To begin collecting Facebook Ads Manager data in your StudioStack account, you must first connect the desired Facebook Ads account(s) to your StudioStack account. 

  1. Start by clicking on your User profile (top-right), then click Admin Settings and toggle over to the Data Sources tab
  2. Click Facebook Ad Accounts, then click Add Ad Account 

Note: You must be an Admin in Facebook Business Manager to successfully make these connections.

   3. If this is your first time connecting any Facebook account/page, you will need to    
       log-in to your Facebook account via the pop-up window (appears after clicking
       Add Ad Account
) and ensure to select Allow and grant all the requested

If you’ve previously logged into Facebook via the platform, your Ad Accounts will already be available for selection (+) in the list. Press the (+) button next to each Ad Account to establish the connection to those account(s) from which you’d like to pull results.

How to measure the results of a Facebook Ad Set in StudioStack:

Once you’ve successfully connected your Ad Account(s), go to any Campaign, select a story and go to its Reports tab. Under Promotion Analytics, click Add Source, this will open a new window with some required input fields:

a. [Required] Promotion Source: Select your FB Ad Account from the drop-down list

b. [Required] Entity ID: Retrieve your Ad SET ID from FB Ads Manager and paste it in this field (see screenshots further below on how to retrieve an Ad Set ID)

c. [Optional] Display Name: Give this Ad Set a Display Name. The given Display Name allows you to easily distinguish between multiple promotion’s results that are displayed in a Custom Report/Share URL.

d. [Optional] UTM Campaign: This feature allows StudioStack to calculate the total Story/Page-Views (Pressboard methodology) that are a direct result of your FB Ads campaign. You would simply apply a UTM_Campaign parameter to all the ads under the Ad Set in Facebook itself, then copy+paste everything after the equals sign into the UTM Campaign field in StudioStack. Platform will then show you PVs/conversion rate for the entire FB Ad Set on the Reports tab.

IMPORTANT: Since StudioStack reports on the entire Ad Set as a whole, you must keep the same naming (“UTM_Campaign=this part”) for every Ad within the Ad Set.

Finding your Ad Set ID in Facebook

Follow these steps to easily retrieve your Ad Set ID from your Facebook Business Manager: 

  1. Open your Facebook Business Manager and click on the Ad Account in which you launched the Facebook Ads Campaign

2. Find and select the Campaign (click the check-box), then click on the Ad Sets tab, then click on the Inspect button

3. In the window that appears from the right, click on the three dots” in the top-right corner, then click the Copy button at the bottom of the drop-down list to copy the Ad Set ID to your clipboard

  1. Return to StudioStack and paste your Ad Set ID into the Entity ID field 

RELATED: Adding Data Sources to your StudioStack account

SEE ALSO: Creating Campaigns and Activating Analytics in StudioStack

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