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Type of site
Web traffic analysis
OwnerAodhán Cullen[1]
Created byAodhán Cullen[1]
RegistrationNot required for basic access
Launched1999; 25 years ago (1999)
Current statusActive

StatCounter is a web traffic analysis website started in 1999.[1] Access to basic services is free to use and advanced services can cost between US$5 and US$119 a month.[2] StatCounter is based in Dublin, Ireland. The statistics from StatCounter are used to compute web usage share for example.[3] As of May 2019, StatCounter is used on 0.9% of all websites.[4]

StatCounter statistics are directly derived from hits—as opposed to unique visitors—from 3 million sites, which use StatCounter, resulting in total hits of more than 15 billion per month.[5] No artificial weightings are used to correct for sampling bias, thus the numbers in the statistics can not be considered to be representative samples.

The company was founded by Aodhán Cullen at the age of 16. Cullen received the "Internet Hero" award at the 2008 Eircom Golden Spider Awards.[6][7] He was also named the 2007 BusinessWeek "Young European Entrepreneur of the Year".[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c "Our Mission". StatCounter. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Lacy, Kyle (2011). Twitter Marketing for Dummies. --For Dummies. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. p. 93. ISBN 9780470930571.
  3. ^ "StatCounter Global Stats". StatCounter. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Usage statistics and market share of StatCounter for websites". W3Techs. Q-Success. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "FAQ". StatCounter. What methodology is used to calculate StatCounter Global Stats?. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  6. ^ "eircom Golden Spiders announced". TechCentral.ie. MediaTeam. 21 November 2008. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010.
  7. ^ Munroe, Lee (November 2008). "Golden Spider Awards 2008 Winners" (blog). Internet Hero. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  8. ^ Reinhardt, Andy; Schenker, Jennifer L. (1 June 2007). "Europe's Young Entrepreneurs 2007". Global Economics. Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012.
  9. ^ John Kennedy (3 August 2007). "The Friday interview: Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter". siliconrepublic.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012.