You have most likely heard about a Tracking Pixel; This is a crucial tool you should be using to get the most out of your social ad budget.
Today I would like to share what is a Facebook pixel, the many benefits of using one and why you should be already using one.
What is the Facebook pixel?
So what the heck is a Facebook pixel?, a Facebook pixel is a code that you place on your site. In its simplest form, It helps you track conversions from Facebook ads and optimise the ads based on data; You can build targeted audiences for future ads and re-market to qualified prospects who have already taken action on your website.
So how dose It works, it works by placing cookies on the page to track users as they interact with your site and your Facebook ads.
What are the benefits of using a Facebook pixel
There are the different ways you can use the data you have collected from Facebook pixel to refine your Facebook advertising.
One the most basic things you can do with the Facebook pixel is monitor how people converted to your website after viewing your Facebook ad.
This means you can even track customers across all of their devices.
For example, you can see if people see your ads on mobile but switch to a desktop before making a purchase. This information can help you improve your ad strategy and better calculate your ROI (return on investment).
The Pixel code allows you to track data and use it to show targeted ads to people who have already visited your website; this is otherwise known as “Remarketing”. You can get really specific here.
For example, You can show people an ad for the exact product that they abandoned in a shopping cart on your website.
This great feature is why you should create a Facebook pixel right now, even if you’re not using Facebook ads yet. This is, so you have retargeting capabilities from your very first Facebook ad and historical data from now when you do start.
Create lookalike audiences
In Facebook you can use its targeting data to help you build a thing they call a “Lookalike Audience” This is a Segment of people who have similar likes, interests, and demographics to the people who are already interacting with your site, helping you expand your potential customer base.
Run effective ads
Using a Facebook pixel can make your ads a lot more useful it does this by improving the quality of the ads you are running, and by improving the way people are being targeted controlling who see them.
In addition to that, you can use Facebook pixel data to ensure your ads are seen by the people who are the most likely to take your desired action.
If you have any questions about your Facebook pixel, please feel free to comment, and we will answer any questions.