StatCounter Says NO!

Folks,

A few months back, StatCounter was approached by an advertiser, offered lots of $$$, and asked to include a spyware cookie on all of our member sites…we refused on the spot.

You install StatCounter to track visitors to your site NOT to open yourself and your visitors up to being spied upon by phantom advertising corporations.

It appears, however, that other players in the world of webstats were happy to take up this offer…

We were shocked to discover just today that another well known stats provider is allowing up to 9 cookies to be installed in the browser of every visitor that hits one of their member websites. This means that the provider is making money by transmitting data on you and your visitors to a third party advertiser. Not only that, but to add insult to injury, the cookies are causing the member websites to load very slowly too.

In light of this, StatCounter wants to assure you that we track your visitors for you, only you and not any one else.

Which provider would you prefer??

StatCounter says No!

By the way, welcome to our new blog πŸ˜‰


1,030 comments on “StatCounter Says NO!

  1. Whoa, I mean, honestly, I kinda just picked you guys ’cause, well, you were the first I came to that worked on a consistent basis. Boy am I glad I did. Thanks peeps.

    And as much as I yearn to know the name of the other company as well, I understand why you don’t give the name, and it makes you rock even more. (Even though I soooo want to know… okay, I can live, I’ll go back to studying my stats now. Oh, and cool blog guys!! :))

  2. Thanks for sticking to your principles StatCounter, and thanks for such a great product! It’s the best on the Web.

    Oh, and I like the cool new blog too. πŸ™‚

  3. Well done StatCounter for having the balls to say no! You already provide a top quality service and should be commended for your recent efforts of slowing the spying problem that dogs the commercial internet.

  4. Hi Ann,

    Sorry!

    We think it would be bad form to be naming and shaming our competitors.

    THEY know who they are!!

    StatCounter Team

  5. Hi Max,

    Sorry to hear that. We’re going to send you an email to discuss this further. StatCounter sometimes gets flagged INCORRECTLY as spyware. Any time this happens, it’s great to hear about it. That means we can fix it!

    Talk to you soon.

    StatCounter Team

  6. Good on you. I’m confused though. Since last week, when I try to use Statcounter to check my stats while I’m at my place of work, it says you contain spyware and won’t let me in. Is this due to an overactive firewall or something?

  7. Thanks for saying no. I’m sure there will be alot more sites using statcounter in future once they find out that other webstat services are using spy cookies. Keep up the great job!

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