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!

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  1. Thanks so much for saying NO!! Am glad and grateful to be one of StatCounter’s avid users..

    Ganbei, statcounter!!!

  2. MtoC – helloo??????

    the post two above yours tells you who it is that’s gone bad = sitemeter 4 eva!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. THANK YOU. This was indeed the right choice. STATCOUNTER is the best webstat service in the world.

  4. besides using statcounter, i also using other stats from other provider, it is good to know your guys do a good job for not installing the spy cookies. but i am interested to know , who are the other providers using it ?

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  6. As I just said over on Bent Corner (the blog that exposed the details & whole story):

    Use statcounter. They are the best.

    INTEGRITY rules!


    Those companies who give in to the temptation to scam the public with hidden spyware and malware, WILL BE EXPOSED quickly…

    And those companies will die a quick and painful death.

    How many people are going to be recommending — what’s it called? — Site Meter?

    It’s history. And no one will ever remember it even existed.

  7. i love your service and i have referred many friends and businesses to your service because i am so happy with it. Thank you for keeping your integrity and allowing us to keep our privacy – it’s amazing the damage those cookies can do to a system in terms of performance. THANKS AGAIN!!!! I am sure the money would have been nice, but we all appreciate your desire to serve your customers. tl

  8. Thank You

    Sometimes its hard enough to get customers to visit a website and should it get out that there is a third party spying on them say good buy to all visits all together.

    You ‘guys’ are great!!!

  9. you have done a good job for not to be evil 🙂

  10. Thanks StatCounter! You have gone above and beyond to show that you are a company with high standards and highly trustworthy. Way to go!

    I love that you offer a free service as well as very affordable paid services. I have both, one account through work and one account for my personal sites and other sites I build “on the side.”

    I love all the statistical information you offer and can’t help but check them every other day!

  11. It is never too late to say thanks so…..

    Thank you – It is much appreciated!

  12. It’s OK you had said NO…

    But it’s not good that you said anothers stat-sites had say yes if you don’t tell us wichs…

    It seems to be a lie all of this…

    Sorry my english, I am from Argentina…

  13. I know I’m a little late, but : great!

    It’s what I expect from a good service, one that holds true to the word they give. And it’s how I would react in the same conditions. That’s why I feel statcounter is the best choice!

  14. Thanks! The same great service from years ago has only gotten better.

    And contrary to what the media says, integrity DOES matter. Thanks for giving us more reason to recommend you to friends.

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