Facebook made a big update to Events Manager recently, and it’s resulted in plenty of confusion. One of those points of confusion: Where did my base pixel code go?
Previously, there was a “Set Up” drop-down which was self-explanatory and easy to find. Now, however, it’s not so clear or obvious.
Let’s walk through where to go now…
First, go to Events Manager from your top left menu in Business Manager. You’ll see Events Manager under “Manage Business.”
Next, select your pixel under “Data Sources.”
Now, click the “Add Events” drop-down and select “From a New Website.”
Choose the option to “Install code manually.”
Finally, click the button to “Copy Code.”
You will want to paste that code before the closing HEAD tag of every page of your website (not just pages where conversionsA conversion is counted whenever a website visitor performs an action that fires a standard event, custom event, or custom conversion. Examples of conversions include purchases, leads, content views, add to cart, and registrations. More occur).
Easy and straight forward? Not really. It was easier before the change.
Here’s a quick video, if that helps…
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In case you’re also looking for a way to manually create pixel events with parameters (Facebook inexplicably scrapped their tool with the redesign of Events Manager), we have a solution for that, too.
Go here for the Facebook Pixel Event Generator. Select an event and optionally provide parameters, and we’ll give you the event code you’ll need to use.
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