Frequently Asked Questions
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Facebook Postback URL

The Facebook Postback URL is called the Facebook Conversion API. It allows marketers to send conversion data from a server (affiliate network, ecommerce, crm) to the Facebook Marketing API.
Facebook postback URL

What is the Facebook Pixel?

"The Facebook pixel is an analytics tool that allows you to measure the effectiveness of your advertising by understanding the actions people take on your website." Once you've set up the Facebook pixel, the pixel will fire when someone takes an action on your website. Examples of actions include adding an item to their shopping cart or making a purchase. The pixel receives these actions, or events, which you can view on your Facebook pixel page in Events Manager. From there, you'll be able to see the actions that your customers take. You'll also have options to reach those customers again through future Facebook ads."

In other words, the Facebook Pixel is the backbone that collects attributes and tracks data on your site and ties it to Facebook users.

  • Track events - conversions, sales, form submissions and more.

  • Attribute events to your facebook ads

  • Build custom audiences according to business rules, so that you can target and retarget users accordingly.

  • Build lookalike audiences so you can run campaigns targeting facebook users that "look like" your custom audiences.

🚩Before you begin you will need:

  1. An AnyTrack account with a personal or advanced plan (sign up here).

  2. A Facebook business account, with administrator permission.

  3. A Facebook Pixel on your site.

How does the AnyTrack Facebook integration work?

  1. AnyTrack will send all tracked on-site events to your Facebook Pixel (Client-side)

  2. AnyTrack will send tracked conversions from third party systems (such as affiliate networks, API, CRM or eCommerce) through the Conversion API.

  3. To improve tracking and attribution, you will need to place the Facebook tracking URL template provided in your AnyTrack account.

Connect AnyTrack with your Facebook Pixel

During the onboarding or when you set up a new property, you will be taken to the property analytics section. If you did not connect with facebook during the onboarding, open the property settings and navigate to the Pixel Tab.

Step 1: Navigate to the property property analytics settings

Step 2: Click on the connect with Facebook Pixel

Step 3: Select the Ad Account

When you authenticate with facebook, your Ad Accounts will load in the selector.

  • Select the ad account

  • Select the pixel

  • Install

What happens when you click INSTALL:

When you click on the INSTALL button, AnyTrack sends several API calls to the Facebook Marketing API, in order to create custom conversions, that you will be able to select and use for your campaign optimization and bidding strategies.

The list of custom conversions that are created in your Facebook Pixel.

You can access your custom conversions from the Pixel Events Manager

Each conversion type is associated with engagement events received from your site (form submissions and clicks on Call To Actions), and conversions received from third party systems, such as affiliate networks, ecommerce platforms or API's.

Step 4: Save to complete the Setup

Once you've completed the setup, any conversions tracked through this property will be automatically sent to your Facebook Pixel, either client side (through the browser) or through the Facebook Server Side API.

anyTrack custom conversions

Step 5: Facebook Ads Setup

This step is required to enable conversions attributed to ad clicks, to be sent to Facebook Ads.

  • Navigate to the traffic source tab

  • Toggle facebook Ads

  • Enable conversion tracking

  • Copy the Tracking template and add it to your ads custom variables

What can you do with the events now that they are recording:

  • Create custom audiences

  • Create lookalike audiences

  • And more!

Use the Conversions sent by AnyTrack in your ad campaign

When you create your ads and you define the Optimization for Ad delivery, you will be able to select the custom conversions:

  • Select the pixel

  • Select the conversion you wish to optimize the campaign for.

Select AnyTrack conversion

If you want to create a new custom conversion out of the AnyTrack Events - you can do so and use the event parameters. This can be useful if you would like to optimize according to a specific product or product category.

Don't forget to add the tracking template in your ads URL Parameters, as it includes UTM parameters which will allow you to see your ad performances in Google Analytics and improve conversion attribution. The template is located under the traffic source settings.

facebook ads tracking template

🏁 Voila! From now on, conversions originating from any affiliate networks, api, ecommerce or CRM will be sent via the Facebook Pixel server-side API, in real-time and with rich data.

Frequently asked questions about the Server Side API

Why I don't see the AnyTrack custom conversions in my Ad Manager?

Custom conversions are not displayed by default in the Ad Manager. You need to modify the columns of your report in order to display them.

Why can't I see the pixel I want to connect with during the Integration?

This happens when the pixel hasn't been added as an asset in the ad manager, or when you are not assigned to the ad manager or when the pixel is not assigned to you. You need to update the permissions under the business manager.

Why does AnyTrack creates custom conversions instead of using the standard Facebook events?

Because the conversions we send might override the conversions you are currently using, it is recommended to create custom conversions in order not to "corrupt" your current reporting.