[wp-hackers] WP.com Stats Image

Angsuman Chakraborty angsuman at taragana.com
Wed Jun 20 05:27:31 GMT 2007

Normally a 1x1 transparent gif is used by most stat packages. WordPress 
likes to differ, why?
Maybe it is hoping a viral marketing campaign where people start asking 
about the image.

Have you considered using Google Analytics? In the latest incarnation it 

Leonid Mamchenkov wrote:
> Hi,
> On 6/19/07, Chris Poteet <cpoteet at siolon.com> wrote:
>> Ok, this is weird.  Why on blogs that use WP.com stats (mine
>> in particular is a stand-alone installation with the plugin)
>> does it put this little emoticon in the footer?
>> http://stats.wordpress.com/g.gif
> My guess would be - to collect stats of your visitors.  A tiny gif
> image is better than a tiny javascript.
> :) <this is not a stats image>

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