Alternative tracking

In addition to our Web-Auto Collection Tracking, Keen also supports alternative tracking methods including image beacons (aka pixel tracking) and URL redirects.

Image Beacon

An image beacon is simply a 1 pixel by 1 pixel transparent image that you inject into the HTML being rendered by some client. The key is that the source of the image is the Keen API. When the client requests the correct API URL, the API will return the correct image data, and also track an event in Keen. Learn how to set up pixel tracking with Keen in our Image Beacon docs.

URL Redirects

Redirects let you record events when a link is clicked, and then forwards the request to a given URL. Check out our URL Redirect documentation to learn how to configure redirect tracking with Keen.