Facebook Tracker Information - Track Profile Visits
Current Facebook Trackers
At the present time, there is only ONE Facebook application which currently offers any sort of profile tracking ability: Trakzor. Trakzor is a a free facebook application that you can add to your profile, by selecting it from the "Browse more Applications" button when in your profile application edit mode.
Based on early user's feedback, this Facebook application does not work that well, although this may not be a fault of the application itself. Trakzor only recognizes the user profiles of other Facebook users who have also signed up for a Trakzor account... and if you haven't done so (which, at this time, is most people!) then you will not be picked up by this Facebook tracker, and those Facebook users can continue to surf anonymously. So, while the reasons behind this application "not working" are not really related to the application itself, the fact that it's current user base is so small makes it ineffective. Perhaps this will change over time as more people add this application to their profiles...
Visit Trakzor for more information
(Update: Nov.30th, 2007 - the limited tracking functions that this app offered may not work on Facebook anymore)
Other Facebook Trackers
Hmm, not very encouraging so far, huh? Well, what about the popular Google Analytics web site tracking code? Would this work on Facebook?
Indeed, it does, to a limited extent at least. Facebooking101 installed a snippet of Google Analytics tracking code on our Facebook profile as an experiment to see whether or not not it would track visitor data. While the Analytics code does seem to track the number of unique visitors you get to your Facebook profile, what it doesn't do is provide any information about WHO these visitors were, and HOW OFTEN each visited, which is what most of you want from a real Facebook profile tracker. So, we can scratch using Google Analytics on Facebook for now...
The bottom line is.... that so far, Facebook has been successful at preventing people from installing Facebook trackers in their profiles! Sorry. : (