Questions tagged [tracking]

Refers to the act of monitoring user events and is majorly accompanied with a statistic or analytic tool to take out inferences from the gathered user data based on users' online behaviour. For example - Google Analytics is a tool by Google Inc. that keeps track of all the traffic that comes to a website.

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Google Videos Search "sca_esv" query parameter possible tracking

When I search for something on Google and then go to Videos tab, I get a URL like https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=569877865&q=tester&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=...
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Can I follow a user's activity on a Bugzilla instance?

There's a user who I see active on a bunch of bugs on a Bugzilla instance (= an installation of the bugzilla bug tracker on some website) I'm on. But - I don't see everything he's doing... I know I ...
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Tracking who a googledoc was shared with

Yesterday I was editing a share list on an excel document. I deleted an email, thinking that it was an out-of-date contact. Now I learn that the owner of that email should never have been there. ...
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Track highest and lowest number reached in a specific cell over a period of time in google sheets

I have a cell that references the total value of a stock portfolio. I want to figure out how I can let Google Sheets (over a period of time, say a month) automatically tell me the highest number and ...
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Set up a custom domain and track accesses to it [closed]

I would like to know who visits links that are in my mail and chat messages; is there a web app that does the following? when I sign up, it gives me one or more unique personalized URLs or domain ...
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How does Facebook know I am the same person/computer trying to make separate accounts using different browsers?

Question: The essential question here is how does Facebook know I am the same unit that is trying to create a new account, even after I have deleted all cookies/history/cache from my browser, and even ...
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Does 'Google Safe Browsing' send a request on each opened url or use a cached list? [closed]

google safe browsing is the feature that show you this alert on malicious web sites: My question is: is there a request to the API on each opened URL, or the browser use a cache ? If you open about:...
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SUM weekly values according to date in one column A and values in column B

As shown in the screenshot, I have values I am looking to add for weekly totals to track, however, this is very tedious having to create a new code for every week, especially as the weeks change per ...
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Why does Mixpanel (a tracking service) save .plist files to my Mac?

While cleaning up some old programs today, I ran across some odd .plist files which appear to be created by MixPanel. Why are they saving these to my computer, when in a typical web application ...
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How does DuckDuckGo generates Tracking Cookie and Ads

Despite turning off Advertisements in Other Settings from DuckDuckGo website, it still leaves tracking cookies and ads. Here are the results from IObit software Here is a snapshot of tracking cookie ...
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How to stop email status tracking by senders who are using mailtrack.io or something similar?

I found out, using "show original" on Gmail, that some business associates are embedding tracking into their sent emails (without any obvious warning/declaration), which tells them : If I have ...
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When does Gmail load an image (one that comes with an e-mail) into its proxy?

Gmail has a function that proxies the loading of images. When it is turned on, the moment you click "show images" in an e-mail you have received in your Gmail, you get to see the image stored in ...
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Track changes in read only shared Google Docs

I have shared a spreadsheet, anyone having the link can see it. Since it is a spreadsheet I update daily, I want to facilitate the others recognizing the last changes. However, revision history is ...
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How to track-back an invitation in Facebook?

I've been invited to Facebook. After following the link I see the photograph of who has made the invitation when logged-off but upon logging-in I cannot find or track him. I've tried the link on his ...
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How to disable Yesware in Gmail?

I've recently become aware of a snoopy little Chrome extension called Yesware. Yesware brands itself as an email productivity service for salespeople. It enables those who use it to know when, where, ...
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What tools can I use to check what sort of information is shared about me with websites? [closed]

Related to What sort of mechanisms are used by Web applications to track my actions? I would like to know: What tools, scripts or other applications can be used to identify when my online activity is ...
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What sort of mechanisms are used by web applications to track my actions? [closed]

I am concerned about my privacy. I have read in multiple websites and forums that it is very common for web applications to track my activities. However, I have no clear idea of the actual ...
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Can I prevent Google from tracking which links I follow in downloaded PDFs?

I want to create a PDF document using Google Docs/Drive that includes links, but without Google tracking clicks on those links. Downloading a Google Drive document (File > Download as) in any other ...
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Is there a web application that tracks visitors to a specific web page? [closed]

I would like a web app that tracks visitors to a certain web page of a big website. i.e. a page in TMZ or my YouTube channel. I would also like to be able to track whether they came from a link or ...
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How can I receive notifications on my phone when some writes on a card?

I want to get notifications on my phone when some adds a comment to a board or card. What settings do I have to change in order to achieve this?
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Is there a way to track gross number of Twitter followers gained?

I'm searching for a tool that will track the gross number of Twitter followers gained. Most tools I find will track the net amount, for example, if I were to gain 9 followers in a day, but lose 15, it ...
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Way to ensure that my sent email was read

I would like to ask if there is any way to ensure that my sent email was read, and to ensure also that the attached files were opened. I use Hotmail.
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What vacation tracking software do you use for a small company? [closed]

Looking for an interface that is nice. Free would be cool but it doesn't have to be Edit: I would like to know how many vacation/sick/floater days are remaining for the year for the person. I would ...
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Alternatives to TimeBridge? [closed]

I love the idea to have a web app that let me first plan a meeting, and then write notes and action to be made that was discussed in that meeting. But TimeBridge forces me to send emails to the people ...
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Can Google Analytics track Javascript or .NET version usage?

I know that Google Analytics requires javascript to work, so I doubt it tracks that. But what about .NET version? Is there a way to view what .NET versions people are using on my site using Google ...
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Test case tracking app [closed]

Can you recommend me a free web app for our testing and QA team to track progress of various test cases.
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How to track / monitor changes in an online PDF file?

How to track / monitor changes in an on-line PDF file? Need to be notified when that happens.
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