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What do I need to add to track opens?

Occasional Advisor

What do I need to add to track opens?

I know there must be some sort of transparent image or something. I am creating custom XHTML and I just want to add your tracking code to it so I can track the number of opens on the constant contact site.


 

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CTCT Employee

link tracking in XHTML

Hello,



Here is an example of how to track links in Custom XHTML emails:



<SimpleURLProperty name="mylink" track="true" label="Link Text" href="http://www.constantcontact.com"><a href="http://www. constantcontact.com">Link Text</a></SimpleURLProperty>



There is an FAQ that gives more information here.



Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this.



Regards,

Benjamin Soder
NOC Analyst
Constant Contact
Occasional Advisor

I am not looking to track links, I am looking to track opens

I am using dynamic links, so I am fairly certain I can't track links, which I am willing to accept, but I would like to track open statistics.


What I guess I needed was


<OpenTracking/>

<!--  Do NOT delete previous line if you want to get statistics on the number of opened emails -->


 


I couldn't find this anywhere in the documentation, but I found it by creating a new email using the editor and and then looking at what was created in the advanced editor.


 I am not sure if this will work, but I am testing it now.

CTCT Employee

XHTML open tracking

I apologize I misunderstood your question, yes all XHTML emails require the <OpenTracking/> tag to track opens.



Regards,

Benjamin Soder
NOC Analyst
Constant Contact
Occasional Advisor

It's working

thanks! I sent myself and email and it shows up as opened.

Frequent Visitor

Re: It's working

Hi guys. Does <OpenTracking /> track opens only? or does it include tracking for bounces?

 

If not, what tag should I use to track bounces?

 

Thanks

Moderator

Re: It's working

Hi,

 

Only OpenTracking needs to be specified. All other tracking will occur automatically. 

 

Regards,

Rich Marcucella
Sr. Technical Writer, Content Developer
Web Services Team
http://developer.constantcontact.com