Not that you have been checking the graphics on my sidebar, but if you have, you will not longer see Sitemeter’s little rainbow square.
As this article from Geek News Central states, Sitemeter started planting spyware/third-party cookies on visitors’ computers.
I already had an account with StatCounter for a commercial Web project, so I have added my blogs to it. They say they won’t use third-party cookies. And StatCounter has a free counter and visitor-tracking service too.
When I am at home with a dial-up connection, I can see the difference: this blog loads more quickly now that the Sitemeter code is removed.
And, speaking of banners, I added one to the definitive Pagan blogs list.