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Bye Bye, SiteMeter

I was doing some changes to my site when I noticed a completely unexpected message in the status bar. Upon further investigation, I discovered that Site Meter have started incorporating services from into their javascript. It’s your common or garden site-tracking cookie-based bollocks, and I don’t feel that my users should have to endure that, so I’ve removed the Site Meter code from this site, and it will not be coming back.

I’m going to try surviving without a stats tracking package for a little while, and we’ll see how it goes.

Apologies for all the meta, but I felt that it was important to get the word out about this, so that other Site Meter users are aware of it.

9 replies on “Bye Bye, SiteMeter”

At least they weren’t underpopping porn at your readers.

Have you tried Google Analytics? It’s not the super best but not bad.

At some point when I migrate to *nix hosting I’m thinking of installing Mint which looks pretty much like what I want.

Mint does look interesting, and full to the brim of features, but considering how simple my needs are, I don’t feel like it’s worth the license fee. Google Analytics would probably do the job nicely.

Oh, so THAT’S where the specificclick stuff came from?

I’ve had Site Meter since Week One. It would be a major wrench to do without it…

I know what you mean, Mike, but at the end of the day it’s all just a bunch of numbers. To me, it’s more important to show Site Meter that slipping tracking cookies in surreptitiously is not good form.

‘Tis done. I took a deep breath, and took the plunge. Totally unacceptable behaviour on their part. Statlessness will be good for the soul, I’m sure.

I changed to free and easy to use. well worth a look. statless?? never!!!!!

Statless or not, I never look at the damn things anyway, so I am unable to revel in the feeling of near-commando. Boo. I will have to *actually* go commando instead.

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