How to replace MW tracking with my own tracking link

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  1. rritz

    rritz Member

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    I'd like to replace the tracker that tracks email opens with my own link. Cause MW tracks bots and server clicks, and spiders and all sorts of clicks that should be filtered out I think
    I tried with the tracking domain ooption but couldn't get it to work with my tracking system.

    How could I set about this?

    I got a tracker, and I create tracking links for my campaigns anyway. So I don't need URL tracking.

    But open tracking, how could I send through my own tracking link?
     
  2. twisted1919

    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    You know that you can blacklist those ips, right ?

    You could disable open tracking in mailwizz and then just embed your own tracking pixel, a hidden image which points to a url that tracks the open.
     
  3. rritz

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    Yes I know, but it seems rather silly to me to try and filter IPs manually, maybe by the hundreds or thousands when I have a tracking software which does it for me and has a much more comprehensive collection of data on bots, spiders and servers that crawl the web with good or bad intentions.

    I tried adding the tracking pixel to the emails once, but then remembered that the pixel will show the action only on a tracking link.
    The flow would be tracking link click --> go to page where pixel is --> action shows up on tracking link stats.
    As no one clicks a tracking link before opening an email, this is useless for me. Or at least I haven't figured out how to use it.

    Could you explain to me what exactly the mw open tracking pixel does, how does it track? Maybe I can figure something out on the basis of that. That would be a great help.
    Thxs a lot
     
  4. twisted1919

    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    @rritz - if you do:
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    <img src="http://www.domain-with-mailwizz.com/index.php/campaigns/[CAMPAIGN_UID]/track-opening/[SUBSCRIBER_UID] " width="1" height="1"/>
    
    It will track the open.
     
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    Thank you .. I'll see what I can make of it
     
  6. Jesse Josserand

    Jesse Josserand New Member

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    I also need to know how to track opens and clicks of links in my emails sent through mailwizz regardless of the SMTP used.
    Once that's working, how do I get a report of same? Aweber provides an excellent report on opens and clicks from broadcasts sent with the option to see counts or percentages. That is what I need in Mailwizz.
     

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    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    @Jesse Josserand - reports like the ones you have in your screenshots are already part of the app, you can see that.
    That's also the case for mailwizz, tracking doesn't care of the smtp server you're using.
     
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    Jesse Josserand New Member

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    Thanks for that, but I still need to know how to do the tracking of opens and clicks, please.
     
  9. twisted1919

    twisted1919 Administrator Staff Member

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    You just enable this from the campaign settings, set the Opens and Clicks tracking to Yes and that's it, mailwizz will track your link clicks and opens.
     
  10. Jesse Josserand

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    I checked the front end and backend as admin and cannot find the campaign settings you referred to.
    Please provide exact steps to get to it.
     
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    ghimes New Member Staff Member Support Staff

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    Hello,
    Is this what you are looking for? Is the second step of the campaign creation.
    Cosmin
     

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