[TUTORIAL] How to Use the New Facebook Pixel To Do Retargeting Ads Campaigns

Join The Free Facebook Community Here!
Get More Clients Without Spending More On Ads!

SUMMARY

On this video, I'm going to show you how to use the new Facebook pixel to create custom audiences and how to target them via retargeting.

As you may notice, Facebook has changed the pixel and I want to show you how to setup the retargeting pixel, and then how to use that pixel to make a ton of retargeting campaigns of different audiences using just one pixel.

Main steps to install the pixel in all of the pages that you want to re-target people after:

  1. Go to Ads Manager, then go to All Tools.
  2. Once there, go to Pixels
  3. In Pixels, click on Actions and go to View the pixel code.
  4. Finally, install this between the heads, the head tags of your website.
  5. Give the pixel a couple of days to be activated
  6. Go to Pixels, main columns, you’ll see the domains that are triggering the pixel.
  7. Create an audience based on these URLs

You can watch the full video above or read the transcript below

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

Hey, everybody, what's up? Hernan Vazquez here. On this video, I'm going to show you how to use the new Facebook pixel to create custom audiences and how to target them via retargeting. If that's something that you want to do, stay with me because I'm going to show you how. Let's do this.

Welcome to another video. This is a question that has been posted on the Real Internet Marketing Group, the group that I manage. I wouldn't say I own because Facebook owns it, and I hopefully won't get charged a landlord fee or something like that, but, anyways, that's the group I manage and you're welcome to join. I'm going to leave a link over here so that you can join that Facebook group. You can drop questions. I usually drop … I try to drop a ton of value over there, and it's completely free, and we're thrilled that you join because there's a bunch of other entrepreneurs asking questions, fighting each other, throwing food, etc. It's a ton of fun.

The truth is that I got a question the other day, was Facebook has changed the pixel. A couple of months ago, you would have different pixels for different audiences. All right? Let's say that you have three websites. You will have one pixel per website and then you can do some retargeting campaigns to those websites or to those audiences based on the pixel. Now, Facebook changed the mechanics. Now, it's one pixel for all of your Ads account. The question would be, how do you divide the different audiences if you're using the same pixel or the same Ads account for many websites, or on the same website, you have different processes? You have free subscribers, you have people that actually reach the end of your shopping cart, meaning a sale, people that actually download this PDF and not this one. How do you divide those and how do you make tailored campaigns for each of those with one pixel?

That's the beauty of Facebook, and that's exactly what I want to show you guys, how to setup the Facebook pixel, the retargeting pixel, and then how to use that pixel to make a ton of retargeting campaigns of different audiences using just one pixel.

Let's hop into the computer, and I'm going to show you how to set this up, and we'll see how it goes. Okay, guys? Let's hop into that.

All right, guys. Welcome to one of my Facebook accounts. Once you have your Ads account, in order to set up different audiences for the same pixel, first off, you need to install the pixel in all of the pages that you want to re-target people after. Let's say that you want to install the pixel in your website so that you can later serve a retargeting campaign.

What you want to do is to go into the Ads Manager. This, of course, could potentially change when you're watching this video, but follow me here. You will go into the Ads Manager. Here, what you want to do is to go to All Tools. I have it already here because I use it a lot, but here on the All Tools, you'll go to Pixels.                

Here, in Pixels, what you want to do is to here and Actions. You want to view the pixel code. Here's the pixel code that you're going to be using, as you know already, into all of your website. You want to install this between the heads, the head tags of your website.

If you're not clear about this, you may want to talk to the guy that designed your website, or if you're using WordPress, for example, you can install a plugin that's called Header and Footers, Headers and Footers. I'm going to leave a link below. It's a free plugin, and you can install it, and it will allow you to put these kind of scripts and pixels and whatnot on the head of your website.

Let's copy this for a second. We're going to copy this and we're going to paste it. Here's the pixel that we're going to be using. You want to install these on all of your pages of your website. Again, you want to copy this on the head of your entire website.

Once you're done with that, let's say that you have installed this pixel on many websites because, again, this is one Ads account and, again, this is one pixel for all of your websites. As you can see here, I have it on many websites. The same pixel, I have it on many websites, have it on a blog, I have it on HernanVazquez.com, I have it on a couple of websites of myself.

As you can see, Facebook is automatically determining where the traffic is coming from, so if I wanted to create a custom audience for this blog, I would do it. If I wanted to create a custom audience for this blog, I can do it and also this. Once you install this pixel on different websites, and you leave it a couple of days, because the pixel needs to be activated, then you come here to Pixels, and you will see, if you go to the main columns, you will see what are the domains that are actually triggering the pixel. Once you have this, you can create an audience based on these URLs.

For example, let's say that I want to target people that visit HernanVazquez.com. What I would do is to use website traffic, anyone who visit your website, and then what I want to do is to use HernanVazquez.com. What this is going to do is to create a custom audience, that anyone that visit my websites, doesn't matter which part of the website. I just want to re-target them all. Then I would use this audience and put visitors to HernanVazquez.com. All right?                   

This way, what you're doing is to tell Facebook that you want to target only the people that trigger the pixel from this domain and nothing else. All right? Then you will create the audience, and then you can use this audience on your ads. That makes sure you're making sure that you're using or you're retargeting rather … You're serving those ads to the people that visit this blog. I could do it conversely. I could do it with any of these URLs right here.                   

We can go even deeper than that. Let's say that you have a shopping cart in your website, and then the last page of the shopping cart, when they actually purchase, is … Let's say that it's HernanVazquez.com/thankyou. What I want to do is to potentially serve ads to people that have purchased before. How do you do that?

Well, basically, instead of using anyone who visits your website, you would do people who visit specific pages. People who visit specific pages, here I will do with URL contains, and here I will put something like HernanVazquez.com/thankyou. This would be, this here, this would be the Thank You page for a purchase. Instead of visitors, this will be purchasers, purchasers on HernanVazquez.com, and you can create this audience and you can serve ads to this audience.

If you want to go even deeper, what you can do is to go with people visiting specific web pages, but not others. This is useful when you have, for example, a lead magnet and then you have an offer, but you want to serve ads to people that download it, your lead magnet, but didn't visit the Thank You page. That means that people, they are interested in your stuff, but they haven't purchased, so URL contains HernanVazquez.com/download, for example, and exclude people who visit any webpage that meets the following rules.

That means HernanVazquez.com/thankyou. The download, /download, would be the actual download page for my lead magnet, and the thank you would be the actual thank you when they purchase. Then I could put something like free downloads on HernanVazquez.com, and as you can see, these are all being fired from the same pixel.                   

You have all of these options, and then you have custom combinations, like conditions. If you want to go really, really ninja, if you want to create a retargeting path, etc., you can go, for example, for devices, depending on where they are visiting, like android phone, desktop, iPhone. You want to go for URLs. For example, people that visit one URL and not the others. Let's say that here I have some recipes, so I would be better off serving these people recipes PDFs, for example, and then salads. I would send people a salad PDF or something like that.                   

The other thing that you could do is to create conversions. This is a really advanced thing. What you want to do is Facebook will give you a ton of different conversions, so track conversions with standard events. As you can see, these are the events names, so View Content. When somebody sees a product page or a landing page or an article, this is going to be a View Content. Then Add to Cart, when somebody adds to cart and then you show him the cart, Initiate Checkout.

These are all little steps that you can use on your pixel. I'm going to show you how to edit your pixel. Purchase, when somebody purchases at the end of the shopping cart, you can do purchase. You can do lead. For example, I would add this lead after they have download, for example, or after they have registered or complete registration, for example.

As you can see in the pixel here, I have this right here, which is FBQ Track Page View. This is going to track a page view. This, I will put it, this code, I will put it on all of the pages of my website. However, I could also track leads. Let's say that I want to use this pixel code, and all I need to do here is to change this. Instead of FBQ Track Page View, I would add FBQ Track Lead. I'm going to paste it like that. This code, I will use it on the conversion page for a lead, when somebody downloads a lead magnet.

Another is let's say that I want to add another pixel to somebody that purchased. Here, I would use purchase and, here, which is cool, I could add values, too, and they will show … These values will show on your Ads Manager. Here, let's say that the purchase, the value is 97, currency USD, of course. Every time this pixel is initiated or fired, this is going to count as a purchase, and these purchases are actually showing on your Facebook Ads. If you're tracking conversions on your Facebook Ad, it will tell you that ROI.

This is a more advanced feature. Sometimes, all you need to set this up is to actually set up the URLs, and that's pretty much it, but if you want to go really ninja and you want to go really deep, you can use the custom conversions. You can also create your own conversions, like track custom conversions. If people URL contains, I don't know, /thankyou, this will count as a purchase, but this the more advanced side of things. All right, guys?

Here, this is how you track your different domains, your different pages, your different steps in your shopping cart, in your sales funnel, with the same pixel. As you can see, I only made a couple of changes to the pixel, or even you can create an audience based on what people visit. All right, guys?

Hopefully, this is helpful. If you have any questions whatsoever, drop them on the comment. I will be more than happy to answer them and share things with somebody that needs to see it. Click on the subscribe button if you love it. I'll see you guys on the next video.

Join The Free Facebook Community Here!
Get More Clients Without Spending More On Ads!

About the Author Hernan Vazquez

Hernan Vazquez is a digital marketing trainer and consultant that built several 7 figure businesses from scratch. He specializes in helping business and students grow their online businesses through the use of Sales Funnels, Paid Advertising and Email Marketing.

follow me on:

Leave a Comment: