I have tried a few tutorials but keep getting the same problem,
this being basically what im doing
but everytime i track my armature my eye goes off in some other direction,
i have got it successful once or tiwce but ive tried many times and cant repeat the result.
Can you post a .blend so we can see where your problems are?
When things spin wildly off track seemingly on their own, you usually have a parenting problem, like the eye bones are the parent of what they are tracking to, causing them to move what they are tracking, as they track! Kind of like chasing your tail…
if you need a more advance righ for the head including lips and eyes
see this one