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I noticed in the article's history that numerous promo links have been added and removed. That makes sense because the number of free and commercial counters and trackers is astronomical. Would it useful to include one or two of the best review sites? For example:
- http://tellertest.com/en/ - in English and Dutch (Netherlands)
- http://www.mywebsite.force9.co.uk/ - a comparison of 3 free trackers which have a good reputation.
-- 188.8.131.52 20:04, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Review sites are not spam!
This article is a target for spam, but the two non-commercial review sites are not selling counter services and would probably be helpful to visitors who read the article to find out what kind of counter/tracker to choose. -- 184.108.40.206 23:59, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
Review sites are spam!
They add no value to this page. This isn't a car where a review page would assist readers. Please stop posting this inutile content. (UTC)
I agree. The 3 review sites listed include an adsense page that I can barely read and a good post about web analytics software (not hit counters as strictly defined by this entry). I cannot find a good reason why these sites should exist as I doubt few web surfers come to this page hoping to find a review of a simple program that iterates pageviews. Boston2austin (talk) 02:02, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
- Boston2austin wrote: "...a good post about web analytics software (not hit counters as strictly defined by this entry)"
- There are many Wikipedia pages that review software applications and include links to external review sites. Web counters are old hat, but is there a Wikipedia article that reviews web analytics software & services? My guess is that most visitors to this article are, like me, looking for info about trackers -- e.g. comparing Google Analytics, SiteMeter, etc. -- 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:57, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
"Professional" web design?
"As style elements, they are no longer associated with the impression of professional web design—some people consider web counters to be a "gimmicky" feature and they are thus typically found on personal pages created by individuals."
Were hit counters ever associated with professional web design? I thought they were always seen as a gimmick, and used mainly on personal home pages. 18.104.22.168 13:49, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Can hit counter redirect here?
web traffic - merge?
I'm sure something can be done here. Maybe the pages can be merged? Or perhaps a stub marker can be added? I'm not sure how that works. web traffic
I was also wondering if this wikipedia page traffic site was of any relevance. Are they legitimate? If not, perhaps provide the real page stats site link? Wikipedia Page Traffic —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:20, 26 August 2008 (UTC)