Posted Mar 31, 2005 9:13 UTC (Thu) by rwmj
In reply to: Differences from server logs
Parent article: Unexpected features in Acrobat 7
routinely embedded in HTML files. Dozens of web analytics companies
(Web Trends, Urchin and Nedstat are the "big three") do this sort
of monitoring, precisely so that web page views can be tracked when
the HTML is sent by email or saved to disk.
While there are undesirable possibilities to this, in probably 99.9999%
of cases the stats are simply used for aggregate tracking for
building up marketing stats which few people in marketing even
read, let alone understand.
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