Troubleshooting Facebook pixel tracking on a WordPress site


When I ran our first Facebook lead gen campaign, we had some problems with pixel tracking. If you’re getting a notification from Facebook similar to the one above, you’ll need to troubleshoot. Here’s how the process went for me. The first thing I did was turn to one of our experts. One of our social account managers, Alicia, recommended the … Continue reading

5 Great Ways to Use Website Custom Audiences


For our clients, we find that the most effective thing we can do with Facebook’s Website Custom Audiences feature is build better relationships with people who are likely to be good customers. Identifying these users is simple: We target based on certain behaviors that indicate an existing interest in our clients’ brands. Try one of our five favorite Website Custom … Continue reading

Defining Your Customer Acquisition Funnel


I’ve written in the past about how you have to know your customers and, on this site, how to define personas for Facebook PPC success. That is the first step to any successful PPC effort. However, what do you do once you know who you’re after? The Customer Acquisition Funnel To understand the funnel you need to put yourself in … Continue reading

How-To: Run a Facebook Lead-Gen Campaign


So it’s time to move beyond the simple ‘page likes’ campaign and get some traffic pointed to your lead form. How do you do it? The process (assuming you’re comfortable with the Facebook Advertising environment) is quite simple, and I’ll break it down for you. In Ads Manager, you’ll want to navigate first to “Conversion Tracking.” Here you’ll find the … Continue reading

How To: Get Started With Custom Audiences


I have had several new-to-Facebook-advertising people approach me and ask, “What is the safest way to start advertising on Facebook?” While safe is an impossible feat, Custom Audiences are great for anyone starting out with Facebook and unsure of the different targeting options. The Basics Custom Audiences can be first created within the Audience tab of the Power Editor.  Custom … Continue reading

How to use Website Custom Audiences


Go to Ads Manager 1. Enter Ads Manager and click Audiences: 2. Click on Create Audience 3. Choose Website Users Custom Audiences 4. You’ll see a notification, requesting you to confirm terms of service and allowing you to view the pixel. 5. Click to view the pixel, then copy it or send to the website developer – the pixel should … Continue reading

Is Facebook Getting A Bad Rap on Organic Reach?


If you’ve been paying attention over the last few months, you’ve probably come across articles that could have been written by Chicken Little. With titles like “Brands’ Organic Facebook Reach Has Crashed Since October: Study” (that one’s from Ogilvy) or “Facebook Organic Reach Rapidly Approaching Zero” (that one is from WordStream), you might be led to believe that Facebook has … Continue reading

Why Facebook Advertising is not all about generating sales


At Tiger Pistol, we believe success is achieved when our small business customers can say that their social presence is not only sorted, but a strength that is helping grow their business. We often have customers approach us knowing they need to be on social (‘everyone else is doing it’), but not truly understanding the value it can bring.  So … Continue reading