Using Blubrry Statistics With Squarespace Hosting

The instructions below will help your set up and use Blubrry Statistics with a Squarespace hosted website and podcast.

Blubrry Podcast Hosting also integrates with Squarespace so if you’re looking for professional podcast media hosting for your show consider our hosting services otherwise to setup stats follow the instructions.

Create a new post and add a new ‘Audio Block.’

1AddAudio

Upload your podcast episode audio file (remember to always use mp3s.) You can either drag ‘Add an audio track’ or click ‘Add an Audio Track.’

2select file

Once the upload is complete manually add the Title and Author / Artist. If you complete these fields first, the file upload removes your entries.

If you’re distributing via RSS, to iTunes for example, click the Podcasting tab and fill out the requested fields.
3itunes

Apply all your changes to the audio block (bottom right), then Save & Publish the Post. YES, you have to publish without Blubrry metrics first.

4publish1

With your post / episode published, go to the the live page and right click or CTRL click on Mac.

5editpost

Find your newly published podcast file.
Mac this is Apple (Command) F. Then input .mp3 in search box – once found, highlight the entire URL with your .mp3. It will probably start with http://static1.squarespace.com/static

Copy the highlighted URL, go back to your Squarespace post.
Edit the Audio Block, click the Embed Tab / External File option and paste the URL in the field.
EDIT the URL by adding the Blubrry redirect code at the front of your Squarespace URL.

Toggle the Audio File Mime Type popup to the .mp3 option.

Note: Squarespace URLs have some unncessarry text at the end. For example:
StoryGeo_Ep2_28Aug15_FINAL.mp3/original/StoryGeo_Ep2_28Aug15_FINAL.mp3

After adding the Blubrry code to the front, delete the ending:
/original/StoryGeo_Ep2_28Aug15_FINAL.mp3

The resulting URL still ends in .mp3 but is shorter and cleaner.
6redirect

Special thanks to Ben Hess from StoryGeometry.org for coming up with this workaround!

Also thanks to Jesse at beardedruckus.com for testing.