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
  • 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


  1. So far it seems to be significantly more accurate in reporting browser, OS, and resolution data. However, I too have noticed that it still tracks my “blocked” address (i.e. my own ip), inflating my stats, but since my website is merely a blog, no biggie there until you get it fixed. I am also confused, as are many users above, about finding the exit links feature… where is it?

    Other than that, looks great. Great work, keep it up!!

  2. var features = null;

    function goWin( url )
    features = “status=no,resizable=no,scrollbars=0,menubar=no,addressbar=0,width=620,height=675″;
    win =, ”, features);

    I’m using this script in my new site at:

    still in construction and I did install the new code put then the script stop working.
    It works with the old code.

    Any one know if I’m doing something rung?


  3. The new beta version is better than old one If I use “Stop logging my visits” the “Statcounter image” is no longer present on the concerning webpages. The fact is every one know about statcounter. Is it a bug or is it fixed

  4. Folks you are losing sight of what this blog post is about and what is beta testing.

    Please don’t bring up irrelevant side issues and other features you want to see here.

    This is strictly for testing the beta tracker’s basic functionality. As I said the basic functionality is getting the log straight. All other things are reports (filtering the log data by this or that criterion) and can be tinkered with later. If the log is 100% correct then reporting can be improved on LATER.

    It is not about learning how to build web pages, how to add code to your web pages, nor how to interpret the statcounter stats.

  5. gerçekten çok kaliteli hizmet veriyo tüm çalışanlarına teşekkürler.

  6. It seems my own IP address keeps showing up despite the block in place. Other than that, this is a sweet improvement all around!

  7. I don’t see any issues/bugs/problems so far (only a few images/graphic that are broken, but I am not sure if it has something to do with the beta test, I have the same issue with the actual one)

    What I think will be really useful is to have the amount of visitors per exit link. It is useful in terms of knowing how many visitors used the same exit link. It could be another feature: “Popular exit links”

  8. For more then three years now, Statcounter has been the favourite piece of code for all my webpages across various sites. Yet again, I have installed the same in my latest venture, . I am more then Happy 🙂 to participate in the new development at the our loved statCounter.
    I wish you a good luck.

  9. Hey there folks.
    Let me start by saying I am an avid fan of Statcounter, and my web guy said this is the best out there in the current market, and I trust his judgement. I certainly want to stay with Statcounter unless I can get better customer service somewhere else.

    I just read the comments above, and I’m definitely a process improvement geek, and I am always willing to volunteer for a good cause. Apparently, Christina, above gets it on many levels, and has had the guts to speak her mind honestly. So my comments are sent to you with pure intent (not strings attached) and for the purpose of helping you help me. So here goes. This is my wish list.

    1. I am not a computer whiz. I can barely log in properly to look at my stats and see if I can make sense of them. My webguy set this up in a few minutes, and I have to go back to him to add each new page to my website. That can take a few days, because he is busy, and as fast as I am making process improvements to my website, a couple of days means a lot to me.

    2. With the above in mind, can you put up a tab for STATCOUNTER for DUMMIES, that will outline everything a newbee needs to know to set it up themselves? I will agree to test the beta for that, but I will be brutally honest with my comments.

    3. I see all the lines beside an entry, but like some of the folks above, I am not sure how to read what each line means. I see that there is a pop-up when you hit a subject on the left hand column, but is doesn’t give enough info for a newbee to know what it really means. Is there a way to either add more to the pop-up, or have it take you to a more indepth definition?

    4. Someone like me needs a glossary of terms that you use throughout the tutorials etc. I am not familiar with what some of the abbreviations mean or how they effect what I might try to do. Along these same lines, the tutorials need to be labeled with universal words. I put in search words that many times come up with –nothing found.

    5. My key purpose for having a counter is to see if the universe is getting the messages in my book. I would love to not sweat the details, but there is an assumption that all the details/statistics mean something that, at this point, I don’t know whether people are getting the messages, or I am just entertaining myself with my own words.

    Whoever can help me with the answers to the questions above will be my hero of the week. And I hope if you really are into customer service, I can get a personal reply. I will beta test from a dummy standpoint after I have a comfort level that I won’t mess up the data that is already there. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t know how to fix it by myself anyway.

    Hang on to me Mary

  10. Was the project name “test” supposed to change automatically to “BETA TEST SC4 PROJECT SETTINGS”? Mine continues with the name “test”!

  11. As usual I only concentrate on Recent Pageloads since that is the log itself. Anything else can be fine-tuned later, as long as the logging is the same.

    I see 3 main issues right away:

    1) There is an apparent time stamp difference of about 1 minute between matching hits for servers c3 (my old ttracker) and c34 (my beta project) with c34 being earlier than c3. I placed the beta counter after the one on c3 so the difference isn’t due to the beta counter loading later in the page – in any case 1minutes is a long time difference for what would be at most a second.

    2) I have some hits that I see in the regular counter but not in the beta one and vice versa, sufficiently far apart (and different IP’s and countries) so it’s not a server clock difference. I wonder if it’s possible some visitor have c3 blocked and other have c34 blocked in theri hosts file or other security settings, but not both.

    3) I seem to have more hits recorded with the beta tracker for the same IP address than with the old tracker

    I have a nagging feeling that to be able to test more accurately we would have to have the 2 projects on the same server, but using different scripts, so as to eliminate discrepancies due to visitors blocking one server but not the other.

    Another little thing is that exit links don’t seem to be part of Recent Pageloads information. I can see there would be some difficulty in figuring out how to carry a blank line for all hits form one visitor for the purpose of maybe showing eventually some info for the last hit whre an external link might have been clicked – and with that a different time stamp.

  12. Hi!
    I was happy to try out the new beta code, but it instantly makes my site incredibly slow to load. The status bar read ‘reading’ and seemed to be bottlenecking the normal page load. I’m running a wordpress based gallery which is very image intensive, so I can’t afford slow page loads and have had to remove the beta code.
    I’ll maybe try it again in a couple of weeks to see if you’ve ironed it out some by then, until then I’ll stick with the tried and tested version 😉

  13. Finally, exit links 🙂 It works great!
    It would be even better if the exit links are visible under “visitor paths” , “drill down” and “magnify user” so that we can see if someone clicks a few exit links..

  14. One Doubt/PROBLEM!

    The doubt is at 12midnite the pageviews counter closes for the day and the next day opens. so the previous and the beta will start with 0. i checked for pageviews this evening and found the beta counter having 200 pageviews less than old!!!!!!!!!!

  15. I cannot access to the beta tester.
    My firefox cannot save the cookie.
    How to test the beta?
    I’d like to try the beta

  16. I have also installed and used in my sites. If anything goes off the track, i’ll definitely inform you.

    I also tried to install in my blog but again thought otherwise not to reveal my visitor stats.


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