FAQs

General Questions

I don't want Tynt to add an attribution link when I copy and paste. What can I do?
Click HERE to opt out.
After applying the OPT OUT the attribution link still appears after a copy and paste.
Refresh your browser settings by clearing your cache or applying a hard refresh.
What is Tynt? The short version…
Tynt does a couple of interesting things: it tracks user engagement on your site by tracking copy and paste activity and automatically adds a link back to your content when it is pasted somewhere else.
Do people really copy content?
Our stats show that between 2 and 6% of page views result in some kind of user action that Tynt can track. What this means is: if your web site has 20 million page views per month then content leaves your site over 1 million times per month. Wouldn't you want to know what and how often it leaves your site?
How does Tynt drive web traffic?
When someone copies and pastes text from your web site Tynt automatically adds a link back to the original article with the paste. When the recipient clicks that URL, they are directed back to the original content. This drives incremental traffic to your site when your content is shared without your knowledge while maintaining a consistent user experience.
How much does Tynt cost?
Tynt is FREE.
What about user privacy?
Tynt is a strong believer in protecting user privacy and does not collect any information through the Tynt Publisher Tools that can personally identify a user (e.g., name, address, phone number, etc.). In addition, Tynt follows industry best practices for user notice and choice options as recommended by the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance. Please see our privacy policy for more information.
Can I use Tynt with my blog?
You can use it with some blog sites. For more information visit our How To Install Publisher Tools on Your Blog page.
My site appears to be using Tynt, but I haven't installed anything. Why is that?
We work with a number of analytic partners, helping them collect data regarding user engagement on their sites. As part of that, you may see traffic go back to tynt.com, if you have one of our partner's analytic widgets installed.

Advertising Questions

How does the Intent Impact Unit work?
The ad unit is triggered by social, search, and retargeting signals to monetize your incremental traffic.
How can I install the Intent Impact Unit?
The IIU is easy to implement. There are two different ways you can get started.
  1. If you already have the standard Tynt code on your site, no additional implementation or page redesign is needed. Just complete the Ad Configuration set-up under the Monetization tab.
  2. The 33Across Ad Tag can also be trafficked in DFP as a 1x1 or off-page ad position. If you use this configuration, you will need to remove Tynt code from the page. Please contact your account representative for additional information on this configuration.
How do I get paid?
33Across will make payment within 45 days following the end of the month in which 33Across receives payment from the advertiser.

Technical Questions

How do I access my Tynt stats?
Once you set up a Tynt account you will be able to access your Tynt dashboard reports by logging in at tynt.com.
How often do my Tynt stats update?
All stats update at least once per day, and some (for example the Keyword Report) update hourly.
Can I use Tynt to monitor my blog?
It depends. Most hosted blogging platforms do not give you access to the HTML source code but if yours does then you can use Tynt. We have users that use Blogspot, WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Squarespace and others, so if you have questions please get in touch (feedback@tynt.com).
Does Tynt change my user's experience on my site?
If you have the Attribution Links feature enabled for our CopyPaste product, then when a user pastes content copied from your site they will see the attribution link back to the original content page. In addition, our SpeedShare product includes a small widget that appears when a user copies content – this helps facilitate content sharing to social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Does the Tynt identifier code (e.g. #ixzz123456) impact my SEO?
The tag allows us to uniquely identify a copy and provide analytics via the Publisher Tools dashboard. Tynt specifically chose to use a hash tag (#) because everything after it is ignored by the major search engines. This ensures that the links are not viewed as duplicate content and there is no negative SEO impact.
How big is the payload for my Tynt script?
Approximately 12k.
What user actions does Tynt measure?
Tynt is designed to measure user engagement in a completely new way. Currently, Tynt monitors:
  • Text/image copy activity
  • Generated links
  • Generated traffic
  • Inbound and outbound keywords
  • Most engaging content
  • Social sharing
How can I block Tynt from monitoring my actions?
Click HERE to opt out.
Can the automatically generated attribution link be deleted by a user?
The automatically generated attribution link can be removed by the user. You cannot prevent a user from sharing your content, but you can increase your chances of getting credit for the copy by using the automatic attribution link. The automatic link provides an effortless step for users to link back to your content and is often left in place which can have a positive impact on your search engine ranking.
I have multiple domains that I want to track. Do I have to create a separate account for each?
Tynt tracks and summarizes data on a per account basis. As such, if you have multiple domains and would like to see the data separately, we recommend setting up accounts for each domain using the Account Rollup feature.
How does Tynt track image copies?
Tynt currently tracks when a user copies an image by either using the CTRL-C or right click copy commands. Tynt also allows for easy sharing to Pinterest and tracking of those shares via the Speedshare feature. We are working on adding additional functionality to image copies. Please let us know what would work for you at feedback@tynt.com
Does Tynt work with Google Analytics?
Tynt is running in tandem with Google Analytics on a large percentage of our sites, without any reported problems.