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
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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
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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
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With all due respect, you're not likely to get sound legal advice on a tech forum.
Anonymous Visitor
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is it possible that facebook trackers(well actually a scam) track who you look at and post that, assuming you would follow someone who follows you?
jimmy
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I, like many, was curious to see who had visited my profile. It disappoints me that this isn't currently possible, but I think I'll live. But it does beg the question: why do we care about anonymity anyway? We can set our profile's privacy so only our friends can see it & in many layers at that. Yet I'm not allowed to know who's viewing my page? Thoughts?
Anonymous Visitor
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what about "recently interacted" friends? there are lots of friends with whom i havent publicly interacted (nor exchanged messages). is profile viewing a factor in this?
IdolMind
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I have been thinking the same thing. I just looked at my list of "recently interacted" friends and its always showing friends that I have not spoken to or even visited their page. The friends that I actually have recently interacted with are not showing up on the list! It makes you wonder if there is something more to it. I was going to meet a friend the other day (we never talk on FaceBook and I set up the get together in person) They wound up standing me up, and coincdentally they are number 2 on my recently interacted list, like I said I never talk to them online. I figured they felt guilty & were checking my page out haha.

Anonymous Visitor
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Forgive the invite. This is not really an "invitation", so no real need to press "attend" - Facebook likes to make changes and not really tell everyone. This is an easy way to get the word out - and currently the only way to assure that everyone can see it.

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from t............he same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:

The "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

HERE'S THE FIX: On the homepage click the "Most Recent" title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" (you can also access the "Edit Options" link at the very bottom of the facebook homepage on the right) Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed however page owners should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.

The good news is: now you can now view all of your friends and fans again. The bad news is: YOU ARE STILL INVISIBLE to a large portion of your list. You must get the word out to ALL of your friends and fans by inviting them to this event or creating one of your own so they can read the post and adjust their settings. To invite your friends: Click on "Attending" at the top and then you will see an option to invite your friends at the top left. It’s public so everyone who logs onto facebook can view it and even the friends who can’t see your posts WILL see the event invitation. You can also tweet about it, create a blog post or send out an email to your subscribers in hopes of reaching them all.

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