Ghostery: Top 10 Web Bug Trackers on the Web

Note: This is cross-posted on the Ghostery News site. Please go there to read the entire post.

This is the first in a series of posts coming this week on the Top Web Bug Trackers we saw at Ghostery last month.

What surprised me:

  1. Google’s utter domination of the Top 10 list (Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Doubleclick and Google Custom Search).
  2. Google Analytics coverage is massive and growing quickly. I instinctively knew this but its breadth and velocity even surprised me.
  3. Two sleepers: Statcounter and AddThis. Their penetration rates eclipsing many well-known services, including some very large ad networks.
  4. Free: 8 of the trackers are “free” or have “free” versions. With only Doubleclick and Omniture being paid “enterprise” services.
  5. Open-source inside: OpenAds and WordPress Stats are based on, or are, open source projects.

Read the rest at Ghostery – Top 10 Web Bug Trackers on the Web