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Offline Malcolm Bull

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Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« on: Thursday 16 July 20 18:38 BST (UK) »
A few weeks ago, the hit counter that I have been using on my Calderdale Companion website suddenly disappeared. 

I found an alternative counter which worked OK but has now begun to produce a pop-up error page that some users may have experienced.  Investigations have suggested that this hit counter software messes around with the users' cookies.

I am now looking for any recommendations for a reliable, safe, and (hopefully) free hit counter.

Malcolm
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Huntingdon: Bull / Shelford
Rotherham: Andrews / Steel
Easingwold: Snowball / Potter

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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 July 20 18:48 BST (UK) »
BARTRAM - Nottingham, Derby, originally Beds (Stagsden)
PERFETT - St Pancras & Marylebone, Rugby, Nottingham
RADFORD - Nottinghamshire, also back & forth to Bury
RUDD - Durham, Margate, Bermondsey, Newcastle, Nottingham

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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 July 20 19:05 BST (UK) »
Hi     


Agreed, StatCounter.com, used for a long time.     



What is the name of the one that you don't like?     


Ray     

pm me the name if you don't wish to publish publicly? Thanks.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 July 20 10:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this suggestion

Malcolm Bull
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Huntingdon: Bull / Shelford
Rotherham: Andrews / Steel
Easingwold: Snowball / Potter

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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 July 20 11:12 BST (UK) »
I use google analytics. It's free.
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Offline Malcolm Bull

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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 July 20 12:34 BST (UK) »
Not too impressed with STATCOUNTER support.  After I downloaded their stuff, I emailed them, asking whether it was possible to set a start value for the counter.  I received an email confirming that they had received my email, but I am still waiting 8 days later. 

There's only so much they can blame COVID for.  I don't think I shall be buying their services.

Malcolm Bull
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Huntingdon: Bull / Shelford
Rotherham: Andrews / Steel
Easingwold: Snowball / Potter

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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 25 July 20 14:14 BST (UK) »
?       

"Not too impressed with STATCOUNTER support.  After I downloaded their stuff, I emailed them, asking whether it was possible to set a start value for the counter.  I received an email confirming that they had received my email, but I am still waiting 8 days later. 
There's only so much they can blame COVID for.  I don't think I shall be buying their services."



How do I change my counters starting count?         
[ It seems to be a standard answer in their setup  - via statcounter.com/support ]


To change your starting counter number, log in your statcounter account and follow these steps: 
1. Click on Project name
2. Click on Config tab at top
3. From left hand side, click on Customize Counter option.
4. Now finally click on Starting Counter tab on page to chnage your counter figure.

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Re: Can anyone recommend a hit counter? *COMPLETED*
« Reply #7 on: Friday 31 July 20 08:54 BST (UK) »
I feel that I should correct my last message about what I thought was STAT COUNTER's poor response. 

I did receive a second email from them, answering my question, but my Spam filter didn't recorgnise the numbers-only Subject line as acceptable, and I suspect that their original reply might have gone the same way and got lost when I deleted it with the dozens of others which we get every day.

My apologies to STAT COUNTER for making them appear uncaring.

Regards

Malcolm Bull
Surname interests:

Huntingdon: Bull / Shelford
Rotherham: Andrews / Steel
Easingwold: Snowball / Potter