Sitemeter Issue With IE7. Update: Supposedly Fixed

For those who aren’t aware, Sitemeter changed its coding, and it is causing sites that use it to fail in Internet Explorer 7. If you want the full details, head to Hot Air and Little Green Footballs, who points out that Sitemeters site crashes in IE7 too =))

What can you do? Well, until it is fixed, use the HTML code instead of the Javascript code for your Sitemeter. The downside is that your will not be able to see the meter on the page on most cases, however, at least hits will be recorded. Also, it won’t record where the hit came from. But, at least you won’t lose hits while they fix it.

So, go fix. Unfortunately, tons of people still browse with IE7.

Update: supposedly fixed

We’ve identified and resolved two separate but related issues –

1 – IE Users viewing pages – There was a problem with users who placed their SiteMeter tracking code outside of their HTML Body Tag. Because of the changes we made this created a failure for visitors viewing sites using Internet Explorer 7.

2 – Accessing SiteMeter and Stats – Individuals trying to access or view their SiteMeter stats by clicking on their SiteMeter logo/icons were unable to gain access. This again appears to have affected only individuals using IE7.

At this time both problems have been fixed and our services are fully operational.

Seems to be working fine on my test/development site. Next up is to try on Pirate’s Cove.

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4 Responses to “Sitemeter Issue With IE7. Update: Supposedly Fixed”

  1. David says:

    At least Me$$y$oft doesn’t market a car. If they did, just imagine the waivers that’d be inserted in life insurance policies for non-payment in cases where folks were driving a Microsoft Crasher. (Car insurance for a Microsoft Crasher? Uninsurable.)

  2. Luboš Motl says:

    The problem can also be fixed e.g. by simply moving the Sitemeter at the very bottom of the page, see the explanations at

    http://motls.blogspot.com/2008/08/fix-internet-explorer-7-with-sitemeter.html

  3. Stacy says:

    Or people could just grow brains and use Firefox. I’m loving 3.

  4. I upgrade to 3 on my corporate laptop, not sure I like it that much.

    Unfortunately, too many people still use IE. I check the stats, and the majority use it. They should switch. This theme I use is not completely friendly with IE, goes a little wonky on some sidebar stuff. I am only going to make it work so much, though.

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