Attack of Nasty Ads!


As different adverts are shown on StatCounter in different parts of the world, here in StatCounter HQ, we don’t actually get to see every single advert shown to our members… and although we try hard to screen all ads BEFORE they are are shown on StatCounter, some nasty ads do slip through the net

nasty-ad-small1In the last 24 hours we have heard reports that some nasty auto-expanding ads have been shown on StatCounter. We do apologise for this. We are investigating this with a view to removing all offending adverts ASAP and thanks are due to StatCounter members Gordon and Tony for their quick action in alerting us to this issue.

While we rely on our advertising revenue to fund our free service, we only want the nicest, best behaved ads on our site. Thanks for your patience as we work to fix this issue.

We believe we have traced and removed the source of the offending ads. Please post here if you continue to see any nasty ads and give us the following information:

• Ad position – top or side
• url where ad is being seen
• screenshot of ad
• geo location where ad was seen
• Click url of ad

Please also take a screenshot of the ad and we will contact you directly to retrieve the image from you. Many thanks!

123 comments on “Attack of Nasty Ads!

  1. As of today AVG software is freaking out over what seems to be a hidden Yahoo-sourced bit of code involving an iframe when I log in. I’ve had to fight with their software to view anything…. I can’t tell if it’s tied to ads but I only went around it ’cause I trust your site. Don’t know how many others are running away.

    StatCounter Team Response:

    Thanks for the information Brian – we’ll investigate this as a matter of urgency.

  2. I didn’t see any nasty ads on the Statcounter yet.
    May be because I don’t pay enough attetion on them.
    But, any way, it’s very good care about us and
    I’ll help to sort out nasty items and clean them up.

  3. I think you guys are AWESOME and there is not a day that goes by that I do not check my stats! I love the detailed reports. It really helps me out with my business. Thanks a bunch!

  4. Hi Guys….. and thanks, never seen any bad ad’s but a while ago I had a problem viewing Statcounter due to over aggressive Panda virus system and you spent some time telling me how to get around it, and I forgot to come back and say thanks, so THANKS!

    Great service!


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