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Author Topic: Any free web counters recommendations?  (Read 3592 times)

Mark0

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Any free web counters recommendations?
« on: September 23, 2005, 04:33:01 PM »
I used the free Nedstat service for nearly two years, and was very satisfied with it.
I had various counters on many of my pages at Mark0's home and it was very handy to check how things were going on.

Few weeks ago, they sold/changed to Webstats4U. Things seems to going on well, but in the last days I started to notice some times some pop up ads when browsing trough my pages. After little tests and searching on the web, it come the confirmation that they have started to inject pop up ads trough the counters links.
Not that I think they didn't have the right to do it, but I simply don't wont to bother visitors with annoying pop up, so I removed them all and cancelled the account.

So, I'm in search for a nice replacement. Any idea / experiences?

Thanks,
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Re: Any free web counters recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005, 05:02:14 PM »
nedstats have been around for a very long time - sad to see them go.

i saw a nice free web counter thing just recently with some cool new features.. let me try to find it and post back in a minute.

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Re: Any free web counters recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 05:56:46 PM »
Thanks mouser!

In the mean time, Googlin' around a bit I found this, that seems interesting:
http://www.statcounter.com/

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Re: Any free web counters recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005, 06:51:43 PM »
I have been playing with it a bit, and StatCounter seems to be really good.
Worth a look!

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Re: Any free web counters recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005, 07:55:38 PM »
Do you have access to your raw logs files from the server?

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Re: Any free web counters recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005, 11:53:43 PM »
interesting blog today complaining about nedstats development:
http://www.cynical-c.com/

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The company didn't change a single thing in the code on my site. It instead took advantage of a piece of code Nedstat was already using. My good buddy, computer engineer Tom tracked down how things worked. Basically, Nedstat used a few lines of Javascript that did one thing, and Webstats4u turned them around to do another. The lines previous were used to increase the counter. Every time the page was hit, the script would ping Nedstat's server and tell it to bump the various counts by one.

Under the new regime, the script did a little more. Like sticking "Meet New Girls" on top of my page in large text. When the script got back to Webstats4u, it pinged a different script, not just increasng the counter but also running a program, Tom reported. This program handled a 48-hour cookie (mmmm, 48-hour cookie). If you hadn't hit a Webstats4u-using site in the previous 48 hours, the program hit another couple Javascript files, more programs, at a site called falkag.net. "A prime purveyor of Web advertising, including popups."

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Re: Any free web counters recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2005, 06:54:30 AM »
Do you have access to your raw logs files from the server?
Unfortunately no.

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