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web beacon/tracker blocking - hsiboy - 02-06-2013 08:11 PM

Hi,

i've had a good scour of the web, but i cant find anything concrete on the subject.

Does anyone know how prevalent tracker/beacon blocking is.

That is to say, what percentage of internet users are actively blocking (through browser plugins or hosts files trickery etc) tracking tags / web beacons.

Many thanks,

@hsiboy


RE: web beacon/tracker blocking - rviscomi - 02-07-2013 05:42 AM

I would guess that this metric is hard to pin down because detecting a client-side blocking plugin probably requires some kind of third-party tracking pixel to do the reporting.


RE: web beacon/tracker blocking - hsiboy - 02-08-2013 12:53 AM

True, i'm guessing its higher than we currently understand, my initial investigations would suggest its as high as 10% of visitors are actively blocking tracking tags (through comparing server logs, tea-leaf and tracking beacon results for 2 domains).

@hsiboy

(02-07-2013 05:42 AM)rviscomi Wrote:  I would guess that this metric is hard to pin down because detecting a client-side blocking plugin probably requires some kind of third-party tracking pixel to do the reporting.