Saturday, November 12, 2005

Goodbye Nedstat/Webstats4u

I'd like to take an opportunity to apologize to all of my readers for the annoying popups that have been happening on my blog over the past few weeks. These were not my doing.

When I started this blog a year or so ago, I put a Nedstat Basic counter on it to keep track of my site usage statistics. This worked well, and I found it to be a good service. A few weeks ago, I got an email telling me that Nedstat had been sold to another company and was being rebranded as Webstats4U, and the site had a new look and feel. Unfortunately, it seems this was not the only change to the service.

Over the past couple of weeks, I noticed popups when I visited certain blogs (including my own blog) and was starting to worry my computer had become infected with spyware. Then, today, I did a bit of research and found that these popups were being generated by Webstats4U. Here is an article that gives all of the background on it.

I hate popups, and will not condone them on my blog. So, goodbye Nedstat/Webstats4U, and hello Site Meter.