How to Set Up Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce to Unleash Facebook’s Advertising Capabilities (with Video)

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce

Last updated - August 11, 2020

Facebook has become a preferred advertising platform for a lot of businesses and eCommerce store owners. It will give broader reach to your products and also helps you target the right customers. The reason why Facebook ads are so effective are partly due to the efficient retargeting it manages. Facebook Pixel helps in retargeting with the help of a code that is inserted to your website to track the behavior of your users. It will help a lot in devising a long term advertising strategy for your store. In this article we will discuss how you can set up Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce.

Know more about Facebook Pixel

Facebook Pixel is a piece of code that is inserted on your website, which you can use to track visitors on your site. Once it starts tracking visitors on your site, you can monitor user behavior on your site, and retarget users through ads. Basically, it will help you understand user behavior and will enable you to create more effective ad campaigns. Moreover, with extensive reporting features, you will be able to measure the success of your social media campaigns as well.

How to configure Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce store?

Integrating Facebook Pixel to your WooCommerce store is not a difficult process. You can manually insert the code to the header section of your website. However, you can do this with the help of a plugin, which will be easier for new users. Let’s see the entire process in detail.

Step 1: Setting up Facebook Pixel

You need to have a Facebook Business account to be able to create ads. Login to your Facebook Business account and access Ads Manager.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
In the Facebook Ads Manager menu, you will find an option to open Pixels.

When you click this option, you will be guided to another screen that details the features of Pixel. Here, you can find a button to create Pixel. Click the ‘Create a Pixel’ button to get started with the process.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
One of the first steps will be to create a Facebook Pixel.

Now, you will be able to set a name for the Pixel that you are going to create. Here, you will be also able to specify your website name so that the set up is smoother. However, this is an optional field, and you can move on leaving it empty. Please note, when you click the Continue button, you are agreeing to the terms of Facebook. If you have any doubts, it is better to read the terms in detail before continuing.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You can add a name for the Pixel and optionally add the url of your website as well.

Now, you can see your Pixel is created. The next step is to install it on your site, so you can start with the tracking process.

Step 2: Integrating with your WooCommerce store

Once you have created a Facebook Pixel, you will see a few options. The options include:

  • Add code using a Partner Integration.
  • Manually add Pixel code to website.
  • Email instructions to a developer.

Now, to integrate it easily with the help of a plugin, you can choose the first option “Add code using a Partner Integration.”

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You can choose whether to manually insert the Pixel to your website or to choose your platform to automatically integrate.

This will lead to you to a range of options to integrate the Pixel. Scroll down and choose WooCommerce.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
Choose WooCommerce if you want to integrate Facebook Pixel with your online store.

You can now connect your WooCommerce store.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
The first step is to enable Advanced Matching that will help to improve the efficiency of your ads.

In the next step, you can download the plugin that will help you with the integration of Facebook Pixel with your WooCommerce store. Click the Continue button.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
At this step during partner integration, you can download the plugin.

Once you download the plugin and click the Continue button, you will find a set of instructions that will direct you to install and activate the plugin. Click the Continue button.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You will have to connect your WooCommerce site now.

Next you will see an instruction to install the plugin on your WordPress site. You can click the Continue button.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
This will give you an idea on how to install a WordPress idea if you have not done it before.

The next will advise you to activate the plugin. Click the Continue button.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You will see instructions guiding you through the plugin set up.

The next step is to verify the connection. This you will have to manage on your WooCommerce site.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You will have to verify the connection between your website and Facebook Pixel.

At this point, you can leave this set up page and go to your website.

Step 3: Installing and activating the plugin on your WooCommerce store

Install the plugin like you would do with any other WordPress plugin. If you are not familiar with this, read our article that describes how to install a WooCommerce plugin.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You can install the plugin already downloaded in one of the previous steps.

Once you activate the plugin, you can open the plugin settings page for further configuration.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
You can go through the guided setup process of the plugin.

You will have to specify the Facebook page that will represent your business. If you already have a Facebook page for your business, you can use that. If not, you can create a new page at this step.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
Specify the page that you want to use to represent your business, or create a new page.

Next step, you can specify the Pixel that you have just created.

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You can specify the Pixel you have already created or choose a different one.

After that, you can import your products to Facebook.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
At this stage, you can import products from your store to your Facebook page.

Once all the products are imported, this process is done.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
When all the products are imported, you will see a ‘Setup complete’ screen.

Now, you can go back and finish the verification step during Partner integration.

Step 4: Verifying the connection

Now, you can return to the Partner integration screen, and you will see the connection is already Active.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
The connection will be active once you complete the set up process on your site.

In the next step, you can specify your website url and click the button to open it.

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Set up the Event Manager Tool

Once the process is completed, you can test your Events.

Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce
When the process is complete, you can test the Events in Events Manager.

As a next step, you can create ads using Facebook.

Advantages of using Facebook Pixel

Facebook Pixel is an analytics tool that will help you optimize your marketing activities through Facebook. Here is a look at some of the obvious advantages when you integrate it with your website.

Retargeting

One of the major advantages of integrating Facebook Pixel on your website is that it help you in retargeting. You will be able to present your products to customers who have already shown interest in your products. Retargeting has higher chances of conversion, as you already know the customers have some interest in the product.

Conversion optimization

Facebook Pixel will provide you better scope to optimize conversions on your store. You can optimize conversion events that are more closely related to business growth. This will help you be more in control of your analytics data as you can measure the efficacy of campaigns more clearly.

Helps you target customers based on value

By analyzing purchase history of a set of customers, you can always identify the ones who are more valuable to your business. The ones who have already spent considerable amount of money are more likely to purchase again from you. Facebook Pixel will help you target such customers.

Track customer behavior

Facebook Pixel helps you track customers who has interacted with your ads. This will help you understand the user behavior that leads to a conversion. You will be able to get a lot of insights about how customers are perceiving your website.

Help you build custom audience

Facebook Pixels will help you broaden your audience base. Based on the specific details of users who are already interacting with your site, it will help you build a custom audience. The data of existing users such as demographics, interests, etc., will be considered for this.

Exclude specific users from retargeting

Sometimes retargeting users who have already purchased the advertised product from you can backfire. It will create a bad user experience and a negative perception about your site. Thankfully, you can exclude such audience from your retarget campaign.

Use more reporting and advertising tools

Along with tracking important aspects of your business growth, Facebook Pixel will also encourage you to use other tools for Facebook advertising. Once you get comfortable in the environment, you will be using more tools and options.

We hope this article has helped you configure Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce. Please leave a comment if you have a query.

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