Web Tracking - Explained
What is Web Tracking?
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What is Web Tracking?
People's online behavior is a really valuable source of information for marketers. We tracking is a method of tracking that behavior. Web tracking is just collecting and storing the online activity of individuals in order to better understand their behavior and their preferences.
So, by seeing where a person goes online, we can figure out what they might be more interested in or how to appeal to them regarding our product.
One way that we achieve this web tracking or the way that we go about web tracking is through what are called cookies.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are the main way that we can engage in web tracking. It is worth noting that some search engines (mainly Google) have developed or are developing other unique ways of tracking consumer behavior on the internet.
Using Data from Web Tracking
So what do we do with the information from web tracking? Well, for one, as we've probably all experienced, sometimes somebody goes to a certain website or looks up a certain type of product. All of a sudden, an ad pops up for a particular brand of that product. That's the result of web tracking.
So, as marketers, what we can do with the information we get from web tracking? We can design and target specific ads to people based on their online behavior. That is the main goal of web tracking.
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