Morning comment on Deezer App:
Deezer mobile app keeps its index for a very long time.
When @jamescridland updated the keys in opawg/podcast-rss-useragents 2 weeks ago, it created duplicated entries.
The analytics from this graph are weekly so duplicated should have disappeared by now (now they’re gone on Spotify for instance).
I even get (many) 404 from Deezer app on mp3 urls from before I moved that podcast to @Castopod months ago.

@benjaminbellamy @Castopod I see literally one Deezer call, and it's from the Deezer bot, "Deezer Podcasters/1.0" - I can only assume Deezer is caching my audio. Which is fine.


@benjaminbellamy @Castopod In fact, here is my official Deezer data. They reckon last week they sent me 5 listens over the last month. THE SERVERS ARE OVERHEATING!

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@benjaminbellamy @Castopod And if interesting, here's my total traffic yesterday. The "Opera" ones are, I can only think, some form of bot - they're identical every single time. Very odd.

@benjaminbellamy @Castopod 43 plays from Podfriend, but here they're all captured as Podcast Index. Seemingly all from the Podfriend widget. @martin - does the widget set ?

@jamescridland @benjaminbellamy @Castopod Ahhhh. I haven't done that in the widget. Must fix!

Here it would be nice with a secondary parameter like


or something like that?

@martin We know it's from your widget, since the referrer is :)

@jamescridland Interesting, I wonder if all browsers will add a referrer that corresponds to the iframe domain and not the page itself.

@martin I think they do. Correctly, in my mind.

Setting the referrer to the domain (only), as you do, is good for privacy too.

@benjaminbellamy @Castopod One thing I'd quite like to do is to switch the audio if there is no useragent set, to something asking people to get in touch. I wonder if they would?

@jamescridland @Castopod That’s harsh (Radio France uses this technological response to block some platforms) but it would be efficient for sure!

@jamescridland @benjaminbellamy @Castopod

That's actually a brilliant idea.

Not sure how many people would do it though. On a side note, I find myself almost evolving some kind of "banner blindness" to ads in podcasts, so it would certainly have to not sound like an ad!

@martin @benjaminbellamy @Castopod I think for Podnews, it would be something listeners could do. But for almost any other podcast, it wouldn't be.

I could turn it on for one day and see what happens.

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