View Full Version : Your Listener Peaks?
9th June 2004, 10:26
I'm just wondering what some of your stations are getting for listener peaks.
We are in our first week and have gotten a total peak of 162 throughout our cluster at 5 locations, for a single server our peak so far is 87 Which is at http://184.108.40.206:8002
I think we are off to a good start!! :up:
9th June 2004, 21:02
Every server - full. Every slot - full. Logs show over 2/3rds aren't even finding an available slot.
I can't keep up with it no matter how many slots I put on :)
But hell no, 162 is a good start indeed.
9th June 2004, 21:20
I hit 13 listeners one day :D
Oh well, I haven't been doing it that long yet either.
lmao, now you got me all depressed man.
9th June 2004, 21:37
heh well lately, ive been getting about 5 listeners on at once :D
9th June 2004, 21:53
:P, im just messin.
Today's my "promotion" day. So far I have joined 40 yahoo groups (all 100 members or more) promoting.
Tomorrow, I add music. I would like to get myself up to 24 hours worth of music tomorrow.
9th June 2004, 22:55
hmm.. I've gotten a little over 200 listeners at once. I just play the music of a not-so-popular band, though, so I don't really expect to get a ton... Now I usually peak out at about 70 during the day and keep about 30 at night. It's an easy and fun hobby to maintain. :)
Hard As Fuck
9th June 2004, 23:00
9th June 2004, 23:32
This is what I hate:
#87 113,798 703,532 68,852 Megarock-The Worldwide Hard Rock Station- Live requests, Exclusive Tracks, Specialty Shows!!!
Almost a million people *try* to get in (hit it regularly) but two thirds of them show in the log file as "server full...redirecting to backup" which of course is full too. I can only imagine when I have more tune in's than all but the top ten stations how many hours of listening I could have if I got off my anus and bought more slots....
10th June 2004, 03:19
I panic when the server gets full so I always end up getting more slots. Highest so far was 402 about a week ago. Today we ranked #67.
10th June 2004, 03:59
I keep considering adding more but I've done this for seven years and normally there is a noticable drop this time of year - so far it's not happened so I'm wary of overspending until I'm totally sure.
The other thing is supply and demand. People think it's damn good because it is so hard to get into and they know there are hundreds of slots. It's kinda like gas prices - when fuel is plentiful it's worth less but when it is hard to come by it becomes worth the price of gold.
Might be a strange way of thinking but it works so far. Then, every few months I add another hundred slots or so (considering I do it for around 80.00 it's not expensive) but I'm holding out till I'm sure the summer drop does not hit.
10th June 2004, 04:32
yeah, I think the usual drop off in college kids is much less this year than last - as dsl prices drop and more and more homes get broadband this'll get less and less noticeable.
When my slots used to be full the average listen time was still less than 5 minutes, so I knew people were not waiting too long to tune in. :-/
10th June 2004, 04:39
Cool thanks for the input! I wonder if most of the listeners are finding us form the shoutcast yellow pages or from randomly stumbling in as I have both themoshpit.net and pirate-radio.us which both seem to get a lot of unadvertised traffic. I know a few are customers of my Shell Co I own...
Do most modem users use a slower bitrate of your show, or do you feel more say screw it go for hi-band and just deal with buffing?
MegaRock that is great! How long as your radio been up, What is your max slots between all your servers, what bitrates do you offer and how many slots per bit rate and if you remember, how many max slots did you use in your first week
10th June 2004, 04:43
speaking of full servers, If I set up a Round Robin for my cluster, If one server id full, will they route to another server our will they just get server full.
With IRC, if you take say 5 IRCd's put all 5 IP's in round robin, mIRC will try a second server, if first is down or maxed. Does shoutcast do the same?
10th June 2004, 05:06
First week I was up there wasn't much traffic but that was back in 1998 - at that time the word internet radio hadn't even been used - it was just online audio at that point although people were referring to it as a radio show. Shortly thereafter I went to Live365 and rode my way to the top and when I left there started back off with 25 slots and been going since.
10th June 2004, 05:29
shoutcast will automagically route your listeners from one server in a cluster to the next if a server is full.
10th June 2004, 05:53
but what if someone knows the IP they always connect to and puts in say 220.127.116.11:8000/listen.pls and it is full will shoutcast then send them to 18.104.22.168:/listen.pls or does that what your talking about above only work with the yellow pages?
10th June 2004, 06:06
What I am talking about works for all anyone who tunes into your base stream - from your .pls file on your site, from the yellow pages, it doesn't matter how they try to tune it - If your server is full, it will throw the listener to the next server in your cluster. So, in your pls file (or link) if you run a cluster, you really only need to list one server in your cluster and shoutcast should take care of finding open slots for your listeners.
10th June 2004, 14:46
I peaked 50 yesterday *tear*
10th June 2004, 18:40
Originally posted by DJ X
I peaked 50 yesterday *tear*
** applause **
10th June 2004, 18:41
no applause for my 13????
10th June 2004, 18:58
Originally posted by protegechris
no applause for my 13????
No, none at all, just a cold beer. You have to get at least 20 for me to hurt my hands twice in one day. :)
10th June 2004, 19:01
Haha, the dreaded strech of your hand to the shift AND the 8 key lol
Well, I'll let you know in 6 years when i max my slots out.
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