Calling all Volunteers!!

Hi Folks,

New StatCounter System – In Beta

We have been working on the new and improved StatCounter SC4 system…now we need your help to test it.

A lot of changes have been made ‘under the hood’ and won’t be immediately apparent; however some of the immediate benefits include:

  • Faster Loading Keyword and Country Stats
  • Exit Link Stats
  • Download Stats

Testing… Testing… 123…

MOST importantly the new system paves the way for other exciting new features … so watch this space!

How do I try out SC4?

It’s easy!

You need to create a new test project. This code should be added underneath your existing StatCounter code.

Note that you should retain your existing StatCounter code for now… Once the new system is fully operational we’ll convert all projects over to SC4 automatically.

To get started:

  • Login to StatCounter with the “remember me” option
  • Point your browser at this URL
    http://my.statcounter.com/project/standard/add.php?sc4=1
  • If successful the form should now read “BETA TEST SC4 PROJECT SETTINGS” then proceed as normal to install this new code below your current code.

(Note that if you logout and login again you will be directed back to the current StatCounter system.)

Thanks for your help with this – and we’d be delighted to have your feedback posted to the comments of this blog post.

UPDATE: Thanks for all the feedback so far. As the comments are getting a bit crowded we’ve created a new forum for you to discuss your ideas. Please click here to get talking about SC4! (Note: you need to register a forum account in order to post.)

Let the testing begin!

StatCounter Team

555 comments on “Calling all Volunteers!!

  1. Looked interesting, so I signed up, and put the Beta code in a separate “space” on the bottom of some of my pages.

    Visitor Map says I’m in Texas…

    I noticed, while configuring my counter, that the example counter wasn’t showing up…

  2. Exit links will make statcounter number one in my book. will this be available in the free version or are we demoing paid version features? We will give this a go for a few days and post a review @ http://www.askTheAdmin.com . we have used many different programs but have always came back to statcounter!

    we are really feeling these improvements!

    One.

  3. hi we configured the beta counter [invisible] + [public] stats with plans to post the beta statcounter url link in our sidebar styled “statcounter beta’ for visitors to click on and see the new beta features. (we have our regular statcounter configured the same way) however, the url is not allowing visitors to see the stats – visitors are seeing the ‘not logged on’ prompt instead.

  4. Love the Exit Link feature — I’ve always wondered whether anyone was bothering to click through all the hyperlinks I embed in my blog posts.

    A few items that need to be tweaked:

    * The IP Blocking does not appear to be working properly when an IP range is entered using asterisks. (I entered the blocking range the exact same way it appears in a current SC3 project, where it continues to work successfully.)

    * “Search Engine Wars” link in left navbar appears to point to stats from existing project in SC3, rather than project tracked with SC4 beta code.

    Thanks for the nice work.

    P.S. Heads up, everyone — there appears to be a Chinese bot scanning this page for links.

  5. Interesting, just now under “recent came from” a visitor from this blog page was recorded in the OLD counter but not in the NEW one even though the code is right below. Otherwise, 19 came froms where recorded in the New one, with 21 recent came froms counted in the new one, for the same time frame.

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