Tracking Pixels: What They Are & Why You Need Them

Tracking Pixels: What They Are & Why You Need Them

What is a Tracking Pixel?   We’ve all heard of pixels before. It takes many of them to form the text, images, or videos that we see on our screens. But these innocent colorful dots have no interest in your online activity whatsoever. Enter – the tracking pixel. Tracking pixels are snippets of code containing an external link to a dedicated server, which can be embedded in a webpage, email, or banner ad to collect information. They are generally tiny (creating a 1×1 pixel graphic), transparent, and hidden so they can discreetly monitor each of your online actions. They gather data on user behavior, cultural and geographic context, web traffic, and site conversions, providing key details for marketers. How does it work?   When someone visits your website or opens your email, the HTML code is processed by their browser, following the link and opening the hidden graphic. This action is then identified and recorded in the server’s log files, allowing for different information to be transmitted. Some of the data points gathered by tracking pixels include:   Visited webpages   Time of visit   In-session activities   Operating system used   Device type   Screen resolution   IP address If you think that sounds like a cookie, you’re almost right. Tracking pixels and cookies are in fact quite similar; that’s why they are often used in conjunction with one another. Both cookies and tracking pixels are used to monitor users’ online activity and provide personalized content (ads, recommended products, etc.). However, unlike pixels, cookies are browser specific, most often used for storing user credentials, which simplifies the login...
How to revive a stagnant digital marketing campaign

How to revive a stagnant digital marketing campaign

Every marketing campaign brings with it its own set of challenges. Each is its own unique case and thus, a cookie-cutter solution simply cannot work. Every unique problem requires a unique approach. And while there is a set of mainstay marketing tricks that every campaign utilizes, there will always be a point where your progress may stagnate.