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SHOUTcast Graphical Statistics Overview

When you manage your SHOUTcast station, whether it be for podcasts, or music, it is practical to monitor your views to see what is popular on your station. That way, you can properly curate your content to fit your audience based on what you see attracts more visitors. Through your SHOUTcast control panel, this can be tracked with the Graphical Statistics page.

How To Find The Graphical Statistics Page

This guide assumes that you will be using a SHOUTcast service with Hostwinds, which has WHMSonic installed.

  1. Login to your SHOUTcast control panel.
  2. There are a couple of ways in the interface that you can enter the Graphical Statistics page. Both of these ways would be done within the SHOUTcast control panel.
    • If you are in the Edit / Update My Radios page. There will be the option listed for Graphical Statistics underneath the cPanel username.
      SHOUTcast Where To Find Graphical Statistics in Edit Radios Page
    • The other way, which can be done from any page within the SHOUTcast control panel, is in the upper left. This would be in the Account Functions menu, listed as Graphical Statistics.
      SHOUTcast Where to find Graphical Statistics Button in the Sidebar
  3. Clicking on those buttons will bring you to the Graphical Statistics page where you can track, visually, your visitors that listen to your SHOUTcast station.

What Does The Graphical Statistics Charts Mean?

With each report or chart inside the Graphical Statistics you can monitor how many Unique Listeners are listening to your SHOUTcast station. Unique Listeners means each Listener that is different. For example, if a single Listener connected 4 or more times in a day, it would only count them as 1 Unique listener. All charts on this page will use L to abbreviate for Listeners as a Unit of measurement.

Hourly Unique Listeners Report

This chart will track how many Listeners that have been listening per hour in the last day. It may be useful to check this chart after a broadcast, or frequently during different times of the day to see when your Listeners are most actively listening. The hourly chart for unique listeners will reset every 24 hours. Here is an example of what this chart may appear to be in your Control Panel.

SHOUTcast Graphical Statistics Unique Listeners Hourly Chart Description

Daily Unique Listeners Report

With the Daily report, you can see on which days your SHOUTcast station receives the most traffic. This can be especially useful if you have themed days or events that take place on certain days of the week. For example, if you host music on your station, you could have different genres of music on each day (Electronic Music on Mondays). This way you can see which genre appeals to your listeners more. The daily chart will refresh every Sunday according to server time. Here is what an example of this chart can look like.

SHOUTcast Graphical Statistics Unique Listeners Daily Chart Description

Monthly Unique Listeners Report

Although not as useful, like the other Reports, this chart can be used to analyze your monthly traffic to curate your content. This chart will give a broader overlook on how many listeners your SHOUTcast station has. This chart will reset on the 31 of December (for the new year) according to server time. This is what this chart may appear as.

SHOUTcast Graphical Statistics Unique Listeners Monthly Chart Description

Bandwidth Monitor

This chart is useful if you want to keep track of how much bandwidth your SHOUTcast station is using per month. These are not especially useful on Hostwinds’ SHOUTcast Hosting plans as these have Unmetered Traffic / Bandwidth. This can still allow some insight into how much resources your station is consuming. Here is what this may look like for you.

SHOUTcast Graphical Statistics Bandwidth Monitor Chart Example

 

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