Conversion Update!

Hi all,

We’d like to take this opportunity to update you about the conversion to the new SC4 system and also answer some queries that have arisen.

  • Do I need to install new code to use SC4?
    No! All existing StatCounter projects will be converted to SC4 so that all members will be able to enjoy the new features available.
  • I installed the beta code – what do I do about this?
    When your standard StatCounter code is converted to SC4, you can simply delete the old beta code on your site. This is because your standard StatCounter code will start to collect all the new stats previously only available with the beta code.
  • Why can’t I see download stats or exit links in my stats yet?
    Only one of our 40+ partitions has yet been converted to the new SC4 system. Once your partition is converted, then you will be able to enjoy the new stats!
  • What partitions have been converted so far?
    Partition 3 (c4) is the only partition to have been fully converted as at July 11, 2008. Updates about conversion of further partitions will be posted in the Service Status area of our forum.
  • But I want to see download stats/exit links NOW!!
    If you want to start tracking downloads or exit links immediately, then you could consider setting up a new project and adding a second lot of StatCounter code to your site. All new projects generated are automatically created on the new SC4 system. When your standard StatCounter code is converted to the new system, you can then simply delete the temporary code you added.
  • Why is conversion taking so long?!
    Converting a full partition takes approximately one week due to the volume of historical data which has to be processed. Conversion of the first partition took extra time as we had to tread carefully and heavily monitor the conversion to make sure that nothing untoward or unexpected happened.
    We are now in talks with a number of data centers in order to locate the best equipment, service level agreements and prices – continued conversion is postponed until we reach agreements with some of these third parties.
  • Is there anything that StatCounter members can do to help?
    We are already so grateful for the help we receive from so many of our members – your unfailing encouragement and support are invaluable. In addition though, if anyone can recommend and provide contact details for colocation or datacenters, we’d be delighted if you could post the information below!


  1. I noticed the new download stats one day for the first time on one of my Statcounter projects. I thought I’d dreamed seeing these stats when I went looking for them again a few days later and they weren’t there :). I was wondering what was going on – but my question was answered above – thanks.


  2. Statcounter is the best free counter. i tried many in the past and am happy with statcounter.

  3. Statcounter is by far the best free counter i have come across for accuracy, ease of use and understanding. It would be a great bonus to have something like “number of people adding the webpage to their favorites” like in Awstats. Great work

  4. I use Stat Counter daily (probably multiple times with a couple of sites). Love the tool and appreciate your work.

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  6. I love the new version! thanks! The exit link is one of the most useful feature I have ever seen.

  7. Thanks guys the new versions is great.
    The exit link is cool as I can now see what affiliate click thrus I am getting.

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    Take a look at the site.

    Regards James.

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  10. We love . We beleive it has the most accurate search’s on the internet. We are enjoying top placement for the credit card site. We have been in business for 8 going on 9 years its great when the new search engine making tons of waves recognizes us. We love statcounter over goog stats. Best of luck to both in 2009. Feel free to visit us .

  11. Argh…I am getting antsy for the update…I know this is free but the suspense is killing me! I hope my projects are converted over soon!

  12. So how many partitions are there to be converted?

    Do you think it would be quicker for me to set up a new counter?

  13. I LOVE the new features. I can’t wait for my sites on the old counter to be updated. Thank you for making all of this available. You have the best product I have seen.

  14. @”Advertising Agency”: Why in the world would anyone prefer Sitemeter to Statcounter?

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