Problem with Statcounter
I added Statcounter on my blog by installing the code in the text widget sidebar. But it’s not displayed properly on the site as apart from the Statcounter button there’re also parts of the code being displayed on the site too.
I already checked this FAQ: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/28/can-i-have-a-statcounter-on-my-blog/, but there’s no information about Statcounter code installation there.
However when I tried to get HTML code from Statcounter it says the following:
[OPTIONAL – HTML Only Counter
So it would seems like Statcounter and WordPress are not really meant for each other, is that right? If that’s the case can anyone recomment a WordPress-friendly counter that still offers the same features as Statcounter?
You can use the forum searchbox to find threads where other bloggers have staed their preferences for sitemeter, statcounter, shiny stats and activemeter.
So that’d mean free WordPress blogs can only get limited counter functions?
The Statcounter I installed does seem to do its job, but it’s just an annoyance to have the codes shown on the site. It strikes me as weird for WordPress to incur this limitation, unlike Blogger, and doesn’t offer any other alternatives.
(2) The code should not be showing. You should see only an image. Please post a link to your blog so we can see what you are talking about.
Also, if you would like to do like I did, submit a suggestion to WordPress using the contact form and ask them to make a SiteMeter widget. ;-)
I don’t know about you guys, but I have yet to have the stat numbers I get from WP to agree with the numbers I get from statcounter. SC is always waaay under reporting. I’ll probably get a hit put out on me for saying this, buuut blogger doesn’t have the limitations mentioned, so perhaps consider switching if it bothers you. The drawback with blogger (to me at least) is that they don’t have the community tags that we have here. This means it’ll take longer to get people visiting you (you’ll have to rely on search engines and stuff you do to pomote your site). Also, even though blogger belongs to Google, their spiders seem to absolutely love WP. In less than 24h several of my posts hit the #1 spot after publishing.
Anyone one else have under reporting issues with SC? I’m using free WP, but that should have zero impact.
They will never agree. They count different things. No two stat programs will ever agree, except coincidentally. They are set up different ways. That’s why the important thing to watch is the trends…which posts are popular, whether you’re going up or down, etc.
Also: as I said in the other thread, DO NOT make the same comment to two different threads. You’re not being respectful of the volunteers’ time that way.
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