How does Facebook know that you doubted to buy something on another website? They use tracking pixels! A small image that is added to other websites & track your activity and interests. Let’s Simply Explain how they work.
Tracking pixels are small 1x1 images that are practically invisible, and yet, they can transfer your personal data to advertisement networks like the ones from Facebook, Google and Amazon.
- Brave browser: https://brave.com/sav458 (Affiliate link)
- Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
- Ghostery: https://www.ghostery.com/
- Privacy Badger: https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
This video wouldn’t be possible without the work of others. Here are the sources I’ve used during my research & script writing:
Tracking Pixel. https://en.ryte.com/wiki/Tracking_Pixel
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Conversion rate of online shoppers worldwide as of 2nd quarter 2019. (2019). Statista. https://www.statista.com/statistics/439576/online-shopper-conversion-rate-worldwide/
Making It Personal. (2018). Accenture Interactive. https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/PDF-83/Accenture-Making-Personal.pdf
Email Tracking. Yesware. https://www.yesware.com/feature/email-tracking/
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