Facebook Releases Beta Version Of Ad Conversion Tracking

Create Tracking Tag IconFacebook has officially begun rolling out the beta version of their ad conversion tracking tool to a small group of advertisers on the site. As Facebook describes the service, “Conversion tracking allows you to track activity that happens on your website as a result of someone on Facebook seeing or clicking your Facebook Ad.” It’s a feature which Google has offered within their Analytics and Adwords product for sometime now, and Facebook is finally beginning to roll it out for their advertisers.

The new service, which is pictured below, is pretty straight-forward. Advertisers can assign a specific value to an action on their website. The result is that you can effectively determine the ROI of your Facebook advertising campaigns. While we’ve been looking for Facebook to provide similar conversion metrics for Facebook Page administrators, this is a great start for providing greater insight into ad campaigns.

While we’re expecting Facebook to roll-out the new conversion tracking tool to all advertisers in the near future, Facebook is continuing to test out the service among a small group of Facebook advertisers. While we don’t yet know how the reports will looks, this will save a lot of time for advertisers who currently need to dump their data into spreadsheets and cross-reference that data when tracking ad spend ROI (return on investment).

Are you one of the few advertisers who can currently test the ad conversion tool?

Thanks to Sam Goldfarb of Tradimax for the tip!

Conversion Tracking Screenshot

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