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Cookie Tracking Bloggers in Meatspace!

April 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

As an SEO I know the importance of tracking your visitors. If you don’t track them how can you know what they came for? How do you know what will make them want to come back again? So it is vitally important to track your visitors, but how can you translate that to Meatspace? I found an excellent opportunity to track the Blogger Social Team while on the New York Harbor Cruise.

However, this weekend I’ve made a fantastic new breakthrough in visitor tracking- Cookie Tracking of Live Visitors in Meatspace! And I accomplished this amazing feat on a boat cruising in the New York harbor!

“No one to my knowledge had ever successfully cookied every visitor to a live meat space event in this manner before!” said inventor Chris Kieff.

Now I had a compliant crowd of Bloggers who were all willing to accept cookies. Now some of them were concerned over whether it was a Persistent Cookie or a Session Cookie. I carefully assured them that it was a Session Cookie, however it may actually turn out to be Persistent depending on how long lived it is on the net. That will remain to be seen.

And so without Further Adeu here is the video proof of this successful technological triumph!

Special thanks to Lori Magno for helping me to conceive of the concept, and to all of Blogger Socialites who were so gracious to “accept my cookie.”

Update! All the photos can be found on the Blogger Social Flicker Page

You can rest assured that I will further my Cookie Tracking of Live Visitors in Meat Space Experiments.

Tanks for Reading,


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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Woodruff // Apr 6, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Great job, Chris – this came out fantastic!

  • 2 Geoff Livingston // Apr 6, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    This is great! Too funny, really. Well done and love the photoshop work.

  • 3 Chris // Apr 7, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Steve & Geoff,

    Thanks for coming by. I’m really impressed by the simplicity and fantastic results Animoto did with the photos. Wish I could photoshop that well but truth be told it’s all Animoto.

    It was great meeting you two at BS08 and I look forward to meeting you again in the future.


  • 4 Nathan Snell // Apr 7, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Haha, that looks great, Chris!

    Animoto seems to be a pretty solid service. Love the geekyness of your cookie idea :)

  • 5 Cam Beck // Apr 8, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Nice work, Chris. Splendid idea and flawless execution. :)

  • 6 Chris // Apr 8, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Nathan & Cam,

    Thanks it was great fun meeting you guys! Thanks for accepting my cookie ;)