Tracker for Facebook (does it exist??)

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Tracker for Facebook (does it exist??)

All of the most popular posts at this website in terms of page-hits and comment activity all seem to be the "who has been looking at my Facebook" or "Is there a Tracker for Facebook?" posts/questions - this despite the fact that none of these posts have a definitive answer on whether or not a tracker for Facebook even exists!  To make matters worse, we see news every day of new scams that claim to allow you to track who looks at your Facebook (for a price!) or that claim to be trackers for Facebook when all they really do is steal your private information - or worse. 

So here is the lowdown on getting a tracker for your Facebook profile: As of this time, you cannot add a tracker of any kind to your Facebook page that will reliably track everyone that visits your profile

A few reasons why you can't put a reliable tracker on your Facebook:

  • Facebook filters (does not allow) HTML or JAVASCRIPT:  This means that you simply cannot paste any 'tracker code' onto your page like you can with Myspace.  Well..  you could, but Facebook would filter it out rendering it useless
  • Facebook Tracking apps don't work!:  Well, actually, some of the Facebook tracking apps DO work as advertised - but what they dont mention up front is that the person you want to track also has to either install the same tracking app or "give permission" to allow the tracker app to access their Facebook info.  Some people may just automatically hit "ok" without thinking about it, but many stalkers will not.  This means that you have no reliable way to know if the tracker is tracking everyone
  • Most/Many Facebook trackers are just scams:  Who'd a thunk it?!  Many people are desperate to see who's looking at their Facebook and would more than gladly fork-over a few dollars - scammers are more than ready to help with this by taking their money and vanishing.  Buyer beware!

There have been a few ways to get around some of the restrictions of Facebook's HTML and Javascript filters by installing certain apps, and pasting-in specific tracking code.  However at the time of this writing, these apps have all been "fixed" by Facebook - meaning, they don't work anymore. 

I have also seen (posted here, and at other websites) much "urban legend" about secret trackers for Facebook existing.  "Facebook in England lets you track who looks at your profile", "I knew someone in Germany that had access to view everybody that looked at their page" .. or, the most popular: "I wrote a special program in Assembler Language that I run on my PC that tracks everyone that has visited my Facebook profile" .. Well.. much like the story of the lady that cooked herself in a tanning-booth, they are just that, stories (aka bulls&!T !!)

So for now, there simply is no tracker for your Facebook that is reliable enough to mention.  If one pops-up, we will be the first let you know.  In the meantime, feel free to stalk those ex boyfriends and ex girlfriends with immunity and don't give your money to any scammers!

IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW OF A TRACKER FOR FACEBOOK THAT WORKS ?!  Look at apps that we have already tested at this page: Facebook Trackers: Scam or Real?! 

 

   

   

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Tracker for Facebook (it doesn't exist!!)
Can facebook locate the ip address to find the identity of the fake person sending me emails on facebook?
hubby
Re: Tracker for Facebook (it doesn't exist!!)

Yes, Facebook most certainly can. However, they wont do it and/or give you the information without a court-order.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Tracker for Facebook (it doesn't exist!!)
How hard will it be to get a court order if they are not threatening? Have you heard of anyone getting one easily without it being threatening?
hubby
Re: Tracker for Facebook (it doesn't exist!!)

Unless you are rich and can afford to pay a lawyer to do all the work and convince a judge to sign the court-order, it just aint gunna happen..

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Tracker for Facebook (it doesn't exist!!)
With all due respect, you're not likely to get sound legal advice on a tech forum.

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