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Click on the links below for installation help for our free web counter service.

Where do I get the counter code?
During the final step when you sign up, we give you code for the counter. If you didn't copy it, just Login to your Amazing Counters Account and click the Get HTML Code link. You can choose between different versions of the code: standard, plain, XHTML and BB.

Why do I see code instead of a counter?
This happens when your web site design software thinks that the code is text content for your site instead of HTML code. You need to copy the counter code and paste it directly into the source code of your page. If you do not know how to do this, consult the help for your web site software to find out how to insert HTML code or how to edit the source code. If you are pasting the code into the source code and you want the counter on the very bottom of the page, paste it just before the </body> tag you should see near the end of the code.

Is the counter valid XHTML?
The standard version of the code is traditional HTML code and it is not XHTML compliant. To get a version of the code that will validate to the XHTML standard, Login to your Amazing Counters Account, click the Get HTML Code link, and select the XHTML version of our code.

Counter Installation Help for Microsoft FrontPage.
If you're using Microsoft's FrontPage to edit your web site, you can following these instructions for installing your counter. First start up Frontpage and open the page where you want to add the counter. Click with the mouse to position the cursor where you want to place the counter.

At the top of the Frontpage window, click on the Insert pull down menu, and then select Advanced --> HTML...

Paste the counter code into the box that pops up and then click OK. Then simply publish your web to see the counter on your site.

Counter Installation Help for Namo WebEditor.
If you are using Namo WebEditor, position the cursor on the page where you want to add the counter. Click the HTML tab at the bottom to switch to the HTML editing mode, and then paste the counter code onto the page.

After the counter is added to your page, a box will pop up whenever you save your page. The title of this box is "Resource File Handling", and it says "At least one image or other resource file used in this document is not located in the document folder. This can cause problems when publishing the document." Then it asks, "What do you want to do?"

You must select the button next to where is says Maintain exisiting URLs to the original file locations. If you select a different option, your counter will no longer work. If this happens, you will have to copy the code to the page again to get it working.

Counter Installation Help for Yahoo Geocities.
Start Yahoo! PageBuilder and open the page where you want to add the counter. Go to the Insert pull down menu and select Forms and Scripts and then HTML Code. On the window that pops up, enter Counter as the Description and paste your counter code into the Script window. Then click the OK button.

There will now be a block on the page labeled Counter. Use the mouse to drag it to where you want the counter positioned. Save your page and you are done.

Another option is to add the counter using the advanced HTML editor. To do this, first login to your Yahoo! Geocities account. In the box on the right labeled Advanced Toolbox, click the File Manager link. Click the Open File Manager link.

Find the file you want to add the counter to on the list and click the box next to it to select it. Then click the Edit button, and you will see the HTML code of the page. Scroll through the code and then click to position the cursor at the spot of the code where you want to add your counter. Then paste the code and save your changes.

Counter Installation Help for Yahoo SiteBuilder.
If you are using Yahoo SiteBuilder, follow these installation instructions to add our free web counter to your website. First go to the Insert pull down menu and select Code Elements --> HTML... from the list. A box will pop up where you can enter HTML Code. Paste the counter code into it, and then click the OK button.

Counter Installation Help for Sitebuilder / Trellix.
Sitebuilder by Trellix powers the online web editing systems of many web hosts. For example, Earthlink, Verizon, FortuneCity, iVillage, PeoplePC and Tripod use SiteBuilder by Trellix so that their users can edit their web page online.

If you are using Site Builder, follow these installation instructions to add our free hit counter to your webpage. First click the Add Text link and then select where you want to add the counter. On the window where you can Add Text, click on the button that says Edit HTML. Delete anything in the box and then paste the counter code there. Finish by clicking the Done button.

Counter Installation Help for Yahoo SiteBuilder.
If you are using Yahoo SiteBuilder, follow these installation instructions to add our free web counter to your website. First go to the Insert pull down menu and select HTML from the list. A box will pop up where you can enter HTML Code. Paste the counter code into it, and then click the OK button.

Counter Installation Help for Netscape/Mozilla Composer and Nvu.
By default, Netscape Composer (as well as Mozilla Composer and Nvu) is set to include images and other files when publishing. If used, this option causes Netscape Composer to store a local copy of the counter image instead of referencing the counter image on our server. This causes the counter to fail by either showing a counter that is frozen at one value, showing an error message instead of a counter, or causing no image to be displayed. If this occurs you will need to copy the code to your page again replacing the counter code that Netscape has modified.

To avoid having this happen, remove the check next to "Include images and other files" on the Publish Page dialog box before clicking the Publish button. Alternatively, you can use an FTP program to publish your web site instead of using Netscape Composer. There are freeware FTP programs available at Download.com and other sources.

Counter Installation Help for Blogger / BlogSpot.
Important: Blogger requires code to be XHTML compliant, so you must use the XHTML version of our code. Login to your account, click the Get HTML Code link and then make sure you select the XHTML version of our code.

On blogger you can add the hit counter to your template, or in a posting to your blog. Although it is a little more technical, most people will want to add the counter to the template so it doesn't scroll away as more posts are made.

To add the hit counter to your Blogger template, first click the Layout tab at the top of the screen. If you are not on the Page Elements sub-tab, click the Page Elements link. This will open an Add and Arrange Page Elements page where you can make changes to the template. Select a location where you want the counter, such as on the side or bottom of the page, and click the Add a Gadget link. (The locations where Add a Gadget is available will depend on your template.) In the Add a Gadget window that pops up, scroll down within the Basics category (the default) to the gadget called HTML/JavaScript and click on it. Copy the counter code and paste it into the Content box in the Configure HTML/JavaScript window. (You can leave the Title blank.) After you paste the code, click on the SAVE button. View your blog to make sure the counter installed correctly.

It is very easy to add our web counter to a Blogger posting. When you are adding or editing an entry in Blogger, click the Edit HTML tab. You will see the raw HTML code. Copy the counter code and paste it into the window with the HTML code. Click the Compose tab to switch back to the normal editing mode, where you can adjust the placement of the counter, add text before it, etc. When you are done simply publish the post.

Counter Installation Help for Google Pages.
Important: Google Pages requires code to be XHTML compliant, so you must use the XHTML version of our code. Login to your account, click the Get HTML Code link and then make sure you select the XHTML version of our code.

After logging in to Google Pages, click on the box where you want to add the counter in order to set the cursor to that field. Click the Edit HTML link on the bottom left of the page. Paste the counter code into the box that opens. After doing this, click the Save Changes button at the bottom. To update your site with the new counter you installed, click the Publish button.

Counter Installation Help for MySpace.
If you want to add a hit counter to MySpace, it is very important that you include MySpace.com in your Site URL when you sign up at AmazingCounters.com. This is because when you do that we automatically provide special code that works on MySpace.com, since MySpace blocks the standard HTML code. If you get two dots instead of the counter, log into your account at AmazingCounters.com and click the Edit Settings link and set your Site URL to the address of your page making sure it includes myspace in it.

Adding your counter to MySpace is generally simple. You can paste the code in most places where you can enter text, and MySpace will usually detect it is HTML code and insert the counter properly. For example, you can add it to your profile by clicking the Edit Profile link, clicking the Edit link under the About Me box, pasting the code there, and then clicking the Preview button.

Entering the counter into a Blog post is just a little more involved. First go to your MySpace blog and click the Post New Blog link. Click the View Source check box that is located under the box where you enter the Body text. Paste the code into the box. Click the Preview & Post button to post the entry to your blog. Your post with the counter should now be visible in your MySpace blog.

Counter Installation Help for Xanga.
If you copy and paste the counter code we provide into a code block, you should be set. If you are adding the counter to a weblog entry, first create the new weblog entry. Click the checkbox named EDIT HTML, which is right above the upper left corner of the box in which you type your entry. Paste the HTML code, and then unclick the EDIT HTML checkbox.

If you want to add it to the header at the top of the page, click the Look & Feel link on the left side of your Xanga page under where it says Edit. In the header section, change the selection box from "Create a Custom Header" or "Hide Header" to be "Input your own Header HTML". Copy the counter code and paste it into the box to the right of where it says Module. 5. Go to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button.

Counter Installation Help for MSN Spaces.
To add a counter to as separate unit on your space, skip a few paragraphs ahead. To add a counter to a blog entry, continue here. In a web browser window, first login to your MSN Spaces account. Add a new blog entry by clicking the Add entry link (or edit an existing entry) where you want to add the counter. Enter a Title for the entry, and you can optionally select a Category.

Click the <HTML> link to switch to the HTML mode. If there's any extraneous HTML code in the window, delete it. Paste the counter code we provided into the window. If you want to preview the counter, click the <HTML> link again to switch back to the regular editing mode. You should see the counter.

Finish entering any other text you want to include with the entry, and then click the Publish Entry button.

The above text explains how to add our free web counter to an MSN Spaces blog entry. The problem is that blog entries scroll away as new entries are made, and most people want a permanent hit counter on their home page. Fortunately, there is now a way to add our counter to an independent module on MSN Spaces by using the following instructions.

First you need to add a Custom HTML module to your space:

  1. Log into Passport and Edit your Space.
  2. In the Address bar of your web browser add the text "&powertoy=sandbox" to the end of the displayed URL.
  3. Click the Go button next to your web browser address bar.
  4. Once the page has finished reloading, click on the Customize tab in your Space.
  5. In the Modules drop down menu in the Customize tab there should be a listing for PowerToy: Custom HTML. Click the word Add next to it and then click the Save button.

Once you have added the Custom HTML box to your space, you can add the counter by pasting the counter code into the window of the Custom HTML box. Clear the check box if you don't want a border around the counter module. Then click the Save button. Complete the process by dragging the Custom HTML box to position it where you want on your space.

Counter Installation Help for MSN Groups.
Start by visiting the MSN page to which you wish to add to counter. Be sure you're signed in as a manager/assistant manager so you will be able to edit the page. For the What's New Page, there is a special link within the page labeled: Edit Welcome Message. For all other pages, just click on the page name in the left navigation area and a link will appear below reading "Edit This Page". (This only appears for members of the management team.) Click on the link to edit your page.

At the bottom of the page editor window you will see a checkbox for "Use HTML to create your page." Click this.

You will see the HTML code of your web page. Scroll all the way to the very bottom of the page. This is very important since it will keep your code in one easy to find place and will not mess up the remainder of the page if something goes wrong.

Copy (Ctrl+C) your counter code and Paste (Ctrl+V) into the MSN editor (at the very bottom). Click the Save Page button.

You now should see your page with the hit counter way down at the bottom. That's o.k. If you want your hit counter to appear in a different spot, you can click the "Edit This Page" link again and use the normal (visual) editor to Cut (Ctrl+X) the counter from its spot in the page and Paste (Ctrl+V) it to any location on the page that you want it and Save it again.

You may need to Refresh (F5) the web page after saving as the counters sometimes do not show after editing your page. Keep in mind that hit counters will not work on message board pages, chatroom, documents folders, list pages etc. They can only be added to custom .msnw pages.

Counter Installation Help for Yahoo Groups.
Login to your Yahoo account and go to the home page of your Yahoo Group. In the main window, click the Edit link in the Description section. On the page that opens, again click the Edit link in the Description section. Paste the counter code into the Description field of the page that opens. You can put text before and/or after the counter as you wish. Finish by clicking the Save Changes button.

Counter Installation Help for Yahoo 360.
Most sections on Yahoo 360 pages do not support HTML code, but the blog does. To add a counter to Yahoo 360 as a blog entry, click on the Compose Blog Entry link. On the page that comes up, check the box labeled View HTML Source, which is located under the Entry Content section. Copy and paste the counter code into the Entry Content box.

If you want to add additional content to the entry, uncheck the View HTML Source checkbox and make your additions. When you are done with the entry, click the Post This Entry button at the bottom of the page.

Counter Installation Help for AOL Hometown.
In AOL Hometown you can create and edit pages using 123 Publish or Easy Designer. Only Easy Designer has the capability to add our counter.

Using Easy Designer, open the page to which you want to add the counter. If you used Easy Designer to build your pages, just select the page from your list of pages and click the Edit button. If you created your pages with 123 Publish, you will need to find where it says Easy Designer on the right side of the pages and click the link that says "to add photos, more." On the next screen, click the Open Existing Page link and select the page you want to put the counter on.

From the Insert pull down menu, select Advanced HTML... Paste the counter code into the window that opens up. Click the OK button.

A new box will appear on your web page labeled HTML Object. Using the mouse, move the box to where you want the counter to appear on your page. Save the changes, and you are done.

Counter Installation Help for AOL Journals.
You can add our hit counter to the All About Me section of your journal, which is a good position because then it will appear on the main page of your journal, separate from your entries. Another place to add a web counter is to a journal entry.

To add it to the All About Me section, first login to your AOL Journal account. Once there, click the Edit button in the All About Me section. In the window that opens, change the first selection box so that it says HTML instead of Text, because you want to "View as HTML". After it has switched to HTML view, copy the counter code and paste it into the content box. (If you already have About Me content, then paste the counter code below the content that is already there.) Once finished, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save the change.

To add a web counter to a journal entry, first click the Add Entry button after you have logged into your journal. In the "Add an Entry" window, switch to view as HTML by changing the first selection box so that it says HTML instead of Text. Switch the view back to Text if you want to make any more additions to the entry. Once you are finished, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Counter Installation Help for Fark.
Fark can make automatic changes to code placed on the site that corrupt it, causing errors with our counter. We have special code for Fark users to correct this problem, and no additional effort is needed on your part. However, you must make sure you have "fark" included as part of your site URL, so that we can detect this and present you with the specials HTML.

Counter Installation Help for Freewebs.com.
If you are using the Site Manager (FreeWebs' free web site builder) to edit your web pages, follow these instructions to add our counter.

First, log into your account, enter the Site Manager, and edit the page where you want to add the counter by clicking the Edit link next to the page name. Click the New Paragraph button to create a new section for the counter (or click the Edit link on an existing section to add the counter to it.) In the window that opens, first delete the existing text in the content box that says "Add content to your paragraph here." Next click the Insert Custom HTML button that looks like <> and a window will pop up.

Copy the counter code we provided, and paste it into this window. Click the Submit button and then click the Done button. The counter is now added to the page, and you can adjust the positioning if you want. Then click the Done button to save the changes to your page.

Counter Installation Help for Other Programs.
If you don't have one of the programs listed here, you will need to figure out how to paste the counter code using your web design program. First load the page you want to add the counter to using your web design program. You will need to copy the counter code and paste it into your page using your web design program.

The main trick is to paste the code into the HTML, otherwise you will see the code displayed instead of the counter. How you do this depends on your web editor. Look for an "Insert HTML" option, or see if you can edit the HTML directly (i.e. "edit html" or "edit source") and paste the code we provided into the HTML. If you can't find a button or menu option for this, try looking through the program's help and documentation, or try contacting the tech support for your program for help on inserting HTML code.

If you can't find any option like this, you can use Notepad to add the counter instead of using your web editor. The instructions below for installing the counter using Notepad are below. (Note that this option will only work if you edit your web pages on your computer and then upload them to your web site. If you use a Web based webpage editor, you cannot use Notepad, and if your web design program doesn't allow HTML editing, you will not be able to add the counter.

Counter Installation Help for Notepad.
Notepad is a program that is included on all Windows computers, and you can use it to add the hit counter code to your web page. First start the program called Notepad on your computer. Notepad is available under the Start menu in Programs --> Accessories --> Notepad.

After you start Notepad, open your web page file into Notepad. Paste the counter code into this file and save the file. (To have the counter at the bottom of the page, paste the code near the bottom of the code, right before where is says </body>.)

After you paste the code into Notepad, save the file and close Notepad. Then update the page on your server using the program you use to upload your pages.

 
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