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!

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1,030 Comments

  1. Gentlemen
    Well done. In this era of trick the customer with some free offer you guys should be very proud of what you are doing. I have used your sercices for quite some time and all the information is valuable, actually priceless if you are useing email to promote.
    Keep up the good work and you will continue to have many believers as satisfied members.
    Thanks
    Randy

  2. This is exactly one of the reasons why I love StatCounter and never think of changing it.

    You are the best!

  3. I was just thinking how some new websites are popping up these days which offer free website tracking service with lots of flashy graphics in dash board and lots of bells n wistles, how they got money to maintain their site? I got the answer now ๐Ÿ˜€ better stay away from them and stick to reliable service like statcounter.

  4. I started my blog about a year ago and was using BlogExplosion’s counter system until it crashed. I did some searching and saw a few recommendations for StatCounter, so I decided to try it out for a while. I was thoroughly impressed with the service and information available to me that I kept it. Seeing this news just makes me feel better about the decision I made to stay with you, and about the integrity of the people here.

    Thank you very much for making such a great tool available for us.

    E

  5. Good job on this, guys. There are way too many immoral, greedy people out there, and it’s nice to know that there’s a statistics service we can count on to be clean and effective. Keep it up.

  6. I have been a grateful and loyal user for over three years. I recommend you to everyone. This is why.

    Thank you.

    All the best,
    CLKL

  7. Thank you for saying NO. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    I do not understand why people want to spy on others. Figures and stats are freely available. Just ask people to join you, rather than doing it behind their backs. That way you can get everything you need and probably more.

    Thank you for saying NO. Thank you. thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Judeline Meintjes

  8. hi guys; like the cartoon-like email!
    i can scarce believe other tracking websites *agreed* to put, well, spyware on their clients’ websites… is this legal?… guess so…
    but how awful. this should be widely published.
    thank you guys
    keep up the good work!

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