Trak4u Ad Tracking Service

Free Ad Tracking is possible and it has both advantages and disadvantages. The advantages or disadvantages depend on the free ad tracking method you use. This post will discuss the meta refresh method. Meta tags have been used for a number of things by webmasters for quite some time. Each meta tag serves a separate function with some being: page title, author, language, keywords, descriptions and directing robots. The meta tag shown below tells the page to refresh immediately and to redirect to when it does. To use the above script to track visitors to the above URL, you need to do something like the following steps:

  1. Create a folder called Recommends or something similar on your hard drive.
  2. Create another folder with a short but descriptive name within recommends that describes what you are directing to but doesn’t make it obvious enough for the visitor to guess the destination. I’ll use adtrack in this example.
  3. Copy the above script into Notepad or some other text editor and replace with your URL.
  4. Save the file in the /Recommends/adtrack/ folder. (Be sure to name the folder a word that is likely to entice your prospect.)
  5. Upload the Recommends folder and its contents to your server using your favorite FTP Client or the File Manager built into cpanel.

Meta Refresh Script 

The URL you give out in your newsletter, ads or other promotions would look something like As you can see from the URL, I have my domain name being branded, I let my prospects know I recommend this and it is impossible to guess the destination URL. You will be able to see how many hits this link gets by checking the stats in cpanel of your hosting account for your site. These stats will be the raw total and not unique visitors but it will give you some idea of how effective your promotion is without spending any extra cash. There are other ways to do your ad tracking for free but I’ll cover some of them in other posts.

The URL you give out in your newsletter, ads or other promotions would look something like . 






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