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08-24-2005, 02:45 PM
It's great except it only keeps the last 100 visits. 9.95 a month is ludicrous! My site is small with no ads. The visitor count isn't high enough to warrant that kind of money.
I think you should think about all the small sites and blogs who would use this if it didn't cost so much. Perhaps you could have different rates, with the current 9.95 being reduced to 4.95 for sites that don't get a lot of traffic.
Have a new introductory special with it being 2.95 for the first 6 months or something like that.
08-25-2005, 03:41 PM
What are your other options with the same features? There are NONE.
I've looked and looked and without paying a MINIMUM of $129 USD for a log analyzer that is slow and much harder to mess with, there are no other good stats programs out there for less than DOUBLE the $9.95 a month.
Owning and operating website costs some money and for the valuable data statcounter provides, you will grow to appreciate it.
No, I don't work this company, nor do I get kick backs.
Like, I said, I've looked for a good long time and this program is gem :!:
I see what you mean maluka. I too, can't afford 10 bucks a month :(
The statcounter is great though
09-08-2005, 05:04 PM
This is a great service, maybe a person could buy a extra 50 hits for maybe a $1 a month, or $2 for another 100 hits, so on and so on. $9.95 is kind of a all or nothing deal. Depends on the usage you get. I check my stats every day, though I don't have a whole lot of traffic, yet. A high volume i.e. more than 100 hits a day, needs to upgrade I suppose.
09-18-2005, 08:30 PM
I'm way up in The Yukon and maybe my brain is frozen, but why does the HomePage for StatCounter say that the free version is good for sites with under 250K pageloads yet after about 100 pageloads go by, one loses the log. Now i have 790 pageloads, and the upgrade is almost at its 1100 log limt. That's based only 30 hits a day.
In summary and apropos to the subject line, Why do we have these phoney pageload sizes to suck folks in? Just tell the truth and say a 1000 log is for 1000 hits... not 1.5 million. I luv the statcounter but your misrepresentations of its robustness sucks.
Log-Size Pageloads/Month Price/Month
100 250,000 FREE
1,000 1,500,000 $9
10,000 7,500,000 $19
25,000 15,000,000 $29
because the summary stats are based on all your visitors ever counted.
09-19-2005, 05:38 PM
Actually i rec'd a very detailed explanation from Tarak, who i hope does not mind me sharing this with others:
"Stats that you see depends on log size, if you have larger log size then more stats are stored over longer duration. I see you have 1000 log size so at point of time you can see stats from last 1000 pageloads only. However summary stats that you see is for the lifetime of the project and you can see trends over a month/year by viewing summary stats.
Right now what is hapenning is as soon as 1000 log size gets filled new
stats gets overwritten.
Your other question that this plan will support 150,000 pageloads thats
right but it means your pageloads per month cannot exceed 150,000. And log size is always 1000 which means stats aill always come up from last 1000 log size/pageloads."
And all this is very understandable. I would just urge the "sales dept" to be a bit more clear on this at the HomePage. As i see it so far, each 100 on the log equals 100 pageload trackings. Same with 1000. When they're gone, ... they're gone, unless u upgrade. Summaries will be fine but one cannot drill down to purged visitors. As mentioned, my issue was not with your excellent system folks, but with the clarity of how soon one must upgrade if they want to salvage all visitors! thanx, Freddy H>
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