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. WHy are people not more up in arms about this???

    The bad crowd should be exposed! Why aren’t people writing about this?

    Journos – if any of you are listening it’s your moral duty to save people from the clutches of these unscrupulous sites. TELL EVRYONE YOU KNOW!

    All credit to the original and best,!

  2. StatCounter is great! I do admit to running two stat counters due to some areas of my site not being onvered by StatCounter …my own reasons
    but stat counter rules supreme

  3. Amigos, muchísimas gracias STATCOUNTER por vuestro NO! Esto significa que mi confianza en vosotros no ha sido en vano : ) Vuestro servicio es el mejor sin duda y con este “NO” the best ever! THANK YOU for you very excellent work.


    Ghanem : )

  4. Well done guys, thanks for saying “NO” We use Statcounter to track all our websites including but not limited to: & ….. Your services enable us to adjust our marketing efforts accordingly, and i cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Keep up the good work guys!

  5. Nice site. Thank you:-) laptop

  6. thanks for saying no and providing such a great free service.

    u r all great guys, i love u all ^_^

  7. Aodhan,

    I’m delighted with your stance. You’re a credit to the Internet industry. Search engine marketing wouldn’t be the same without you.

  8. Thanks a lot….STATCOUNTER……you guys are doing very great work, very easy to operate, good service provider and very good customer relationship has been maintained by SAYING NO!!!!

  9. Hello Statcouter,

    Great service congrads on your reward Keep up the goodwork.


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