A Facelift for StatCounter!

Hi all,

StatCounter Facelift!
We’re currently updating StatCounter – the new site will have a fresh, modern look; it will be more user-friendly and hopefully will make using StatCounter an even better experience. Our new interface will also give us flexibility to continue to improve the service we offer.

Help Please!
Internal testing of the new site has been ongoing for some time… but NOW we need YOUR HELP!

We’d love to get feedback from a really broad range of people from beginners, all the way up to advanced users.

It would also be great to hear from anyone with a blog or website, who is NOT yet using StatCounter but would like to join up.

So, if you would like to have an input into the new StatCounter design then please apply for beta access here!

Please note that while we are hoping to get as much feedback as possible, we may not be able to offer access to everyone who applies. We do, however, sincerely appreciate every single offer of assistance – StatCounter couldn’t be what it is today without the support and loyalty of you, our members.

IN DUBLIN?!
We would also be delighted to welcome any volunteers to our Dublin office to test the new site in person. If you’re in or around Dublin over the next few weeks and you have some time to spare, then we’d love to hear from you!

Questions, comments and suggestions welcome below.

156 comments on “A Facelift for StatCounter!

  1. Statcounter is great and very very useful.

    However, I have also noticed that I am being logged out after a very few minutes these last 3 days. Instead of being able to adjust settings to not log my visits with a simple insertion of my IP + check mark, this is now requiring constant adjustments. Yesterday I was updating two new pages and went to SC to check and all my visits were logged. I then had to reset the stats, which is fine, but this wasn’t happening before. It’s getting to be a bit of a juggling act now.

    Best Regards, JJ

  2. I think the site looks good and functions well just the way it is. I’ve never wished for anything different.

    I applaud your efforts to make the site even better, but sometimes making something better inadvertently introduces a whole new set of unanticipated problems and bugs. I know you guys will avaoid that, right?

    Thanks for such a great tool!

    1. Hi Chuck,

      Thanks for your concern – please know that we are working hard to minimise any “teething” problems with our new site.

  3. I think that the current layount and speed is very good. I hope the new site will be as fast 🙂

  4. when GeoCities went belly up (in Oct. last year) I had to relocate (find another host for) my web sites. But I still want to keep my old stats info. Can I have my new sites stats regularly displayed AND save my old sites (stats) info in a folder?

    Great job, guys. Keep up the good work!

    Dan

  5. I use (and pay for) StatCounter for information about my website…….and NOT as a source of entertainment.

    Undoubtedly, you may not want to support two formats (old & new)…….but you should seriously consider doing so. Advanced users may crave for “more”………..but I suspect most of us are perfectly happy with what we have now.

    Look at it this way………..after all these years….how would you react to an announcement from McDonald’s that they are changing the ingredients for their french fries?

    1. Hi Steve,

      We’re very glad to know that you find StatCounter so useful and we’re very grateful you took the time to share your thoughts.

      StatCounter is the success it is today completely as a result of the support and loyalty of you and all our members – we are completely and absolutely aware of that fact. As a result of that, everything we do is dictated by what is best for you, our members.

      We are certainly not “throwing out” the current design – the new design will be very much based on the existing layout. We definitely don’t want our members to feel lost so our aim is for the NEW site, to offer an improved experience and be similar to but much better than our existing site. We want to improve the user experience for BOTH new users and our existing, loyal members.

      While people might not be happy with McDonalds changing the recipe for their French fries, their decision to move to trans-fat-free oil back in 2008 was generally well received – so think of it this way… at StatCounter we’re not changing what’s in our fries, we’re just changing how we cook them! 😉

      Steve – please also consider testing our new design – we would be most interested in your constructive criticism. If you have some time to help us, then please just mention this blog comment in the “comment” area when signing up.

      Many thanks!

  6. Not sure if this is related to the new site but the session timeout has been slightly decreased over the last couple of days. I was able to keep my session for 1 hour before. Now, you are automatically logged out after 15 to 20 minutes 🙁

  7. I like the simplicity and loading speed of the present site. It has a clean logical layout which would be a shame to compromise for the sake of an update.

    Having said that, visually it could be made more appealing, and maybe some additional functions that you may have up your sleeve, although I haven’t even utilised what you have available anyway.
    Otherwise, cheers for a fantastic service.

    regards
    Craig

  8. The current site is fairly quick and easy to use so PLEASE don’t make the new one ultra slow with too much fancy javascript. I know several services that are a pain to use because my laptop can’t process the javascript fast enough.

    I also would like it if there was more than just blue in the theme, it looks a bit dull even though I like the overall design.

    Simon

    1. Hi Simon,

      Don’t worry! We have no intention of sacrificing the usability/speed of the site for any reason.

      Thanks for your feedback on this!

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