Beta Update!

Hi all,

Firstly we want to thank all of you for your help so far with the new SC4 beta project – your feedback is invaluable and we are so grateful for the time you take to help us out. πŸ™‚

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Work continues on the beta project and we wanted to update you on progress:

  • Reliability and accuracy
  • We’re very pleased to let you know that we have been ironing out various bugs and other issues which were causing some trouble initially…the “new” StatCounter numbers should now be recording the same (or more!) hits than the “old” system. (The new system is even more fast-loading than our current system – this enables us to give you information even on visitors who drop by your site for the shortest time.)

  • Exit Links on the Magnify Page
  • Exits links have now been added to the “magnify” page – this allows you to see where individual visitors went when they left your site. (IP Blocking for the exit links has also been enabled!)

    In addition to the above, we’ve been working on new features and improvements and we’ll be in touch about these as they are released.

    Please continue to keep us posted with your views, thoughts and ideas about the beta – you can post here in the blog or you can register for our forum and post your feedback there.

    Thanks again for all the help so far folks – please keep it up!!

    Sincerely,

    The men (& women!) hard at work at StatCounter πŸ˜‰

    PS: You can still sign up for the beta project here!

    PPS: Good luck to any women proposing today, given the day that’s in it!

    87 comments on “Beta Update!

    1. StatCounter ROCKS!!!
      It is the best stats tool I have seen, and that too for free.
      Its a generous move to increase log size to 500 from 100 for free users.
      And, hope this beta will rock too!!

    2. [the β€œnew” StatCounter numbers should now be recording the same (or more!) hits than the β€œold” system.]

      Typically, you heap unjustified praise upon yourselves when you should be listening to user feedback.

      SC4 is in fact recording only 20 PERCENT of the hits on my site that the original Statcounter records.

      Here’s a suggestion: Make the product work before you start telling us how great you are.

      StatCounter Team Response:

      Hello slob!

      I’m afraid I don’t see how we are heaping praise on ourselves…we’re just trying to keep our members up-to-date! A beta system is only “in testing” – it’s not intended to be the final product.

      As you quoted, the “new” system should be recording the same (or more) hits than the “old” system. If this is not your experience, then we’d like to investigate the problem. Perhaps you might post back here and include a link to your site? That way we can look into your account to find the problem.

      Thanks for your feedback!

    3. I have used statcounter since its early days. Anyone serious about their stats needs exit links. It is a better measure of traffic quality than entry pages!

    4. I respectfully withdraw the comment immediately above this one regarding the “Visitor Paths”. I wrote it before I discovered that the Exit Links have been incorporated in the Visitor Paths view. That’s something I was hoping you would do. Thanks!

    5. If I’m viewing “Visitor Paths” and I click a magnifying glass, I do NOT see that visitor’s exit links. If I’m viewing some other listing such as Pageloads and I click on a magnifying glass, then I sometimes see the visitor’s exit links, but not always.

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