Site Meter

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Site Meter is a service which provides counter and tracking information for Web sites. By logging IP addresses and using JavaScript or HTML to track visitor information, Site Meter provides Web site owners with information about their visitors, including how they reached the site, the date and time of their visit, and more.

On August 1, 2008, Site meter experienced a system-wide bug that caused all sites displaying its tracking code to fail to load when browsed with Internet Explorer v6.0 and v7.0. This problem persisted for over 16 hours. Firefox and Safari users were not affected.

On September 14, 2008, Site meter attempted to migrate. Complaints began immediately, and Site meter decided to roll back its migration on September 14, 2008, though reasons for the rollback are pending.


In March 2007, it was revealed by Site Meter's rival tracking service StatCounter that they had been offered large sums of money to include advertising tracking cookies through their service.[1] Soon, bloggers noted[2][3] that Site Meter had introduced tracking cookies for the service.


  1. StatCounter Blog, 25/3/2009, "StatCounter Says No!"
  2. Michael Sync, 11/4/2007, "Things you should know before using Sitemeter"
  3. Eric Odom, 26/3/2007, "Did Sitemeter sell out to Spyware?"

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