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Facebook Pixel and Verifying Domains

We all want good data, right?  Good data is critical to building a successful online business. 

And, whether we like it or not, Facebook has a lot of that data.  

Simplero makes it easy to send data back to Facebook.  All you need to do is add your Facebook Pixel in one place. Just one. We’ll track all the relevant events accordingly. 

Even if you’re not using Facebook ads yet, you should install the Facebook Pixel now. It'll start collecting data right away so that you don’t have to start from scratch when you’re ready to create your first Facebook ad.

Calvin walks you through it all in the video above! 

Where Do I Add the Pixel? 

Go to your Simplero Account >> Settings >> Sites >> Tracking.



You’ll see a spot at the top to paste your Pixel ID.  


After you paste your Pixel ID, hit save, and you’re done (in Simplero at least). Head to Facebook to see the tracking results.

Where Do I Get the Pixel? 

Facebook moves the Pixel around from time to time, so you might need to check their Documentation. As of this writing, you can find it in Facebook’s Event Manager.  

There’s a link to your Events Manager in your Simlero account in the spot where you can add your Pixel (mentioned above). Just make sure you're already logged into your Facebook business account when you click it. 

What Events Are Tracked Automatically? 

Simplero tracks: 

  • PageView
  • Purchase / Subscription / StartTrial
  • InitiateCheckout / AddToCart
  • ViewContent
  • CompleteRegistration
  • Lead

What does that mean in plain(ish) English? 

PageView

  • Fired almost everywhere 
  • Sites 
  • Landing pages - embedded, full, and old-skool
  • Worksheets
  • Purchase order form
  • Purchase thank you page
  • List confirmation page
  • List thank you page
  • Not spaces (which are a deprecated feature - most of you don’t have this)

Purchase / Subscription / StartTrial

  • One StartTrial event for the main purchase where the period was free.
  • One Subscription event that will contain details of all the three purchases (id, name, quantity) as well as the total money you paid for these ($39).
  • One Purchase event that will contain the detail of the one-time purchase (the upsell). This too will contain the name of the Product, its id, quantity, and amount ($200).
  • When you complete a purchase, we fire some combination of these three events depending on the type of purchase.
  • For example, if you bought a Product with a free trial (first period is free), three order bumps ($13/per month each), and one upsell (one time for $200), we'll send those events to Facebook.

InitiateCheckout / AddToCart

  • These events are fired when you visit the Order Form for a Product.
  • They include the same information (Product name, id, default quantity, value of the default price).
  • Both these events are fired with the same information at the same time.

ViewContent

  • We currently fire this event on the Product’s sales pages (the main one or additional full landing pages).
  • We send the associated Product’s information (name, category, id) and the page URL.

Complete Registration 

  • This is fired when you submit a signup form for a List (on an embedded page/full landing page).
  • We send the List name as the parameter.

Lead

  • This event is fired when you successfully confirm your subscription (or if the List doesn't require confirmation). For example, when you get to the thank you page or the content page of the List.
  • This also works across full and embedded landing pages.

Test the Setup

If you're going to spend money on ads you have first got to test to ensure everything is working!! 

Otherwise, you're flushing money drown the drain. 

I recommend the Chrome Facebook Pixel Helper plugin. It will show you which (if any) Facebook pixel and event codes are installed on a site. 

Visit a page, subscribe to a list, create a freebie purchase - do the right Facebook pixels appear? If not, something is off. Check your setup! 

Note: If you're using an Ad Blocker in your browser, be sure to turn that off! I mean we're testing an ad 😀

Some Other Resources:


GDPR notice for those doing business in the EU: Please keep in mind when using tracking pixels that you are doing so in compliance with GDPR, actions such as these may violate rules in regards to consent and profiling. This message does not constitute legal advice. Should you have a question about compliance, please consult a lawyer. 


Verifying Your Domain

You only need to verify your domain if:

  • You want to have authority over which conversion events are eligible for your domain.

  • You are an educational organization with an .edu email address.

  • Your email domain doesn’t match your website domain.

  • You want to manage editing permissions for your ads.

You must verify your custom domain and sub-domain(s), not Simplero's domain.

To verify the ownership of your domain where the pixel has been installed you will also need to add the verification meta-tag on your site HTML head section on the same admin page:

  1. Head to your Business Manager >> Business Settings.

  2. Business Settings >> Brand Safety >> Domains.

  3. Add >> Add a Domain.

  4. Choose Meta Tag Verification.

  5. In Simplero, add the Meta Tag to the <head> section in the HTML of the domain home page. 

  6. Confirm by visiting your domain home page and open the Source Page View to confirm the meta-tag has been added (right button click on your mouse anywhere on your home page): Scroll down to confirm the meta-tag has been added on the page successfully:

  7. Back in Business Manager >> Verify.

  8. Be sure to leave the meta tag in the home page.

  9. Assign the FB page to associate with the verified domain.

Last updated 4 Mar 2021.