Nasty Adverts – BE GONE!

Hi Folks,

Different adverts are shown on StatCounter in different parts of the world.

So, here in StatCounter HQ, we don’t actually get to see every single advert shown to our members.

We were VERY annoyed last night to discover that some nasty adverts had crept onto the StatCounter site… Please accept our apologies for this.

We HATE nasty site-invading ads and we don’t want them on StatCounter.

nasty advert

HUGE thanks are due to StatCounter member Mike Miller for alerting us to this problem and helping us to put it right ASAP.

Cheers Mike 😉

StatCounter advertising revenue is used to fund our free service – but we only want the nicest, best behaved ads on our site…

Nasty Adverts – BE GONE!!

58 comments on “Nasty Adverts – BE GONE!

  1. No nasty ads here in the UK as far as I can see. Just to repeat what many are saying…great service! Many thanks.

  2. I’ve seen some of those ads quite a few times on Statcounter, they drop down across a major portion of the page. They always seemed to be for auto manufacturers. They are annoying and seem to be everywhere these days, not just here.

    Thanks for the great service guys, I own a small webdesign company and I always set up all my customers with a Statcounter account for their new websites. That’s roughly 200 new signups for your service in just the last couple years.

  3. I was really a satisfied customer of statcounter service, its straight forward, easy to umderstand. However I was forced to remove statcounter code from my website when I saw a famous antispyware software (Spybot search and Destroy) giving a bad tag to statcounter cookies and showing it as a spying cookies.

    Any explanation to this pls as I still want to use statcounter over any other service no matter how much popularised and endorsed.

    StatCounter Team Response

    Hi MHK,

    StatCounter is NOT spyware, but sometime we are incorrectly labelled as that. We use a single cookie to track unique visitors to your site – and this information is provided to you and only you.

    If you need any further information, just let us know. We’d love to keep you as a member!

    All the best,

    The StatCounter Team

  4. Unfortunately, these tactics do work and people (presumably net newbies) click through and some presumably make a purchase based on this kind of marketing. As long as it brings in returns, advertisers will use this type of ploy, and there are always new internet users.

    Statcounter have taken the responsible approach by protecting visitors from this type of rubbish – well done!

  5. I believe these kind of ads are called “dynamic” ads or “dynamic” pop-ups. You’d think advertisers would learn by now just how much people hate those things. If anything, to me it’s anti-advertising; the more annoying the advert, the less likely I am to use the product or service they’re shilling!

  6. Amazing. I hated those ads (usually for some car company) but figured it was the type of nuisance I was supposed to put up with.

    It’s very impressive that StatCounter is so responsive to something that is simply annoying. This is a service that understands how important the user experience is.

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