We all know how powerful Facebook Ads are for marketers, perhaps Facebook tracking pixel is the most useful for remarketing. In this article, I would show you the step-wise-step guide to up and running with Facebook tracking pixel. But before we start let’s have a look at some of the key benefits of Facebook tracking pixels:
Benefits of a Facebook tracking pixel
Remarketing: Facebook tracking pixel is an ideal option for remarketing since it allows you to target those people who have visited your website and interested in a certain product or service.
Conversion Tracking: You can track your ads and identify how successful your ad was.
Find New Lookalike Audience: It will help you find more people with similar interest.
Step-wise-step Guide To Install Facebook Tracking Pixel in WordPress.
Step 1: Generating Facebook Tracking Pixel
Log in to your Facebook and navigate to the Facebook Ads Manager.
Now navigate to Ads Manager menu at the top left bar and click Pixels under Assets.
Now creating a pixel is just a 3 step procedure; Creating the pixel, Installing the code, and Choosing the action (Add Events).
Creating Pixel: Click “Create a pixel” button and give a name to your pixel, agree to the Facebook pixels term and click “Create Pixel” button. You will see a success message with a unique pixel ID.
Once you are done creating Facebook pixels, you have two choices; Install Pixels and Email Pixel Code. You can choose any one of these to get the pixel code.
Installing the Code: Now click “Install Pixels Now”. Now you are directed to a new window “View pixel base code”. Now copy the Install pixel base code and copy it to WordPress.
Choosing Actions (Add Events): Here you have different event codes that you can add to your pages where conversion occurs on your website.
Step 2: Installing the “Insert Header and Footer” Plugin
To install Facebook tracking pixels, now you need to install a WordPress plugin that can contain code for Facebook tracking pixels.
For that, we need to install the “Insert Header and Footer” plugin. To install “Insert Header and Footer plugin”, navigate to add new plugin under plugin section.
Plugin > Add New
Now search for “Insert Header and footer” plugin in the search bar and press the “Install Now” button to install the plugin.
Once installed, activate the plugin.
After installing and activating the “Insert Header and Footer” plugin, navigate to the Header and Footer plugin where we need to copy the Facebook tracking pixel code.
Navigate to Settings > Insert Header and Footer
Now copy the Facebook tracking pixel that you created earlier and paste it under the header section.
Now, click on save.
Step 3: Creating a Custom Audience Using Facebook Tracking Pixel
Once you are done installing a Facebook tracking pixel on your WordPress based website, the next step is to create a custom audience for your retargeting campaigns.
For that, navigate to the Facebook Ads Manager and click on Audiences under the Assets section.
Click on “Create Audience” Button and choose “Custom Audience” under the drop-down menu.
This will bring up a pop-up window from where you can choose a Customer File, Website Traffic, App Activity, or Engagement on Facebook.
In this case, I selected Website Traffic. It will target specific people who visit your website or view specific pages on your website.
When “create audience” pop-up window appears, choose “website traffic” from the drop-down menu, then give audience name and click “create audience” button.
Once done, click on the audience name to find more details about the custom audience.
Now click on create lookalike to set audience source, Country, and Audience Size.
Click on Create Audience.
That’s it! You are done creating Facebook tracking pixel in WordPress.
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