How to Test your Facebook Conversion API Server Events and your Pixel Browser Events

Your tech support James walks you through testing All your Facebook Conversions API (server) and Browser (cookies) Events on your Shopify Store. Deduplication happens on every event between server and browser 100% but if it doesn’t then one side should fill in the gaps. 🙂

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Facebook Track Events Automatically Without Code On or Off

 

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Remove Shopify Pixel and Shopify Conversions API

You need to remove your Shopify Pixel and Shopify Conversions API as they will conflict with Pixel Conversions API and result in deduplication problems and unreliable event tracking. Just two easy steps needed to do this task. Follow Step 1 and Step 2 in the image below.

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How to add your Facebook Pixel ID into the Pixel Conversions API App Dashboard

show me how – video

Hello, this is James your tech support from Pixel Conversions API – In this video, I’m going to show you exactly how to add your Facebook Pixel ID into the app Dashboard step by step.

  • The first thing you need to do is open your Pixel Conversions API App Dashboard.
  • Now locate exactly where your Pixel ID needs to be added. Look for the field that says “Enter your pixel id here”
  • Now that you know where your Pixel ID needs to go we need open your Facebook Business Manager and navigate to your Facebook Events Manager. So let’s do it.
  • Login to your Facebook Business Manager and select the More Tools button and then select your Events Manager button.
  • Then at the far top right of the screen make sure you have selected your correct Facebook Business Account.
  • On the top left of your screen Under Data Sources select the correctl pixel ID you want to use.
  • Now in the Overview tab locate your pixel id and click on it, this will automaically copy your pixel id for you.
  • Now navigate back to your app dashboard and paste your Pixel ID into the field that says “Enter your pixel id here”.
  • Now to the right of your pixel id field you can select if you want your pixel to be a Main – All Pages Pixel that triggers on every page of your store or you can select one of your Collections that will only trigger on those pages showing products from that specific collection. Tip you should always have at least one Main – All Page Pixel. In this case I’m going to make this pixel id a Main – All Pages pixel. Go ahead and make your selection.
  • Now you will need to do similar steps for your Facebook Conversions API Access Token and your Test Event Code before clicking on the Create Pixel Button. Look for my show me how videos for each of these next steps.

    There you have it. In just a few steps, you have added your Facebook Pixel ID into the app Dashboard now look for our other two show me how video’s to complete the process.

    If you don’t already have Pixel Conversions API then click on the link in this video description to install it. Also look for the links to our other show me how videos in this video description below.

    Thanks for watching this video and using Pixel Conversions API. And remember you are AWESOME and have a GREAT DAY!

 

show me how – video Conversions API Facebook – Shopify App show me how – video Pixel Conversions API – CAPI on how to get the following entered into our app dashboard.
1. Pixel ID
2. Test Event Code
3. Facebook Access Token


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James (Tech Support)
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Easy Method to Force Delete a File or Folder in Winows 10

This comes in very handy when you can’t remove a file or folder from your hard drive.

  1. Press Shift + Delete to force delete a file or folder.


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Thunderbird is taking over all outgoing mail – send to, even though it is not set as the default email program in Windows 10

I use Outlook as my default email client, but occasionally I use Thunderbird. Even though Outlook is set as the default in Windows 10, in many programs when I use the “Send as email”, “Send To” function it brings out a Thunderbird dialog box instead of Outlook. If I uninstall Thunderbird then it works correctly. How do I prevent Thunderbird from taking over this function even when it’s not set as the default?

Answer:
Please check registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail
‘Start’ > Run > type regedit Locate this registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Clients\Mail on right side double click on ‘Default’ Enter Microsoft Outlook in ‘Value Data’

If Data = Thunderbird, then change it to Microsoft Outlook.
Name = (Default)
Type = REG_SZ
Data = Microsoft Outlook


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James (Tech Support)
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Over-Reporting – Make sure that “Track Events Automatically Without Code” is set to OFF

This is the most common cause of the over reporting problem, so don’t ignore this step.

Open your Facebook Ads Manager top menu and look for “Events Manager”. Click on the link and click on the Pixel ID you have installed on your website.

Click on “Settings” (left side menu) and scroll down until you find an option called “Track Events Automatically Without Code”. Make sure it is turned OFF.

What “Track Events Automatically Without Code” option does?

When this option is turned ON, Facebook’s intelligent algorithm will try to “guess” what your users are doing. It will automatically associate actions to standard events, figuring out when things like add to cart or purchases occur. 

The problem is that if your Facebook Pixel already fires those events, you will end up with the same data being reported multiple times.

If you implement your Facebook Pixel with Pixel Conversion Pro that tracks all your pixel events, you must turn OFF “Track Events Automatically Without Code”. 

***Important***

Why is Facebook over-reporting purchases?

The most common cause is that you have “Track Events Automatically Without Code” turned ON. Make sure when using Pixel Conversion Pro that this setting is turned OFF for all Pixel ID’s.


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James (Tech Support)
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Force Browser Refresh for CSS Files, Normal Images and Background images

Here are my examples for forcing the web browser to display your most current updates for CSS Files, Normal Images and your Background images. Remember you will need to change the version numbers each time you want your new changes to be forced to everyone viewing your app or web page.

Test Code Examples:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="test.css?v=1234">
<img src="images/test.jpg?v=1234" alt="Test">
background: url(../images/test.png?v=1234);

Advanced Automated CSS:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/test.css?<?=filemtime('css/test.css');?>">

Again, just change the ?v=1234 to a new number like ?v=1235

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James (Tech Support)
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