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How to Install Facebook Pixel on Shopify in 5 Minutes

As a Shopify owner, you need to add the Facebook Pixel to track your customers’ data and more. Facebook provides a small code that can track page views, add-to-cart actions, and much more.

So, how do you add the Facebook Pixel to Shopify?

  1. Connect Shopify store to Facebook Events Manager.
  2. Install Facebook & Instagram app and enable data sharing.
  3. Select pixel and confirm setup in app.
  4. Go to Facebook Business Manager > Settings > All tools > Events Manager.
  5. Click “Connect Data Source” and connect a new data source.
  6. Create a New Dataset.
  7. Enter your website URL to check and click Next.
  8. Click “Do it Yourself” for setup method.
  9. Click Meta Pixel and Conversions API to connect website.
  10. Click “Setup With Partner Integration”.
  11. Choose Shopify as partner.
  12. Install Facebook and Instagram App in Shopify.
  13. Connect Facebook and Business Accounts in sales channel.
  14. Enable maximum data sharing in preferences.
  15. Link pixel to dataset to start tracking.
  16. Read and agree to Terms and Conditions.
  17. Submit for Review.
  18. Verify website in Facebook Event Manager.
  19. Send test traffic and check pixel status.
  20. Click Next and Finish setup.

In this article, we will guide you through each of these steps in detail and provide additional tips and tricks to ensure a smooth setup process. Let’s get started!

What is Facebook Pixel?

facebook ads

The Meta Pixel, formerly known as the Facebook Pixel, is a piece of code provided by Meta. It’s like a behind-the-scenes detective, keeping track of customer activities on a website such as page views or adding items to a shopping cart. This valuable data is then used to enhance online advertising strategies.

Benefits of Adding the Meta Pixel to Shopify

There are many benefits of adding a Facebook pixel to Shopfiy, Which include:

  • Understand your audience
  • Create custom audiences
  • Track conversions
  • Refine bidding strategies
  • Easy setup with Shopify

How to Install Facebook Pixel on Shopify Step-by-Step Guide

Before we dive into the steps below, make sure you’ve set up a Facebook Ads account. If you haven’t done so yet, please go ahead and create one. Once that’s done, we’re good to go!

Step 1#: First, go to Facebook Business Manager> Settings> All tools> Events Manager.

facebook events manager

Step 2#: Look for the “Connect Data Source” button and hit “Connect.”

connect data source

Step 3#: Connect a new data source window popup, click on the web, and hit connect

connect a new data source

Step 4#: Next step, Create a New Dataset and hit on create

create a new dataset

Step 5#: Enter your website URL to check and hit on Next

enter your website url

Step 6#: Find setup method, Click on Do it Your Self, and Click on Next.

Find setup method

Step 7#: Choose how to connect your website section Click on Meta Pixel and Conversions API and click Next.

choose how to connect your website

Step 8#: Setup conversions API to send events section, Click on Setup With Partner Integration, and Click Next.

setup with partner integration and events

Step 9#: Choose a partner as Shopify.

Choose a partner as Shopify

Step 10#: Connect Shopify with Facebook and Instagram. Go to Shopify admin>online store>preferences>Look for Facebook pixel and hit on Connect, you will be redirected to Facebook and Instagram App (sales channel) and Install the app.

facebook and intagram app for shopify

Step 11#: Now, it’s time to setup Facebook pixel in Shopify. Go to your Facebook and Instagram sales channels and connect your Facebook and Business Accounts.

setup facebook pixel in Shopify

Step 12#: Click on Maximum in manage Facbook and Instagram data sharing preference and hit on Save.

Manage facebook and instagram data sharing

Step 13#: Remember the new dataset we created and named earlier? Now, it’s time to link the pixel to start tracking your customer’s behavior.

connect pixel to track your customer behaviour

Step 14#: Please take a moment to read and agree to the Terms and Conditions, then hit ‘Submit for Review’.

submit for review

Step 15#: Once you’ve submitted your review, it’ll take a few minutes to process. Go back to Facebook event manager to verify your website. Tick on “I’ve completed setup in Shopify” and Click on Next.

connect your facebook account to meta

Step 16#: Enter your website to verify Facebook pixel working perfectly or not and Click on Send test traffic.

test facebook pixel

Step 17#: Once you’ve sent the test traffic, your Shopify website will pop up in a new window. Feel free to click around your website, check out your products, and so on. When you return to the Facebook Event Manager, you should see a status marked as “Active”. This means your Facebook Pixel is up and running perfectly!

Facebook pixel active

Finally, Click on Next and Finish. That’s it.

Troubleshooting Common Problems

Some potential issues and fixes:

  • Pixel not firing: Check code placement and conflicts
  • Duplicate pixels: Remove old pixel before new setup
  • Data sharing: Enable and set appropriate level
  • iOS 15 changes: Adapt strategies for reduced attribution

Tips for Optimization

Best practices include:

  • Tracking diverse events beyond page views
  • Creating custom audiences for targeted ads
  • Setting up conversions to track goals
  • Optimizing based on pixel data
  • Staying updated on developments to the tool

Conclusion

Integrating the Meta Pixel provides data to optimize Facebook campaigns. Following the setup process and best practices allows full utilization of its capabilities. Staying informed enables adapting strategies to remain competitive.

Kamala Dulal

Kamala is a freelance writer and Shopify expert with many years of experience in the e-commerce industry. She helps online businesses create engaging content that attracts and converts customers. She also provides Shopify consulting and optimization services to help store owners grow their sales and revenue.

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