Thursday, December 4, 2014
Looks like SiteMeter's given up the ghost at last
A few weeks ago I began having trouble with my SiteMeter counter. It went blank for a day, then came back with the wrong year loaded, so that it now showed the right date in the month but the wrong day of the week - two days ahead. E-mails to SiteMeter reporting the problem and asking them to fix it brought no response. I might as well have been talking to the wind.
On Monday Sitemeter stopped updating itself altogether. Daily visits and page views showed a big fat zero, and the totals stalled out at their end-of-November numbers. Again, inquiries to Sitemeter produced a deafening silence.
Accordingly, after having used Sitemeter since I started this blog (and having it count well over four and a half million visits), I've terminated it. It's sad, in a way, because it used to be the premier visitor counter and statistics source for many bloggers back in the day. I've had problems with it in the past, but never to this extent. I'm sorry that whoever's in charge there thinks so little of their customers that they can't even be bothered to reply to service requests - it doesn't bode well for the future of the company (if any).
I'll rely on Blogger Stats, Google Analytics and Google Feedburner for traffic analysis. If any other bloggers reading this have favorite statistics counters of their own, please tell me about them in Comments. If there's a strong consensus that one of them is the way to go, I'll look at implementing it here.