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Conversion Trackers that require a Cookie

Is this bad for SEO/Ad blockers, etc?

     

crobb305

5:38 am on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Trying Trackpoint and it requires me to place tracking code in the <head> that places a cookie. Never done this before. Any warnings/suggestions?

Receptional

12:32 pm on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)



Two warnings/suggestions (I haven't used that company - so these are "in general" suggestions.

If you can get away with it, put the code at the bottom of the page before the </body> tag if you can (check this will still track right). The reason being that if their servers go do, or the connection is slow, your page may not load. If the script is at the bottom, this won't matter so much. The down side of this is that you may not track people who click very fast - before the page is downloaded in full.

Second... if the system uses third party cookies, this will trigger more blockers than first party. It's a price vs functionality issue though. In the end, if all cookies are switched off, the user can block your tracking anyway.

crobb305

5:20 pm on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member crobb305 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Great advice. Thank you!

I am looking into Stuffed Tracker now, as they use 1st-party cookies. If any caveats about these guys come to mind, please let me know :)
Chris

ceetee

10:07 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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**** is worth checking out too.

[edited by: Receptional at 2:36 pm (utc) on Dec. 1, 2006]
[edit reason] We try to avoid specifics, so see next post. [/edit]

Receptional

2:35 pm on Dec 1, 2006 (gmt 0)
 

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