I need to place some advertising with an ad network, however the only format that they will accept is an image file (gif or JPEG) and a clickthru URL. However I want to make sure that I can see where my advertising is being placed and be able to count impressions. I have a tracking pixel similar to this one:
However because there is no way to give them a redirect tag (i.e. a doubleclick tag) I can't implement this. It is no good trying to append this to the Click URL as I need to keep track of impressions - not clicks.
Is there a way that I can embed this pixel/code into the image, or another work around?
I'm really stuck and I don;t want to spend my money unless I can track, and I don't want to rely on or trust the stats of the network.