HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found on myspace..

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PatO7
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I am wondering if someone who uses counters.gigya.com could 100% tell me if it has tracking capabilities? Or is is just a counter? 

i know it is on the list of trackers to be blocked but it is important if someone could let me know because i have a friend who really needs to know if it is a tracker or not. very important, thank you in advance.

jess_a
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

It gets blocked on my profile...but I am not a member of any site. I do have a counter on my page from another site. We think that it is a tracker for people who have websites that make counters, graphics, etc. And they just use it to keep up with how many/what items are being used from their site. It doesn't seem to be an acutal "tracking" website that myspace users use to track other people...if that makes sense..of course, it doesn't hurt to keep it on the blocked list

ladyamalthea
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I looked into it, and they dont really let you do anything with widgets unless you join (as a business). But the tracking aspect does not sound like it tracks people specifically. I noticed they are affiliated with Rock You and Picturetrail, so I checked my picturetrial code but gigya was not found in it. This is what gigya says:

"5. What type of reports can I get on my posted widgets?
We provide several online reports to help you better understand, improve and optimize the performance of your widgets.
Posts – number of times a widget was posted
Wildfire loads – the number of times the Quick Posting interface was loaded.
Posts / loads – the ratio between the Quick Posting interface loads and number of posts.
Impressions in profile – the number of times your widgets were viewed on the pages they were posted on. Note: Facebook does not allow for measuring impressions of widgets on the user profile.
Stickiness – the ratio between daily profile impressions and daily posts. Higher numbers suggest widgets stays longer on page.
Please note that this measure becomes relevant only after a while.
Posts by Social Network – The number of posts per social network for the entire chosen date rate."

In other words, I think your friend is ok :)

rtc680
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

hi, did you ever find out for sure if gigya can track people on myspace? i went to myspace scrape and one of my targets just got a tracker--it shows up as gigya, so i was concerned because i don't want to be tracked!

iLovelove
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I think this counter is placed within the a code from one of those myspace help pages. So the site that supplies these HELP codes can see the counts. This is what I'm thinking. The user I saw with this in their source code has been getting codes from a particular site. I saw their link photo above her page that was never there before. Hmm...

MI40
Is This a Tracker?

I just used HITS to scan a profile for trackers, and something called "GIGYA" came up. So I went to their page and did the view page source thing. I saw a long address w/ this in it: "border=0 width=0 height=0 src="http://counters.gigya.com... " It's by some merchandise that is available for purchase on this person's page. The "=o" thing means an invisible image, right? So is this a normal tracker, that tracks ip addresses? Or just a generic counter thing that is related to the sale or display of the items for sale?

Thanks for any info or opinions! :)

bottlebob
Re: Is This a Tracker?

Probably the latter, i wouldn't worry too much about gigya.

Dagastino
Re: HELP!! does anyone know what this web site is about?? found

I'm seeing it a lot now. People must be getting "widgets" from another site and using them there.

berryfairy
gigya
 
 

Has anyone ever used this and what is it for really? I put in my targets friend id number on myspacescrape and found this tracker. I went to the website but my work has blocked it. Looks like she is getting smarter. LOL.

PatO7
Re: gigya

[quote=bottlebob]gigya only gives info on how many times a widget was loaded and nothing more than that.[/quote]

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