Slideshare analytics

I’d almost written-off Slideshare[1], until I got the below email from them reminding me of past presentations and the ‘long tail’ readership that presentations can have (note: are the 3819 views on ‘Agile Prototyping in Academia’ actual human readership?):

OkCapital: Lost your job – want to find the city that meets ALL your needs?

11 months ago, 21 slides, 1766 views, 7 downloads

Cultural Victoria: Linked Open Data and Libraries.

1 year ago, 8 slides, 656 views

The Past, Present and Future of Archives for Universities: The Archives Forum at The National Archives – 02 March 2011

2 years ago, 40 slides, 1988 views, 5 download


What should be at ? –  a briefing paper

2 years ago, 11 pages, 373 views

What is Rapid Innovation?

2 years ago, 21 slides, 1114 views, 10 downloads

Introduction to the Day: The ’Deposit Tool Show And Tell’ Meeting

3 years ago, 11 slides, 1107 views, 1 download

Agile Prototyping in Academia

3 years ago, 28 slides, 3819 views, 6 comments, 30 downloads

Web 2.0 use in the Public Sector

3 years ago, 62 slides, 802 views, 2 downloads

CRM4UNI Project Introduction

4 years ago, 8 slides, 740 views, 7 downloads

Turning the Pages: transforming the British Libraries 3D virtual book collection into a social learning platform

4 years ago, 11 slides, 946 views, 2 downloads

Birkbeck College, University of London: So we have a repository what next?

5 years ago, 23 slides, 930 views, 7 downloads

The SOURCE Project (Sharring Objects Under Repository Control with Everyone): A bulk migration tool for repository scholarly objects.

5 years ago, 16 slides, 1565 views, 4 downloads


[1]= I currently use GoogleDocs presentations, in fact most of these were produced as GDocs and then spat out as PPT.


I wonder what would be more effective in terms of dissemination, a.) publishing presentations (like my previous post on ‘ResBaz: a new model for research community tools & services) or b.) publishing out to Slideshare to see what GoogleJuice they generate?  <– I suppose this also depends on how easy it is to read and view via mobile devices, sharing to twitter, etc.


~ by dfflanders on May 1, 2013.

2 Responses to “Slideshare analytics”

  1. Daid – last time I looked, Slideshare appeared to count views as count of page views in which the presentation is embedded. So if you embed a presentation on your blog and the blog post gets 250 views, the slideshare view count goes up 250. (I’d always half-assumed that a view was actually clicking on the deck to start going through it, but it didn’t seem to work like that?

    What would be handy would be able to get stats based on decks that at least started to be viewed, were viewed all the way through, were viewed to at least x slides or y% of the way through the presentation, etc?

  2. Hi Tony, David,

    It is possible to get very detail analytics from Slideshare as Tony described, however you need Slideshare Pro to do it, and it’s only on individual basis. How it works is you fill in a form to generate a link to send to a specific individual to watch a specific presentation. As long as they follow the link you used, you will be able to see exactly which slides they saw and how long they spent on each slide.

    It’s somewhat limited, especially compared to the analytics offered by YouTube for example, but it could be useful for specific campaigns or as preparation for sales meetings etc. to see where their interest lies.

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