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Track the Success of your Email Campaign Mailout
with a Hidden Counter
Cool Tool! April 2004
Have you ever wanted to know just how many of your email list
recipients actually even read the message you sent out? Regular hosting customers
can take advantage of a feature of the counter script that allows you to get a
count of how many people opened your message. You would never guess that
the copyright date below is actually a counter and will tell us how may people
visited this page.
All you need to do is place a single line of code in your
HTML message. The image used can be any of the generic images already available
in our counter program or you can provide us an image of your own to upload to a
private folder for your use. It could be a picture of a product that you were
going to include in your message anyway. All that is involved is modifying the <img
Then after mailing out your message, log into your control
center at anytime to see a running count of how many of your readers have viewed
your mailing. You see, when opened in their email program, the HTML message is
just like viewing a website page, and the script will be triggered to augment
the counter when the image is loaded.
Instructions for using the 'hidden counter' mode can be
accessed through the 'Hit Counters, visible or hidden' icon in your control center.
Click the button for 'View Directions'. Section 5b provides you with a code
sample and displays the generic images that are already available. Further down
the page, you will find additional instructions for altering the look of the
image such as framing (optional).
What to do if you are not sending HTML messages? If you refer
to an article or a one-time sale flyer page on your website, you could embed a
counter on that page. With separate pages, you could use a different counter for
each to gauge the interest in one product vs another or the popularity of one
recipe vs another, etc...