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Working Facebook Profile Tracker

 

This is easy to do just read ALL of the instructions because you have to make some changes to the tracker to make it work!

 
  • Head over to mixmap.com and sign up for a free tracker. Mixmap is the tracker that you will be placing on your facebook profile.
  • While signing up for mixmap, you will see a question that says "Where will the tracker be used? On MySpace.com or Other Site?" Choose Myspace. It will ask you to enter the Friend ID for your myspace profile--enter ANY friend ID number. This doesn't have to be your actual Friend ID. Put any number in there, it doesn't matter. Click to confirm.
  • Also, it is wise to set your tracker settings to private. Choose "Privacy Private:Viewable to only you"
  • After you are done signing up with mixmap and choosing your privacy settings.. Choose to get code. mixmap gives you 4 tracker code styles to choose from. Choose the Third Option (Option 3: A Customizable Image) Copy and paste the tracker code into notepad.

The tracker code will look similar to this:
(you'll have your own specific numbers in place of X's)
<a href="http://www.mixmap.com/channel_page.php?channel_id=XXXXX" target="_new" title="MySpace Tracker">

<img height="60" width="300" src="http://www.mixmap.com/XXXXX/tracker_strict.jpg" border=0 height=1 width=1 alt="MySpace Tracker"></a>

You'll then need to make a few changes to the tracker code by editing it in notepad (remove parts of the tracker). This will make it completely invisible and capable of working on facebook:

Change this:
<a href="http://www.mixmap.com/channel_page.php?channel_id=XXXXX" target="_new" title="MySpace Tracker">

<img height="60" width="300" src="http://www.mixmap.com/XXXXX/tracker_strict.jpg" border=0 height=1 width=1 alt="MySpace Tracker"></a>

To this:
<img src="http://www.mixmap.com/XXXXX/tracker_strict.jpg" width=0>

 
  • Be sure to change the code exactly as you see it above.. keep in mind that you will have your own distinct numbers in place of the X's
  • You can logout of mixmap until you log back in later to check your tracker hits and statistics (when you want to know when the person has visited your profile).
 

Step 2

  1. Head over to Facebook and login.

  2. Install the application named "Profile Box" @facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=19540106280 (install by clicking on the blue box for "Go to Application" and choosing the "allow" option).

  3. When you add the app, you are taken to a page that has two tabs (one is called 'profile tab' and one is called 'profile box' ) You MUST work within the one named 'profile box' if you want people to be tracked when they view your profile (this way, they don't have to click on anything). Once you click to use the one named 'profile box' ..you will see this message in a pink box "Please be aware that Facebook will no longer be supporting profile boxes very soon. You should move your content to a profile tab instead." You can ignore that for now, but be aware that once that change occurs, it will break this tracking method. It should still work when that occurs, but in a different manner.. at that time the user must then click to view one of your tabs..as opposed to just having to view your profile.

 

The following is the default text that is already in the "app box" when you click to work within the one named 'profile box'. You don't need most of the default text that is in the "app box" .. Instead, you'll want to remove most of it and insert your mixmap tracker code into it..

 

Example of how it looks by default:

 

<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->
<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->
<a href='http://apps.facebook.com/profilebox/'>Click here to edit the contents of your profile box.</a><br/><br/>

<a href='http://apps.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id='><img src='http://fbook.mtjf.net/profile/images/boxlogo.gif' style='float:left;margin:4px'/></a>

<b>
<br/>
This application allows you to place anything you want in this box using plain text or HTML. Get creative!
</b>

<br/><br/><br/><br/>
<a href='http://apps.facebook.com/profilebox/'>Click here to edit the contents of your profile box.</a>

<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->

-It should now look like this after you remove parts of it and have inserted your tracker code into it:

<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->
<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->

<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->
<img src="
http://www.mixmap.com/XXXXXX/tracker_strict.jpg" width=0>

<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->
<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->
<!--REPLACE EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT -->

After you've removed the default text and added in your mixmap tracker code, you can submit it by clicking the submit button under the yellow box.

 

Step 3
You will need to set permissions for this box so that only the person that you want to track becomes the only person that can view the box. Facebook allows you to make things viewable to only certain people on your friend list. To do this for this specific application box:

  1. Click account at the top right of your facebook profile (click it once)

  2. Scroll down and choose applications settings

  3. Scroll down to the app you installed (named profile box)

  4. Click on edit settings (located to the right of the name of the application)

  5. Next, a box pops up with privacy options and options to add a tab and to add a box (go ahead and click add for both a "tab" and for a "box". Only the one for 'box' is needed, but a tab is okay to have too).

  6. Next, click the drop down arrow for privacy and choose customize.. then choose the option for specific people... (this may be named "some people") type in the name of the friend that you want to track. You must be sure to click "save setting" immediately after you add in their name. You also need to click "okay" again. Since this person is now the only person that can view the box, you will get a hit on your mixmap tracker when they view your profile and you will know it is that specific person. Sometimes you can get their actual IP address, but most times you will get a facebook server IP (this does not mean that facebook is checking out your profile). It doesn't matter which IP you get, when you get a hit on your tracker--you will know that it came from the person that you were trying to track because they are the only person who has the permissions to view that on your profile. They are the only person who can launch the tracker code (besides you, which is why you are blocking mixmap so you don't track yourself while viewing your own profile and/or while installing this tracker onto your facebook).

  7. After you've set the permissions.. go back and view the changes you made via "edit settings" to ensure that the changes were saved. Facebook can be a little touchy and glitchy at times when saving changes.


Step 4

The last step involves you pinning the profile box to your profile so that it will track your visitor as soon as they view your profile. They don't need to click on anything. They don't need to visit one of your tabs, etc. All they have to do is view your profile because this box will be pinned somewhere on the left side of your profile--below your default picture. That is what makes this tracker unique.

To Pin the box to your profile:
Sometimes the option to "Add to Profile" hides for some reason (this option is via a blue box within the actual app while you are inserting your tracker code). After performing numerous tests on this tracker method, the option to "Add to Profile" usually disappears between step 3 and step 4. Let it disappear, don't jump the gun by clicking on it, or you will mess up this tracking method.

 

Since, by this time, the option to add to profile has already disappeared, you can still pin the box to your profile this way:

  1. View your profile and click on your "boxes tab" (near where your info and photos tab are)

  2. Scroll down to the box named "Profile box" (which is the name of the app)

  3. Click the little pencil icon (located at the top right of the box)

  4. Choose the option for "move to wall tab"

  5. A box *may* pop up titled: "Add Profile Box to your profile?" Don't change any thing in that box, just click the blue button at the bottom of the box for "add" It will then take you to your profile where you need to confirm the new box.. select the blue button for "keep"

At this point, if you have followed every step correctly, you have a box with a tracker code embedded in it on your profile. This box is now located on the left side of your profile, and somewhere under your default profile photo. Since you are blocking the tracker now (if you followed all steps correctly) you should go ahead and view your own profile to ensure the box is pinned to your profile. If it is there, and you have the permissions set correctly, you are now ready to track.

To see your visits, login to mixmap from time to time and see if you have any hits. As mentioned, you will usually see a California IP from facebook instead of your visitor's actual IP address.. that doesn't mean that facebook is checking out your profile. It is actually a hit from your visitor that has the permission to view your "profile box" (the way that images are hosted on facebook is what causes you to sometimes see a facebook IP.. this is the plainest way to explain this). Any hit you see is from your visitor that you gave permission to view the box. The visitor has no idea that they are the only person that can see the box, they are not given any notification. They will be clueless about what is going on. If you are careless and view your own profile without blocking the mixmap tracker.. you will see yourself as a hit on your tracker logs (even though the person you are tracking is the only person that has permission to view that box.. you also have permission to view that box since it is your Facebook profile). This is one of the reasons that you must follow every step precisely in this tutorial. Otherwise, you will screw it up for yourself.

 

If you would like to stop tracking your visitor but you want to start tracking a different person, you can remove the initial person from having permission to view that box, and then give the new person, from your friend list, the permission to view the box.

 

There is a way to track 2 people at the same time, by keeping what you have already done and then using the same exact instructions in this tutorial except you will need to use a different application instead of the "profile box" application. You need to use another app @ facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=6165549526. If someone wants to track more, there are possible ways, but it really isn't worth cluttering up your profile.. when you clutter up your profile, you run the risk of your other trackers to not load properly.. thus causing you to miss hits from the people you are already tracking.

 

If you simply want to track a group of people, you can enter multiple names while setting permissions. Keep in mind, if you do this, since more than one person has the permission to view the box.. you will have no way of knowing exactly which person in the group is the one that viewed. Most people will choose to put just one name in there, but this option is available since everyone has different situations, purposes, and needs.

 

If the visitor is viewing your profile with their cellphone (mobile facebook) or if they are using lite.facebook.com---they will not be tracked. This works if they view your profile from the regular Facebook website.

 

Also, as mentioned in the threads, this has a tendency to only track their first visit. The quickest surefire way that I've noticed to track them again.. is that you have to get assigned a new tracking code from mixmap and enter it in place of the previous code you had inserted into the application. This is easy with mixmap, because you can have multiple tracking codes on one mixmap account (you don't have to register to mixmap over and over, you can have numerous tracking codes via one mixmap account). To quickly create a new tracking code.. select "Create a Tracker" at the top of the mixmap page. Once you do this a few times, it becomes easier. In your spare time, you can create a handful of tracking codes to have ready to use (this will come in handy if your visitor visits your profile often). Your new tracking code will look similar to the previous one you used.. however it will have different digits in it. If you keep track of them all and keep track of which ones you've already used, then you can avoid confusion for yourself.

 

One thing to remember about trackers, is that no tracker works 100% of the time. There are too many factors that can prevent a track.. such as the target blocking trackers (not many targets no to block trackers), also page loading times vary and fail from time to time via target's browsers. There are a small handful of factors that may prevent a track but trackers do work most of the time, if used properly.

 

Enjoy! Wink

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

Just as a quick note you can block trackers easily (including this one):

How To Block Trackers (MySpace, FaceBook, Etc.)

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

anyway to track pics on your facebook these days??

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

Because you can't place codes or your own photo's hosted on your own site no its not possible. The only thing I can think to do is to leave a comment that will make them click it and will track them.

 

Like if you said: "Click here to see more photos that are not on facebook [tracker URL here]"

 

Now could that change down the road yeah anything is possible, facebook is always making changes. Wink

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

This doesn't seem to work anymore. I keep getting a message that an error occured and to resubmit. Confused

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works
Anonymous wrote:

This doesn't seem to work anymore. I keep getting a message that an error occured and to resubmit. Confused

Which part exactly, is the part giving you the error. During which step?

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

Yah it says OOPS! An error has occured. Please resubmit... when i add my "code"

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

Obviously this doesnt work with the new Facebook layout?

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

 There's no way that this could work with the new Facebook layout. Almost everyday Facebook is coming up with updates. I guess they're triggered with Google+'s rapid growth. What do you guys think?

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Re: Free facebook tracker that works

This code was posted first in our private / Premie forum area, and then moved shortly out to the public area, a little over a year and 22 weeks ago, so chances are pretty good that it doesn't work anymore. Codes like this come and go quickly since Facebook catches on and will patch up the holes once they've been discovered, so it's best to join our Premie area and stay on top of the latest loopholes as they're released, before they get patched.

That said, sometimes as Facebook (and other sites) make new changes, it breaks old things again, allowing old "broken" loopholes to work again. So once, it's broken doesn't necessarily mean it'll stay broken. I haven't tried this one personally so I can't speak from my own experience whether or not it's still working (or working again).



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