The Complete Guide to Facebook Pixel for Digital Marketers

Facebook recently replaced their Conversion Pixel and the Custom Audience Pixel with the new universal Facebook Pixel. The old ones will be discontinued by the second half of 2016. The Facebook Pixel can do a lot of things apart from tracking conversions.

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Pixel is the most important component in Facebook Advertising. Even if you are not going to run ads on Facebook, the Pixel can help you with deeper audience insights.

According to Facebook: “You can now use the Facebook pixel to measure, optimize and build audiences for your ad campaigns, and no longer need to implement the conversion pixel and Custom Audience pixel.”

The Facebook Pixel can be used for three main functions:

  • Building Custom Audiences from your website for re-targeting.
  • Optimizing ads for conversions. (This excites me a lot – more on this later!)
  • Tracking conversions and attributing them back to your ads.

The Facebook Pixel is very powerful, but at the same time it can be intimidating for a marketer.

I have been using Facebook pixels for quite some time, and I assure you by the end of this article, you will completely understand the potential and the functionality of the Facebook Pixel.

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How to Retarget Your Website Visitors on Facebook with Facebook Ads

Almost everyone who uses the internet also uses Facebook. And there is a good chance that most of your website visitors also use Facebook. Now we have an opportunity to retarget our website users on Facebook and bring them back to your website.

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Retargeting with Facebook is easy now. All you need to do is create a website custom audience and insert the Facebook pixel on your website. Read my article about website custom audiences to learn how to do it.

Ideally the Facebook’s pixel should fire on all the pages of your website. When it fires on all the pages, Facebook also gathers a lot of data. They keep a tag of the different web pages visited by each user that helps us create advanced custom audiences in the future (explained below).

The best way to include the tracking code would be to add it to Google tag manager or place it along with your Google analytics code in your website’s files. And make sure that it loads on all the pages in your website.

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