Tracking Pixels & Retargeting
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:
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Conversion rate of online shoppers worldwide as of 2nd quarter 2019. (2019, November 29). Statista. https://www.statista.com/statistics/439576/online-shopper-conversion-rate-worldwide/
Email Tracking. (n.d.). Yesware. https://www.yesware.com/feature/email-tracking/
Evans, J. (2019, December 18). How tracking pixels work. https://jvns.ca/blog/how-tracking-pixels-work/
Hecht, D. (2014, November 20). A Beginner’s Guide to Retargeting Ads. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/retargeting-campaigns-beginner-guide
Making It Personal. (2018). Accenture Interactive. https://www.accenture.com/_acnmedia/PDF-83/Accenture-Making-Personal.pdf
Online Buyers Notice Retargeted Ads. (2013, August 12). eMarketer. https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Online-Buyers-Notice-Retargeted-Ads/1010122
Tracking Pixel. (n.d.). https://en.ryte.com/wiki/Tracking_Pixel
Wilander, J. (2019, December 10). Preventing Tracking Prevention Tracking. https://webkit.org/blog/9661/preventing-tracking-prevention-tracking/
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