Calling all US Online Retailers!!

Hi folks,

We would like to do a profile on one of you, our members, for marketing purposes. This will be a win-win situation, with both you and us getting some publicity from the interview!

Specifically we’re looking for an online retailer that is based in the United States.
The profile will be based on an interview, so if you don’t like talking on the phone, then this is not for you!

If you’re interested, please post here and tell us:

  • A bit of information about your business
  • How using StatCounter has helped improve your business, specifically:
    • What stats do you look at most often and why?
    • How do the stats help you?
    • How often do you check your stats?

    Don’t forget to put your email address and URL in the relevant boxes below. We might need to contact you! 😉

    We need to get moving on this as soon as possible, so the sooner we hear from you the better! If you have any questions, please post them below.

    Thanking you!

    UPDATE: The interviewee will be chosen from the sites currently listed below. New posts will not be put forward for this particular profile. Thanks!

    91 comments on “Calling all US Online Retailers!!

    1. Hi, if I’m reading this correctly, you are no longer accepting submissions for this interview, but I wanted to let you know directly how valuable statcounter has been for my small business. We’ve grown a thousand fold over the last two years and I attribute a huge percentage of that growth to statcounter. We use it to track trends, determine what consumers are thinking, and help us target our audience better. In terms of SEO, there’s no better tool than statcounter.

      We check our stats probably 20 times a day. It’s that important, and that useful. So thank you a thousand times for this wonderful service!!!

    2. What stats do you look at most often and why?
      When I log into Statcounter I look first at the visitor path. Mainly to see if certain customers have looked at their specific images. Then I go to recent visitors to see where people have been viewing my site from. I have had hits from over 45 of the fifty states and over 50 countries from every corner of the world. I also use this to see how people are getting to my site. What Keywords they are using in their searches. Lastly I check the Keyword searches to see what specific Keywords are being used and how often. After I see the Keywords used I compare them to the Keywords on my site. I then adjust the Keywords on my site to better meet the searches which places me higher in the search engines thus getting more hits on my site.

      How do the stats help you? As I have stated in the above paragraph I am able to adjust my Keywords on my site to better meet the searches which places me higher in the search engines thus getting more hits on my site. Without Statcounter I would not have the ability to do this so quickly and easily.

      How often do you check your stats? I check Statcounter several times each day to watch the numbers grow. I still get a thrill watching how many times a day people are checking my sites. In just over a year my Pro Rodeo Pix website ( has become one of the top 5 rodeo photo websites in the world. Rodeo contestants are on the move constantly year round to compete at different rodeos around the United States. Most photographers have books they take to each rodeo for the contestants to view their photos. I post my photos online on my own shopping site allowing the contestants to view and order their photos 24/7 through the website. Because of the abilities Statcounter provides I am able to tweek the site on the fly to meet the needs of my rodeo customers who are like the wind, always on the move..

      I have been using Statcounter on my other website for several years. This was the main reason I chose Statcounter for my Pro Rodeo Pix website.

      I would love to be interviewed by Statcounter and let the world know how it works for my business.

    3. And last but not least,

      What stats do you look at most often and why?
      When I personally log into StatCounter, my first instinct is to click the bar graph icon and view our daily hits/unique visitors/returning visitors. Second to that, I usually end up clicking “Visitor Paths” to see where our most recent visitors have been, how long they visited each page and where they were going…

      The ability to see where they came from allows me to check various forums throughout the internet and see just who may be providing some valuable links to our website.

      How do the stats help you?
      StatCounter’s stats enable us to design our website around the customers. I’ve seen many of pages on our site have a quick bounce rate, just because of some lack of information, product image, or some general error. When dealing with several thousand pages, that’s the nature of the game. StatCounter helps us to eliminate these holes and be more productive, informative…and helps our revenue. The fact that StatCounter does all of this for free, with detailed logging for the previous 500 hits is reason enough alone for anybody to give it a try and see how they like it.

      How often do you check your stats?
      Everyday. Usually 3 – 5 times per day, sometimes even more. StatCounter is very lightweight and fast to load, meaning that I can check my stats when I’m in a hurry. There’s no complicated flash scripts to load. StatCounter provides a lean, mean no BS approach to serious websites out there. We’ve used other website statistic programs, and StatCounter has proven by far to be the best all-around application…and it’s free.

      HelmetHead Cycle Gear™ ( is an online leader in motorcycle accessories. StatCounter has helped promote our growth for the past year and a half, and it’s a service that we depend on as we develop our website applications. StatCounter lets us know just who likes the changes, and who doesn’t.

    4. StatCounter has given us the tools to not only monitor all traffic activity, but has also enabled us to spot several hacking attempts against our web server!

      Our daily hits have increased by 300% since this time last year, and we expect exponential leaps in the upcoming months thanks to the information that we have been able to assess from the StatCounter web site.

      This has been the best solution, by far, which we have found for doing web site analysis, and we appreciate this valuable application and what it is doing for our business.

      Many thanks,

      Jeremy Harris
      Web Designer / Programmer

    5. My 10 sites are blogs, not retail, but ultimately there is a promotional bent. I am a writer and artist looking for exposure and feedback. It is very helpful to know how many visitors there are, which pages they view, and where they are from. I only wish there was a way to exclude our IP address from the statistics.

      StatCounter Team Response:

      Robert – OF COURSE you can exclude your IP address from your stats! Log in to StatCounter, click the wrench icon beside your project and go to edit settings. That’s where you’ll find the option to block IP addresses. Hope this helps!

      Thanks for your support!

    6. StatCounter Team,

      I want to thank you for making it easier for me to help my DSL and broadband customers find the high speed Internet products and providers they want online. Without StatCounter I would never have had the essential information or web tracking tools to start my online business. I’ve been a long time advocate and subscriber to StatCounter, so it’s great to see Aodhan’s idea still growing. I’d wager to say that has truly become the preferred way for webmasters to “read the tea leaves” of their specific industry or niche.

      – Colin McGrath

    7. I just wanted to add that the most important feature of for us is the ability to follow the link of entry back to the search engine to view the placement of our site for the keyword used.
      No matter how adept one thinks they are at SEO… if the keywords you think are going to generate traffic do not bring in the customers, then using statcounter to gauge your success is invaluable.
      We can have the most original and best dog breed designs on the market today, but without the traffic, it is for naught.
      I can not even imagine how any business online could grow without the use of a tracker. And by far, is the best tracker available.

      DL Boes

    8. Our online shop specializes in dog breed apparel and gift merchandise for 225 dog breeds. has been on our site since inception. It is by far the most useful tool that any online business can utilize to grow and increase sales.
      Our entire business depends on exposure through search engines and use of SEO to get our clientelle to our site. Our ability to track the entry points, and visitors paths gives us insight on which keywords are working, and also which pages need improving to gain the traffic that is vital to any online endevor.
      With a dog breed gift shop, it is not just getting dog lovers as a whole to our store, but targeting 225 different groups. Each page and breed, must be examined constantly to keep up with trends for that particular visitor’s interests.
      The use of statcounter to track each targeted group is an invaluable service that has enabled us to grow from invisibility, to a viable contender for the dog breed apparel market.
      Thank you statcounter!

      Dogs by Dezign

    9. – is your online source for affordable and trendy fashion jewelry

      * What stats do you look at most often and why?
      I look at visitor activity so I can see if they went on to purchase or if they didnt and if so where did they leave.

      * How do the stats help you?

      I am a single mother and my budget is tight so I made this page myself. I started to notice that people would come in and leave once they got to the about me section and I could not figure out why. I went to check and my page did not update like it was suppose to. This truly saved me from losing any more business. Thnaks to Statcounter!!!!

      * How often do you check your stats?

      Once a day.

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