Counter - how to activate?

I have read through the kb forums on how to get the counter on my site. I have all the code in and the chosen counter etc. Now how to I activate it to work? I changed the code for counter name to be my_counter.dat - what do I do after I have the completed code embedded on my web page?

Currently, the counter shows, but the number does not change. it stays at 71450 as if it were a graphic and not an interactive element.

woot- thanks ardco :slight_smile: that fixed it. changed it to a dash!