StatCounter Says NO!


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 😉


  1. THANK YOU!!

    The Lord must have guided me to your website and to the service afforded. God bless you at Statcounter.

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  3. Thank you for your integrity!
    (What a sneaky way to get us to the Blog…;-)
    Keep up the good work.

  4. respect to stat tounter for not naming names – i am happy to though.

    it’s sitemeter thats’ gone bad.

  5. Hi,

    Many thanks for being honnest!
    Can you please let me know who are those companies who say yes. I am working with differnt companies , with different counters in their websites…
    (as the one you see on )
    This will help me a lot.

    Didier Quelle

    NB: if this is confidential, please send that to my email…or at least give me some hints…

  6. Just another reason why you guys are absolutely the best.

    Thank you so much!!! 😀

  7. Thank you for keeping your service absent of surreptitiously and unsolicited material being introduce to the unwary web site owner. Your team has made it possible to maintain the freedom of choice by your open and fair transparency policy.

  8. Thank you so much for saying no. I prefer your service among others. And thank you for your continuous good service!

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  10. I’ve been using statcounter for nearly a year to watch my traffic and I absolutely love your service!

    Not only does it handle the large load of traffic I receive without any bugs, hitches, miscounts or crashes, but it provides me with a sense of comfort knowing my baby (website) is in such caring hands.

    When I heard that you had turned down the money-grubbing, privacy-invading, third-party advertising spammers to ensure that your users were kept in the best hands and kept tightly tucked away from all the personal invasions, I fell in love with statcounter even more!

    I refer you guys to everyone I talk to that owns a website so I can do my part in making sure they know there is a high-quality tracking server either free or paid that is more than willing to take care of them.

    Statcounter is absolutely, no-hands-down, the BEST tracking service in the world!

  11. sometimes is good to hear “NO”! thanks for your honesty, a rare quality in these days, especially in the net.

  12. This comment kinda late, but anyway… I’ve kinda been having a hard time choosing which services to use as there are a lot and i’m somewhat of a newbie in creating my own site, but after reading this blog… well… I’m so happy in choosing “STATCOUNTER” over the others!

  13. Thanks StatCounter. It would be nice to know the names of the company that took the $$$ so I can try to avoid them if possible.

  14. Thanks for keeping us free from the spyware! you provide a great service, and best of all, it is free to us!

  15. Thanks. Now all you need to do is update your akismet plugin to block posts like the one above.

  16. Thanks so much StatCounter. I appreciate your protection over your subscribers.

  17. Thanks for saying no. It’s refreshing to see that there are actually some businesses out there that still have good ethics. I’m in agreement with so many others here that privacy is of great importance to me! Thanks for the great work you’ve done, and keep it up! 8-|

  18. Just wanted to say thank you! Our privacy is constantly being invaded these days and it is nice to know that there are still organizations that have morals and ethics. Thanks again and have a great day! 🙂

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