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What Metrics Should I Look At For Facebook Click Ads?

For the majority of businesses, Facebook is without a doubt THE PLACE to develop target audiences and generate revenue.

The secret to improving the return on investment (ROI) of your campaigns is understanding what metrics should I look at for Facebook click ads.

We have listed key metrics for your reference. Keep reading!

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Facebook Ads Metrics Basics

You depend on your Facebook ads to grow an audience, draw clients, and ultimately send targeted traffic back to your website. It’s time to decide what kinds of metrics you should be tracking if you’re serious about managing your Facebook ad campaigns.

You won’t ever be able to fully understand the effect your advertisements have without accurate tracking and analytics.

Facebook Analytics can help with that.

You can use the ability to set precise objectives and calculate the return on investment of your ads to not only demonstrate the effectiveness of your campaign but also to learn what is working and what needs to be improved in the future.

More ads that reach your objectives will be simple to make once you’re successfully tracking these results!

For the purpose of creating, distributing, and managing ad campaigns, you must use the Facebook Ads Manager tool.

Important Metrics For Facebook Click Ads

1. Results

The number of occasions your campaign achieved the desired result is referred to as results.

This is arguably the most crucial campaign metric, and it will vary depending on the style of campaign you are running and the objectives you have set.

Results usually take the form of conversion metrics, like website sales or leads. However, if you’re running a campaign to raise brand awareness, you might be aiming for traffic or impressions.

Let’s look at a few of the common types of Results for a campaign:

  • Website Purchases: total number of transactions that took place on your website.
  • Leads: Total Leads Collected from Your Website.
  • Form Leads: Facebook also offers “Lead Ads” that allow the user to submit their contact info (which is already pre-populated into the form fields) directly within the This outcome metric tracks the total number of form submissions via the Facebook app.
  • Custom Conversions (Downloads, webinar registrations, etc.): Using the Facebook Pixel, any event that takes place on your website can be tracked as a custom conversion. Downloads for an eBook, webinar signups or free trials are all possible “Results” you can track for your campaign as a custom conversion.

These are only a few instances. Depending on the target you choose, the specific result of your campaign will vary. Each campaign will list your result beneath the metric here:

2. Cost Per Result

Cost Per Result

Cost per Result measures the price incurred to achieve each desired outcome (or action).

The formula for this metric is total advertising expenditure / total number of results.

On other PPC channels, this metric is most similar to “Cost Per Action” or The outcome (or action) of your campaign could be new signup, a sale, the submission of a form, etc., as was already mentioned. Depending on the objectives of your campaign, it will change.

The most crucial Facebook Ads metric for gauging a campaign’s success is CPA, regardless of the objectives of your particular campaign. CPA varies significantly by industry; Wordstream’s analysis of Facebook CPA data revealed that it can be as low as $7.85 in the education sector and as high as $55 in the tech sector.

3. Result Rate (Conversion Rate)

The resulting rate is the proportion of desired outcomes you attained to all impressions.

The result rate is more commonly known as the conversion rate across other digital advertising platforms when your “Result” is a lead or action.

Number of Results / Impressions is the calculation for your result rate.

4. Spend

Spend is the total cost of your advertisements over the chosen time frame.

This is one of the most important metrics to include in a marketing client dashboard so they can always keep an eye on their PPC budget.

While it is important to keep an eye on spending to make sure you are staying within your budget, you should also keep an eye on other cost metrics (such as Cost Per Result and ROAS) to make sure you are seeing a profit.

5. Roas (Return On Ad Spend)

For every dollar spent on advertising, a company’s ROAS (Return on Ad Spend) is the amount of revenue received.

In order to determine whether your Facebook Ads campaign is effective, one of the most revealing metrics is ROAS.

Revenue / Ad Spend is the formula to determine ROAS.

You can track ROAS directly in Facebook Ads if you’re running an eCommerce campaign and using the Facebook Pixel to monitor your sales. This is something you’ll need to figure out for other campaigns based on the conversion value of each success.

6. Impressions

The quantity of times your advertisements were displayed to your audience is known as an impression.

Your brand awareness increases as your ad are seen by more people.

Impressions should not be confused with Reach; the former refers to the total number of times your advertisement has been seen, while the latter refers to the total number of people who have seen it.

One person might view your advertisement five times. This would only count once for reach but five times for impressions.

To determine where your ads are appearing most frequently, you should also examine impressions across publishing platforms.

7. CPM (Cost Per 1000 Impressions)

The cost to generate 1000 impressions is known as CPM (Cost per Mille).

Online advertising uses the CPM metric frequently. It assesses an advertisement campaign’s cost-effectiveness. This metric is excellent for comparing costs between various ad publishers and campaigns.

In addition, it helps you to know how the cost changes depending on where you choose to put the building. Bear in mind that the Facebook Ads system is an auction. Is your CPA rising as your target market becomes more competitive? Or is it as a result of your conversion rate falling?

Compare costs across platforms and look at CPM to see if your ad placement is getting more expensive.

8. Frequency

The average number of times a person has seen your advertisement is its frequency.

If you have a very specific, targeted audience, this is a particularly crucial metric to track.

While it’s common for people to need to see an advertisement several times before responding, if they’ve already seen it ten or more times, you’ve probably oversaturated your audience and need to increase your reach.

Watch your frequency, but keep in mind that if your conversion rate is still high, you are probably not yet over-saturating your audience.

9. Clicks (Link):

The total number of clicks on your ad’s link is referred to as link clicks.

To ensure that your ad is being delivered, you must first check impressions in order to create a successful Facebook Ads campaign.

The next step is to make sure your advertisement is compelling. Conversions won’t happen if no one responds to your advertisement.

One important metric to determine whether your audience is actually interested in your offer is the number of clicks.

When you log in to your Facebook Ads Manager account, you will see a few different metrics related to “Clicks”.

Clicks (Link) will be the ones to focus on the most. These clicks will ultimately result in conversions, after all!

One of the options you’ll also see is “Clicks (All)”. This is the total number of clicks on your advertisement, including clicks to your Facebook page and other click interactions.

While “Clicks (All)” does indicate engagement with your ad, it’s not the engagement that is going to lead to your next conversion. In my Facebook ad reporting, you should therefore usually give Clicks (Links) priority.

Related Reading: What Is A Link Click On Facebook Ads?

10. CtTR (Click-through Rate)

The ratio of clicks to impressions is known as the CTR (Click-Through Rate).

If your advertisement receives 100 clicks, you might assume it is doing well. Those 100 clicks won’t seem as impressive if you have 100,000 impressions overall.

In your Facebook Ad reports, the CTR (click-through rate) is where it all starts.

To find it, divide the total clicks by the total impressions. In the aforementioned example, an advertisement that received 100 clicks and 100,000 impressions has a low CTR of.1%; however, if the total number of impressions were 1,000, the CTR would be 10%. To truly assess how engaging your ads are, you can’t just look at clicks; you must also compare them to impressions.

11. Post Engagement

The sum of your post’s reactions, shares, comments, and clicks is referred to as post engagement.

Post engagement and CTR are two of your most crucial metrics if you’re A/B testing a variety of different ad types to see how well each one resonates with your target market.

You can also choose to look specifically at “Post Comments” and “Post Reactions” to break out the different engagement types. But for a full picture of how often people are engaging with your post, select “Post Engagement.”

Read More: How Long Do Facebook Ads Take to Review?

How To Streamline Your Agency’s Facebook Ads Reporting?

1. Integrate Facebook Ads with All of Your Clients’ Other Campaign Metrics: You can get a complete picture of how your client’s campaigns are doing and where they need to improve by integrating Facebook Ads with the other tools they use. To get a more complete picture, contrast Facebook Ads metrics with Google Analytics data rather than looking at them separately.

2. Track the Right Facebook Ads Metrics: The 350+ metrics in Facebook Ads Manager are not applicable to every campaign. You can save time and prevent overburdening your client with data by tracking only the most crucial metrics. Your clients won’t become overwhelmed by data if you create a Facebook Ads dashboard.

3. Focus on the Results That Matter: In the end, your clients care more about outcomes than advertising metrics. Show your clients exactly how your Facebook Ads campaigns are assisting them in succeeding by using goals and custom metrics.

4. Use Automated Reporting Tools: Tools for automated client reporting can save you hours of time by compiling and organizing all the necessary information. Set up exactly what the clients need to see, and the data will then populate each reporting cycle on its own.

The Bottom Line

With so many options available in Facebook Ads Manager, it’s simple to become overwhelmed. However, if you focus only on these 11 metrics, your campaigns will be better optimized and perform better.

Read More: How To Cancel Facebook Ads?

Author: Ada Parker

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