Will Statcounter compromise privacy?
If I have a private blog, can I use a third-party stats compiler like Statcounter on it, or will that compromise the privacy?
The blog I need help with is lindacassidylewis.com.
Possibly. What do you need that Statcounter has that the WordPress stats page doesn’t? You should try emailing them or suggesting an idea for stats in the Idea forum if there’s certain features they should add.
Yes, you can use statcounter and/or sitemeter and other non-Javacript third party visitor trackers. Scroll down to visitor tracking on this page. The blog linked to your username is “public” so I’m puzzled by your question. Anything we place on our blogs that tracks visitors to some degree or another does record data. For example this is what I get from sitemeter:
Recent Visitors by Visit Details
Detail Domain Name Visit Time PageViews Visit Length
Recent Visitors by Entry Pages
Recent Visitors by Exit Pages
Today’s Visits and Page Views
Previous 7 Days
Previous 30 Days
Previous 12 Months
Today’s Visit Depth
Daily Visit Depth
Recent Visitors by Location
Timethief, yes, the blog linked to my avatar is a public one. The one I’m asking about is private, so I didn’t think it would be of any use to link to that. I’ve been using StatCounter on my public blog for years. What I don’t know is, if I use that service on my private blog, will that somehow reveal the existence of that blog to the public.
I’m sorry but I can’t say definitively either yes or no to your question. I don’t know. (If you want a personal response then I wouldn’t risk it. But do know that’s coming from a blogger who is not a stats watcher and many maybe even most bloggers are. )
I’m a watcher, but also cautious, so I guess I’ll leave well enough alone. Thanks for your help.
You’re welcome and best wishes for happy blogging.
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