SC4 and Beyond…!


Folks,

In the last few days we have completed conversion of all StatCounter projects to our new SC4 platform.

Some of the key differences with this update include:

  • Exit Link Stats
  • Download Stats
  • Faster Loading Keyword and Country Stats
  • Improved reliability and redundancy
  • Improved loading speed of StatCounter code
  • Greater technical flexibility to allow for continued system improvements

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and support during the period of the conversion – it took much longer than we had wanted or expected so we are absolutely delighted that all members now have access to the improved features.

As mentioned above, our new system provides us with lots of flexibility to continue to improve the service we offer… so we are combing through our forum and support system and putting together an action plan of updates and improvements for StatCounter. In addition, we’d be very grateful for your help…

    • Is there a statistic or feature that you would like to see on StatCounter?
    • If there was one thing you could change about StatCounter what would it be?
    • Is there any way that we could make StatCounter easier to use?
    • How could StatCounter be even more useful to you?

If you have a bright idea, then please post it here!

Any and all suggestions will be of great help to us in charting our way forward as we continue to strive to provide you, our members, with the best service we possibly can.

205 comments on “SC4 and Beyond…!

  1. Not so bothered about iPhone app but certainly a mobile-friendly expression of the site. Might even make me upgrade to paid service.

  2. Dood, I just wanted to say you guys are awesome. Y’all run a tight ship; Of all of the website I user daily, I can always count on your service. Thank you.

  3. How about compensating for proxy servers? Whenever someone uses a proxy server to access my site, Statcounter lists the proxy’s URL as the page visited on my web site. It would be more useful to count it as a visit to the page’s true URL rather than the proxy’s URL.

  4. One time-saver would be a “custom link” function on the main “My Projects” page which take me to view that I could pre-configure. Now you have icons for “Stats”, “Install Code”, “User Access”, “E-mail” and “Delete” … please add one more icon that takes me to a configurable view of that project.

    In my case this would be: “Visitor Paths” …

    Many thanks for considering this!

    K.

  5. I’ve noticed that once a page gets a certain amount of hits, the hit counter for that page tends to DECREASE!

    Has anyone else found this?

    Can you please fix it? It’s entirely illogical!

  6. Hi guys! Is it possible to get the stats at gs.statcounter.com as SVG or other formats than flash, i can not install it here. :/

  7. Hi there!!!!

    You’ve been providing really a very good service. I use this almost for all of my websites. And I’m heartly greatfull for that.

  8. My IP address is banned from the forum so unable to post messages. I hope Statcounter staff read these comments for I am hoping to offer a suggestion to improve the stats.

    One important stats I often refer to is the screen resolution. There are hundreds of different screen resolutions but what I am mainly interested is in the width, not so much the height. This is because I want to use a fixed template optimized so that the vast majority of my visitors will not have to use a horizontal scroll bar to view hidden content. I now have left behind 800×600 and use template for 1024×768 because Statcounter reports 800×600 visitors are less than 2%. However, I am worried that many of those listed in the UNKNOWN may belong to those with width less than 1024px and if so, I may want to revert template back to 800px width

    I have also noticed from Statcounter stats that almost 40% of screen resolution are listed as UNKNOWN. I hope Statcounter if possible can report the percentage based only on width and not on height. PLEASE.

  9. I had an account at ewebcounter.com but they have closed their services. Now I am thankful for your services because all my sites are easy to set up and I can trace my website hits easily.

  10. I am loving this stat counter web tool. Thank you so much for developing this. I can get stats faster than what Google offers.

  11. What would be nice: when you look at recent visitor activity, use some icons for browser and OS instead of the pure text description. ofc, the icon would be the same for all versions of a specific browser, so the text could be a tooltip/alt-tag and still give the more complete info.

    Even cooler, but a *lot* more work it would be if one could customize the fields appearing in reports.

    And my last suggestion: beautified urls. so for example, instead of
    http://my10.statcounter.com/project/standard/visitor.php?project_id=12345678
    something like
    http://my.statcounter.com/myblog/visitors

    Would kinda help to type those URLs directly on mobile devices without needing bookmarks etc.

    However, all in all thumbs up for a great service!

  12. I am thankful for your services because all my sites are easy to set up and I can trace my website hits easily…

  13. I feel cookie blocking works sometime better than IP blocking. Yesterday, I blocked my work IP, but it showed visits from me. However, today it is fine.

    I love this site 🙂

    Thank you

  14. I also use the Blocking cookie to prevent my own visits from my blog. I do not know anything about IP blocking yet until you have mentioned it here. Anyway, the cookie is still the best method to use since it doesn’t involve some technical complexity.

  15. Hello. First of all I am very thankful for your wonderful service. It offers me everything I need and I actually dropped Analytics for this. Why ? Because mr.G missed many of my visitors. I checked Analytics from remote PC’s and it didn’t record some visits, while yours didn’t miss even one such visits. The most important thing for me is the fact that StatCounter is loading really fast – please don’t ruin this in the future. The only thing I would improve right now about it, is the resolution detection. My site is using side scrollers and resolution of my visitors is also important (for now StatCounter is showing about 50% unknown resolutions). Again thank you for the great service. Best wishes!

  16. Congratulations! That’s very exciting.

    Here’s one more vote for an iPhone app or a mobile version of the site.

    Thanks!

    1. David, watch for the release of the redesigned Statcounter, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

  17. StatCounter Team~
    You are awesome. I have 3 websites with your StatCounter on them and I am very pleased to be able to see where and who is opening my webaites and downloading info from them.

    I check it every week. You used to show when we were over 500, but I don’t see that any more. I Haven’t tried you new stuff yet, but intend to, so keep up the fantastic work. Thnaks for being free. I recommend you to many other websites.
    Karita @ http://www.worldglobalexpress.com

  18. Just subscribed to this RSS feed, love the website and Statcounter, very useful site I will be visiting lots! John

  19. StatCounter Team~
    You are awesome. I have 3 websites with your StatCounter on them and I am very pleased to be able to see where and who is opening my webaites and downloading info from them.

    I check it every week. You used to show when we were over 500, but I don’t see that any more. I Haven’t tried you new stuff yet, but intend to, so keep up the fantastic work. Thnaks for being free. I recommend you to many other websites.

  20. If possible, please add a tracking feature that allows one to see how many visitors haved “added to favorite” the site once they visit it. Thanks!

    1. Hi Ellie

      Sorry this is not possible. This operation is carried out in the browser and not associated with the site.

    1. This feature has recently been added. Go to “Popular pages” and then use the “Date selector”.

  21. the one feature I would like would be to be able to “hide” (somehow, a drilldown arrow, maybe?) my own activity from computers elsewhere in the house. The IP address that I’ve labeled “My upstairs mac” has a really, really long visitor path, and I am not at all interested in it. I’d like to be able to hit an arrow and condense it into just a bar, so I can get to the info I’m actually interested in.

    1. Hi Kelly
      This feature already exists. You can block your IP from your stats by clicking the little wrench to the right or your project, then “Edit settings”. Your IP is shown in the text in the “IP blocking” section. Copy & paste this into the box provided and then click “Edit Project”.

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