Maximize Relevance in Your Facebook Ads: Target Website Visitors Who Viewed Multiple Pages

Relevance is an important factor for the success of your Facebook ads. One way to target a relevant audience is by isolating those who viewed the most pages of your website.

Assuming you have the pixel on every page of your website, you can do this. Let’s talk about it…

How it Works

When you create a website custom audience, click the Events drop-down menu and select PageView under “From Your Events.”

website custom audience pageview

Then click the “Refine by” menu and select “Aggregated Value.”

website custom audience pageview

By default, your refinement will be “Frequency” and utilize the logic of “is greater than or equal to” 2.

website custom audience pageview

In other words, your audience will only include those who fired the PageView event at least two times. You can change the logic if you want…

And you can also change the number. I’ve messed around with this in the past to see how relevant I can get with my audience.

Feel free to experiment!

Audience Size Considerations

Let’s assume that you get 10,000 page views per month. If you apply a refinement to limit your audience to those who viewed at least two pages, that audience is going to shrink. And if you refine to three, four, or more, it’s going to keep on shrinking.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just understand how that works. Your pool is going to shrink as you make the audience more relevant.

One lever you have to counter this is the retention. By default, the audience will be of those who visited your website during the past 30 days.

Facebook Website Custom Audience Retention

If you go shorter than 30 days, your audience is going to shrink further. But you could go all the way to 180 days to capture the most visitors who viewed multiple pages of your website during that time.

Optimization Considerations

The starting point for optimization should always be focused on your goal. Don’t overcomplicate things. If you’re trying for conversions, optimize for conversions.

It’s very likely you won’t have the volume to exit the learning phase. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you shouldn’t optimize for that action. Try it out and see if you can get good results.

If the audience is just too small, you can consider using Reach optimization to reach as many people within that small audience as possible.

Reach Optimization

Lookalike Audiences

When you limit a website custom audience like this, the audience is going to shrink. If you lack volume of traffic, targeting like this might not be viable.

But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t create these audiences. You can also use it as a source audience for Lookalike Audiences so that you can target people similar to those who view multiple pages of your website.

Lookalike Audience

Watch Video

I created a short video about this, too. Watch it below…

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Your Turn

Do you create custom audiences like this based on frequency? How do you use them?

Let me know in the comments below!