You can get analytics flowing without changing your RSS feed URL if you are unable to change your RSS feed URL to your Backtracks Switchboard™ feed, but have the ability to modify your existing feed.
You will need your Backtracks Switchboard™ Prefix URL to perform these changes. This information is sent to you when you sign up for Backtracks Switchboard™ for a podcast.
An overview of the changes, will be to modify the links to your media enclosure URLs (these are the links to your media that is in your RSS feed). Your enclosure URLs will look similar to the following after you complete the changes:
From this example enclosure URL (aka URL to your media), the Backtracks Switchboard™ enclosure prefix is:
We recommend testing the combined URL with any prefixes in your browser before changing your RSS feed if you are building your RSS feed manually.
For example, here's one way to use your Backtracks Switchboard™ prefix.
Here's another way:
Matching HTTP and HTTPS
In "internet land" redirecting from HTTPS (secure) to HTTP (insecure) is frowned upon. Browsers and apps are increasingly strict and do not allow this. In the past you may have seen a warning or message like "parts of this page are insecure," with the ability to proceed, but over time this will be removed.
We recommend matching the scheme/protocol (that's that's the technical term for what HTTP and HTTPS actually mean) for redirects. The P in HTTP stands for protocol which you may or may not already know.
If you redirect or serve any files under HTTP instead of HTTPS, we recommend making the protocols HTTP (not HTTPS) "all the way down."
For example, if you audio is located at http://example.com/episode.mp3 and the protocol or scheme is HTTP then your redirects or prefixes should look like this: