how does pixel tracking work?

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  1. raj564

    raj564 Regular Member

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    I was trying to get information about this from my CPAEmpire AM and she mentioned this. I saw some video of a guy appending "?subid=" and that was what I was trying to get more information on.

    So i figure a pixel is a 1x1 px that I create on my landing page? So theres a unique pixel created for every offer i want to create?
     
  2. Pryda

    Pryda Registered Member

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    When you have an image on your webpage, the surfer's browser will send some information to the webserver hosting the image (to request that image). This request looks like:
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    GET /track.gif?subid=testid HTTP/1.0
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    User-Agent: Mozilla/4.01 [en] (Win95; I)
    Host: www.mypixeltracker.com
    Accept: image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, */*
    Accept-Language: en
    Accept-Charset: iso-8859-1,*,utf-8
    
    If your file track.gif on your site is a PHP script instead of a GIF image, you can record the information that is send in the request (including the subid parameter and the ip of the surfer) and still output a valid 1x1 px image.

    I hope that answers your question.
     
  3. zoux

    zoux Registered Member

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    when someone talk about pixel he can refer to adwords pixel, you have to ask to your affiliate manager put the adwords pixel in the offer that you are promoting