still out there.
@Todd_Blubrry I hope that answers your question. iTunes and Googles indexes are the "popular ones", the less know or non-found are not in the indices.
Our Libsyn count seems a bit low. I thought they were over 70k from what I've seen in other places.
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