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. I cannot help but smile — thanks for saying NO. I heart StatCounter, keep up the great work 🙂

  2. Luv ya statcounter, you’re the best among the best! Keep it going… and we’ll stay by you :)))

  3. Thanks StatCounter! You are fab!!

    It’s a shame you can’t name and shame! I am very happy with the statcounter service its the best!!



  4. You are great. Thanks so much. Please stay that way. I would prefer to pay you if necessary, rather than see you as crooks.

    Kind regards from Amsterdam.

  5. Thanks, Statcounter!

    My website is just for me and my family and I would not like others to interfere with it.

    Kind regards, Ingrid
    * nice blog!!!*

  6. Thats Wonderful!

    My salutes to you. I beleive that the best things in the world comes for free. Thanks for keeping away from these spyware parasites.

    There are so many other good ways to make money.

    Keep up your good work

  7. Great Job.

    Thank a lot. Proud of using stat counter.

    Keep it Up.

    Warm Regards,

  8. Thank you for this decision and your excellent service! Keep up the good work!

  9. Let’s make sure the Digg community knows about this.

  10. hi,
    thanks a lot for great service.
    this keeps your members trust you more.
    thants why i feel happy to refer statcounter to all my friends and client websites.
    thanks again.

  11. Thank you for saying no! and Thanks for your great service.

    Statcounter is the best site for seeing where website visitors are coming from.

  12. Psst, I know the counter that took the cookie offer and big thumbs down. I visit a site that has it and has the upgraded version which costs them over $20 a month and to add insult to injury they now have the cookie which also tries to redirect them to a strange website – that is when the website LOADS. It gets worse because their site is tied in to a web designer who now charges them to remove the counter code which holds the cookie.

  13. Thanks for resisting the offer. It is rare that to find free service providers like you nowadays. Keep up the good job 😉

    StatCounter forever!

  14. It’s good to know that SOMEONE still gives a damn. Thanks for standing your ground on this one.

    And THANKS for the great free tools!

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