Sitemeter hears its critics, rolls back to old system

Sitemeter tried launching a new version of its popular web-traffic system this weekend, and the results were …, well, poor in the extreme.  How could they misunderstand their market so badly?  Internet customers want open stats, both for themselves and their visitors.  Instead, they locked up the information, and what’s worse, their Windows widget didn’t work.

It didn’t take long for the Sitemeter folks to respond to criticism.  I rechecked their site and got the following message:

Looks like they have learned a lesson, at least for now.