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May 08, 2014

Long-Standing, Rock Solid, Simple, Affordable Web Stats for Your Analytics Mix

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Overall Satisfaction with StatCounter

I have used StatCounter for my personal hobby web properties for what seems close to a decade now as well as a primary/backup statistics source for a number of million+ hit websites that I personally designed and managed for my previous employer. We used it primarily in the Marketing department but used the reports to inform various departments and key individuals of course.
  • StatCounter is reliable and accurate.
  • StatCounter has always been easy to use.
  • StatCounter maintains your statistics for many, many years compared to many web services that restrict how far you can go back.
  • StatCounter is very affordable and has been.
  • I can't think of any weaknesses.
  • StatCounter enabled us to track what works and doesn't work with regards to driving web traffic. On a personal use level, StatCounter enabled me to gauge how much additional effort I needed to make to reach the traffic levels needed on my website.
I have used Google Analytics as well as internal server statistics (can't recall the internal app name). StatCounter definitely has the ease of use and simplicity factors on its side. That being said, I still recommend using a combination of StatCounter plus another external (such as GA) and internal server stats. I believe in redundancy.
On a personal level, I'm comfortable with StatCounter and prefer to continue using it to monitor my web traffic. Organizationally, it's simplicity and low pricing still fits perfectly with our mix of redundant statistics sources. Why change what works?
I prefer to use StatCounter within a mix of statistics vendors. I never rely on just one vendor for my stats. My recommendation is to use StatCounter in conjunction with internal server stats and one other major external stats provider (I won't name here).