Calling all US Online Retailers!!

Hi folks,

We would like to do a profile on one of you, our members, for marketing purposes. This will be a win-win situation, with both you and us getting some publicity from the interview!

Specifically we’re looking for an online retailer that is based in the United States.
The profile will be based on an interview, so if you don’t like talking on the phone, then this is not for you!

If you’re interested, please post here and tell us:

  • A bit of information about your business
  • How using StatCounter has helped improve your business, specifically:
    • What stats do you look at most often and why?
    • How do the stats help you?
    • How often do you check your stats?

    Don’t forget to put your email address and URL in the relevant boxes below. We might need to contact you! 😉

    We need to get moving on this as soon as possible, so the sooner we hear from you the better! If you have any questions, please post them below.

    Thanking you!

    UPDATE: The interviewee will be chosen from the sites currently listed below. New posts will not be put forward for this particular profile. Thanks!

    91 comments on “Calling all US Online Retailers!!

    1. What stats do you look at most often and why?
      When I log into Statcounter I look first at the visitor path. Mainly to see if certain customers have looked at their specific products. Then I go to recent visitors to see where people have been viewing my site from.visitors come from every corner of the world. I also use this to see how people are getting to my site. What Keywords they are using in their searches. Lastly I check the Keyword searches to see what specific Keywords are being used and how often. After I see the Keywords used I compare them to the Keywords on my site. I then adjust the Keywords on my site to better meet the searches which places me higher in the search engines thus getting more hits on my site.

      How do the stats help you? As I have written in the first part. I am able to adjust my Keywords on my site to better meet the searches which places me higher in the search engines thus getting more hits on my site. Without Statcounter I would not have the ability to do this so quickly and easily.

      How often do you check your stats? I check Statcounter several times each day to watch the numbers grow. I still get a thrill watching how many times a day people are checking my sites. In just over a year my Ebay items retail website ( has become the best website offering Ebay retail items with keyword targeting.
      Our retail business is so successful that we decided to offer $25 for all new subscribers.
      Our advertising Scheme is exactly like Adsense. Because of the abilities Statcounter provides I am able to tweek the site on the fly to meet the needs of my Ebay customers who are looking always for odd stuff…

      I really made the success of my site by well exploiting the analytical abilities of statcounter.
      Thanks to you now i can offer to all my customers $25 😉

    2. We check our stats for every night just before midnight. That way, we have a the full day’s statistics to compare with other days.

      We used to check our stats multiple times a day, but found ourselves getting so involved in them, too much time was going to stat watching! So now we limit ourselves to the once a day review, a treat for a hard day’s work.

      We divide our Page Views stat for the day or week or month by our gross for the day, giving us a daily average dollar per page view. That is one statistic we set goals for improving.

      Visit Length and Returning Visits we also monitor and set goals for improving. Returning visitors and those who stay longer tend to be buyers instead of just browsers, so keeping visitors engaged and giving them a reason to return are priorities in website design.

      Key Word Analysis has been great for us. Our site sells fireplace accessories and chimney caps, products that tend to be seasonal. Which fireplace accessories or chimney supplies are people looking for most at each time of year? With the Key Word Analysis stats, we can keep track of that and make modifications to the home page to capitalize on those variations.

      Came From is also a great source of information. For example, when a magazine or newspaper uses information or products from our site for an article, their web versions will have a link to us, giving us important traffic.

      We have no other business expense that’s as affordable yet as powerful for helping us run and improve our business as Stat Counter!

      Chimney Cap Guy at

    3. Wow, this has been a big year for us! We just opened our new business and it is really taking off! I had used StatCounter before so I KNEW that I wanted to use it on my new site that was launched in July 2007. Based in the Midwest, Birdz and Beez Baby offers custom baby gifts like Diaper Cakes, Candy Bar Favors, Embroidered Gifts, Gift Baskets and Hand Crafted All Natural Bath and Body Products for mom and baby! We love our jobs and our new little company and have had over 1000 hits in the two months that we have been open for business!

      I use the Stat that tells me where the visitor is located and the Stat that shows me what the originating page was. I love both of those features. Between those I can tell if my Targeted Marketing Campaigns are working. Thanks to Stat Counter, I knew right away that I had picked the right keywords and they were showing up in the correct geographic areas!

      I am pretty obsessive about my Stats! I probably check them about 5 times a day. One of my favorite things is to log on to my profile and see a HUGE jump in hits and they are all recorded by StatCounter!

      Based on my site performance as shown to me by StatCounter, I have been able to refine my marketing and spend my money in the absolute best way for my business. I will never use anything other than StatCounter to record my visits!

      Thanks for creating an awesome and FREE utility for me to use to grow my business!

    4. We use stat counter on all our sites.

      We are based in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada and Grand Portage Minnesota USA.

      For the Store our main client base in Texas and Califorian, for the Webcams mostly the midwestern United States especially the states around the Great Lakes. For Northern Ontario Region mostly Northern Ontario.

    5. I just want to say thank you VERY much for the service you provide! I couldn’t believe my luck when I looked at your feature list, and the amount of things I got for free… and (quality) “free” is amazing when you’re running a very popular non-profit chat website.

    6. we are based in Kenya,Africa….and…Statcounter is everything to me! guides me on whom my visitors are and where i should direct my advertisements and the best method to reach my target…….Congrats! on your achievement

    7. if you need any help from slovenia

      # A bit of information about your business
      – i use statcounter for a blog (personal) statistics, it’s fast, reliable and easy to use.. i’m still trying to find the holy gral of seo 🙂

      * What stats do you look at most often and why?
      just check my keywords from search engines..

      * How do the stats help you?
      i can see what’s going on, and make some changes, if needed.. i recommend statcounter for everyone who want to do sam seo stuff, cause the details are important, and statcounter have a lot of details..

      * How often do you check your stats?
      twice per day

      keep up good work..

    8. I have a large portfolio of websites that all have statcounter installed on them. I could not live without having great stats like it provides. Not only are the stats accurate, but they help my marketing processes because I can tell where the visitors come from and how long they have been there. For a few sites, I have used the browser information in order to design to fit all the sizes of my visitors. I check my stats about 10 times per day to see which marketing efforts are working the best. Not only is statcounter a lifesaver, but it is also free and no one can beat that. If I could have a desktop stats application, I would love it.

      One of my sites has statcounter on it and looking at the detailed maps and visitor lengths, I have been able to correctly format the site to optimize visitor retention. I would not have been able to do it without the help of Statcounter. As I design new sites, I make sure and put the tracking code in, so it will make my life easier.

    9. I run a community website based around Derbyshire, England. I would just like to say that Statcounter has helped in the formation and moulding of the website into what it is. Stats are checked several times a day and are proving indespensible in determining the future direction of the website. I know whats popular, what isn’t where the visitors come from, what keywords they are using – All for free.

      Keep up the good work Statcounter Team. I’ve been wiith you from the start of my website and have no plans to desert!

    10. Our retail products consist of a number of programs that are focused on public health care here in Silicon Valley, CA, U.S.A.

      Use of the stat counter tools enabled us to realize that: a) aside from business related works, our clients don’t spend time “reading”, and (b) the time people actually spent on our site was too small.

      By using a combination of; Visitor Paths, Visit Length, Recent Visitor Activity, and Recent Pageload Activity we were able to ground our assessments relative to visitor traffic and design new, interactive tools, which have kept more people on the site longer, as well as increased the number of people coming to the site outside of our direct marketing efforts.

      I check the stats several times a day on the days that we run marketing campaigns, and several time a week in between.

      In closing, the invisible counter is a particular favorite, and it is truly a pleasure to see such dedicated people making a real difference in the world, AND having FUN in the process.

      Congratulations and cheers,
      David Bookout
      VMC Foundation
      Silicon Valley, CA, U.S.A.

    11. I have been with statcounter for 3-4 of my game related sites for > 3 years. (main site : )

      A few important features that keep me from using other similar services is the ease of use and the SPEED of loading the stats and charts offered by Statcounter.

      Keep up the good work and may force be with you all at Statcounter.

      Back to checking the stats ..

    12. Exclusive Markets is an Internet Advertising company and offers a unique high tech service for its elite client base. Using programming, and writing skills, we have fashioned an advertising method that perpetuates itself on the Internet. This method allows sites to climb the search engines; continually be viewed by an expanding audience. With this technique, clients maintain Search Engine Optimization through online publications. Our clients enjoy leading edge exposure that continues to attract a growing audience. Our excellent writing skill and web search knowledge enables article to climb. Many of our articles are still on page one of Yahoo, MSN and Google, after 6 months!

      We started with Statcounter at first as a free service. After 1 month, we outgrew the free services, and purchased Statcounter services. Many of our sites offer galleries or slide shows, and we often check the Popular Pages, Entry Pages, and Exit Pages.
      However, our favorite is Recent Visitor Activity.

      We check our stats weekly on several projects.

      Thanks for a great service

      Gina at

    13. I’ve been using Google Analytics for the last few weeks, and just started using Statcounter today. Its nice being able to see stats in real time, with alot more detail than what was offered by Google. Thank a bunch.

    14. Hi, Liz Yasuda here!

      I’m based in New York City, U.S.A., and the owner of, a site that I created to market my downloadable vector art, etc. to the world.

      Statcounter has helped me tremendously. I can see at a glance the art that interests people the most, and the art that people around the web are searching for. Using Statcounter, I can also tell among other things, if the site has gone down in the middle of the night.

      I also use StatCounter with some of my client sites, and it’s great that Statcounter is so easy to understand that I don’t have to explain much to even the least tech-minded among them. I don’t know if it’s too late, but, yes, I would love to be interviewed.
      I check my stats at least once a day, but usually more often.

    15. I am glad to find statcounter. I want to give it a try.

      Over the past 4 yrs, I have used three different hits counters and all of them give different numbers so I am totally confused because I am unable to determine the correct website stats.

      The web hosting counter gives one number and the other three counters that I am using give different numbers each.

      Hopefully, Statcounter would be the one I am going to rely on.

      I shall be back to give you a feedback after a week.

      StatCounter Team Response:

      Welcome on board!

      You should note that your server stats will always be higher than your web stats.

      Server stats count all the traffic to your server. StatCounter (and other web trackers) count all the visits to your site.

      Your server gets A LOT MORE traffic than your site, because server traffic includes all the visits from robots, spambots, crawlers etc.

      When a robot visits your site, this is recorded in your server logs. It’s not a ‘true’ visit though since the page is not fully loaded, so it doesn’t show up in your web stats (e.g your StatCounter stats)

      StatCounter often shows higher stats than other providers, as StatCounter counts both javascript and non javascript visitors. Some other packages only count javascript visitors.

      If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact our support team using this form.

      All the best!

    16. My numbers are viral and organic. As the internet’s longest running online crime center, Arrested.Com used Stat Counter to monitor close to realtime activity. This is important to us as a news and information center.

      Your time spent feature is key as is visitor activity and keywords.

      I love the reports and the easy to use site. Keep it up!


    17. Hello Statcounter!

      My site is found at, I run an online store where I sell home snowmaking equipment. It is a small company and we don’t have a huge budget for web development and marketing and everything is done in-house which is why free services like Statcounter are so useful.

      I check my Statcounter accounts daily. I have a counter on each page including order thank you pages so I can compare the IP addresses and find where my customers came from and what pages they visited before they purchased.

      My favorite reports are the keyword reports and recent visitor activity. I used the keyword reports last year to focus my SEO efforts which are already paying huge dividends in increased traffic this fall. I use recent visitor activity to see details about customers right after they purchase.

      I also use the recent visitor map from my “thank you” pages to get an idea of where I should focus my paid advertising efforts. I check all of my stats daily, some of them multiple times a day.

      Statcounter is awesome, i really appreciate the way you have kept things simple and user friendly (thanks again for the increase in LOG size). Best of luck,

      Gregg Blanchard
      Second Nature Snowmaking

    18. Our website is a directory of telecom equipment industry dealers and specialists sorted by location. Because of the many different brands and models that our partners offer it is very useful to look at the visitor paths. Stats are stats, but you do a heck of a job of displaying them in a usable and easy way.

    19. I love Statcounter! I really would be lost without it. I check it many times throughout the day to see where the traffic is coming from. I like to look at Recent Came From, Came From, Summary and Keyword Activity. It really helps me to make corrections to how my listings read and where my advertising dollars are working for me, as well as what people are looking for based on the keywords they use.

      My name is Terri Scinto. I am the owner of an on-line baby and mom boutique called Mother Earth and Baby. I started my business so I could raise my daughter instead of having Daycare raise her. It has been a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! It’s nice to be able to say I love what I do. There is a lot of competition out there and that’s why I love tools like Statcounter, it helps give me an edge on some of my major competitors.

      I would love to speak with you and be chosen for your interview.

      Warmest Regards,


    20. Liqui-Site Designs Inc. is a full-service provider of creative services. Website design and development is our primary business, and StatCounter is included as a recommendation in ALL our client proposals. For the cost (either $9 or $19/mo, etc.), this statistical information is well worth every penny! Obviously, we do not receive any commissions from – nor are we affiliated with – StatCounter, so our belief in this constantly-evolving service is evident. We’ve lost count of the number of clients we’ve set up on your system, and they are all appreciative and blown away by the amount of data available to them! So, StatCounter has enabled us to add a robust, affordable reporting tool to the services we provide for our clients.

      We use a log size of 10,000 on our own site and it helps us track Recent Keyword Activity, Recent Came From and Visitor Paths (and more), but these are the three reports we check weekly, and we utilize the automated email stats reports. The stats we view help us to determine how we are being found on the web and which pages of our site potential clients view most (services, testimonials, portfolio pages, etc.)

      Feel free to contact me directly, I’m happy to provide personal experience about a brilliant service!


    21. Just like to say that statcounter have done an amazing job, being in the forefront of seo and online marketing globally, here at we recomend the counter for all our clients.

      Great for Keyword Analysis and Activity, the logfiles increase is great and ourselves and clients can check stats worldwide 24/7.

      Would not be without it, keep up the great work

    22. Hi,
      We rely on Statcounter in many ways.

      Just to mention a few.

      For example we breakdown content into pages and drop a Statcounter on them as a project. I can see the customers footprints around estatenoni
      I have several sister sites which link both ways. Also SEO (like buying clicks with Google/yahoo) got so expensive lately that the data from logs Statcounter provides helps highlight the abuses and effectiveness.

      We used Statcounter free version for several years before we got to where our log info and traffic made it a good move to upgrade.

      I hesitate to say Statcounter is great value.
      I used that term after a haircut once and the return visit cost more!

      One more benifit to us is that we can watch out for orders that clicked in from ip’s that point to a country other then the ship to destination.
      For example last week we got a Noni Pill order from Washington when it fact the ip pointed to Ghana! We contacted the billing address name and he was thrilled because he said he had used his credit card at a “dive” restaurant a few nights before and the “smelly” waiter took forever in the back processing the check. He later clicked in and placed an order himself out of gratitude!

      In closing: The photos you posted of you tear in the pub made me wonder if you get any work done! Have a sloppy black one for me.

      If you are in the area of EstateNoni let me know I’ll take you surfing!

    23. Hi,

      I am a new user of STATCOUNTER. It has been a wonderful tool to help me understand where my customers come from and what products they are most interested in. is an online retail store specializing in affordable designer inspired jewelry and accessories. Our sister site, specializes in affordable Christian and inspirational bracelets and other jewelry accessories.

      * What stats do you look at most often and why?

      I look at the recent visitor activity metric most often becacause it tells me how my customers are finding my products, how long they are spending on the sites, and what they are looking at.

      * How do the stats help you?

      The stats help me decide on product selection, key words.

      * How often do you check your stats?




    24. Statcounter has been a tool i have used for a very long time, and its just one of things i couldn’t be without when i’m running a website, so thanks for the great service and keep it up.


    25. Dreamnet Hosting is a webhosting company that currently beats the major companies out ther – you get 300gb of bandwith and 15gb of storage for $4 and Statcounter has definately helped me, It displays where my customers are coming from so I can check how much hosting their country usually costs and alter my own prices!
      thanks guys!!

    26. Great tools indeed. I have been using this tool for 1 year. I am very satisfied with the the info i can get. So helpful to me for analyzing the traffic. thanks for the update.

    27. If this is still open – I’m in!
      I find Statcounter really powerful yet easy to use.
      I am selling e-books on my website, and have been able to learn on the best incoming sources for SEO and internet marketing purposes.
      I have also built several other websites and have always convinced the clients to use statcounter.
      I mostly use the keywords tools, search engine and referer stats, and obviously the visits and pageload data – it has been nice to see traffic growth clearly with statcounter.

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      We run web hosting review / comparison website. We get many emails each day from US customers complaining about their web hosting companies. Thousands of people out there looking for that perfect web hosting company. Is your web host good?
      We would really appreciate your feedback on their services. It will certainly help other people to decide.

      please click below to leave your review.

      thank you team

    29. A través de, una agencia de diseño de madrid – España, damos soporte de diseño y optimización web a más de 50 clientes empresas. A través de Statcounter conseguimos una monitorización muy efectiva. Hemos realizado un Upgrade en vuestro servicio y pronto realizaremos otro más. Hechamos de menos otros idiomas como por ejemplo español. Estariamos encantados de ayudaros a traducir este servicio a un idioma que hablan más de 400 millones de personas.
      Nuestros mejores saludos.

      Through, an agency design Madrid-Spain, we support design and optimization web over 50 clients businesses. Through Statcounter get a very effective monitoring. We have done an upgrade in your service and soon we will have one more. Hechamos than other languages such as Spanish. Would be happy to help you translate this service to a language spoken by more than 400 million people.
      Our best greetings.

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