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Episodes

Feb. 16, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Why Aren't Totals Appearing in Some Ads Manager Columns?

Have you ever run into a situation where Facebook isn't providing metric totals for conversions even though the rows above have data? This isn't a bug, there's a reason for it. Here's the explanation...

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Feb. 15, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Partner Level Integrations and Third-Party Domains

Businesses who haven't been able to verify their domains because their pixel was on a third-party website may have a solution due to Partner Level Configurations. This is a big deal!

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Feb. 14, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Understanding Event Parameters

If you use standard or custom events, you should also be sending parameters that provide more details about an action. Parameters are what provide granularity and power in reporting and targeting. Here's how they work...

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Feb. 13, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Exploring View-Through Conversions

Conversion numbers in Ads Manager rarely match up with other sources. One of the many reasons for this is view-through conversions. Here, I talk about what they are, when they might happen, and why they've been controversial.

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Feb. 12, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Catalog Custom Audiences

You can now create custom audiences based on engagement with your product catalog. There are a couple of primary benefits to this over a typical website custom audience that should be useful for ecomm businesses.

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Feb. 11, 2022

PUBCAST: Could I Reach All of My Followers With an Ad? (The Final Rep…

Three months ago (on November 6, to be exact), I started an experiment. I wanted to see if I could reach all of my Facebook followers with a single ad. In this episode, I walk through what happened -- including …

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Feb. 10, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Ask These Basic Questions to Better Measure Success

If you're only looking at surface-level metrics to measure the success of your ads, you aren't doing your job. You need to dig deeper. Ask these basic questions to help define what success looks like and what your ultimate customer …

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Feb. 9, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Deduplication of Events

If you're using both browser events from your pixel and server events from the API, you are probably sending the same events for each. This way, the API may pick up some events that the browser pixel does not. Of …

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Feb. 8, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Website Custom Audiences I Use

While cold, broad targeting is becoming increasingly popular, I still find warm targeting to be incredibly effective and important. This is especially the case for content creators like me, who attract website visitors to engage with free content. I...

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Feb. 7, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Custom Events That I Use

Do you use custom web events to track, optimize for, and target actions that fall outside of standard events? I do! Here, I walk through the various events that fire on my website to help represent quality traffic, video engagement, …

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Feb. 6, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: How to Create Custom Metrics in Ads Manager

Maybe you use your own formulas to determine the performance of your Facebook ads. You can actually use these formulas to create custom metrics that can be added as columns to your reports. Here's how!

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Feb. 5, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Facebook Removed a Ton of Targeting, So Now What?

Back in November, Facebook announced that they'd be removing some Detailed Targeting options. Now that those options were removed in January, we now know they weren't messing around. They removed a TON of targeting options, including ones that came as...

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Feb. 4, 2022

PUBCAST: Sprinkling, an Unfinished Facebook Ads Strategy

I've been experimenting with a new Facebook ads strategy that I'm really excited about. It remains unfinished as there are still things I'm trying to polish and fix. But, there's a specific need I'm trying to fill, and I can …

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Feb. 3, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Facebook Needs an Ads Optimization Option for Content C…

Facebook ads optimization is seriously lacking for content creators -- specifically for bloggers. Optimizing for Link Clicks or Landing Page Views doesn't cut it because Facebook doesn't care about the quality of those actions. Content creators do!...

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Feb. 2, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Facebook Ads and Non-Discrimination Compliance

Facebook is requiring advertisers to indicate that they have read and accepted terms related to non-discrimination, not only in regards to their advertising but on behalf of system users. If you don't, you won't be able to create ads.

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Feb. 1, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: How to Check Quality of Traffic Campaign Results

Have you ever had results for a traffic campaign that seemed too good to be true? This is certainly possible, due to how optimization works. Here are some steps to take so that you can verify the quality of those …

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Jan. 31, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Use Automated Rules to Manage Auction Overlap

You may already manage Auction Overlap manually, but you can actually allow Facebook to manage this using Automated Rules. There are three ways that you can do this.

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Jan. 30, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Evergreen Campaigns

If you've been around me long enough, you've heard me talk about evergreen campaigns. These are campaigns that never go stale. They aren't magical, but it's all due to how they're set up that allows them to work this way.

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Jan. 29, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: How Automated Rules Work

Automated Rules are a great tool to automate and simplify the ads management process that is otherwise manual. Let's walk through how these are set up and some things to consider.

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Jan. 28, 2022

PUBCAST: $1,500 for Quality Traffic and I Got WHAT??!!

This isn't your typical advertiser brag about too-good-to-be-true results. It may be the opposite. Consider it a cautionary tale about how you should look beyond surface-level results. About how you should establish expectations based on data and know...

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Jan. 27, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: Text in Image Ads

Advertisers have been conditioned to believe that they shouldn't use text in ad images. The truth is that this rule was removed in September of 2020. No 20-percent rule. No scale. No throttling on images with more text. Use text …

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Jan. 26, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: How to Measure Success with Instant Experience Metrics

If you run Instant Experience ads, make sure that you don't use the default metrics or saved reports. There are metrics specific to Instant Experience that are available if you customize columns. But a question: Why can't you create targeting...

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Jan. 25, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: All About Page Engagement Custom Audiences

One of the classic ways to target people who have been exposed to you before is with Facebook Page Engagement Custom Audiences. Here, we talk about what they are, issues with them, and ways you might use them.

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Jan. 24, 2022

PUBCAST SHOT: How to Use Time on Website Custom Audiences

A useful targeting tool that anyone can use as long as you have the pixel set up on your website is the Time on Website Custom Audience. Here, I discuss what these are, how they work, and things you should …

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