With Apple’s iOS 14 update, you may have noticed a change in performance across your Facebook ads due to conversion tools like the Facebook pixel being directly impacted. More specifically, Apple now requires all apps that use “tracking” outside the platform to show a prompt that requests permission from its users. This will apply to anyone who uses the Facebook app on an iOS device with the iOS 14 update.
Considering Europe’s GDPR update back in 2018, it’s no surprise that data privacy measures are becoming more prevalent than ever – and it should be! This gives consumers more control over the data they willing and/or unwillingly share with advertisers and publishers. This power shift will greatly impact any and all small businesses that rely heavily on social media advertising.
If your audience opts out of tracking on their iOS 14 devices, it will have a negative effect on the targeting, reporting and optimisation of your Facebook advertising campaign’s conversion events. Essentially, the key areas that can make or break the success of your paid advertising campaigns.
The iOS 14 update will have a domino effect, starting from inaccurate reporting on conversions through to ineffective remarketing campaigns.
In a nutshell, Facebook ads will start costing you more to get a qualified lead or new client.
Let Facebook know that you’re a legitimate business! You can verify your domain with your Facebook Business Manager – follow these steps.
As more people opt out of tracking, you’ll need to broaden your ad targeting so your Facebook pixel has a better chance of aggregating more information on your audience. You can also test targeting expansion to let Facebook reach a broader group of people than you defined in your original detailed targeting selections.
It’s crucial that you assess your current sales funnel and your success at converting leads. If it’s not working well, you’ll need to take a step back to fix any holes before you proceed with advertising. Analyse and strengthen the weakest links in your funnel before you launch any ad campaigns.
If your Facebook ad successfully leads them to visit your website and send an enquiry, YAY! But that doesn’t mean you’re automatically entitled to their booking. You’ll now have to focus on responding efficiently and preparing for your first meeting – first impressions count!
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