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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  2. Great to hear! I’ve used Statcounter for quite some time now and will continue to do so in the future!

  3. Once again, your services have proved to be top notch. Thanks for continuing to do so with integrity.

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  5. Thank you kindly for thinking more highly of your subscribers than to give out our information. We need all the help we can get to keep us safe!

  6. Excellent decision and one of the reasons I hope to upgrade my counter to a paid one shortly. Nice to see someone is still ethical πŸ˜›

  7. exelente opcion. los felicito por su profesionalismo y pricipalmente por el servicio de gran calidad que brindan. podrian tener la pagina en ingles o soporte para saber cuales son las mejorias que me da si pago el servicio.
    muchas gracias


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  9. All statcounter has to do now is increase their FREE log sizes by a factor of 10x. Then they’d be the best!

    Also, I have about 10 domains it’d be nice to have a “sum” feature adding all the hits from all the sites.

    STATCOUNTER is very nice – Borat

  10. Thanks for saying “NO” I would have to stop using Statcounter if there was spyware associated with it.

    It’s nice to know you’re still a clean, safe, free, easy service.

    Thanks for being ethical Statcounter – in you we trust!

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