As Facebook and Apple are combating the user's privacy war, all tracking events related to Pixel have been messed up. Some of the event data is probably missing and blocked from IOS devices, which counts  26.46% of all mobile devices and 42.24% of all operating systems (1). That is a huge gap in the data analysis if advertisers want to run marketing campaigns and optimize later. So Facebook has developed the Conversion API for tracking conversion more precisely on Apple devices. It enables the servers side of your websites/e-commerce stores to send the data for tracking.

From time to time, advertisers will see some errors related to CAPI events reported under the Diagnostics tab of your pixels. Sometimes these errors are false positives or can be ignored. Here are the most common errors, which you can encounter when using the Conversion API event.

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Unless you’ve been living on a rock, you probably heard of the feud. With the new update, Apple stood its ground, demanding apps to “ask permission first” before tracking users. Facebook shook its head, saying “personalized ads and user privacy can coexist''. At the heart of all this, advertisers have divided opinions, too. Some believe this IOS 14.5 update will kill Facebook ads. Others say don’t freak out, with the Facebook conversion API. What’s really going on?

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Nowadays, every visitors' action can be tracked easily on your website by Facebook pixels. This is called conversion tracking. Because all the data from these pixels is collected and calculated following the customer purchase journey. Surprisingly, you can see the effectiveness of ads within a day. It is more updated than traditional ad campaigns.
But how can these “little” pixels track so precisely? It has some magic behind this mechanism.

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96% of US users and 88% of global users opt-out of app tracking in iOS 14.5 is totally not good news for Facebook advertisers. There is a fact that deactivating tracking doesn't mean we won't be disturbed by ads, we still see ads as much as before, the only difference is that we will be seeing more non-related ads than before. However, it still raises two main problems: 

  • Conversion Tracking will be under-reported  
  • Ads distribution or ad personalization will be impacted and experience some limitations. 

In this article, you will find out some actions to deal with them, at least at this point.

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The main function of Facebook Pixel is retargeting ads for online shopping since users are more likely to engage with ads from brands they know and trust. However, according to the Baymard Institute, sellers are still losing almost 70% of their potential sales because customers abandon their shopping carts for up to 69% on average. 

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